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Book Trailers - for HS students: Step 2: Examples

Contains links, examples and instructions for creating student-made book trailers.

LHS-made Book Trailers

Here is the link to La Follette High's Pinterest of book trailers that La Follette students have made.


Click here to visit librarian April van Buren's YouTube channel (with student-made book trailers).

Below - view this trailer for Gina Damico's book "Croak" that a library aide made this year.

Nonfiction Book Trailers

This is La Follette High's Pinterest Board for Nonfiction book trailers.

Below - watch this book trailer for the graphic novel, "Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty" by G. Neri. It's the true story - in a comic book format - of the story of Robery "Yummy" Sandifer, an eleven year old boy in Chicago who became a fugtitive after killing a neighbor girl.

Books that have been made into movies

This is La Follette High's Pinterest Board for movie and book trailers of books we have in the LMC.

Below is the book trailer for "Jarhead" by Anthony Swofford. He writes in first person about his own experiences as a U.S. Marine in the First Gulf War.

More Trailers to Inspire

Fiction Book Trailers

This is La Follette High's Pinterest Board for FICTION book trailers.

There are so many ways to make a book trailer. You can:

1. Put together pictures and words (text) with background music (a sound track).

2. Put together pictures and short video clips (or even video game animation) with text.

3. Put together pictures and/or video clips (or even video game animation) with your own narration (called a voiceover).

4. Act something out (video record your friends!)

5. Use clay, play-dough, sock puppets, dolls, etc. to create a video using stop motion animation.

6. (like #5) Use a dry erase board or notebook to animate words and add a music track (like a soundtrack).

What are your ideas?

example of type #1 - text and images example of type #2 - text, images and video clips example of type #3 - narration and images example of type #4 - act it out! edit in text and audio example of type #5 - stop-pause animation (there's an app for that!) example of type #5 - stop-pause animation (there's an app for that! - this is NOT a book trailer) example of type #6 - stop-pause animation with a notebook - This is a GREAT example and a good trailer for Walter Dean Myer's book "Monster" Sock puppet book trailer!!! for the book "Perfect is Overrated"