Tiger Eyes at the Movies

We’ve talked about summer movies in a past blog, but this one almost passed us by! Judy Blume’s Tiger Eyes has been made into a movie and it’s coming out June 7th. It stars Willa Holland as Davey, Amy Jo Johnson (former Felicity star) as Davey’s mom, Cynthia Stevenson as Bitsy and Tatanka Means (The Host) as Wolf.

Tiger EyesIf you don’t remember the book, here’s a quick review: Davey is a girl whose life is turning upside down. Her dad was killed in a robbery, her mom has decided to move to New Mexico to start over, and Davey has no anchors in her life anymore. Hiking in the neighboring canyons, she meets a mysterious boy named Wolf. He leads her on a path of self-discovery, forgiveness and healing, but the journey is so hard. Will she make it?

The author’s son is the director, we hope that helps keep the movie close to the book. Here’s a link to the trailer.

Can’t wait? Want to read it now? Here you go: Tiger Eyes.

Tiger Eyes on CD
And Tiger Eyes is also available as an audiobook on CD, a downloadable e-book, and a
downloadable audiobook.

 

Other good Judy Blume titles for you to read:

Forever

 

Forever

 

 

Just as Long As We’re Together

 

Just as Long As We’re Together

 

 

Then Again, Maybe I Won’t

 

Then Again, Maybe I Won’t

See you at the Library!

 

This post was sent by Janet Spaulding and Michael.

MOVIE MADNESS 2013

We LOVE going to the movies. Really. This last weekend we watched “Jurassic Park in 3D” at the IMAX. It was awesome sauce. But looking ahead, we are realizing that this movie season is just unreal. So many movies to see, almost one a week for the entire summer.
Here’s our quick list of upcoming movies that we would like to see. What do you think? What romantic films are coming out? Comedies? Which ones do you want to see? Which ones did we miss? Comment below!

Oblivion — Friday, April 19, 2013
Iron Man 3 — Friday, May 03, 2013
Epic — Sunday, May 12, 2013
Star Trek Into Darkness — Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Fast and the Furious 6 — Friday, May 24, 2013
After Earth — Friday, June 07, 2013
Now You See Me — Friday, June 07, 2013
Much Ado About Nothing — Friday, June 07, 2013
Man Of Steel — Friday, June 14, 2013
Monsters University — Friday, June 21, 2013
World War Z — Friday, June 21, 2013
Despicable Me 2 — Wednesday, July 03, 2013
The Lone Ranger — Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Pacific Rim — Friday, July 12, 2013
The Wolverine — Friday, July 26, 2013
Planes — Friday, August 09, 2013
Kick-Ass 2 — Friday, August 16, 2013
Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters — Friday, August 16, 2013

–sent by Michael

The Hobbit

Remember in The Lord of the Rings, where Frodo had to take the One Ring of Power and pitch it into a volcano in Mordor? How did that Ring start in the Shire anyway? That story is called The Hobbit and comes out this Friday, December 14th.

This year’s movie is actually the first of three. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey takes Bilbo Baggins (the Hobbit) from his home in the Shire all the way to the Misty Mountains where he meets an interesting fellow named Gollum. Gollum, you may remember, was the weird looking character in the Lord of the Rings movies who went around talking about “my precious” all of the time. The next movies will deal with Smaug the dragon and the War of the Five Armies.

The Hobbit
The book, The Hobbit, is the prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Originally published in 1937, this book has never gone out of print. We’ve ordered extra copies at the library just for the movie. Click on the cover to the right and request a copy to pick up at your favorite branch–or go to your favorite branch and ask if a paperback is available.

*And for those Trekkies out there, go see The Hobbit at an IMAX location. You’ll be treated to the first nine minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness. Hobbits and Vulcans in the same night. Niiiiiiice.

Let the Hunger Games Begin!

It is almost here!!! The premier of the Hunger Games movie!!! Will it live up to the hype?? Sometimes when a book you love becomes a movie it is a letdown. This one looks like it will be good though. It seems like these books were meant to be movies, with the stark contrasts of the different characters, the pageantry of the games, and the electrifying plot.

If you want to learn more about the movie go to:
http://hungergamesmovie.org/

If you want to find out what district you are from take this quiz:
http://www.foreveryoungadult.com/2010/07/12/pop-quiz-find-your-hunger-games-district/

And if you are still looking for more…. Here is an interview with Suzanne Collins in which she gives her opinion of the film:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/01/hunger-games-movie-_n_1313219.html

May the odds be ever in your favor!!!!

Something to Read While You´re Waiting for the Games

The Hunger Games are coming! Or is coming. The movie, I mean. And here are some books inspired by the book and the movie.

A Hunger Games cookbook? Is that a good idea?

No matter. Enjoy this feast.

 

The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy

 

 

 

The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

The Hunger Games Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series

 

 

 

The Hunger Games Companion: The Unauthorized Guide to the Series by Lois Gresh

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

The Hunger Games: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion

 

 

 

The Hunger Games: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion by Kate Egan

 

 

 

 

 

    

The Hunger Games Tribute Guide

 

 

 

The Hunger Games Tribute Guide by Emily Seife

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

Stars in the Arena: Meet the Hotties of the Hunger Games

 

 

 

Stars in the Arena: Meet the Hotties of the Hunger Games by Mel Williams

 

 

 

 

 

    

Beyond District 12: The Stars of the Hunger Games

 

 

 

Beyond District 12: The Stars of the Hunger Games by Clarissa Shields

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Guide to the Games: The World of the Hunger Games

 

 

 

Guide to the Games: The World of the Hunger Games by Stephanie Carkson

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook

 

 

 

The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook by Emily Ansara Baines

 

 

 

 

 

     

The World of the Hunger Games

 

 

 

The World of the Hunger Games by Kate Egan