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Our top picks for books that should become movies

The Big Nate novel series by Lincoln Peirce

The Big Nate novel series by Lincoln Peirce follows sixth-grader Nate Wright who gets into lots of mischief. Credit: Balzer + Bray

Have you ever felt so mad because you want books to finally turn into movies? Well we surveyed many classes and all of them were very eager to share their ideas. Here are a list of books that students at our school thought would make great movies:

“The Whipping Boy,” by Sid Fleischman. This book came out in 1987, and won the Newbery Award and we love it. It is about two boys — one a prince and the other who takes all the punishment for the prince. They run away together and go on some great adventures.

“Tiger Rising,” by Kate DiCamillo. This story is about kids who find a tiger in a cage in Florida and what they do next. (This story is actually in development to become a movie).

“Big Nate” by Lincoln Peirce. This book series would make a great animated movie. The stories follow sixth-grader Nate Wright who gets into lots of mischief.

“Rose Blanche” by Ian McEwan. We love this story. It is about a girl, Rose, who discovers a concentration camp near her village at the end of World War II.

Three books that made our top 10 were written by Andrew Clements: “The Report Card,” “Troublemaker,” and “No Talking.” We like these books because they are about what goes on in fifth grade.

A few others that made our list: “Amber Brown” by Paula Danziger, “The Million Dollar Kick,” by Dan Gutman and “Captain Underpants” by Dav Pilkey. (A “Captain Underpants” movie is in development and has a June 2017 release date.)

Do you agree with any of these books? We hope that our wishes come true!

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