Librarians around the country have been teaching kids how to make book trailers for their favorite books.
Like a 21st Century version of the book report, these videos can inspire a life-long love of reading and help reluctant readers learn how to appreciate a good book.
Librarian Arielle Krohn, who uses book trailers with high school students. She explains in her article:
“I spend a class period promoting books students might be interested in reading to fulfill their AR (Accelerated Reader) goals. This is done through “book talks” or book trailers (similar to a movie preview but for a book instead).”
To celebrate librarians, here are our favorite videos created by or starring libraries…
August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face.
Twirlywoos Little Library – Book Trailer
“Meet the Twirlywoos in this beautiful Little Library, based on the characters from the hit CBeebies series”
Eleanor and Park
This high school created trailer shows what students can do when inspired by a great librarian or teacher.
And here’s a trailer for the Forbidden Library series by Django Wexler.