Which children's book should be a movie?

91932__ramona_lAuthor Beverly Cleary has struck a deal with Fox 2000 allowing them to produce a film centering on her popular children’s book character Ramona Quimby, according to Variety. (BTW, did you realize that kid is 50?) This news got me thinking, what other favorites from our collective childhoods deserve the big-screen treatment?

The blogfather is jonesin’ for Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, while I’d go with Jenny and the Cat Club. How about you?

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  • BoxOfficeGoddess

    “Are you there God? It’s Me, Margaret” would make for a great film and the classic “Superfudge”.

  • nessa

    I was thinking “Are you there God…” also! I say a few more years and it is all about Dakota Fanning as Margaret!

  • Antoinette Broderick

    Dude, “Deenie” would be awesome! Just the whole Judy Blume cannon would be alright with me.

  • Njeri Eaton

    They need to have a feature film adaptation of “Maniac Magee” by Jerry Spinelli. I think the ABC Family Channel produce a film 5 years ago but it can’t be found anywhere.
    But no one can be Sarah Polley as the original Ramona Quimbly.

  • Zack Hudson

    “Nothing,” as the title suggests, “is Fair in Fifth Grade.”

  • joe

    “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” and “The Celery Stalks at Midnight”

  • DLM

    I’d really like to see The Pigman made into a movie it was a realyl cool book to read in 9th grade.

  • Sarah C

    Maybe not a movie, but the Boxcar Children series would be great on Friday nights for a TV network. It’s got the tragic orphan element x 4, a cute dog, and rich grandfather, mixed with a procedural investigation setup for the teen set.

    • pizzafour

      The Boxcar Children would be a good movie. And the Bridge to Terebitha a great TV show. I’d like to know what happened after Leslie died. Sometimes they do stuff like that. I’d love to see what happened to Jesse after Leslie died.

  • dma

    Better yet, how about Trixie Belden? She’s 10 times better than Nancy Drew. I would love to see Trixie, Honey, and the rest of the Bobwhites come to the big screen.

  • Flick

    I was always a big fan of “The Pushcart Wars” and think it would make a great movie. There was also another book called “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” that has the potential to be made into a very interesting movie…

  • Mike

    Sideways Stories from wayside school

  • Carlos Martinez

    I don’t know. For some reason, “Are You There God It’s Me Margaret” sounds like a good movie. I also think, “On My Honor” would make an excellent drama for teens.

  • jessie

    If it were handled tastefully (so to speak), “How To Eat Fried Worms” could work for ‘tweens.

  • BP

    There was a British series called “The Dark is Rising” by Susan Cooper, I first read it 25 years ago, and just re-read it, it’s about a young boy who learns he is part of an ancient rite who’s purpose is to keep the evil group known as The Dark from taking over the world…very Arthurian, very cool and would be popular w/ the Harry Potter set…I’m actually surprised it hasn’t been made yet.

    • Allie

      You should be happy to know that it is a movie now. It came out in 2007.

  • ep sato

    Where the Wild Things Are would be choice one, are you there god it’s me margaret would be #2 and the stories Julian Tells would be #3. The tale about Julian and his little brother eating all the pudding has got to be my childhood fave, and I dig the thought of a childhood story movie being done as a series of vignettes done by several directors. AWWW YEAH!

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