6 award-winning children's books that were turned into movies

From 'Holes' to 'The Polar Express,' these are the acclaimed short stories that made the leap from the library to the screen.

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret

While the Caldecott Medal is exclusively for picture books, the organization made an exception in 2008 for the illustrated novel "The Invention of Hugo Cabret." The story, written by American Brian Sleznick, revolves around a boy who lives alone in a railway station in Paris in the 1930s.

In 2011, American director Martin Scorsese released a film adaptation of the book titled simply "Hugo." It starred British actor Asa Butterfield, American Chloë Grace Moretz and English comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.

While the film didn't exactly make waves at the box office, it did delight critics, drawing 11 Oscar nominations and winning five. Even Cameron, the "Titanic" director, called it "a masterpiece," adding that it was the best use of 3D he had ever seen.

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