When I'm at the movies with my friends we like to play the "thumbs-up or thumbs-down" game during all those movie trailers. After each trailer plays, everyone will stick their hand out and give their opinion, using their thumb of course, of how the movie will probably turn out.
Now an awesome concept in the word of video has surfaced: the book trailer! It's a 60 - 90 second video introduction to a book, giving enticing little tidbits enough to make you wonder what is that book about and where can I get it? Take a look at these award winning videos and judge for yourself! Also take a look at this year's Teen Video Book Award finalists from Kirkus Reviews (open October 27). You may not be able to keep yourself from giving these awesome books a thumbs up!
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
Runemarks by Joanne Harris
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff