So much of the power of visiting a national park is the feeling of wonder that you experience when you turn a corner and come upon an incredible vista or see an animal cross your path.
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I have been fascinated with falconry–the art of hunting using falcons, hawks, owls, and eagles—my whole life. In fact, I spent about 10 years attempting to write a book about a boy and a hawk, but it never quite worked.
When my daughter was old enough, I told her stories about dark brown girls like herself, girls who sailed the skies and saved the world. It was important to me that she saw herself in stories.
Often the way to engage students is to empower them with opportunity and choice. TeachingBooks.net content supports giving readers voice.
My work often asks, “What is a book?” First came the interactive Press Here, which was radical in its simplicity. For Mix It Up!, I painted with my bare hands—a “no-illustration” illustration. Let’s Play! (2016; all Chronicle) is the return to expressing something with drawing, composition, proportion, and feelings.
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 […]
The whole thing started in 2008, when I was working as Congressman John Lewis’s press secretary during his primary campaign.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]