Movie and TV Companions (*Various ages, see each book individually)

So this is a bit of a mega post, and the reason for that is because the books I’m talking about are all movie companions. I’ve posted about a couple of Harry Potter ones before now, and there are others that I like to, but I realised that if I tried to do all of them individually I would be repeating myself over and over again because I would be saying pretty much the same thing about each of them. That would just be boring, and I figured that one big mega post would be much more fun and easier to do.

These 8 books are all companions to various movies and TV shows that most of you will already know, but what they are full of great and very interesting facts that we wouldn’t know about without these books. They are well worth getting for any hard-core fans of the movies and TV shows they are focused on.

And here’s a little extra bit of Doctor Who fan fiction for you that a Ravenclaw called Rosie (RoseMagic10218) told me: The final scene in Harry Potter for David Tennant (who played Barty Crouch Junior in the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film) was called The Parting of Ways, and the first Doctor Who episode we see him in as the Doctor is called The Parting of the Ways. He also makes a reference to Expelliarmus in a Doctor Who episode called The Shakespeare Code, and appeared in two episodes with Rodger Lloyd-Pack who played his dad in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (the episodes were called Rise of the Cybermen and The Age of Steel).

 

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Title: Doctor Who: A History of the Universe in 100 Objects.

Author: James Gross and Steve Tribe.

Year of Publication: 2012 (UK).

Publisher: BBC Books (UK).

Website: www.bbcshop.com/icat/books/icat/books

Format: Available in hardback only.

Cost for Hardback (RRP): £20 (UK).

Age Range: All ages.

 

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Title: Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Author: Brian Cogman.

Year of Publication: 2012 (UK).

Publisher: Gollancz (UK).

Website: www.makinggameofthrones.com

Format: Available in hardback only.

Cost for Hardback (RRP): £25 (UK).

Age Range: I suggest from about 16 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first.

 

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Title: Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Seasons 3&4.

Author: C. A. Taylor.

Year of Publication: 2014 (UK).

Publisher: Gollancz (UK).

Website: www.makinggameofthrones.com

Format: Available in hardback only.

Cost for Hardback (RRP): £20 (UK).

Age Range: I suggest from about 16 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first.

 

* You can also buy both these Game of Thrones books in a single slipcased edition, so it’s up to you which you buy. I’ve put an age of 16 on these two even though the books themselves aren’t in any way inappropriate for younger readers, but because the TV show they are about are inappropriate for younger viewers.

 

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Title: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. A Visual Companion.

Author: Jude Fisher.

Year of Publication: 2013 (UK).

Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers (UK).

Website: www.tolkien.co.uk

Format: Available in hardback only.

Cost for Hardback (RRP): £12.99 (UK).

Age Range: All ages.

 

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Title: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. A Visual Companion.

Author: Jude Fisher.

Year of Publication: 2012 (UK).

Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers (UK).

Website: www.tolkien.co.uk

Format: Available in hardback only.

Cost for Hardback (RRP): £12.99 (UK).

Age Range: All ages.

 

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Title: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. A Visual Companion.

Author: Jude Fisher.

Year of Publication: 2014 (UK).

Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers (UK).

Website: www.tolkien.co.uk

Format: Available in hardback only.

Cost for Hardback (RRP): £9.99 (UK).

Age Range: All ages.

 

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Title: The Hugo Movie Companion.

Author: Brian Selznick.

Year of Publication: 2011 (UK).

Publisher: Scholastic (UK).

Website: www.theinventionofhugocabret.com

Format: Available in hardback only.

Cost for Hardback (RRP): £12.99 (UK).

Age Range: All ages.

 

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Title: Kick-Ass: Creating the Comic, Making the Movie.

Author: Mark Miller.

Year of Publication: 2010 (UK).

Publisher: Titan Books (UK).

Website: www.kickassofficial.webs.com

Format: Available in paperback only.

Cost for Paperback (RRP): £17.99 (UK).

Age Range: I suggest from about 16 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first. I’ve put an age of 16 on this book even though it isn’t in any way inappropriate for younger readers, but because the film it is about is inappropriate for younger viewers.

 

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” Oscar Wild, The Critic as Artist.

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