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 Jacqueline Woodson

Created by a group of teenagers at the Simpson Street Free Press in Madison, WI.

When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.

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by Bridget Zinn

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

When sixteen-year-old Kyra, a potions master, tries to save her kingdom by murdering the princess, who is also her best friend, the poisoned dart misses its mark and Kyra becomes a fugitive, pursued by the King's army and her ex-boyfriend Hal.

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Leila says:

At first I had no idea what to expect. I didn't think you could make a trailer without taking excerpts from a movie.

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

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.

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Sylvan says:

Before completing this project I hadn't thought of stop-motion as being one of the media outlets. I also understand the reason it is being integrated into school curriculum much more thoroughly.