On tollbooths, kitchen windows, and inspiration

Cover of the book The Phantom Tollbooth

You, educators and users of TeachingBooks.net, often inspire the new resources on the site.  For example, educators we met at a conference in Portland, Oregon mentioned how much they would love to see us create new original resources for the author Norton Juster.

Last Friday, I spoke with Norton Juster and now I’m happy to share these two brand new Book Readings and Norton’s Author Name Pronunciation:

TeachingBooks.net original Book Readings allow you to bring authors into your classroom and enable you and your students to hear from the author about the inspiration behind their books.  If you listen to Norton Juster’s readings, then you’ll have a new sense for why and how he came to write these two very memorable and creative books.

Isn’t it interesting to have the backstory from the author himself?  It’s hard to see the books in quite the same way again.

Please continue to inspire us by keeping in touch about the books and authors you love.  We’ll try to discover and create resources that we hope will provide you and your students with inspiration in return.

Posted by Danika L. Morphew-Tarbuck, MLS, Web 2.0 Content Producer

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