Streaming services have revolutionized the way we consume entertainment. Similar to cable subscriptions without the scheduled programming, websites like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu provide hours of content for paying customers and their families.
If you’re a consumer of these kinds of services, it may come as no surprise that some of the shows and movies available to watch are based on books. The St. Tammany Parish Libraries have plenty of the source materials that influenced these streaming titles. If you want to know how these streaming options compare to their original books, feel free to check these out!
From the juvenile collection--
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Netflix)
Learn the true story of how William Kamkwamba introduced wind-powered energy to his Malawi village following a power outage.
Adventurous Hilda has the remarkable ability to befriend any creature she meets, from rock-based trolls to the smallest elf. When her mom and she move to the city, though, she’ll need to acquire a new set of skills to adjust.
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)
The Baudelaire orphans must stay under the care of a responsible adult until Violet can inherit their family fortune. Count Olaf is most certainly not the guardian they need. Can they outsmart their greedy caretaker while unlocking the mystery of their parents’ death?
From the young adult collection--
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (Netflix)
Lara Jean had a foolproof method of letting go of her secret crushes--pour her thoughts into love letters she would never send. So you can understand how mortifying it would be if those letters were mailed, and if one of them was addressed to her sister's ex boyfriend!
Six friends have escaped the clutches of The Pride, a criminal secret society whose members include their own parents. Will they be able to survive on their own? Can they fight against this opposition if it means harming their loved ones?
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
Born under the most unusual circumstances, seven gifted siblings must come together for their father's funeral and try to prevent the coming apocalypse. The first two volumes of this series are also available on Hoopla.
From the general collection--
Bird Box (Netflix)
If you see it, you will be driven mad--a madness that ends in death. Surviving mother Malorie vies for a safer place to avoid this unidentified threat. With her children in tow and all vision blocked, can they safely reach their sanctuary?
Good Omens (Amazon Prime)
The end of the world is nigh. However, the angelic Aziraphale and devilish Crowley quite like living among the mortals. What else can be done but invoke divine intervention to stop Armageddon?
Good Omens is also available as an ebook and in eaudio.
The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
Read the story of Offred, a handmaid valued only for her fertility and treated as chattel in the dystopian Republic of Gilead.
Watership Down (Netflix)
Fleeing their warren from the destructive forces of man, a small band of rabbits face the elements and their enemies to find and sustain a new home.
Thank you for reading!