A book preview is a short commercial with images, music, voice-over, sound effects and text that promotes a book. Think of it as a movie trailer for books.
see also Videos about Reading, our page with videos of parents reading with kids or get suggestions for helping dormant readers; and Authors and Illustrators Online, because many authors have book trailers and interviews about their books on their sites.
Adolescent Literacy (Adlit.org) Meet the Author – This video collection introduces you to authors and their books via an intervie format.
Blazing Trailers – Browse a catalog of video previews for books in all categories. You can search by genre, publisher, author, titles, or “even just text you type in.”
WhereDoBooksComeFrom.com – Go behind the scenes and follow the book publishing process from start to finish in a seven-video series for book lovers, students, and aspiring writers.
KiDEOS – Here’s a range of videos for kids, with a nice simple interface. Categories that support literacy are Book Characters, Nursery Rhymes, Fairy Tales and Dr Seuss, but there are many more wonderful opportunities to link to songs and stories.
MrsP.com – Mrs. P reads classic children’s stories that have proven their value through the test of time. The authors whose work is presented on MrsP.com are the finest writers who ever lived. To complement the storytelling experience, Mrs. P commissions both new and established artists to create original artwork for each story. While our website will feature interactive reading and spelling games, a magical library that literally comes alive and visits from some unexpected and sometimes famous guests — the heart and soul of our content on MrsP.com will always be a gifted storyteller reading great stories enhanced with a few simple illustrations. Mrs. P prefers not to compete with big-budget Hollywood movies, elaborate video games and virtual worlds; she would like to help kids learn to use their imaginations.
Multicultural Minute – Each week, Renee of Shen’s Books (publisher) creates a one-minute video about a topic relating to multicultural books.
Storyline Online – The Screen Actors Guild Foundation sponsors this collection of actors reading children’s picture books.
Video Book Trailer Resource Links by Keith Schoch @ Teach with Picture Books January 2010
Authors & Illustrators Talking about Books (sorted by author last name)
Ramona series by Beverly Cleary
The Clockwork Three by Matthew Kirby
Jerry Pinkney talks about many of his books (YouTube)
Cat the Cat: How to Draw Video by Mo Willems