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Jonathan Hager Elementary: Book Trailers

Book Trailers

How do your students select books to read? Do they judget the book by its cover?  Do they get recommendations from friends? Do they check popular book lists? Perhaps they watch the movie and then decide to read the book.

Book trailers combine the best of these options with brief videos which act much like popular movie trailers. In a video of about 2-3 minutes long, students are introduced to a book’s basic storyline with photgraphs, video elements, and narration. Similar to a movie trailer, book trailers highlight key scenes and provide enough information to help students select the best books to meet their interests.

Included below are a few book trailers for popular children's books and some of the Maryland Black-eyed Susan titles.  Enjoy!


If you are interested in locating book trailers for specific titles or authors, check out YouTube or a number of other literature-based online resources. 

Picture Book Black-Eyed Susan Nominees - 2016-2017

Graphic Novels Black-Eyed Susan Grades 4-6 Nominees - 2016-2017

Grades 4-6 Black-Eyed Susan Nominees - 2016-2017