I’m sure there are plenty of fun videos out there about books and reading, and I hope readers will point me in the direction of others besides the ones on this list.
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I’ve used the videos on this list both as “discussion starters” and as fun ways to end a class when I have a few minutes of “extra” time left:
Here’s the famous “Gotta Keep Reading” video from Ocoee Middle School:
Here’s what books do at night when we’re not looking:
Here’s a fun combination of library scenes from movies and TV shows:
“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” won the Oscar for Best Animated Short this year. It’s described as taking:
…place in a world where books are living creatures. It offers sentimental tale about the power of books and storytelling.
Here it is:
Here’s a Rube Goldberg machine that turns the pages of your newspaper:
Here’s one on organizing a bookcase:
A maze grows in London is a Washington Post slideshow and Artists create maze using 250,000 books is a CBS News slideshow — both about the same event. Even though they’re not videos, I’m adding them to this list.
The Atlantic published a great story headlined Taking Literature To The Streets, and it shares lots of fun ideas where people are “using guerrilla marketing tactics to promote reading.”
One they featured is about a Brazilian project that combines subway tickets with books:
Here’s a Voice Of America story about a vending machine offering free books to children:
As I mentioned earlier, I hope you’ll recommend more!
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