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WCPS Department of Library Media Programs LibGuide: Engaging Readers

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Book Trailers

How do your children select books to read? Do they judge 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!  There is no right or wrong way to engage children with various types of literature and media! 

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 photographs, 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 including WCPS's subscription database TeachingBooks.net

Primary Titles - Book Trailers

Teen Titles - Book Trailers

Intermediate Titles - Book Trailers

Young Adult Lit - Book Trailers

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