So, the other day, the cubs and I were looking for a good book. Naturally, we looked online in the library catalog. I’d heard about a 2009 Newbery Award winner by Neil Gaiman called The Graveyard Book. Good title. As lions, we don’t mind scary books. But we are a little nervous about award winners. Maybe it was stuffy? Or boring? We looked at the reader comments, all 54 of them. Some readers loved the book. Not everyone. The ones who liked it, REALLY liked it a lot.
…very well drawn characters and an enjoyable read for those who like spooky books that aren’t too scary.
… unique and I think it appeals to many ages – from 10 yrs. to seniors.
… recommend it getting this as an audio book – it is read by Neil Gaiman and his wonderful voice brings the book to life in an amazing way.
It is sad at some times and tense at others, but my son (then about 13, I think) really liked it and I did, too.
… an easy book for readers of all ages.
Read this. Immediately. Life is short.
Would the cubs like it? They weren’t sure. Then we noticed this row of tabs between the book description and the reviews:
Videos! What videos? Book trailers, it turns out. Like movie previews, only for books. How cool is that? After watching them, the cubs decided, yeah, they’d give this one a try. Now that we know, we always look to see if a book comes with a trailer.
A lot of them do. Take a look:
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
Heroes of Olympus Series
Ages 10 and up
This book’s trailer looks and sounds just like a blockbuster movie preview.