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Personalize your connection to the books you're reading with these exclusive resources made by TeachingBooks.net. Use these materials in classrooms, libraries, and/or for your own professional development to discover exciting ways to share insights with children and teens.

Meet-the-Author Movies & Slideshows

Author of the Month

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  • Filmed in the author/illustrator's home
  • Edited and projectable
  • Play these movies to have a virtual author visit anytime you want
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Meet-the-Author Book Readings

Recording of the Month

Farhana Zia on
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  • Recorded with award-winning authors
  • Edited for classroom use
  • Play to learn insights about an author's purpose and craft
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Author Name Pronunciations

Pronunciation of the Month

Walter Dean Myers
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  • Listen to author/illustrator introductions
  • Learn correct pronunciations
  • Integrate recordings into podcasts, book trailers, and more
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In-depth Written Interviews

Interview of the Month

Yuyi Morales
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  • Extensive conversations with favorite writers and illustrators
  • Use for author and biographical studies
  • Freely use in blogs, newsletters, etc.
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Original Author Posts

Guest Blogger of the Month

Comics, Then & Now

Gene Luen Yang
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  • Written by extraordinary authors
  • Reveals insights about book creation
  • Use to learn from professionals
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  • Bringing history to life
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  • Diverse art techniques
  • Approaches to book design
  • Illustrating fiction and nonfiction
  • Being a professional illustrator

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