Book Trailers

Book Trailer Thursday: UNRAVELING OLIVER

At this year’s Book Expo America, award-winning radio and TV writer Liz Nugent introduced her first novel, a thriller that was named Crime Fiction Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. Unraveling Oliver (Simon & Schuster / Scout) begins when title character Oliver—loosely based on a real-life Irish criminal—savagely and unexpectedly attacks his […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: ON A MAGICAL DO-NOTHING DAY

The trailer for Beatrice Alemagna’s On A Magical Do-Nothing Day (Harper Kids) captures the magic of the book’s illustrations with animation. It shows the story of a child  forced to find fun outdoors when Mom takes away their video game. Outside, the child runs into four snails that demonstrate how fun a boring, rainy day can […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: DISAPPEARED

This week’s trailer introduces Francisco X. Stork’s YA novel, Disappeared (Scholastic). Publishing in September, the book explores human trafficking and abduction in Mexico through the character of Sara, a journalist who specializes in writing stories about missing women and girls. Her brother Emiliano struggles with finding ways to support their family, but when he thinks he’s […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: THE LIBRARY OF FATES

In this week’s video, YA author Aditi Khorana introduces her “feminist historical fantasy,” The Library of Fates (Penguin/Razorbill). Set in a magical ancient India, the book tells the story of Princess Amrita, a young woman whose harmonious kingdom is suddenly threatened by the brutal Emperor Sikander. To appease him and save her people, Amrita offers […]

Book Trailer Thursday: I CAN’T MAKE THIS UP

This week’s Book Trailer Thursday introduces the memoir of one of my favorite comedians, Kevin Hart. Hart’s debut, I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons (Simon & Schuster), coauthored by Neil Strauss and released June 6, plumbs the depths of Hart’s humble beginnings in Philadelphia, as well as universal concerns, including sex, relationships, money, parenthood, and […]

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Booklist Reader Exclusive: SURFSIDE GIRLS Trailer Reveal

Those who attended this year’s ALA Annual might have snagged a copy of Surfside Girls: The Secret of Danger Point, Kim Dwinell’s hotly anticipated graphic novel for middle-grade readers. The book follows a pair of California girls tasked with rescuing a secluded beach—and its ghosts—from greedy real-estate moguls. In her Booklist review, Sarah Hunter praises […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: ALONE by Chabouté

The trailer for Chabouté’s Alone (Gallery 13/Simon & Schuster), an award-winning graphic novel and international bestseller newly available in English, introduces readers to the solitary life of a lighthouse-keeper stationed in the middle of the ocean. The hermit has only fish and a dictionary to occupy his days—until the sailor responsible for his provisions begins […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: WATCH ME DISAPPEAR

In Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown, Billie Flanagan finds trips to the wilderness of Northern California to be a welcome reprieve from Berkeley motherhood. After Billie vanishes while hiking alone, leaving only a destroyed cell phone and a hiking boot, her heartbroken husband and teenage daughter must come to terms with her presumed death. […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Bed-Stuy Is Burning

In the book trailer for Brian Platzer’s debut Bed-Stuy Is Burning (Atria/Simon & Schuster), violence simmers at the edges of a neighborhood: a park bench, a sidewalk, and an artist’s studio provide a setting for anxieties and tensions unleashed. Platzer’s novel unfolds over the course of a single day in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, when emotions are running […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: The Party

The book trailer for Robyn Harding’s new domestic drama The Party (Simon & Schuster/Scout) gives tantalizing glimpses into the crisis that arises when Hannah Sanders’ sweet-sixteenth goes sour. A tragic turn to the party at the Sanders’ house will reveal the secrets behind the wealthy family’s superficial perfection—no matter how badly Hannah’s mother wants to pretend […]

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