Book Trailers® for K-12

“Creating a community of avid readers, one video at a time©

A Product of the Instructional Technology Programs at FGCU and UCF

Registering for this site
provides full access
to all lessons and
links plus access to
posting on the blogs.

Why we ask you to register

How do you select books to read? Do you review the book cover? Get recommendations from friends? Check popular book lists? Perhaps you watch the movie and then decide to read the book. Digital BookTalk® combines the best of these options with brief videos which act much like popular movie trailers. In an approximately two minute video, Digital BookTalk® introduces a book’s basic storyline with student actors or vivid photographs and narration. Similar to a movie trailer, these Book Trailers® highlight key scenes and provide enough information to help a reader make an informed book selection.
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To date, 141 Book Trailers® are available on this site, and since its inception the site has received nearly one million visits. In addition, Digital BookTalk® has attracted more than 4,000 worldwide subscribers, including students, teachers, media specialists, and parents.

The Book Trailers® found on this site have been created by collection of individuals and companies dedicated to literacy: COS Productions, select K-12 students, Book Trailers for Readers , and emergent readers who are part of the Elise Leonard Series.


What's New


Partner/Affiliate in the Spotlight

Please support all our partners and affiliates. This time we celebrate What Should I Read Next. A link to their site is provided on each trailer page. To find a read-a-like for this book, simply enter search criteria and a their huge database will be scoured to find you similar books to widen your reading area.
Trailers In the Spotlight

Submitting Your Trailers

If you would like for us to consider posting a trailer that you have created, log in and then click the How to Submit Your Trailers page and tell us about your project. We will evaluate it and decide on its appropriateness. We are attempting to keep this site commercial free and remain pure to our intent not to let this become a marketing tool for publishers and authors, but rather a place where young readers can visit to learn how to begin visualizing what they read.

The term 'book trailer' is a Registered Trademark of COS Productions, used with permission. 'Digital booktalk' is a Registered Trademark of Learning Thru Fantasy, LLC. All Rights reserved