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The Fault in Our Stars

10 May

Our copies have arrived! Newton South High School has chosen The Fault in Our Stars by John Green as their “One School, One Book” choice for this summer and we bought a few extra copies… In the middle of it right now. Stayed way too late and read half of it last night. Couldn’t put it down.

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Starters Book Trailer

4 Apr

Starters by Lissa Price

To support herself and her younger brother in a future Beverly Hills, sixteen-year-old Callie hires her body out to seniors who want to experience being young again, and she lives a fairy-tale life until she learns that her body will commit murder unless her mind can stop it.

Check out the Starters book trailer!

Other Great Book Trailers

5 Jan

On YouTube, there are tons of great book trailers for really awesome books!  Here are some of the better ones (in my opinion) that describe the books well.

The author Meg Cabot had a book trailer contest last year in honor of the last Princess Diaries book, Forever Princess, coming out.  This was the second place winner of the contest.

This was the first place winner.

And this is one that Meg Cabot said she thought was really cute.

Here are some links to other favorites of mine: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen; and again… another really great book trailer about This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen… and again, another great book trailer about The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle

Parties and Potions by Sarah Mlynowski (the 4th book in her Magic in Manhattan series)

One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones

Watch Book Trailers to Find Good Books to Read!

12 Dec

Reading a “blurb” on the inside front cover of a hardbound book or the back cover of a paperback is probably the most common way we decide on a book, when we’re browsing for something to read.  How about trying something new…. a book trailer!  Like movie trailers, these short videos give you a small taste of the plot and mood; the intent is to tell you just enough to capture your interest.  Here’s one for the Night World Series by L. J. Smith:

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