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Jonathan Case and the cover of Little Monarchs

Jonathan Case on Little Monarchs

The TeachingBooks Virtual Book Tour is your opportunity to learn from and build personal connections with extraordinary book creators and their brand-new titles. In this post, artist and author Jonathan Case talks about his new graphic novel Little Monarchs.
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Laurel Snyder and the cover of Endlessly Ever After

Laurel Snyder on Endlessly Ever After

The TeachingBooks Virtual Book Tour is your opportunity to learn from and build personal connections with extraordinary book creators and their brand-new titles. In this post, award-winning author Laurel Snyder talks about her new picture book Endlessly Ever After: Pick YOUR Path to Countless Fairy Tale Endings, illustrated by Dan Santat.
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James Ponti and the cover of Forbidden City

James Ponti on Forbidden City

The TeachingBooks Virtual Book Tour is your opportunity to learn from and build personal connections with extraordinary book creators and their brand-new titles. In this post, James Ponti talks about his latest entry in the City Spies series, Forbidden City.
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Guest Blogger: Kate Hannigan

"Throughout the three books, I have my characters meet these key real-life figures and learn from them. So that as the superheroes demonstrate the best ways to punch out supervillains, the historical figures also show them real-life skills. I want to plant the seed with young readers that the things we're good at—math, puzzles, pattern recognition, languages, even flying—might actually become our own superpowers."
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Analyze Detail in Graphic Novels

Graphic novels contain a variety of details that, when reflected upon, aid in the development of visual literacy.  Details like sound effects, frame structure, the shape of speech bubbles, and much more all act as critical elements to the telling of the story.  Explore the examples and prompts below for ideas on how to keep readers engaged in the unique qualities that make graphic novels great.
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