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Guest blogger: Tomie dePaola

Look and Be Grateful (Holiday House 2015) is the most unusual project I’ve ever worked on in my 50 years as a children’s book illustrator/author. Usually, a book starts with an idea that I’ll turn over and over in my head, sometimes letting it pop-up when it wants to, other times, sitting down and forcing […]






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Contests and Giveaways | October 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 Feeding the Flying Fanellis  (Elementary School) What do you feed a trapeze family to keep them in the air? A lion […]

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Recording Provides Author’s Insights

A customer from Charleston, SC recently asked us about available audio resources for The Queen of Water (Random House 2011). In this original Meet-the-Author Book Reading, author Laura Resau talks about her friendship with co-author Maria Virginia Farinango, and their collaboration to write The Queen of Water, which is based on Maria’s personal history. Use […]

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Guest Blogger: M.T. Anderson

For years, I heard bizarre, thrilling stories about Dmitri Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony; how it was written by the Soviet composer in the besieged city of Leningrad as the Nazis bombed the city; how it was performed there by a starving orchestra while the Red Army shelled the Germans to protect the concert hall; and how […]






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Contests and Giveaways | September 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 Ghostlight (Middle Grade) When Avery and Julian film their ghost story at spooky Hilliard House, the “imaginary” dangers in their movie threaten […]

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Support Your Literacy Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)

*Webinar Of The Month *Usage Statistics *Literacy Implementation Plan Module (update coming soon) Do you need to submit student learning objectives for the 2015-16 school year?  Are your deadlines are fast approaching? TeachingBooks.net can help you design a plan for meeting your professional development needs and providing resources to use directly with student instruction. Document your PD with certificates […]

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How to (Re)Tell a Story in Pictures

Drawing a graphic novel is a bit like making a film—on your own. The artist becomes the writer, director, production crew, costume designer, art director, location scout, cinematographer, the special effects team, the actors, and the editor. Unlike film, however, the images are static and time, motion, and sound must be implied through picture sequences, […]






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Contests and Giveaways | August 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 Vincent Paints His House (Elementary) Vincent is ready to paint his house. The only problem is choosing the color. He thinks white would be […]

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Connect Literacy and the Arts

Let us help you build solid connections between fine arts and achieving literacy goals! Are you a fine arts teacher looking for ways to support district and school literacy goals? Happily, TeachingBooks.net can help! Art teachers could pair a Meet-the-Author movie with the art techniques being introduced.  For example, include Robert Sabuda on “Making a Pop-up Book,” or Saxton […]

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Read-y to bike?

Here at TeachingBooks I’m encouraging my colleagues to ride their bicycles to the office. Madison, Wisconsin is such a lovely city this time of year, why not enjoy it on bike? With that in mind, I’ve been exploring multimedia resources about books and authors related to this bicycling theme. Here are some resources for a […]

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