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Wimpy

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
By: Jeff Kinney
Movie Release Date: August 3, 2012
What's It About?: In the latest diary of middle-schooler Greg Heffley, he records his attempts to spend his summer vacation sensibly indoors playing video games and watching television, despite his mother's other ideas.

Guardians

Rise of the Guardians
Book Title:
Guardians Book 1: Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King
By: William Joyce
Movie Release Date: November 21, 2012
What's It About?: Before SANTA was SANTA, he was North, Nicholas St. North—a daredevil swordsman whose prowess with double scimitars was legendary. Like any swashbuckling young warrior, North seeks treasure and adventure, leading him to the fiercely guarded village of Santoff Claussen, said to be home to the greatest treasure in all the East, and to an even greater wizard, Ombric Shalazar. But when North arrives, legends of riches have given way to terrors of epic proportions! North must decide whether to seek his fortune…or save the village.

Hobbit

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
By: J.R.R. Tolkien
Movie Release Date: December 14, 2012
What's It About?: Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to share in an adventure from which he may never return.

OZ

Oz the Great and Powerful
Book Title:
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
By: Roger S. Baum
Movie Release Date: March 8, 2013
What's it About?: After a cyclone transports her to the magical land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great Wizard in order to return to Kansas. The movie is a prequel to the book.

Leafmen

Epic
Book Title:
The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs
By: William Joyce
Movie Release Date: May 24, 2013
What's It About?: When an old woman gets sick and her garden begins to die, the doodle bugs call on the Leaf Men to make things right again.

Sea of Monsters

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
By: Rick Riordan
Movie Release Date: August 16, 2013
What's It About?: Demi-god Percy Jackson and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp. But first Percy will discover a secret that makes him wonder whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or a cruel joke.

mermaid

The Little Mermaid 3D
Book Title: The Little Mermaid
By: Hans Christian Andersen
Movie Release Date: September 13, 2013
What's It About?: A little sea princess, longing to be human, trades her mermaid's tail for legs, hoping to win the love of a prince and earn an immortal soul for herself.

Snow Queen Frozen
Book Title: The Snow Queen
By: Hans Christian Andersen
Movie Release Date: November 27, 2013
What's It About?: Adapted from the classic Han Christian Anderson tale Snedronningen. After the Snow Queen abducts her friend Kai, Gerda sets out on a perilous and magical journey to find him.
Hobbit The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
By: J.R.R. Tolkien
Movie Release Date: December 13, 2013
What's It About?: Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to share in an adventure from which he may never return.
OZ Dorothy of Oz
By: Roger S. Baum
Movie Release Date: 2013
What's It About?: With the aid of Lion, Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and Tugg the talking boat, Dorothy battles Jester, who is using the dead Wicked Witch's magic wand to turn the citizens of Oz into porcelain dolls.
Cloudy

Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers
Book Title: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
By
: Judi Barrett
Movie Release Date: February 7, 2014
What's It About?: Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse.

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