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Curtains Up Books for Kids

Did you know that many of the great family movies out there were kids books first? You can earn your "curtains up" badge by reading some of these great titles:

Ella enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke; translated from the German by Anthea Bell

Cheaper by the dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr., Ernestine Gilbreth Carey; (with a new afterword by Ernestine Gilbreth Carey)

Holes by Louis Sachar

White Fang by retold from the Jack London original by Kathleen Olmstead; illustrated by Dan Andreasen

Shrek! by William Steig

Charlotte's web by E.B. White; pictures by Garth Williams

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum; illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger

The lion, the witch and the wardrobe by C.S. Lewis; illustrated by Pauline Baynes

The lightning thief by Rick Riordan

Tuck everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

The invention of Hugo Cabret: a novel in words and pictures by Brian Selznick

Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary; illustrated by Tracy Dockray

Essential Avengers. Vol. 4 by [writer[s], Roy Thomas, Harlan Ellison; penciler[s], Sal Buscema ... [et al.]; inker[s], Sam Grainger ... [et al.]; letterer[s], Artie Simek ... [et al.]]