As a pre-service teacher I'm always learning new things to engage my students. I love collecting activites and ideas from veteran teachers that I can work to incorporate into my classroom. In my Adolescent Lit. class we've been doing book-talks. Pretty much it is suppose to be a way to hook the students into the book. We had to make our own and also highlight a technique we found elsewhere.
For mine I made an artifact bag, showing important parts from Frank Beddor's The Looking Glass Wars.
The example I showed was a book trailer for Scott Westerfield's Leviathan. This book is going to be awesome, and I feel like the trailer really would capture students attention.
Here's some other trailers for books which look really good:
A Madness of Angels by Kate Griffin
Behind Every Illusion by Christina Harner
Impossible by Nancy Werlin
Candor by Pam Bachorz
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey