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Book Trailer Reveal: Heartbeat by Evan Turk

Someday in the future, children’s literary scholars will specialize in fields like Historical Children’s Book Trailers. They will sift through a century or two’s worth of trailers, marking the significant changes, the highs, and the lows. And when they come to the late teens of this century, I hope that they’ll pause a moment and take into consideration this trailer from Evan Turk. I’m no specialist, but I can see that Mr. Turk is utilizing a couple key book trailer elements to an extraordinary degree. It contains:

– Original Music: Check
– A Teaser (Rather Than Giving Away the Whole Plot): Check
– A Portion Animated From the Book: Check
– A Purpose: Check
– Meaning: Check
– Heart: Check

Everything, in fact, you need for a good trailer. And so I give you Evan Turk’s Heartbeat. Watch it in good health.

Many thanks to Evan and the folks at Atheneum for the reveal.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. I literally gasped. Putting a hold on the book NOW!


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