Book Trailers

Book Trailer Thursday: A Big Surprise for Little Card

As if the book wasn’t lively enough (its splashy star, Little Card, has not only legs but gym shoes and a career!), Candlewick went and made a trailer to accompany it. The major players from the infectious world about cards, A Big Surprise for Little Card (Candlewick), are all here, and they have some nifty accessories. There’s […]

Book Trailer Thursday: The Silent History

Before FSG released a print version of The Silent History in the summer of 2014, the book began in an altogether unique format: as a serially published interactive app created by Eli Horowitz, former publisher of McSweeney’s, with a team of writers and designers. Some passages even remain unseeable until the app user reaches a […]

Book Trailer Thursday: The 2016 Caldecott and Newbery Medalists

Book Trailer Thursday asks two titles to share today’s spotlight, and I don’t think they’ll mind. They are, after all, two of the most talked-about titles for kids, as winners of the 2016 Newbery and Caldecott Medals. The awards were announced just last week, at ALA’s Midwinter meeting in Boston. This blogger happens to think […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Cockatoo, Too

Unless you hate the sound of children’s laughter, you’ll enjoy today’s BTT for Cockatoo, Too, by Bethanie Deeney Murguia (Little Bee). Cockatoos and toucans and tutus and can-cans. . . Can-can you see where this is going? Booklist reviewer Annie Miller says Cockatoo, Too is a natural fit for read-alouds, and that tripping over the […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Love, v.2: The Fox

Booklist graphic-novels editor, Sarah Hunter, says it’s the “luminous artwork” that’s the star of Frederic Brrémaud and Federico Bertolucci’s Love, v.2: The Fox (Magnetic Press). Hunter further calls Love, vol. 2 “a natural choice for animal-lovers of any age.” Catch a sneak peek of the book’s vibrant panels in this trailer, and know just what […]

Book Trailer Thursday: The Art of the Possible

In the trailer for his book The Art of the Possible: An Everyday Guide to Politics (OwlKids), Edward Keenan explains that he wrote the book with illustrator Julie McLaughlin so that kids (and grown-ups) can understand better how they fit into the confusing, even disenchanting, political process. Booklist reviewer Kathleen McBroom says the book’s “logical, relevant […]

Book Trailer Thursday: The Tiara on the Terrace

The Tiara on the Terrace (Harper), the latest middle-grade mystery from Kristen Kittscher, has sleuths Sophie and Grace on the hunt for another murderer (this time “by marshmallow”). The trailer lets us in on a planning meeting for the book’s promotion. As a young-ish marketing professional, I can’t help but feel this parody is . . […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Passenger

This polished trailer for Alexandra Bracken’s high-demand Passenger (Hyperion), out just after the new year, hints at time travel and a smoldering romance, and Maggie Reagan assures us that the book’s cliff-hanger ending will leave readers ready for the next installment. Sounds like an exciting start for the next multi-book project from the author of […]

Book Trailer Thursday: I Really Like Slop!

J.B. Petty says young readers will respond lovingly and laughingly to Mo Willems’ much-loved characters, Elephant and Piggy, in their latest adventure, I Really Like Slop! (Disney Hyperion). It seems that old(er) folks will react similarly to Mo Food, starring Willems himself walking us through the intricate slop-making process. Is it too much to hope […]

Book Trailer Thanksgiving: Essential Pépin

For a BTT that falls on Thanksgiving, I thought it would be nice to feature a cookbook all-star: Jacques Pepin. Essential Pépin (Houghton) was published several years ago in conjunction with the eponymous TV series’ launch, and in this trailer, Pépin shares several tips to keep in mind today, and whenever you find yourself huddled […]