Every year around this time my grandfather would give my grandmother a box of chocolates. I quickly learned that not every chocolate in the sampler box thrilled me. One year, my sister taught me the trick of picking out a chocolate and ever-so-slightly cracking open the underside to reveal the filling. When I found an unidentifiable pink goo filling, well, I put those chocolates back in the box. When I saw caramel peaking through, I knew I had a keeper.
I like to think of TeachingBooks as method to peak inside of books, to reveal something new about a story or an author. I hope you use the resources on TeachingBooks.net to sample, to discover, and to savor. Indulge in new information about a well-known favorite title. Help your students expand their palates by sharing tasty new literary treats with the help of online Book Readings, Thematic Booklists, and/or Author Programs.
Here’s a little sampler of resources we have recently added to the site. Enjoy!
- Polly Horvath discusses and reads from her Newbery Honor Book, Everything on a Waffle.
- Mem Fox called all the way from Australia to tell you about her unique name.
- Sample some non-fiction by listening to Deborah Kogan Ray speak about and read from her biography of beloved author/illustrator, Wanda Gág: The Girl Who Lived to Draw.
Posted by Danika L. Morphew-Tarbuck, MLS, Web 2.0 Content Producer