Book Trailers

Book Trailers.Commercials for Books

We think good books should have cool advertisements just like movies and that is why Bubbler animators want to help you create book trailers! This stop-motion animation project aims to expand the story-telling skills of teens in Madison, WI while marketing the books they are reading, especially titles from Read On Wisconsin, a statewide literacy program that promotes high-quality books for children and teens. Check out the showcase!

We recommend the Madison Story Project as a nice setup for learning to tell a story using the library's equipment prior to the Book Trailer project. Connect with us to see if we can schedule a collaboration!

*The Bubbler book trailer project was first supported by grants from the Madison Civics Club and the Library Services and Technology Act.

by Justina Chen

Created by Leila, a teen writer at Simpson Street Free Press in Madison, WI.

After a bad breakup and the discovery that her father's quickly going blind, sixteen-year-old photographer Shana and her parents travel to Machu Picchu for an adventure, where Shana meets Quattro, a boy with secrets of his own.

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by Rainbow Rowell

Created by John, a teenager at the Simpson Street Free Press in Madison, WI.

Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try

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John says:

My least favorite part [of the project] was the end.

by Gaby Rodriguez

Created by Karoly, a teen writer at the Simpson Street Free Press.

In this book, Rodriguez shares her experience growing up in the shadow of low expectations, reveals how she was able to fake her own pregnancy, and reveals all that she learned from the experience. stereotypes, and how one girl found the strength to come out from the shadow of low expectations to forge a bright future for herself.

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Karoly says:

I learned how to use some of the apps on the iPad and how to take important/main parts of a book and transform it into an advertisement.

by Dave Pelzer

Created by Isaiah, a teenage writer at the Simpson Street Free Press in Madison, WI.

An account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played torturous, unpredictable games - games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it."

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