Book Trailers

Mystery Trailer Thursday: Pirate Hunters

Today’s Mystery Trailer Thursday is brought to you by a thriller from real-life: the search for the sunken seventeenth-century pirate ship Golden Fleece. A LibraryReads title for June, Robert Kurson’s Pirate Hunters (Random House) relays the excitement of the search for the golden-age ship and for information about its enigmatic captain, Joseph Bannister. Kurson thrillingly details “the highs and […]

Book Trailer Thursday: The Memory Painter

The book trailer for Gwendolyn Womack’s just-released thriller, The Memory Painter, will haunt you. (At the very least, the music will!) As Booklist reviewer Christine Tran notes, the hidden messages in art, romance, historical flashbacks, and mysterious connections between individuals decades apart will appeal to fans of The Da Vinci Code and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series.     […]

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Mystery Trailer Thursday: Cat Out of Hell

Did that cat just say “lamestream media?” You bet he did. This trailer for Lynne Truss’ Cat Out of Hell (Melville House) takes us to Meow Parlour, (which, in a different crime novel, might be a whole other sort of place) to meet the Cats’ Rights Activists who are upset by the author’s portrayal of […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Girl in Dior

In about the most elegant graphic novel—or any book—trailer you’ll ever see, Annie Goetzinger discusses her process in creating Girl in Dior (NBM), her evolution as an artist, and how she illustrated the well-known and often-photographed character who became “her Dior.” There’s French, there are the book’s magnificent spreads, there’s Satie. . . . So […]

Book Trailer Thursday: American Ghost: The True Story of a Family’s Haunted Past

Hannah Nordhaus, author of American Ghost: The True Story of a Family’s Haunted Past (Harper), here briefly touches on why the ghost in question—the author’s great-great-grandmother—is said to haunt a hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (If the ninety-second version of Nordhaus’ story gives me goosebumps, this is a book I should probably read in daylight hours only!) In her […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: I Was a Child

Bruce Eric Kaplan’s graphic memoir, I Was a Child (Penguin/Blue Rider), begins with the author’s birth in 1964, and covers his life through the death of both of his parents. Some of the highlights? TV and Cheez-Its. Michael Cart writes, “indeed, a quiet life, but a pleasantly diverting one, just like this memoir.”

Book Trailer Thursday: Pies and Tarts

Do you have two minutes? “Boom, pie.” Or at least, Boom, this trailer where making a galette des rois looks almost that easy. (My fellow Booklisters will want to pay special attention at 1:52.) Stephane Reynaud’s Pies and Tarts (Melville House) also catalogs many of the savory pies prepared as main dishes on the other side of […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Home

Carson Ellis’ picture-book debut, Home (Candlewick), showcases many types of homes for all kinds of creatures. In her starred review, Ilene Cooper calls out Ellis’ fanciful details that will keep kiddos returning for second and third peeks at pages. This author-interview style trailer features Ellis’ charming home, workspace, and shelves of books, all of which […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Sidewalk Flowers

This sweet trailer for Sidewalk Flowers, by JonArno Lawson and illustrated by Sydney Smith, takes advantage of the medium to do and show what the book can’t; birds chirp and fly and dust motes float through the air. Still and all, though, don’t expect any words. We just can’t get enough of Sidewalk Flowers!

Book Trailer Thursday: March: Books One and Two

Though not a trailer, today’s timely video will no doubt generate interest in March: Book One and Book Two by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, and illustrated by Nate Powell. In this clip from his Daily Show appearance earlier this week, Lewis talks to Jon Stewart about his experiences as a Freedom Rider 50 […]