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Guest Blogger: Jack Gantos

The Trouble in Me (Farrar 2015) is, in part, an answer to the question “How does one go bad?” It’s something I’ve been asked often since the publication of Hole in My Life (Farrar 2002), which features my drug smuggling and life in prison.






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Guest Blogger: Mélanie Watt

One day I vacuumed a fly—by accident! After realizing what had happened, I wondered what the bug was thinking. Did it know it had been vacuumed? Was it upset? Or was it just buzzing around inside the machine, without a care in the world? This is how the idea for Bug in a Vacuum (Tundra […]






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Cross-curricular Uses for the Author Name Pronunciation Guide

The Author Name Pronunciation Guide, created by TeachingBooks.net, features more than 2,000 short audio clips by book creators sharing the true pronunciation and origin of their names. It is a freely accessible resource, ready-to-use to enliven and personalize your lesson plans across the curriculum. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite ways the Author Name Pronunciation Guide has […]

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Contests and Giveaways | November 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 Ms. Spell (Elementary) An unorthodox teacher gives one of the most unforgettable spelling lessons ever in this zany adventure with eye-popping wonders as […]

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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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