Archive for the ‘Book Trailer Videos’ Category

The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers

Here is a video about a new series with the Cahills.  You don’t have to read The 39 Clues series, but those are great as well!

Catching Fire

Here is a great video about Catching Fire, the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy.  If you have not read the book, you may not want to watch the video!

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

In the summer of 1968, after traveling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

Countdown by Deborah Wiles

The fearful events of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis are witnessed by 11-year-old Franny, who finds her life and perspectives changing throughout the course of a week that is also marked by difficult family issues.

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

The author relates, in graphic form, her experiences after she injured her two front teeth and had to have surgeries and wear embarrassing braces and headgear, all while also dealing with the trials and tribulations of middle school.

Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai

Escaping from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in the summer of 2001, eleven-year-old Fadi and his family immigrate to the San Francisco Bay Area, where Fadi schemes to return to the Pakistani refugee camp where his little sister was accidentally left behind.  Will he be able to locate his sister, heal his family, and silence his guilt?

Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

In New Orleans’ Ninth Ward, twelve-year-old Lanesha, who can see spirits, and her adopted grandmother, with a penchant for predicting the future, have no choice but to stay and weather the storm as Hurricane Katrina bears down upon them.  Will their gifts make a difference when facing a battle with nature?

As Easy as Falling off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins

A teen aged boy encounters one comedic calamity after another when his train strands him in the middle of nowhere, and everything comes down to luck.

Trash by Andy Mulligan

A group of fourteen-year-old boys, who make a living picking garbage from the outskirts of a large city, finds something special and mysterious that brings terrifying consequences.

Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam to escape political turmoil.  With Dad missing in action, they resettle in Alabama and try to start a new life.