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Guest Blogger: Sara Pennypacker

It’s helpful for me to think of a novel as a living creature. (I’m a writer—everything is a metaphor!) The heart of my novel is its theme; the steady beat of life at its core. Its blood, coursing life through every page, is its language, or voice. Its skeleton is the narrative structure; the plot, […]






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Contests and Giveaways | April 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 Brick by Brick and Why? (Elementary) Enter to win a copy of Brick by Brick by Giuliano Ferri and Why? by Nicolai Popov, two books from […]

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What is your favorite word?

Each month the TeachingBooks.net team is going to answer a “get-to-know-you” question, so you can learn more about us, and because we’d love to get to know more about you — please feel free to share your answer in the comments section! Sarah: Threshold — I’m drawn in by both the literal and figurative meanings of […]

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Guest Blogger: Hervé Tullet

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.






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Contests and Giveaways | March 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 set of Good Morning Yoga and Good Night Yoga (Elementary) Gentle exercises to help children start their school day confident and empowered, […]

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Guest Blogger: R. Gregory Christie

When a manuscript comes across my art table there’s always a little bit of terror attached to it. What’s the author trying to relate? How should I approach it? How would a parent, a librarian, and, most important, a child look at my paintings? If, as an artist, I can’t quell some of these questions, […]






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Contests and Giveaways | February 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 collection of 5 Anansi Story Cove picture books (Elementary) To celebrate Black History Month, August House is giving away 3 free sets of […]

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Guest Blogger: Gail Jarrow

Blistery red rashes and hallucinations, lethal germs in food, flea bites that kill— these are all subjects that have captured my attention, and I hope will grab readers’ attention, too. Intriguing medical stories speak to my background in zoology, an interest in history, and experience teaching middle school science. As an author, I get to […]






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Contests and Giveaways | January 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 Wandering Woolly (Elementary) Little Woolly doesn’t want to graze on grass like her mother and the others in her pack; […]

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Gearing Up for 2016 ALA Youth Media Awards

The ALA Youth Media Awards announcements are on Monday, January 11th and we are excited! Nick and Val will be in Boston, MA and the rest of the TeachingBooks.net team will be in Madison, WI watching the awards ceremony live at http://ala.unikron.com/2016/. Follow us on Twitter @TeachingBooks as we live tweet the award announcements and available resources about the award-winning books! […]

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