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Video Wednesday: Spooky Book Trailers

Have you seen the wonderful book trailers created by Scholastic Book Fairs? Kids in grades 3-5 won't be too scared by this one for Cornelia Funke's Ghosthunters series.

Older kids looking for scarier fare this Halloween will love these ghost stories by mystery master Mary Downing Hahn. Check out the video book trailers for The Old Willis Place and Deep and Dark and Dangerous.

I love the idea of video book trailers, and when they are done well, they really seem to get kids excited about the book. But there don't seem to be many out there. Have you seen (or created) some really great ones that I could feature here on Video Wednesdays? Please send me links in the comments! I would love to compile a whole stash of amazing videos for kids!



Book trailers seem to be such a huge success with kids! We're working with someone who is putting kiosks in schools that have book trailers playing in them. And we're working with UCF which has a program that teaches kids to make trailers in order to improve their reading comprehension. It's wildly popular!

Here are some videos you might like.

Indigo King-


Reader's Entertainment is restructuring their site in 2009 so they can have an entire channel dedicated to you kids books and trailers.

I'm so happy to have come across this post!

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