Book Trailers

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Book Trailer Thursday: The Mime Order

Today’s BTT promises a mash-up: “A Clockwork Orange meets A Tale of Two Cities meets Harry Potter in this clever, caring, and spellbinding tale, which promises more to come,” wrote Donna Seaman in her starred review of Samantha Shannon’s The Mime Order (Bloomsbury), the high-demand follow-up to her 2013 debut, The Bone Season. (And if […]

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By January 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Bon Appétempt: A Coming-of-Age Story (with Recipes!)

In the past, Book Trailer Thursday has featured books written by women with popular YouTube channels (for example, this one and this one), a trailer where an author calls her mom, and of course we’ve ruined some brown-bag lunches with drool-worthy cookbook trailers. This week’s video, for Amelia Morris‘ Bon Appétempt: A Coming of Age […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Please, Mr. Panda

Why isn’t Mr. Panda giving out his doughnuts? Were he to refuse my own request for one, I’d wonder, Is this because he found out how many holiday cookies I ate? As it turns out, Steve Antony’s Please, Mr. Panda (Scholastic), is a “droll book about manners,” and Mr. Panda is simply trying to prove the […]

By December 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

Issa Rae, creator of the hit web series Awkward Black Girl, says that getting people to read her new book, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (Atria), “is kind of uncomfortable.” Watch the trailer and you’ll see what she means (warning: some friendly f-bombs). Courtney Jones wrote in her Booklist review, “Already a strong voice […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year: the holidays! When crazed shoppers elbow for the last wildly popular toy and when family members feel it appropriate to make unreasonable demands on your travel budget and vacation days, and—best of all—when you get to spend your hard-earned money and even more of your time on presents for […]

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By December 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been

Marcel, the tiny shell with one eye and tiny sneakered feet is back, and squeakier than ever. In conjunction with the publication of The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been (Penguin/Razorbill), Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate–who are partners in life, too–created this new video featuring Marcel’s newest thoughts, struggles… and sneezes. (And if you think, as […]

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By November 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: America–Farm to Table

There’s a reason tomatoes don’t feature prominently in a traditional Thanksgiving spread. This time of year, supermarket-goers are subjected to some pretty sad, pinkish, crunchy-yet-also-spongy excuses for the vegetable (or fruit? The debate lingers). With tomato-growing season over and summer certainly stifled in Chicago—we’ve warmed up to the mid-twenties, if you don’t account for the […]

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By November 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Vivian Apple at the End of the World

In Vivian Apple at the End of the World, the title character’s parents are among the 3,000 or so Believers who disappear after a promised, apparent Rapture event. Vivian, in an attempt to figure out what’s going on before a second, also predicted, Rapture occurs, roadtrips with two friends to a nonbeliever enclave in South […]

By November 6, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Maple & Willow Together

Sisters Maple and Willow, named for the trees planted by their parents before each of their births, are in a terrible fight. Toys were walloped, shoves were shoved… can the two tots figure out how to have fun again? In her starred review, Ilene Cooper writes, “The story is delightfully recognizable,” and ” Children will […]

By October 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Beijing Bastard: Into the Wilds of a Changing China

“In the late 90s, I moved to Beijing,” begins Val Wang’s narration of the trailer for Beijing Bastard: Into the Wilds of a Changing China (Gotham). Wang goes on to share images, video, thoughts, and the secret artistic wishes that framed her experience there, throwing in some sweet mom-versations for good measure. Reviewer Kristine Huntley […]

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