SLJ Announces Trailee Awards

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Over the weekend, at a Leadership Summit, the School Library Journal Announced the winners of the first annual “people’s choice” book trailer awards. The winners, along with their videos, and a short critique of each is posted on our sister site, Book Trailer Manual.

Book Trailer Winners

Meanwhile, here’s the list.

  • Publisher/Author created for elementary readers (PreK-6), Shark vs. Train, by Chris Barton, Little Brown
  • Publisher/Author created for secondary readers (7-12) Ghostgirl: Lovesick, by Tonya Hurley, Hachette
  • Adult (18 +) created for elementary readers (PreK-6)
    14 Cows for America, by Carmen Agra Deedy, Peachtree
    Book trailer created by Analine Johnson (see interview here) who is the librarian at Centeno Elementary in Laredo, Texas.
  • Adult created for secondary readers (7-12)
    Unwind, by Neal Shusterman
    Created by June Henson, who is the librarian at Downing Middle School in Flower Mound, Texas.
  • Student created for elementary readers (PreK-6)
    Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, by Mo Willems, Hyperion.
    Creator not identifed.
  • Student created for secondary readers (7-12 grade)
    The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier, Random House.
    Creators not identified.

If you’re considering using a book trailer for your marketing efforts, you might want to take a closer look at these winners.

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