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6 Must Read Tween/Teen Books Before They Become Movies

Categories: Books, Authors, & Movies, Student Centric Learning

Several hit movies based upon popular children's or young adult books are hitting the big screen this year! Here are the ones your tween or teen will want to download to ear-read before watching:

The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Captain Underpants Book Cover Learning Ally just released a brand new version of our beloved Captain Underpants recorded by a volunteer who doubles as a professional voice-over actor! Wow!

Grade Interest Level: 2-5
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In Theaters Now



Wonder Book Cover Meet Augie, Summer, Jackson and more in this middle-grade book about overcoming diversity, friendship and acceptance of differences. We're currently recording a "soon to be released" new version with volunteers who are professional voice-actors!

Grade Interest Level: 3-7
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In Theaters: Nov 17th
Sneak Peek at new book

Wonder Movie Trailer:

Divergent Series: Ascendant

Allegiant Book Cover Ascendant is actually an adaptation of the third book in this series, Allegiant. Like other popular series, the last book has been broken into two films.

Grade Interest Level: 9-12
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TV Movie: Release Date TBD


A Wrinkle in Time

Wrinkle in Time Book Cover This Newberry Medal Winner tells the story of Meg and her little brother Charles as they travel through space to find their missing scientist father. It's a classic that is sure to be a hit movie!

Grade Interest Level: 4-7
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In Theaters: March 9, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time Movie Trailer:

An Ember in the Ashes

An Ember in the Ashes Book Cover This 2015 novel was an instant New York Times Bestseller! "This novel is a harrowing, haunting reminder of what it means to be human--and how hope might be kindled in the midst of oppression and fear." --The Washington Post

Grade Interest Level: 9-12
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Movie Release Date: TBD

Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska Book Cover This bestselling love story follows two teenagers, Miles and Alaska. Once they meet, nothing is ever the same. Note: Common Sense Media ranks this one as ages 16+ due to subject matter.

Grade Interest Level: 10-12
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Movie Release Date: This one is caught up in production woes, but enjoy the book in the meantime!

Find all of these books on Learning Ally today!

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