Book Trailers (and why they’re amazing)

I have to be really careful with what I watch on TV, mostly because I have this thing called a photographic memory. Basically, I remember a lot of what I see, which is both a blessing and a curse. It's a blessing when I need to remember where I left my keys (and it's great when comparison shopping!) but it's a massive curse when going to the movies, especially when the trailers come on. Some trailers are a bit scarier than I'd like them to be, mostly because those images stick in my head for a really long time (and quite frequently haunt my dreams). Most people love movie trailers because they get a heads up about what they're going to see. Likewise, book trailers are really helpful for students because the content may persuade them to read the book. For a lot of people, reading a book plays like a movie in their mind, and seeing trailers helps them to start those visualizations.

Working Overtime: Why Teen Book Festivals are Worth the Saturday Investment.

I spent most of my day yesterday (Saturday) working. Sort of. Being a middle school librarian, whenever I'm reading, I'm working. My thoughts usually subconsciously include: Would my students benefit from adding this book to our library? Would my staff? Could my school use this book as a literature circle book? Would this author be …

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Making Nonfiction Not-So-Scary with Booktalks

I want to preface this entry by saying I absolutely love to book talk. The genre, length, etc., don't bother me. As long as I know my clientele and what the teacher wants me to emphasize, get out of the way, because I'm ready to go. It makes me so happy that my teachers assign …

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