Book Trailers

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 […]

Book Trailer Thursday: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Stephen King, the prolific master of horror, is back again with a new collection of short stories that was released earlier this season. He has come far since the days of Carrie and Pet Semetary, when he was labeled a “genre author” as his characters were pitted against eerie monsters that possessed supernatural forces. The […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: HAPPY!

In 2013, Pharrell Williams released his hit song “Happy,” which instantly became a recognizable anthem of positive vibes as it rose to the top of the Billboard charts and dominated airtime on the most popular radio stations. Now, the song has been transformed into a picture book for young audiences, featuring cheerful photos of a diverse group […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Rainn Wilson’s The Bassoon King

Grab a pen, or ready your pinkies and pointers for some CTRL+C-ing, because I have a big book-trailer knowledge bomb for you: people who are good at being on TV are also really good at making book trailers. Today’s stunning example comes from Rainn Wilson, promoting his new book The Bassoon King: My Life in […]

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Exclusive Book Trailer Reveal for E. Katherine Kottaras’ How to Be Brave

Exclusive Book Trailer Reveal for E. Katherine Kottaras’ How to Be Brave

We at the Booklist Reader are thrilled to share an exclusive reveal of the interactive trailer for E. Katherine Kottaras’ How to Be Brave (St. Martin’s). In the book, available today, teen Georgia considers her recently-deceased mother’s advice to be brave by making a bucket list of things that scare her. Booklist reviewer Molly Horan says How to Be […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Officer Panda, Fingerprint Detective

Ashley Crowley is probably really good at “Two Truths and a Lie.” I’ll have a go for him: 1) Writes and illustrates books for kiddos; 2) Captures criminals and brings them to justice; 3) Prefers red lifesaver candies over all other colors. Can you guess which statement is a lie?? Believe it or not, it’s […]