I imagined a story that combined reality television and middle school hijinks, practical jokes and ancient philosophy, untamed goats, and equally untamed kids. After a while, I began to write this story down instead.
Tag Archives | Author Name Pronunciations
A customer in Charlotte, North Carolina recently let us know that award-winning author Kekla Magoon would be visiting with their middle school students this fall. To support this author visit, we created an original Meet-the-Author Book Reading with Kekla and co-author Ilyasah Shabazz talking about their book, X: A Novel (Candlewick 2016). In this recording, […]
A customer from the Oakland, California recently asked us to create original multimedia resources with author Alton Carter. In this original Meet-the-Author Book Reading Alton shares what inspired hime to write The Boy Who Carried Bricks and why he wrote this book.
The Author Name Pronunciation Guide, created by TeachingBooks.net, features more than 2,000 short audio clips by book creators sharing the true pronunciation and origin of their names. It is a freely accessible resource, ready-to-use to enliven and personalize your lesson plans across the curriculum. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite ways the Author Name Pronunciation Guide has […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Authors and Illustrators Reveal the Origins and Pronunciations of Their Names MADISON, Wis. (July 16, 2015) – Ever wondered how to pronounce a favorite author’s name? Since 2007, almost half-a-million readers have visited www.TeachingBooks.net/Hello to hear authors and illustrators say their names and recount brief stories about them. On July 16, 2015, the […]
In this original Meet-the-Author Book Reading, you’ll hear Brendan explain his personal inspiration for co-writing Virals (Penguin 2010), the first book in the Virals novel series. Sneak peak: it involves Potcake dogs!
Here at TeachingBooks I’m encouraging my colleagues to ride their bicycles to the office. Madison, Wisconsin is such a lovely city this time of year, why not enjoy it on bike? With that in mind, I’ve been exploring multimedia resources about books and authors related to this bicycling theme. Here are some resources for a […]
For me, it was the sheer number of fields in which Roget developed a working knowledge, and in which he also had significant influence. Roget was interested in just about everything and wrote papers, articles, and books on subjects ranging from botany to mathematics and optics to public health. Today, when most people super-specialize in […]
The whole thing started in 2008, when I was working as Congressman John Lewis’s press secretary during his primary campaign.
Last spring the children’s book community lost several beloved authors and illustrators, including the hugely talented Leo Dillon, Jean Craighead George, Ellen Levine, and Maurice Sendak. In honor of their memory and their many accomplishments, we offer video and audio recordings of these creative artists whose work enriched the lives of so many people. In […]