What is a Booktrailer?
Think of it as a movie trailer for books.
In other words, a Booktrailer is a short video created to promote a book .
A Booktrailer can be as simple as a video booktalk (did you ever see the booktalks by kids on Reading Rainbow?) or involve multiple actors, images, and even special effects. It can be live action or animated—you decide!
Here are some examples made by kids and teens in Florida highlighting Sunshine State Book Award books:
The same site has some tips on making booktrailers for adults—and kids.
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Selected Booktrailer resources:
More sites to view children’s and young adult literature Booktrailers:
More Tips on Creating Booktrailers:
Kickapoo Booktrailers: A presentation at the 2011 Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association (WEMTA) conference highlighting the booktrailers project (including terrific how-to information) at the Kickapoo (WI) Area Schools.
How to Create Booktrailers in the Classroom: this emphasizes the creative process rather than technical side
How to Make a Booktrailer: aimed at book authors but still offers a nice overview of steps in the creative process