Originally-produced recordings enliven the 2012-2013 Bluebonnet nominees

Below, please enjoy a sample of the brand new audio recordings TeachingBooks.net has made with a selection of authors whose books have been nominated for the 2012-2013 Bluebonnet Award. In these recordings the authors share the genesis for their book and then read an excerpt. We hope these resources will enrich your conversations with students about these books!

Jim Arnosky shares how he was inspired to write and illustrate Thunder Birds: Nature’s Flying Predators (Sterling, 2011) and reads an excerpt.  Listen now

Carmen Agra Deedy shares how she came to write The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale (Peachtree, 2011) and reads an excerpt.  Listen now

Julia Durango shares how she came to write Under the Mambo Moon (Charlesbridge, 2011) and reads an excerpt.  Listen now

Candace Fleming shares the inspiration behind Clever Jack Takes the Cake (Schwartz & Wade, 2010) and reads an excerpt.  Listen now

Julie Sternberg shares the inspiration behind Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie (Abrams, 2011) and reads an excerpt.  Listen now

See all resources for the entire list of 2012-2013 Bluebonnet books here.

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