Maybe you've seen the commercials on TV for the new movie coming out next week- The Rise of the Guardians . But did you know that it is based on a book?
William Joyce, author/illustrator of favorites such as George Shrinks , Rolie Polie Olie , and Santa Calls  (one of *my* favorite Christmas picture books), recently started a series of chapter books called The Guardians . The first one is Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King. The publisher says the story is "Nicholas St. North, a daredevil swordsman seeking treasure in the fiercely guarded village of Santoff Claussen finds, instead, the great wizard Ombric Shalazar and a battle against the Nightmare King and his evil Fearlings--a battle Nicholas can win only if he finds five other Guardians in time." The second is E.Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior eggs at the earth's core .
We'll have to see how close the movie follows the book - we already know that they've changed the look of the bunny, as you can tell by the cover of the second book: