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Guest Blogger: Barbara Dee

Children are eager for books that validate and empower them. I passionately believe that positive, inclusive stories can inspire all readers, no matter their gender or orientation—but because girls crave books about smart, strong female protagonists, I’m happy to see my middle grade novel Star-Crossed in their hands.






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Contests and Giveaways | January 2017

Happy New Year 2017! Each month we feature free and fun book contests and giveaways. We hope you will enjoy the following opportunities as well as the author and book resources available via TeachingBooks.net. Win a free copy of TIME for Kids Presidents of the United States! (Elementary) TIME For Kids presents a complete overview of […]

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Contests and Giveaways | December 2016

Each month we feature free and enjoyable book contests and giveaways! We hope you will enjoy the following opportunities as well as the author and book resources available via TeachingBooks.net. Win a free copy of Animal Planet Strange, Unusual, Gross & Cool Animals! (Elementary) Meet the world’s ickiest, stickiest, blobbiest, oddest animals in a new nonfiction […]

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Original Author Resources Enrich Student Experiences

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, […]






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Contests and Giveaways | October 2016

Each month we feature free and enjoyable book contests and giveaways! We hope you will enjoy the following opportunities as well as the author and book resources available via TeachingBooks.net. Share your plans to win 7 copies of Scariest Stories Ever Told! (Elementary/Middle Grade) To celebrate the launch of Scariest Stories Ever Told by Roberta Simpson […]

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Original Author Resources Provide Insights

A customer from Eau Claire, Wisconsin recently asked us to create original multimedia resources with author Deborah Jiang-Stein. In this original Meet-the-Author Book Reading Deborah talks about how emotionally challenging it was to write her memoir, Prison Baby (Beacon 2014). Share a Book Reading with students as a way for them to connect to the book and […]

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Contests and Giveaways | September 2016

Each month we feature free and enjoyable book contests and giveaways! We hope you will enjoy the following opportunities as well as the author and book resources available via TeachingBooks.net. Enter to win a copy of The Curse of the Were-Hyena plus an advance reading copy of the next book in the Monstertown Mystery series (Elementary) […]

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Guest Blogger: Jenny Han

I want my readers to see that they can be all kinds of people and that they aren’t limited to a version of themselves that someone else decided for them. They can be the popular girl, the smart girl, the mean girl, or the screw-up. “Asian American girl” doesn’t denote any one type of person.






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