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Book Trailer Thursday: Hug Machine

Of Scott Campbell’s picture book Hug Machine (Simon & Schuster), Sarah Hunter wrote, “a silly concept delightfully rendered.” And while I can’t say Sarah’s words alone would have led me to envision this trailer, I do think it qualifies for that same silly/delightful description. I try not to prescribe to exercise fads, but this might have potential. If the 90-Second […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Earth Space Moon Base

If you, or a reader you know, are in the mood for a scary/silly outer-space treat, look no further than today’s BTT for picture-book debut Earth Space Moon Base (Random). The bleepy-boingy soundtrack and effects are sure to cause giggles in children of all ages.

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Book Trailer Thursday: International Night

In addition to writing about food, (and so many other subjects!), Mark Kurlansky has found the time, for the last few years, to plan and create weekly elaborate meals with his 13 year-old daughter, Talia. Their literal spin on the tradition is to prepare cuisine from the precise location Talia’s finger lands on a spun […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut Ever!

Like any good true-crime author, Jeff Cohen really gets into the mind of the perps in his shocking book-length exposé, Eva and Sadie and the Worst Haircut Ever! (Harper). Conveniently, the squeaky-voiced “criminals” are his own adorable daughters: Sadie, the elder and reported wielder of scissors, and Eva, owner/occupant of the curly blond locks that, […]

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In the Audiobook Studio with Jon Scieszka

Former National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Jon Scieszka gives an insider’s look at the audiobook recording process in this sneak peek video captured while the author narrated Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor. Scieszka is a huge audiobook fan – his “Guys Read” website created by Listening Library has tons of ideas for parents & teachers […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Rumble

Book Trailer Thursday: Rumble

Ellen Hopkins, author of wildly popular novels in verse for teens, focuses in her latest, Rumble (Simon & Schuster), on faith and spirituality. The book’s dramatic trailer shows glimpes of the troubled protagonist and his brother’s suicide. Booklist reviewer Debbie Carton writes, “Hopkins’ novel taps into common themes of contemporary teen life, with dialogue and […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing

Book Trailer Thursday: The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing

Meet Zakir; he loves books. He’s also five years old, and maybe likes penguins. His interview style is…refreshingly offbeat. That’s pretty much all I know about him, though I’d certainly like to learn more. Here he is talking to author Mira Jacob about her debut novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing (Random).

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We STILL Read Everything

Look what we found in the Booklist archives…er, on YouTube?

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Book Trailer Thursday: Travels with Casey

Book Trailer Thursday: Travels with Casey

Have you ever wondered, What is it about Americans and their dogs? Well, so did Benoit Denizet-Lewis–and he wrote a book about it. Out next week, Travels with Casey (Simon & Schuster) follows Denizet-Lewis and his dog on a four-month, cross-country journey to explore the close relationship between humans and dogs (and work on their […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: The Magician’s Land

More than a few special guests from the book world showed up for today’s trailer, and with good reason.