Douglas County Libraries is celebrating fairy tales, folklore and fables this month! Check out some of these enchanting reads.
Douglas County Libraries is exploring the Final Frontier this month with space-themed events at various locations throughout the district. If you’re looking for more sci-fi fun and futuristic thrills, check out these books!
Sci-Fi Books Turned Movies
Picture Books for Kids
For Fans of Star Wars & Star Trek
Are the books really better than the movies? Judge for yourself! These books-turned-movies are being released this spring. Quick, break out your library card and read them before you see them!
The Zookeeper’s Wife
by Diane Ackerman
A fascinating, true story of Polish zookeepers who saved over 300 people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages in their zoo. The movie stars Jessica Chastain and Daniel Bruhl. Check out the trailer!
The Boss Baby
by Marla Frazee
From the moment he is born, the baby takes charge! The film stars Alec Baldwin and Lisa Kudrow.
Before I Fall
by Lauren Oliver
The YA novel raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person’s life can affect so many others. Will the film starring Zoey Deutch and Logan Miller live up to the book?
The classic fairy tale hits the big screen as a live-action fantasy musical, starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans.
by Dave Eggers
A young, ambitious woman gets the opportunity of a lifetime working for a powerful internet company. But at what cost? The film stars Tom Hanks and Emma Watson. Check out the trailer here.
by R.J. Palacio
Auggie was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Now in the fifth grade, that’s about to change. Will the heartwarming story translate to the big screen? Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson star.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
by Jeff Kinney
A family road trip takes several wrong turns. But even the worst trip can be an unforgettable adventure. The film stars Alicia Silverstone and Tom Everett Scott.
by Herman Koch
Two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Underlying the polite conversation and delicate scraping of cutlery is the horrifying act committed by their sons. The film stars Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, Chloe Sevigny, and Rebecca Hall.
by Nicola Yoon
Seventeen-year-old Madeline has a rare disease, making her allergic to the world outside her sterile home. When Olly moves in next door, she knows she’s going to fall in love, and that it will most certainly be a disaster. The film stars Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson.
The Adventures of Captain Underpants
by Dav Pilkey
Two fourth-grade boys who write comic books and love to play pranks turn their principal into their own superhero creation. The movie stars Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, and Ed Helms. Check out Entertainment Weekly’s exclusive first look.