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Book Trailers for All updated

I met Teresa Schauer working with the SLJ folks on the Trailee Awards.  She was the powerhouse and guiding force of our committee.

You may know I am a big fan of creative energy.  Teresa’s got it in buckets!  And Teresa loves trailers!

She emailed me this week to share recent improvements in her fabulous Book Trailers for All portal.

Teresa wrote:

We’ve totally revamped the website and it’s much easier to navigate.  We’ve also added a search feature so users can search for trailers by title, author, interest level, program used in creation, trailer creator, and subject area tag.

And you’ve gotta love this idea:

We’re about halfway through getting labels made for QR codes so that librarians can put them on the books and students can scan them with their smart phone and be taken straight to the trailer on either You Tube or the main site. I’ve just started using the tags in my own library and the kids are CRAZY about it.   I f you get time, I’d love for you to check it out! 

Some background on Book Trailers for All:

This site was created as a way for people to share their self-created book trailers.  All trailers shared with BTFA are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)  What does this mean, exactly?  It means you are free to show, download, and share these trailers, as long as they are not modified, and attribution to the creator is given.

Most trailers were created by teachers, students or librarians, but a few of the trailers were created by publishers, or authors.  The most important thing to note is that all of them are here for you to use, so feel free!

Our main folders for download are located at  If your school filters out the site, all of the trailers are also available here:

bullet On You Tube
bullet On Teacher Tube (You must sign up for an account and request/be approved of membership to view trailers)
bullet We announce via Twitter each time a new trailer is posted.  (The Twitter announcement takes you to the 4shared link)
bullet We also announce new trailers on our Facebook page.  (If you “like” our page, the announcements will be on your wall)

By far, the most useful page on this site is our Documents page.  Here you will find an assortment of documents such as:

bullet A spreadsheet containing details on every book for which there is a trailer
bullet Directions for joining Teacher Tube
bullet Directions for sharing your trailers
bullet Tips for making your own book trailers
bullet And more!
As Teresa says, “Not every book is right for every person, but for ever person exists the perfect book.”
Thanks for helping us help our learners discover those books.
Teresa offers links to some of her other favorite portals for trailers and/or digital booktalks:
I’ve got a few more listed on the Book Leads Wiki.
Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


  1. Wow! Great site! Thanks for sharing. Wish I had this site about two weeks ago when I was searching for trailers. But now I have it bookmarked!

  2. She is an amazing example of what passion can do for our profession!

  3. Thanks for such a great article, Dawn and I will be presenting to DVRA and as well as the TeacherLibrarianNing, I am going to show this wonderful promotion for reading, literacy and technology.

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