Book Trailers

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Book Trailer Thursday: Paper Hearts

The trailer for Courtney Walsh’s Paper Hearts (Tyndale House) features the author herself, finding–and also hiding–heart-shaped notes all over her house. It’s a fun idea for a trailer, a literal take on the title and not necessarily the novel’s content. Of the book, reviewer Carolyn Richard writes, “Walsh creates a palpable will-they-or-won’t-they dynamic that will […]

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By February 5, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: The Crossover

Riding the wave of excitement following Monday’s 2015 Youth Media Award announcements at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, I thought it would be fun to share a trailer for the winner of the 2015 John Newbery Medal: Kwame Alexander’s The Crossover. This five-minute, so-labeled extended version features two Kwames, and lots of happy kids, teachers, […]

By January 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: Mosquitoland

The trailer for David Arnold’s debut novel Mosquitoland (Viking) is intriguing and bare. It becomes more intriguing still when you throw in the Booklist starred review. As narrator Mim takes a runaway-odyssey to reach her unwell mother, joining “memorable, inventive characters” along the way, “Arnold never lets up on the accelerator of life’s hard lessons,” […]

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Promise You’ll Write? A Picture Book for Young Friends Facing Separation

Cindy: It’s hard when best friends move away. The title page spread of Herman’s Letter (2014), by Tom Percival, has a messy pile of photos and ticket stubs from all of the fun that this bear and raccoon have had together over the years. When Henry the raccoon has to move away, the friends are “devastated […]

By January 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

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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