Uses of Author Interviews for Science Educators & Students

Integrate picture books and multimedia into your elementary school science curriculum,

for example …

  • Natural science themes are visually presented by Steve Jenkins
  • Environmental studies are complemented by watching this movie on the creation of Earth Mother with Leo and Diane Dillon

Offer professional development about literacy programs for all content areas,

for example …

  • MacArthur Fellow David Macaulay reveals how asking questions motivates his research
  • Peter Sís shares personal connections to writing biographies of scientists

What is an Author Interview?

  • Author Interviews are interviews with authors and illustrators in video, audio, and written formats.
  • Meet-the-Author Programs are filmed by TeachingBooks.net in the homes and studios of award-winning authors and illustrators to enable readers to connect with the author the moment they are studying a book.

Authors talk about:

  • Writing
  • Journaling
  • Working with ideas
  • Doing research
  • Bringing history to life
  • Being a professional author

Illustrators reveal:

  • Diverse art techniques
  • Approaches to book design
  • Illustrating fiction and nonfiction
  • Being a professional illustrator

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