After creating three nonfiction books—Diego Rivera (2011), Separate Is Never Equal (2014), and Funny Bones (2015, all Abrams)—my editor and I both thought a fiction project might be interesting. We brainstormed and a suggestion that bubbled up was to take a well-known story, such as a fairy tale, and give it a twist.
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A customer from Charleston, SC recently asked us about available audio resources for The Queen of Water (Random House 2011). In this original Meet-the-Author Book Reading, author Laura Resau talks about her friendship with co-author Maria Virginia Farinango, and their collaboration to write The Queen of Water, which is based on Maria’s personal history. Use […]
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 Mi Familia Calaca/My Skeleton Family (Elementary) Welcome to the family! It’s just like yours: father, mother, sister, brother, abuelita, gato. Well, there’s something […]
In this month’s post we celebrate our multilingual world by showcasing a variety of audio and video recordings from the TeachingBooks.net collection. These multimedia resources allow students and teachers to hear and read stories in a handful of languages. ¡Disfrute!
Poetry forces me to be brief. All the facts and figures won’t fit in my verses, so I choose only those details that are most meaningful to me. My hope is that the uncrowded page will invite both reluctant and passionate readers.
In this month’s post, we highlight some useful thematic booklists from a variety of professional sources. Please note that the TeachingBooks.net display of the instructional materials and websites has changed. We’ve added cover images; information on each title can be tapped by rolling over the pictures. We hope you’ll agree that our snazzy new design […]
TeachingBooks.net is bringing summer reading 2011 to life. Whether you’re promoting the program theme of One World, Many Stories, You are Here,Splash! Celebrate Summer, or another topic, the authors and illustrators presented in this month’s column are bound to be on your list. From audio to video recordings, TeachingBooks.net has something for you.
Growing up in Mexico, I learned to speak the language of color at a very early age. “No dar color” is a popular expression that, translated, means an inability to give off color or emotion. Using color and texture helps me to express my identity, my heritage. I’ve also learned that color is the most […]
While the pressures in education today are very real, the joy, passion, and commitment that teachers bring to the profession can assist them when the challenges are great. This month’s column highlights online resources that are sure to bring a little levity to the classroom and elicit a few smiles and laughs.
Yuyi Morales is an artist, children’s book illustrator, and a five-time recipient of the Pura Belpré Award (and many, many other awards). Yuyi’s books are inspired by her love of Mexico and Mexican folk tales. She uses many mediums, including amazing handmade puppets, to illustrate her books. One of my favorite things about Yuyi is […]