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Guest Blogger: Duncan Tonatiuh

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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Recording Provides Author’s Insights

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 […]

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Contests & giveaways | January 2014

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 […]

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Nick’s Picks: Thematic Booklists, Literacy Connections

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 […]

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Nick’s Picks: Summer reading fun

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.

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Guest Blogger: Rafael López

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 […]

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