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 Wendy Mass

Created by Amy & Gisselle, teenagers at the Simpson Street Free Press in Madison, WI.

After her twelfth birthday, Rory checks off a list of things she is finally allowed to do, but unexpected consequences interfere with her involvement in the movie being shot at her school, while a weird prediction starts to make sense.

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by Kekla Magoon

Created by Aubrianna, a teen writer at the Simpson Street Free Press in Madison, WI.
WATCH Aubrianna's interview with author Kekla Magoon!

In the aftermath of Dr. King's assassination in 1968, Chicago fourteen-year-old Maxie longs to join the Black Panthers, whether or not her brother Raheem, ex-boyfriend Sam, or her friends like it, and is soon caught up in the violence of anti-war and civil rights demonstrations.

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David Melling

Created by Jason, a teenager at the Goodman Community Center in Madison, WI.

Douglas the bear wakes up one morning wanting a hug. He unsuccesffully tries hugging a rock, a tall tree, and an odd-feeling bush that runs away. Won't anyone give him a hug?

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by Sophia Amoruso

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

The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn't fashion - it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. Flash forward eight years to today, and she's the Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Nasty Gal, a $100+ million online fashion retailer with over 350 employees.

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edited by Mitali Perkins

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

READ what the author had to say about this book trailer on her website!

Shares stories about growing up in diverse homes or communities, from an Asian youth who gains temporary popularity by making up a false background, to a biracial girl whose father clears subway seats by calmly sitting between two prejudiced women.

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Ali says:

I believe its not just the movie I walk out with that will better me for the future, but the skills I have gained from this program.