Got some goodies for you today. This first may be the most impressive. I’ll be seeing the new Harry Potter film later today and I felt we needed to start today off with something fun and related. But I already had a (very tiny) Harry Potter-themed Video Sunday a couple months ago. What else is even out there? Then I saw this video. The premise that Hogwarts gets all the good school vouchers leaving inner city wizarding schools to fend for themselves… well that’s just good Internet video viewing.
We haven’t had a picture book trailer in a while. This one I cannot place here, so you’ll have to take a trip to see it. Author Kelly DiPucchio has a trailer on her site for her upcoming book Grace for President as illustrated by the remarkable (not to say eclectic) LeUyen Pham. Having a book trailer open up your website is a pretty smart idea. This one’s professional but not particularly difficult to create. Worth noting.
Book trailers are one thing. What I haven’t often seen, however, is the authorial blooper reel. Author Patrick Carman actually has one. If nothing else, it shows the immense difficulty an author might have when it comes to explaining your fantasy series in a logical fashion.
And finally, no Video Sunday is complete without a random off-topic video of a guy playing The Simpsons theme on two guitars. Manifique!
Thanks to Librarianne for the link.
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy 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.
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