Tag Archives | 1st to 8th grade

Resources upon request: Kate Klise

A educator recently let us know that she would love to hear author Kate Klise pronounce her name. So, here it is: Kate’s Author Name Pronunciation.  And, we got her sister’s too.  She’s the illustrator M. Sarah Klise, with whom Sarah often collaborates. Hear author Kate Klise pronounce and tell about her name.     […]

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George Washington Carver:
Environmentalist, Artist, & Educator

I recently spoke with author Tonya Bolden to record her introducing and reading a passage from her book George Washington Carver.  Listen to this Book Reading with students as an introduction to George Washington Carver.  You will be sure to learn something you didn’t know about this important man. In this Book Reading, Bolden’s honeyed […]

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Mouse tales

A new movie released this month is based on Kate DiCamillo’s Newbery-winning book The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread. Explore Kate DiCamillo’s Original Author Program and learn more about her thoughts on mice being heroes.  You can even get a glimpse into […]

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Have you heard of Beverly Bunn?

If you’re familiar with Beezus, Ramona, Ralph S. Mouse, or Mr. Henshaw, then you also know Beverly Bunn. As you may have guessed, Beverly Bunn is Beverly Cleary! I learned this when I recently called Beverly Cleary to record her pronouncing and sharing a story about her name for the TeachingBooks.net Author Name Pronunciation Guide.  […]

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