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Voice your Choice!

The Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards is open through May 3, 2015!   Kids and teens can vote to determine the winners in seven categories of finalists. Check out multimedia resources about each finalist, as well as ideas for celebrating Children’s Book Week, May 4 – May 10, 2015! The announcement of the winners will take place during Children’s Book Week. […]

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Marti Koller Wins 2015 Intellectual Freedom Award

Marti Koller, English Department Chair at the Baldwin-Woodville High School, is the winner of the 2015 Intellectual Freedom Award. The award is given jointly by the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) and the Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association (WEMTA). A long-time advocate of intellectual freedom, Koller has battled censorship and educated students about the principles […]

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Guest Blogger: Francisco Jiménez

Over the years, I’ve received numerous letters and emails from readers telling me how much they enjoy reading my work; they have also expressed interest in knowing more about my family. And touring and presenting, the questions I’m most frequently asked include: How can you remember so many details about the past? When did you […]

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Celebrating the Work of Walter Dean Myers

Last night’s NYC celebration of the mission and work of Walter Dean Myers, hosted by his son Christopher Myers, was a tribute to creativity and following one’s dreams. It was life abound. Known children’s book writers Avi, Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Brian Selznick beautifully reflected on life. Wow! And readings, songs, and multifaceted performances […]

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Contests and Giveaways | March 2015

Each month we feature free and enjoyable book contests and giveaways! We hope you will enjoy the following opportunities as well as the author and book resources available via TeachingBooks.net.   Win a free copy of One Witch at a Time (Elementary) Magic beans. A beanstalk. Readers will devour Stacy DeKeyser’s clever twist on the classic “Jack […]

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2015 WRAD Blogging Challenge: Week 4

Week 4: March 2 – 8 Speak Your Story: Select a favorite read aloud book and make a video! Val Edwards, Educational Outreach & Training Specialist, reads from Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey (Viking Press 1948). http://teachingbooks.net/media/video/ForumContent/WRADBlogChallenge.mp4 Tweet

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2015 WRAD Blogging Challenge: Week 3

TeachingBooks.net is preparing for World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) by participating in the WRAD “Speak Your Story” Blogging Challenge! The four week blogging challenge is outlined at The Busy Librarian. World Read Aloud Day is Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Spread the word! #WRAD Week 3: February 23 – March 1 Take a selfie with your favorite kid lit […]

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2015 WRAD Blogging Challenge: Week 2

Week 2: February 16 – 22 You & Someone New: Answer the following questions with someone you haven’t spoken to about reading before.    1. I think everyone in the world should read…   Val: The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle Jeanette: More, More Said the Baby by Vera Williams       2. If I could […]

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David Wiesner’s SPOT

Spot by David Wiesner Spot (HMH 2015) is based on a concept that I have been exploring since I was a student at the Rhode Island School of Design. It is the idea of worlds within worlds that a reader can move into and out of through vertical transitions – going deeper and deeper into an image […]

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2015 WRAD Blogging Challenge: Week 1

  TeachingBooks.net is preparing for World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) by participating in the WRAD “Speak Your Story” Blogging Challenge! The four week blogging challenge is outlined at The Busy Librarian.  World Read Aloud Day is Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Spread the word! Week 1: February 9 – February 15 What is your favorite book to read […]

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