Creating book trailers is an engaging way for students to present an insight into a text. A book trailer is a multimodal interpretation of the themes of the book and the media is produced from scratch. A book trailer uses a mix of images and or moving image, symbols, text, voice over, music and sound to ‘sell’ the book. The following examples of commercially made book trailers show how this can be done.Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix, 2008 Simon & Schuster
It’s a book by Lane Smith
The Very Bad Book by Andy Griffiths (Trailer by Paul Murphy)
Book Trailers for Readers by teacher librarian by Michelle Harclerode, features student made book trailers along with practical production tips by the students.
Sourcing examples of book trailers
The Children’s Book Council Young Adult book trailers
Visit favourite author and publisher web pages to find professionally made book trailers. This example from Neil Gaiman features the author himself speaking about his latest picture storybook.
Search for ‘author name + book trailer’ to see what you can locate.
Slimekids has a collection of student and teacher made book trailers.
How to make book trailers
Inside a dog has a good collection of sample book trailers and instructions for making them
Teacher Librarian Michelle Harclerode offers lots of information for producing book trailers.
The Best Info About Book Trailers is an excellent place to begin exploring the production of book trailers.
Tools for making book trailers
Five free video tools for making video book trailers by Richard Byrne provides a useful overview of potential tools.