Tag Archives | Realistic Fiction

Inspiration for Isabel

Guest Blogger: Alan Gratz

If I could have nameless, faceless avatars running around making my plots function, my work would be a lot easier. But no one wants to read that story—including me. Readers want characters that have lives off the page. Characters that feel like friends, or enemies. Characters to root for, and root against. Characters that are […]

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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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Blog Tour: David Stahler, Jr.

Today, TeachingBooks.net welcomes author David Stahler, Jr. as he stops by on his blog tour. I did more research than usual for Spinning Out (Chronicle, 2011). This novel explores a few real-life issues I don’t have a lot of background on. It’s also the first novel I’ve written that isn’t science fiction. Usually the word “research” […]

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Resources upon request: Matt de la Peña

Customers in San Antonio, TX recently asked us to create original multimedia resources with author Matt de la Peña. Matt was the keynote speaker at the 2009 Library Resource Roundup and also presented at the NYC Office of Library Services 2009 fall conference. He is the author of Ball Don’t Lie (Delacorte, 2005) and Mexican […]

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