May 15, 2006 12:00 PM

This summer, Hoot and other flicks based on kids’ books are headed to your multiplex.

THE ANT BULLY (Aug. 4) In this animated film based on John Nickle’s picture book, Julia Roberts is an ant who shrinks a friendly kid to insect size.

ZOOM (Aug. 11) This adaptation of Jason Lethcoe’s Zoom’s Academy for the Super Gifted stars Tim Allen and Courteney Cox Arquette as teachers at a superhero school.

HOW TO EAT FRIED WORMS (Aug. 25) Tom Cavanagh of Ed stars in an update of Thomas Rockwell’s ’73 classic about a fifth grader who is dared to eat 15 worms in 15 days.

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