The movie, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, premieres today and once you see it you might find yourself wondering what else you might enjoy as much as Star Wars. Fear not, we have a list of Star Wars books, TV shows, and movies that you can find here at the library:
Star Wars, the Prequel Trilogy: a Graphic Novel – Relive the beginnings of the ultimate tale of good versus evil! Join Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala, Yoda, Darth Maul, and the rest of the heroes and villains from the Star Wars universe in this graphic novel collection that retells the prequel trilogy. Juvenile Graphic Novels section J Graphic STAR.
Star Wars Rebels (TV Show) – Continue the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga. It is a dark time in the galaxy as the evil Galactic Empire rules with an iron fist. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruining the lives of its people. A ragtag band of rebels, Ezra, Hera, Kanan, Sabine, Zeb and Chopper, have taken a brave stand against the ruthless oppression of the Empire in a fight to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. Juvenile DVD section jDVD STAR.
Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know by Adam Bray – This is crammed with weird and wonderful Star Wars trivia. Find out who cleans the floors of the Death Stars and what takes 1,000 years to digest its victims! From movie-making trivia to quirky facts you never knew, this guide will excite new and old fans alike of Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the Star Wars movies I-VI. Juvenile Nonfiction section j791.437 BRAY.
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side! by Tom Angleberger – Presents a retelling of the third Star Wars movie, featuring Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia as they battle the Empire. Juvenile Fiction section J STAR.
Is anyone else as excited as we are for the new movie based on the classic story, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle? This movie won’t be released in theaters until March 9th but we’re going to make good use of that time by checking out the classic book (Juvenile Fiction J LENGLE), the graphic novel (J Graphic LARSON), and maybe even the movie from 2004 (JDVD DIS).
With the holiday season around the corner, you’re probably looking to add a new movie to your holiday lineup. It brings to mind the popular holiday book, A Christmas Carol. This spooky classic is so popular, there are at least NINETEEN different movies that have been made :
Well now you can see The Man Who Invented Christmas, which is about the author, Charles Dickens, and how he came to write the story. Charles Dickens is played by Dan Stevens (whom you may recognize from The Beast in Beauty and the Beast). Check it out this weekend!
On November 17th, Wonder will be released in theaters. There’s still time to read the book by R. J. Palacio (Juvenile Fiction section J Palacio), and if you’ve already read the book then enjoy the trailer!
We can’t be the only ones excited for this right?
It’s time for another Throwback Thursday!
Did you know that the 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz, was a book published in 1900 titled, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz written by Frank L. Baum? Read this American classic that follows Dorothy Gale through the Land of OZ and find out if the movie matches the book. One difference is that Dorothy’s slippers are silver not ruby red! When you finish the book, read The Road to Oz which tells the life story of the author! You can check out this classic and the other books in the Oz series in the Juvenile Fiction section at J BAUM.
Book vs. Movie!
A Wrinkle In Time opens in US theaters on March 9, 2018. This movie will be based on the novel with the same name by Madeleine L’Engle!
It’s Throwback Thursday! Today I recommend: Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater.
The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.
Originally published in 1938, this is a humorous story about a family whose whole lives are upturned by the addition of a penguin to their household. This book was also adapted into a movie in 2011 starring Jim Carrey. You can find the book in the Juvenile Fiction section at J ATWATER, as an audiobook in the Juvenile Audiobooks at J CD FIC ATW, or as a movie in the Juvenile DVDs at JDVD FIC MR.
In four months on November 17th, Wonder will be released in theaters. There’s still plenty of time to read the book by R. J. Palacio (Juvenile Fiction section J Palacio), and if you’ve already read the book then enjoy the trailer!
We can’t be the only ones excited for this right?
On this day, June 20th in 1975 the movie Jaws was released in theaters!
“The story of a great white shark that terrorizes a New England resort town became an instant blockbuster and the highest-grossing film in movie history until it was bested by 1977’s Star Wars. Jaws was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Picture category and took home three Oscars, for Best Film Editing, Best Original Score and Best Sound. The film, a breakthrough for director Spielberg, then 27 years old, spawned three sequels.” http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jaws-released-2
You can borrow Jaws from the library, or learn more about sharks with books from the Juvenile Nonfiction section at j597.3.
On June 8th in 1984 (33 years ago!) Ghostbusters was released in theaters! History.com reports that it was a huge hit:
Despite its hefty $30 million production budget–an unprecedented amount for a comedy–Ghostbusters was a box-office hit by any standards, beating out Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom to become the second-highest-grossing movie of the year with $229 million, behind only Beverly Hills Cop ($235 million). It was equally well-received by critics; Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times, for one,called it “an exception to the general rule that big special effects can wreck a comedy…one of those rare movies where the original, fragile comic vision has survived a multimillion-dollar production.” (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ghostbusters-released)
You can celebrate this accomplishment by borrowing the original Ghostbusters movie or the rebooted version from the library!