Monday, October 15, 2018

Awesome book videos

It has been some time since I shared any videos from Penguin Random House, so I thought today would be a good time to change that.

Today’s videos include an interview with author Adam Bray, a look at scary books and Brightly Storytime. If you click on the image, you can view the interview.


Adam talks about the key to a great story, the book he rereads the most, and more.

Scary Books | Six Picks

Read it Forward editors Abbe and Emma recommend six scary books that will give you the spooks.

The Day You Begin - Read Aloud | Brightly Storytime

BONUS videos of the week

This is a great Instagram account, run by a book historian at the Smithsonian. One of her recurring features is called #ForeEdgeFriday, where she shares old books’ fore-edge paintings, or scenes painted on the edges of the pages of a book that appear when fanned out. Here is a quick sampling, but if you like old books and have free time, it’s worth poking around in there. And if your thirst for fore-edge paintings still isn’t sated, here’s a profile of one of the few people still making them today

Fun video-adjacent tidbit of the week:
In a survey from, 8% of drivers admitted to watching YouTube videos while driving (please don’t do this).

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you enjoy the videos. Do you have a scary book that you enjoy reading every year around this time?


  1. No that you mention it, not many books have those images on the edges of the paper anymore. I wonder why?

  2. Video can be such an effective way to share things, Mason, can't it? It's another way to engage the senses, and there's so much interesting content out there. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love to see how other authors and publishers use video! I really don't do much with it, and I should (video is a little scary...)

    I always used to read Halloween stories to my kids this time of year...thoughtfully provided by the Scholastic classroom book order, ha!

  4. Enjoyed the videos. Thanks for sharing.


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