City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau, is being given the film treatment! This is presently my favorite children's book (or perhaps tied with Bridge to Terabithia). I discovered this a few years ago, and read it with my girlfriend (now, wife). It is a wonderful, smart tale of a mysterious city surrounded by darkness, with a faltering electrical system. The two protagonists, Lina and Doon, come upon their city's history, the scope of its problems, and more... And if the movie does well, the sequel The People of Sparks is an equally strong story. While I wasn't crazy of the Narnia movie, Bridge was given an excellent cinematic realization, and I hope Ember is done as well or better. Here's looking forward to another favorite childrens lit book on the silver screen next year!