Transport yourself through time and space when you travel from book to film. These pairs include romance, magic, time travel, strange creatures, apes and Mars.

The Chronicles of Narnia

portals, magic, fantasy

Transported to a magical world by entering a wardrobe time portal, four siblings find themselves in Narnia, populated with beasts, dwarfs, witches and lions. We couldn’t pick just one in this amazing series, so here’s all of them!

Books by C.S. Lewis
Films 1 by Andrew Adamson
Film 3 by Michael Apted

Book 1: The Magician’s Nephew
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Book 2: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
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Book 3: The Horse and His Boy
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Book 4: Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
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Book 5: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
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Book 6: The Silver Chair
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Book 7: The Last Battle
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Movie 1: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
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Movie 2: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
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Movie 3: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
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Harry Potter, Prisoner of Azkaban

time travel, magic, fantasy

Book by J.K. Rowling
Film by Alfonso Cuaron

In their third year at Hogwort’s, Hermione and Harry cross through time barriers in order to find out the truth about Sirius Black and his relationship to Harry’s parents.

The Martian

space, adventure, science fiction

Book by Andy Weir
Film by Ridley Scott

An astronaut finds himself stranded on Mars after a dust storm endangers him and his crew. He is presumed dead and left behind to survive with few resources or food. Using his engineering skills and persistence to keep going, he confronts one challenge at a time.

The Planet of the Apes

time travel, adventure, social commentary

Book by Pierre Boulle
Film by Michael Wilson and Rod Serling

When an astronaut crew crash lands on a planet in the distant future, they find themselves in a society of intelligent talking apes who dominate humans and use them as slaves. We’re sticking with the classic 1968 version of the film.

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Slaughterhouse-Five

time travel, space, aliens

Book by Kurt Vonnegut
Film by George Roy Hill

Slaughterhouse-Five is one of the world’s great anti-war books. From Vonnegut’s own experience of the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden in 1945, we are moved through time and space with Billy Pilgrim, a World War II vet who has been abducted by aliens. Yes, that’s right. Aliens.

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Somewhere in Time

time travel, romance

Based on the novel Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson
Movie by Jeannot Szwarc

When a man falls in love with a woman he sees in an old portrait, he becomes obsessed with going back to 1912. Using self-hypnosis, he travels through the decades of time to find her.

The Time Machine

time travel, science fiction, social commentary

Book by H.G. Wells
Film (1960) by George Pal

A time traveler who is sent into the year 802,701 finds himself in a society of two races, the Eloi, peaceful dwellers who live above ground and the Morlocks, ape-like creatures who live below ground.

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The Time Traveler’s Wife

time travel, romance, science fiction

Book by Audrey Niffenegger
Film by Robert Schwentke

This unconventional love story takes us through time with Clare, an art student, and Henry, a librarian with a genetic disorder. Henry has Chrono-Displacement Disorder, which means he randomly and unpredictably gets sent through time where he meets and remeets Clare, and sometimes himself.

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About the Author

IVY BRUNELLE is a Reference Librarian at PPL. She accidentally became a sci-fi geek in college. But if you asked her about it, she’d deny the whole thing, then silently slip through a portal of ancient standing stones.