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Guest Blogger: Charles R. Smith, Jr.

I remember sitting in my sixth grade class at Marian Anderson Elementary in Compton, California, when February rolled around and my teacher, Mr. Johnson, hung up the faces of Black History Month around the room. Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. surrounded us until early March. Each […]






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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

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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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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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Guest Blogger: Christian Robinson

When I’m asked how I came to illustrate Patricia Hruby Powell’s Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (Chronicle Books 2014), my most direct answer is that my agent Steven Malk shared the manuscript with me, after being approached by editors at Chronicle. The more magical response would be that Josephine Baker’s life was an […]






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Contests & Giveaways | February 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 promo code for the Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter Book App (Elementary) In Mercer Mayer’s Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter, the kids of Critterville are […]

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