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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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2015 WRAD Blogging Challenge: Week 2

Week 2: February 16 – 22 You & Someone New: Answer the following questions with someone you haven’t spoken to about reading before.    1. I think everyone in the world should read…   Val: The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle Jeanette: More, More Said the Baby by Vera Williams       2. If I could […]

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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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Announcing Our Inaugural Book Discussion!

  TeachingBooks.net is excited to announce that on January 23rd, we will be launching our Virtual Book Discussion series. We are happy to have this opportunity to be in conversation with you as we mix work and play. Use this link to register: TeachingBooks.net Book Discussion. The theme of our first discussion is Immigration, a […]

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Meet the Caldecott Winners

As we celebrate 75 years of the Caldecott Medal (1938-2013), this article offers a compilation of TeachingBooks.net original interviews with a few Caldecott Medalists. Hundreds of interviews, lesson plans, and recordings of Caldecott-recipients pronouncing their names are freely available as part of this celebration at http://TeachingBooks.net/Caldecott.  We hope you enjoy watching the 75th anniversary Caldecott video montage, too. […]

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Free online resources about the TD award-winners

  Meet the award-winning authors of the 2012 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Awards via these original audio recordings recently made with each winner. Also, find other resources to use when reading and teaching these books including lesson plans, book trailers, author interviews, and more! TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award Listen to Trilby Kent introduce and read an excerpt […]

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We’ve Moved!

___ ____ ____ The TeachingBooks.net team in front of our new digs!   Effective immediately, TeachingBooks.net’s mailing address is now: TeachingBooks.net LLC 150 East Gilman Street, Suite 1200 Madison, WI 53703 All other company contact information remains the same, including phone, fax, and email.

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African American stories

The reason there is so much history, especially African American history, in so many of the books I write is because I am African American, and it’s a part of me like my blood. – Jacqueline Woodson, author of 2006 Newbery Honor Book, Show Way Although teachers use books by African American authors and illustrators […]

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