It’s a happy day when there’s a new book by Raina Telgemeier! Lots of readers at WPL loved her graphic novel Smile, about her own experience as a girl when she fell and knocked out her two front teeth, resulting in years of braces, headgear, and surgery.
She’s just released her latest book, Drama, in which main character Callie does the set design for her middle school play — and as much of the drama happens off-stage as on-stage! Check out the trailer below! Have you read it yet? Tell us what you thought in the comments!
Posted on August 17th, 2012 by Mickie.
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I admit it–if the book doesn’t have a good cover, I won’t pick it up. And if it doesn’t have a good jacket description, I won’t check it out. I really need to be hooked in the first 30 seconds of meeting a good book or I just won’t give it the chance it probably deserves. Are you that way? I think most people are whether or not they admit it.
SO – this is why book trailers are so exciting to me, because they give a book a new hook. Check out these new releases that are on my radar now just because the trailer was so interesting.
Do you have a favorite to share? Link to it in the comments…
It’s been a while since we posted any book trailers, and this one is so CREEPTASTIC that I had to share it.
I know, right?! Reserve it! This was done by a fourth-year cinematography major at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and it was a finalist in the Kirkus 2009 Book Video Awards. That’s right — you could totally make one of these for your favorite book. If you already have a fantasy cast list, use clips, look-alikes, and a soundtrack to make it come to life, then post it online for the world to admire (and YouTube commenters to be fooled into thinking it’s an actual movie!).
Did you know we’re in the midst of Teen Tech Week? Every year, this week in March sets out to celebrate and showcase the amazing technology available at YOUR library. I especially like this list of 25 easy ways for teens to get involved in TTW at the library. The links below are adapted for WPL!
- Download an ebook or audiobook from your library.
- Download our mobile app and try it out!
- Visit your library’s webpage.
- Blog about a library book or program.
- Try out a book-focused site like GoodReads (did you know WPL has an account?), LibraryThing or Shelfari.
- Create a soundtrack or book trailer for your favorite book.
- Ask your librarian to recommend a nonfiction book on an area of technology that interests you.
- Add something to an article on Wikipedia.
- Set up a podcast for a group or club you belong to. (Click the link to check out YALSA’s podcasts!)
- Many young adult authors welcome email from their readers, and many have their own websites, blogs, and Twitter/Facebook accounts. Why not send them a message in honor of Teen Tech Week?
- Check out some video games, DVDs, or CDs from your library.
- Create an avatar on Yahoo! Avatars.
- Start a Teen Tech Club at your school or public library.
- Read and contribute to a blog about technology.
- Watch some anime or start an anime club at your library.
- Create a YouTube or Animoto video about your library or a favorite book.
- Download a newspaper article from the day you were born from an electronic database.
- Volunteer to help clean the computers and media at your library.
- Volunteer to tutor library customers who are new to using computers.
- Learn how to DJ music or record music with a computer.
- Search in a biography database for an article about your favorite musician.
- Learn how to use some new software.
- Take a class on graphic design or digital photography.
- Create a database of something you want to organize.
- Start a Twitter, Tumblr, or Flickr account.
Did you guys read The Adoration of Jenna Fox? If you did, chances are you loved it and couldn’t put it down. It’s got a high what-the-heck-is-going-ON factor, so I think of it as a mystery, even though it’s a sci-fi dystopian story, too. Here’s the book trailer to refresh your memory:
So you can imagine my excitement to spot the upcoming sequel, The Fox Inheritance! It’s due out at the end of August, but you can reserve it now!
Posted on July 6th, 2011 by Mickie.
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It isn’t always the air-conditioning that gives us a chill in the summer…when it is hot out I like to give myself the shivers. What about you? It seems a lot of you have already heard the buzz about this creepy book, there are so many holds that we decided to order another copy! If you haven’t heard about it, it sounds pretty chill-inducing…check out this book trailer
Creeeeepppppyyy! While you are waiting for your reserve, check out these other Summer Scares…
I just had the chance to read the ARC of Wonderstruck, the upcoming book release from Brian Selznick, and oh. my. gosh. It might be my new favorite book. You probably remember his unique words-and-pictures storytelling method from The Invention of Hugo Cabret (currently being made into a movie), and this book is formatted similarly, only there are two storylines and 100 drawings MORE than in Hugo Cabret.
Intrigued? The final book isn’t out till September 13, but you can reserve your copy now! (Or maybe, if you’re lucky, pry it from the sticky fingers of our Teen ARC Club.) I just love this book trailer, which makes it look like Selznick is walking through his own drawings. What do you think? Amazing or what?!
Have you heard? The popular urban fantasy/dark fairy series Wicked Lovely is going to be made into a movie! Who would you cast as the main characters? Keep tabs on this Melissa Marr fan site for the latest details. And in the meantime, enjoy the book trailer for the final book in the series, Darkest Mercy. These covers have got to be some of the most gorgeous I’ve ever seen!
Stumbled across this really cool fan-made book trailer for Unwind, by Neal Shusterman (which more than one person has told me to read ASAP!). If you’ve read the book, what do you think? Does this trailer do it justice?
When you go to the movies or pop in a DVD do you skip the movie trailers or are you glued to the screen and making a mental list of what you MUST see next? What about book trailers–teaser clips made by readers or by publishers to introduce you to your next big read?
So, friends, please observe exhibit A: Below you will see an Amazon description for a brand new YA book coming out in a few weeks from Ann Aguirre and then you’ll see the trailer–looks like they put some time and money into it! YOU TELL US: Does the trailer make you wanna read the book? Or does it make you wish it were a movie already? Is it cool or is it cheese?
WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE In Deuce’s world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed ‘brat’ has trained into one of three groups-Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember.
As a Huntress, her purpose is clear–to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She’s worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing’s going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce’s troubles are just beginning.
Now watch the book trailer….and tell us below what you think.
Check out this awesome book trailer for the new book Across the Universe, by Beth Revis. I can’t wait to read it!
Posted on March 21st, 2011 by Mickie.
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Are you a fan of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare? The City of Bones (book 1), The City of Ashes (book 2) and The City of Glass (book 3) follow the life of 15-yr-old Clary Fray who discovers that she is able to see demons and the Shadowhunters who prey on them.
The fourth book in the series, The City of Fallen Angels is coming out on April 5th! Click on the link to reserve your copy today!
BUT…while you are waiting, check out this On-line treasure hunt–While filming the book trailer for the fourth book, a make-out scene was left on the cutting room floor because Cassandra Clare’s editor deemed it “too hot.” Wanna see it!? We did too!! But you have to hunt for it– Visit the trail of YA author blogs and collect the letter clues. Unscramble the password (yep–it is The Mortal Instruments related) to see the cut scene. Don’t worry! It is PG-13!
Happy hunting! Let us know in the comments what you thought of the video and have you read the other books in the series?
I just finished reading Skeleton Creek, a new book with a creepy twist! Ryan is stuck in his room with a broken leg after a mysterious accident with his best friend Sarah. He fell when they were investigating a dredge, an old, abandoned machine in the woods of their hometown, Skeleton Creek. Now Ryan and Sarah have been forbidden by their parents to contact each other, but Sarah still manages to email Ryan some password-protected videos about what else she is discovering about the dredge. Ryan notes the passwords in his journal, and you, the reader, can go online to view Sarah’s videos. Be warned — some of them are quite spooky, and the ending will leave you hanging on desperately for the next book in the series!
Take a look at the book trailer: