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Media Highlights Summary Sheet
 
03/15/2008:
Booklist (American Library Association) highlighted TeachingBooks' growing Author Name Pronunciation Guide, a collection of short audio clips "in which authors reveal the pronunciation and origin of their names," in their Media reviews section, noting it as a free and "fun" feature.
03/01/2008:
District Administration featured TeachingBooks in their "Editors Choice" list of "important and useful books and materials reflecting trends in K12 education today."
09/01/2007:
School Library Association (UK) highlights TeachingBooks' Harry Potter--related resources in their quarterly newsletter.
09/01/2007:
MultiMedia & Internet@Schools profiles TeachingBooks' newest features and updates in a roundup article, "Database News: What's There, and What's Coming Up, in the World of K--12 Content, Part 5" (Sept./Oct. issue). The piece highlights TeachingBooks' increased number of author videos and audio readings, plus our addition of Author Name Pronunciation Guide, Reader's Theater scripts, and live and archived online training tutorials for site users.
07/01/2007:
Electronic Education Report (Simba Information) featured TeachingBooks in their article, "Online Resources Bring Students Back to Books." The piece focused on the online, then in-print success of The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and quoted TeachingBooks' founder Nick Glass on the role of the Internet to "get 'screen-agers' into a book that doesn't have a screen. Technology can be the great equalizer because nearly every school has access to the Internet."
06/01/2007:
School Library Journal highlights TeachingBooks' movie and resources with Lois Lowry in their cover story about her receiving the ALA's Margaret A. Edwards Award.
06/01/2007:
District Administration magazine highlights TeachingBooks in its "Multimedia Lit" article that uses "multimedia and other resources to bring books to life and get pupils in any grade excited about reading." The article affirms TeachingBooks' mission by stating that programs such as TeachingBooks "yields great results if administrators and teachers are up to the task."
05/15/2007:
eSchoolNews features TeachingBooks' Reader's Theater Original Author Program and how it effectively shares insights and strategies for incorporating reader's theater into the classroom.
05/01/2007:
Teaching K-8 writes a glowing, comprehensive review, calling TeachingBooks "a plethora of good children's book web resources for K-12 teachers."
04/25/2007:
The National Parenting Center awards TeachingBooks.net their 2007 Seal of Approval for Web Sites calling TeachingBooks "...awe inspiring for parents and teachers alike. It is a teaching tool and an invaluable one at that...parents praised it is as a learning tool as well."
04/15/2007:
The Big Deal Book of Technology for K-12 Educators writes about TeachingBooks: "Isn't it wondrous how the multimedia Web can release the power of the printed word? The process and passion of creation is revealed at TeachingBooks.net, where students will see and hear authors and illustrators discuss their writings and art."
04/01/2007:
Library Media Connection includes the TeachingBooks.net Author Name Pronunciation Guide in their "Hot Stuff & Other Things" section under "Hot Upgrades" in their April/May issue, saying, "Thanks to a new online resource from TeachingBooks.net, the correct pronunciation of authors' and illustrators' names need be a mystery no longer."
03/01/2007:
District Administration features the Lauren Child and Angela Johnson Author Programs in their New Products section. TeachingBooks.net is being considered for the Top 100 Products in K-12 Education for 2007. Educators vote for their favorite products, and at the end of the year District Administration will publish a special issue showcasing the Top 100 Products for 2007.
02/08/2007:
eSchool News in their TCEA Weblog covers TeachingBooks.net, saying in part, "TeachingBooks.net contains a broad range of online literature activities and resources for anyone working in a learning environment. It provides opportunities for instructional collaboration, literature appreciation, and technology integration. It reaches far beyond the language arts curriculum."
02/02/2007:
eSchool News in their "News from the FETC exhibit hall" covers TeachingBooks.net, saying in part, "TeachingBooks.net, an online reading resource that connects students and teachers with accomplished authors and children's book writers, demonstrated new features available as part of its subscription-based web service."
02/01/2007:
District Administration includes TeachingBooks.net in its 2007 Curriculum Hotspots in their guide to the best education sites on the Web.
01/25/2007:
Publisher's Weekly mentions the TeachingBooks Author Name Pronunciation Guide in their e-newsletter, "Children's Bookshelf," saying, "...it's not just a text-based guide which might leave people wondering if they are pronouncing a name right. The guide is a collection of short audio clips in which authors and illustrators, in their own voices, reveal the correct pronunciation and origin of their names."
01/01/2007:
Learning Magazine awards TeachingBooks their Teacher's Choice Award in the Classroom Web Sites category. Their awards are given to "the very best in classroom-tested, teacher-recommended products."
01/01/2007:
MultiMedia & Internet@Schools includes TeachingBooks in its Database News series covering K-12 electronic database content.
01/01/2007:
The cover story of Multimedia & Internet @ Schools magazine -- "An Author In Every Classroom" -- was written by TeachingBooks Founder, Nick Glass, and reveals numerous best practices for using technology to connect authors and students.
12/07/2006:
Power to Learn reviews TeachingBooks.net in their Software Reviews for Teachers section, saying, "TeachingBooks.net is a hidden gem and a great idea."
09/01/2006:
School Library Journal labels TeachingBooks a Must-Have Program in its E-Reference Review, giving TeachingBooks "an A for providing a quick, easy, and user-friendly interface that helps students and teachers locate great...resources."
09/01/2006:
TeachingBooks is successfully reviewed by the California Learning Resource Network, calling TeachingBooks a valuable source for identifying high quality electronic resources for use in the classroom.
08/14/2006:
TeachingBooks.net is a finalist for the EdNet Rookie of the Year Award, honoring the most promising start-up venture that is less than two years old and has the greatest potential to be a significant player in the education industry in the coming years.
08/01/2006:
Technology & Learning Magazine included TeachingBooks.net in their Hot Products and Trends issue, saying, "This Web portal gathers author programs, book readings and guides, and other resources in order to encourage student enthusiasm for reading."
06/12/2006:
District Administration Magazine included TeachingBooks in their electronic newsletter, DA Daily. The listing in the New Products and Services section said, "TeachingBooks.net connects students and authors [and] provides multimedia content designed to excite young readers."
06/09/2006:
TeachingBooks is awarded the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) for Best Educational Website, "Portal for Young Adult & Children." The category recognizes a website that serves as a gateway to education information.
05/01/2006:
TeachingBooks is mentioned in an article in Scholastic Administrator Magazine entitled, "Not Your Father's Library," where Hazel Peterson, Librarian at Molina High School in Dallas Independent School District lists TeachingBooks as one of the online resources available to her students.
04/01/2006:
School Library Journal writes about TeachingBooks in its Curriculum Connections supplement, mentioning newly released original author programs, the scope of resources, TeachingBooks' mission and subscription pricing.
03/01/2006:
District Administration Magazine, in an article entitled, "Curriculum Update," says "TeachingBooks.net makes reading come alive."
01/18/2006:
In Esme Raji Codell's newsletter from PlanetEsme.com, she writes of TeachingBooks, "Prepare to have your bookloving mind blown. Through the mind-boggling site TeachingBooks.net, you can have access to hundreds of videos of creative artists at work, sharing what they do. This site changes everything. Take some time to really explore it...it's an educator's dream come true."
11/01/2005:
TeachingK-8 Magazine in its Technology in Your Classroom section, under the heading, "Celebrate Reading -- Electronically!" says of TeachingBooks, "This online database of books and authors is a rich resource for book characters, author studies and book talks."
04/01/2005:
Library Media Connection in its starred review says, "This Web site is wonderful...extensive and all-inclusive. [TeachingBooks] is extremely useful for teachers and library media specialists for curricular planning, for students to use for projects or personal interest, and for anyone who values the joy of reading. Highly Recommended." (April/May 2005)
01/31/2005:
Publishers Weekly's article "Web Companies Offer Primer on Marketing" calls TeachingBooks a "significant innovator...a new breed of book metasites positioning itself as a central resource for parents and educators looking for material related to children's books."
01/27/2005:
eSchoolNews Online writes a review of the presentation that TeachingBooks gave at Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), Orlando.
12/13/2004:
Technology & Learning Magazine announces that TeachingBooks received its coveted Language Arts Award of Excellence 2004: "Judges loved how this 'awesome' portal makes literature 'come alive for students and teachers.'"
11/24/2004:
TeachingBooks is awarded the All Star Award from Children's Software & New Media Revue, given "only to the highest quality children's products in the interactive media category. These are 'no fail' products, worthy of their cost, and able to keep children engaged for days at a time."
11/01/2004:
TeachingBooks wins an Award of Excellence from Technology & Learning Magazine, honoring "innovative applications that break new ground in some important way...."
10/07/2004:
CLRN, California's Learning Resource Network, announces that TeachingBooks has been successfully reviewed and aligned with the State of California academic content standards for suppliemental electronic learning resources.
10/01/2004:
Instructor Magazine's Best of 2004 article calls TeachingBooks "a treasure trove of materials" among "the latest and greatest educational products for teachers and kids."
09/01/2004:
T.H.E. Journal features TeachingBooks in its EduNet reviews with the heading, "'Google for Reading' Delivers a Wealth of Book Resources."
08/19/2004:
The New York Times features TeachingBooks with an article in its "Back-to-School" section entitled, "An Online Resource Room Introduces a World of Books (and the Authors Who Create Them)."
08/16/2004:
Technology & Learning Magazine highlights TeachingBooks in its annual Back to School Product Guide.
08/01/2004:
Instructor Magazine features TeachingBooks in its Just for Our Readers section and calls it "a wealth of fantastic resources for teaching children's lit."
08/01/2004:
Library Media Connection announces in its "HOT Stuff & Other Things" section that, "TeachingBooks.net has a new look and some powerful new features that help generate enthusiasm for books and reading!"
07/05/2004:
The Capital Times shares news of TeachingBooks' state-wide license for all Wisconsin schools, libraries and residents.
05/01/2004:
School Library Journal's TechKnowledge column features TeachingBooks.net in an article that begins, "A good thing has gotten even better. TeachingBooks, a Web site for lovers of children's books, has added a host of star-studded attractions...."
05/01/2004:
TeachingBooks selected as a District Administration Magazine "Dr. Hotlist's" website of the month for May 2004.
04/15/2004:
The Spring 2004 WSRA Journal, a special issue on Designing New Literacies for Teaching & Learning, has an in-depth interview with TeachingBooks founder Nick Glass entitled, "Optimizing Technology to Bring Authors and Literature Resources into Every School and Across the Curriculum: WSRA Latest and Greatest Find: TeachingBooks.net."
04/15/2004:
Curriculum Connections , a supplement to School Library Journal, selects TeachingBooks as "one of the best recently published multimedia products for its usefulness in the classroom and professional development" in its Spring 2004 issue.
03/01/2004:
EvaluTech, the authoritative review service for the Southern Regional Education Board, highly recommends TeachingBooks while concluding that TeachingBooks, "is an appropriate choice for literacy initiatives as a resource for enhancing motivation, fluency, and comprehension."
03/01/2004:
School Library Media Activities Monthly features TeachingBooks in an extensive review by Professor Barbara Ripp Safford that begins, "This review almost didn't happen because I was having too much fun using TeachingBooks.net to stop and write about it...."
03/01/2004:
District Administration's article on Virtual Author Visits references TeachingBooks.
03/01/2004:
International Reading Association Literacy Links: Resources for Teachers and Parents links to TeachingBooks.net.
12/11/2003:
The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) weekly Internet radio show "Edutopia" highlights TeachingBooks.net while discussing Children, Literature and Technology. GLEF Executive Director Milton Chen speaks with TeachingBooks.net founder Nick Glass and Calgary Board of Education teacher / librarian Cathy Yusep about connecting students to authors and literature through cutting-edge technology.
09/15/2003:
Learn NC — The North Carolina Teacher's Network lists TeachingBooks among its "quality resources for K-12 classroom instruction and teacher professional development, all tied to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study."
09/15/2003:
Reading Is Fundamental's newsletter, Read All About It features TeachingBooks in the September 2003 issue.
09/15/2003:
CLRN — the California Learning Resource Network successfully reviews TeachingBooks and identifies TeachingBooks as a "supplemental electronic learning resource that both meet local instructional needs and embodies the implementation of California curriculum frameworks and standards."
09/01/2003:
The first of nine monthly original TeachingBooks' author/illustrator interview columns are published in LibrarySparks magazine from Upstart / Highsmith publications.
08/01/2003:
TeachingBooks is featured in eSchoolNews' netwatch column as one of the "very best web sites...for the K-20 decision maker. The article is titled, "TeachingBooks gives students and teachers the story behind the stories."
07/01/2003:
All Together Now, a magazine for early childhood professionals, features TeachingBooks in the Summer 2003 issue.
05/23/2003:
Public Education Network's Weekly NewsBlast features TeachingBooks in a column titled, "Connecting with Favorite Books".
05/15/2003:
Philadelphia Inquirer features TeachingBooks in Joyce Kasman Valenza's tech.life@school column titled, "Connecting with authors and artists behind favorite books."
05/01/2003:
HighBeam Research reviews TeachingBooks for its members.
04/23/2003:
USAToday.com writes, "Offering parents and teachers a guiding hand through the land of young people's literature, TeachingBooks.net features a gateway to extensive study guides around the Web, audio and video interviews with the authors — all the information necessary to enrich children's adventures in reading."
04/09/2003:
Bookselling This Week features TeachingBooks in an article titled, "Resources for Lovers of Children's Literature on TeachingBooks.net".
03/04/2003:
The Library of Congress's Learning Page links to TeachingBooks.net.
03/01/2003:
School Library Journal features TeachingBooks.net in a two-page article titled "An Author in Every Classroom" by Walter Minkel.
03/01/2003:
MultiMedia Schools magazine reviews TeachingBooks and awards it 5 stars and the maximum overall rating of A.
02/01/2003:
Wisconsin State Journal features TeachingBooks.net.
01/28/2003:
OnWEAC features TeachingBooks.net.
01/01/2003:
School Library Journal features TeachingBooks.net in its TechKnowledge column.
12/31/2002:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel features Nick Glass and TeachingBooks.net in its Takes Five column.
11/05/2002:
TeachingBooks selected as a USA TODAY Education "Best Bet" website for the week of November 5 - 11, 2002.
11/01/2002:
School News features TeachingBooks in article titled, "Using the Internet to Connect to Award-Winning Authors". Scroll to page 12 of this PDF file to view article.
05/01/2002:
Wisconsin's Small Business Development Center names TeachingBooks.net their Business of the Month.
05/01/2002:
Visalia California School District names TeachingBooks.net their Website of the Month.
04/01/2002:
The Journal features TeachingBooks.net.
04/01/2002:
The CCBC (Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison) names TeachingBooks.net their Link of the Month.
03/03/2002:
The Charlotte Observer highlights TeachingBooks.net.
02/25/2002:
ACHUKA.com names TeachingBooks.net their Site of the Week.
02/18/2002:
Publishers Weekly features TeachingBooks.net in an article.
12/07/2001:
The Capital Times features TeachingBooks.net in our first significant news coverage.
 

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Speaking Engagements & Conferences

06/28/2008:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the American Library Association (ALA) Conference, Anaheim, CA, June 28-July 1. Details to come.
05/04/2008:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the International Reading Association (IRA) Conference, Atlanta, GA, May 4-8. Details to come.
04/11/2008:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the Texas Library Association (TLA) Conference, Booth #1442, Dallas, April 15-18. We'll be presenting a Technology Showcase at 3-3:50 p.m. on Thurs., Apr. 17.
03/06/2008:
TeachingBooks presents "Motivating Readers & Enhancing Reading Instruction with Online Multimedia Materials via the DPI-supported TeachingBooks.net" at the Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA) Spring Conference, on Thurs., Feb. 7, 9:30-11:30a.m., at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee.
02/27/2008:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) 2008 Conference, on Feb. 27-29, at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, in Seattle. Details to come.
11/07/2007:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the New York State Reading Association Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs. Our presentation, "Enhancing Reading Instruction via Online, Multimedia Book & Author Connections, " will have the time and location announced.
11/02/2007:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) Conference, Springfield, with a presentation on "Virtual Author Programs and Multimedia Book Connections for 21st-Century Librarians."
10/26/2007:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Conference, Booth 106, Reno, NV. Our presentation, "Virtual Author Programs and Multimedia Book Connections for 21st Century
Librarians," will be on Friday from 8:30-9:45 AM.
10/11/2007:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits Oct. 11 and 12 at the New York City School Library System Fall Conference 2007.
10/10/2007:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME) Annual Conference, Orlando. Our presentation, "Virtual Author Programs and Multimedia Book Connections Across the Curriculum," will
have the time and location announced.
09/14/2007:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits Sept. 14 at the ESC-Region 20 Library Resource Roundup, San Antonio, TX.
09/08/2007:
TeachingBooks speaks Sept. 8 at the Broward Country Online Databases Super Saturday Seminar, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
09/06/2007:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits Sept. 6 at the ESC-Region 11 Library Harvest, Fort Worth, TX.
06/23/2007:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, Booth 3234, Washington, DC.
05/13/2007:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the International Reading Association (IRA) Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Booth 1223.
05/03/2007:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the School Library Media Section of the New York Library Association (SLMS/NYLA) Spring Conference, Booth 7, Syracuse.
04/11/2007:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the Texas Library Association (TLA) Conference, Booth 2526, San Antonio. We'll be presenting a pre-conference presentation called "Books and Authors Come to Life: Bringing Authors into Your Classroom via Online Technologies," 8:30-12:00 p.m. on Wed., Apr. 11 and a Technology Showcase 3:00-3:50 p.m. on Fri., Apr. 14.
03/25/2007:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Wisconsin Educational Media Association (WEMA) Conference, Madison. We will be offering three presentations and two roundtables. Please see the program for specific dates and times.
02/05/2007:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Annual Conference, Booth 1343, Austin. On Thurs., Feb. 8, we'll be presenting a concurrent session in Rm. 12A called "Books and Authors Come to Life: Bringing Authors into Your Classroom via Online Technologies," 9:00-9:45 a.m. and an Exhibitor Tutorial in Rm. 1, 3:30-4:15 p.m. The eSchoolNews Online writes a review of the presentation.
02/01/2007:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Alberta School Libraries Association's "Get Connected with the Digital World" event at Queen Elizabeth School in Calgary.
01/24/2007:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), Booth 956, Orlando, FL. We'll be presenting a concurrent session called "Books and Authors Come to Life: Bringing Authors into Your Classroom via Online Technologies," 3:10-4:05 p.m. on Thurs., Jan.25 in Room S331A.
11/09/2006:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the Illinois School Library Media
Association (ISLMA) Conference, Booth 44, Arlington Heights, IL.
11/01/2006:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME) Conference, Booth 324, Orlando, FL.
10/24/2006:
TeachingBooks speaks at the New York City Department of Education Fall Professional Development Conference at Queens College in New York, NY.
10/21/2006:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Edgerton Book Festival, Edgerton, WI.
10/12/2006:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA) Conference, Booth 303, Columbus, OH.
10/12/2006:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the Minnesota Educational Media Organization (MEMO) Conference, Bloomington, MN.
09/14/2006:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the Region XI Library Harvest, Fort Worth, TX.
06/24/2006:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, Booth 1145, New Orleans, LA.
04/30/2006:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the 51st Annual International Reading Association Convention (IRA), Chicago, IL. One presentation is a 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Session on May 1, entitled "Books and Authors Come to Life: Bringing Authors into Your Classroom via Online Technologies," at the Lakeside Center McCormick Place-S505. The other is a 9:00-11:45 a.m. Symposium on May 2, entitled "Kids and Authors Connect! 'Want Them to Read? Make It Real!' Children's Book Authors Demonstrate the Power of Virtual and Live Author Visits to Introduce in the Classroom Tomorrow" in the State Ballroom at the Palmer House Hilton.
04/25/2006:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference, Booth 1648, Houston. We'll be presenting a Technology Showcase called "Books and Authors Come to Life: Bringing Authors into Your Classroom via Online Technologies" from 12:00-12:50 p.m. on Thurs., Apr. 27 in the Exhibit Hall.
03/22/2006:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) Annual Conference, Booth 1106, Orlando, FL.
03/06/2006:
TeachingBooks presents "Books and Authors Come to Life: Bringing Authors into Your Classroom via BadgerLink" at the Wisconsin Educational Media Association (WEMA) Spring Conference, 12:15-1:30 p.m. on Mon., Mar. 6, in the Tamboti Room at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.
02/14/2006:
TeachingBooks presents "Books and Authors Come to Life: Bringing Authors into Your Classroom via BadgerLink" at the Technology Support Series Seminar #4 - Best Practices in K-12 Technology Support, 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the Pyle Center on the U.W. Campus in Madison, Wisconsin.
02/07/2006:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the Texas Computer Education
Association (TCEA) Annual Conference, Booth 2018, Austin. Our presentation, entitled "Books and Authors Come to Life: Bringing Authors into Your Classroom via Online Technologies," is 12:30-1:15 p.m. on Feb. 9 in Rm. 1, Level 1 at the Austin Convention Center.
01/21/2006:
TeachingBooks attends the American Library Association (ALA) midwinter conference, San Antonio.
11/17/2005:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the New York City Department of Education Fall Professional Development Conference at Queens College in New York, NY.
11/09/2005:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the 32nd Plains IRA Regional Conference, Booth 501, Minneapolis, MN.
10/27/2005:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) Annual Conference, Booth 11, Decatur, IL.
10/19/2005:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the Florida Association for Media in Education (FAME) Annual Conference, Booth 424, Orlando, FL.
10/13/2005:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the Minnesota Educational Media Organization (MEMO) Conference, Mankato, MN.
10/12/2005:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the Georgia Council of Media Organizations (COMO) Annual Conference, Booth 415, Columbus, GA.
10/05/2005:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference, Booth 532, Pittsburgh, PA.
09/28/2005:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the National Media Market, Suite 1656, Las Vegas, NV.
09/08/2005:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the Region XI Library Harvest, Fort Worth, TX.
06/25/2005:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference, Booth 1846, Chicago, IL.
05/01/2005:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the International Reading Association's (IRA) 50th anniversary convention, Booth 2136, San Antonio, TX.
04/14/2005:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Wisconsin Educational Media Association (WEMA) annual convention, 2:10-3:00 pm in KI Ballroom A1, Green Bay.
04/05/2005:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the Texas Library Association (TLA) conference, Booth 2129, Austin.
02/06/2005:
TeachingBooks participates in a panel titled "New Strategies for Marketing Children's Books" at the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) Winter Conference, New York, 9:00 AM.
02/04/2005:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA), Milwaukee, 9:15 AM.
01/27/2005:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), Booth 808, Orlando. The eSchoolNews Online writes a review of the presentation.
01/17/2005:
TeachingBooks attends the American Library Association (ALA) midwinter conference, Boston.
11/04/2004:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Kaleidoscope 8 conference, Calgary, Alberta.
11/04/2004:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) fall conference, Booth 36, Arlington Heights.
10/29/2004:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) convention, Madison.
10/20/2004:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA) annual conference, Booth 616, Columbus.
10/14/2004:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the Florida Reading Association (FRA) annual conference, Booth 213, Orlando.
06/22/2004:
TeachingBooks.net attends the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), New Orleans.
06/03/2004:
TeachingBooks.net attends BookExpo America in Chicago.
05/02/2004:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the International Reading Association (IRA) Annual Convention, Booth 541, Reno Nevada.
04/19/2004:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Wisconsin Educational Media Association (WEMA) annual convention, Madison, 2:10 PM.
04/01/2004:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the Iowa Reading Association, Iowa Association of School Librarians (IASL) and ESEA Title I Shared Conference, Des Moines.
03/17/2004:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the Texas Library Association (TLA) conference, Booth 1929, San Antonio.
02/06/2004:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA), Milwaukee, 9:15AM.
01/14/2004:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the Long Island School Media Association, Long Island University Combined Book Exhibit, Brookville NY.
11/21/2003:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention, San Francisco.
10/30/2003:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) convention, Milwaukee.
10/23/2003:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Governor's Wisconsin Educational Technology Conference, La Crosse.
10/23/2003:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National Conference, Kansas City.
10/03/2003:
TeachingBooks speaks and exhibits at the Plains IRA Regional Conference, Des Moines.
06/22/2003:
TeachingBooks.net attends the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Toronto.
05/27/2003:
TeachingBooks.net attends BookExpo America in Los Angeles.
05/05/2003:
TeachingBooks.net attends IRA Convention in Orlando.
04/10/2003:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Wisconsin Educational Media Association annual convention,Milwaukee.
02/28/2003:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Southern Wisconsin Educational Inservice Organization, Madison.
02/08/2003:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Wisconsin State Reading Association, Milwaukee.
01/27/2003:
TeachingBooks.net attends American Library Association (ALA) midwinter conference in Philadelphia.
12/09/2002:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Wisconsin Literacy Showcase Conference, Madison.
10/30/2002:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) annual convention, Middleton.
10/25/2002:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) convention, Madison.
10/18/2002:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Montana State Reading Council (MSRC) conference, Great Falls.
10/17/2002:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Montana Education Association (MEA) annual convention, Missoula.
10/09/2002:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Governor's Wisconsin Educational Technology Conference, Madison.
10/04/2002:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Wisconsin Catholic Library Association (WCLA) conference, Wisconsin Dells.
06/11/2002:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) Summer Literacy Institute, Madison, Wisconsin.
04/28/2002:
TeachingBooks exhibits at the International Reading Association (IRA) annual convention in San Francisco, California.
04/18/2002:
TeachingBooks speaks at the Wisconsin Educational Media Association (WEMA) annual convention, LaCrosse.
06/14/2001:
TeachingBooks.net is introduced at the American Library Association (ALA) annual convention in San Francisco, California.
 

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Site News

05/14/2007:
Press Release: TeachingBooks.net Unveils Reader's Theater Original Author Program.
05/01/2007:
Nick Glass, founder of TeachingBooks, is one of six people elected to be on the 2009 John Newbery Committee .
05/01/2007:
Anthony Browne's Original Author Program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this series of original, interactive slide shows, watch picture book creator Anthony Browne discuss his books Voices in the Park, My Dad, The Willy the Chimp series and his views about children and art.
04/11/2007:
Press Release: TeachingBooks.net Announces the Ernie Colón Author Program.
03/05/2007:
Press Release: Celebrate "Teen Tech Week" with TeachingBooks.net.
02/13/2007:
Ernie Colón's Original Author Program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this fascinating, four-minute movie, Ernie Colón talks about what went into creating The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation, discusses the craft and language of "graphic continuity" and demonstrates how he draws his illustrations and makes his panels.
02/02/2007:
David Almond's Original Author Program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this series of interactive slide shows, David Almond reads from and discuss the inspiration behind his award-winning novels Skellig, Kit's Wilderness and The Fire-Eaters and shares his thoughts on the musicality of and the use of the five senses in his writing.
01/25/2007:
Press Release: TeachingBooks.net Debuts First Online Author Pronunciation Guide.
01/22/2007:
Lois Lowry's Original Author Program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this series of interactive slide shows, Lois Lowry reads from three of her books. A four-minute movie features Lois Lowry talking about her writing process and The Giver trilogy.
01/16/2007:
TeachingBooks.net moves to another new and better computer server.
01/16/2007:
Jacqueline Woodson's Original Author Program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this illuminating, four-minute TeachingBooks movie, Jacqueline Woodson tells why she writes realistic fiction, discusses the African-American historical elements in her books and shares her belief in the empowerment that can be found in literature. This production includes additional original movies of Jacqueline Woodson reading from four of her books.
01/04/2007:
Press Release: TeachingBooks.net Adds Two New Original Author Programs.
12/22/2006:
The Reader's Theater Original Author Program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this informative, seven-minute TeachingBooks original movie, Reader's Theater experts share their thoughts on creating Reader's Theater scripts and productions in schools featuring authors Avi, Sharon Creech, Walter Dean Myers and Sarah Weeks. This one-of-a-kind production also includes eight additional original movies featuring complete Reader's Theater productions.
12/12/2006:
Angela Johnson's Original Author Program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this series of interactive slide shows, Angela Johnson reads from and discusses the inspiration behind her award-winning novel The First Part Last, discusses her writing process and African-American protagonists, and shares her beliefs about universal stories.
09/25/2006:
Press Release: TeachingBooks.net Observes Banned Books Week.
09/22/2006:
SMART Technologies extends "Ready" level status to TeachingBooks in the SMART Software Accreditation Program.
09/13/2006:
Lauren Child's Original Author Program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this informative, five-minute TeachingBooks movie, Lauren Child talks about her interest in reinventing fairy tales, demonstrates how she creates her collage illustrations and shares insights into her Clarice Bean and Charlie and Lola characters.
09/06/2006:
Press Release: Books Brought to Life for Chicago Public School Students by TeachingBooks.net.
08/14/2006:
Press Release: TeachingBooks.net Named Finalist for 2006 EdNETRookie of the Year Award.
07/06/2006:
Press Release: TeachingBooks.net Inspires Nine Million Young Readers: Growing Online Service Helps Educators Generate Enthusiasm for Reading By Bringing Books to Life for Students.
06/13/2006:
Press Release: TeachingBooks.net Wins Distinguished Achievement Award.
05/24/2006:
TeachingBooks.net moves to another new and better computer server.
05/19/2006:
Graeme Base's Original Author Program released on TeachingBooks.net. The Australian award-winning author/illustrator talks about his life as an artist, shows his studio and original art, and shares insights into the layers and messages in books such as The Water Hole and The Sign of the Sea Horse.
05/02/2006:
Press Release: Students Meet Authors and Illustrators Daily with TeachingBooks.net.
04/12/2006:
Press Release: Observe National Poetry Month with TeachingBooks.net.
03/20/2006:
Press Release: TeachingBooks.net Adds Two New Original Author Programs.
03/01/2006:
Press Release: TeachingBooks.net Celebrates National Womens's History Month.
02/23/2006:
Kate DiCamillo's Original Author Program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this heartfelt, four-minute TeachingBooks movie, Kate DiCamillo shares insights into her beloved stories and characters, reveals the threads of hope, love and unlikely friendships that weave throughout her books, and introduces the real china rabbit that helped inspire her to writeThe Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. This production includes additional original movies of Kate DiCamillo reading from five of her books.
02/15/2006:
Steve Jenkins' Original Author Program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this series of original, interactive slideshows, nonfiction picture book creator Steve Jenkins builds one of his paper collage images, discusses where he gets ideas for his books, and describes his book creation process from the inception of the idea to the finished piece.
02/03/2006:
Press Release: TeachingBooks.net Resources Assist English Language Learners.
02/02/2006:
TeachingBooks Spirit newsletter (Winter 2006) is distributed to thousands of TeachingBooks subscribers.
01/13/2006:
Christopher Myers' Original Author Program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this series of original, interactive slideshows, Christopher Myers shows initial drawings and original art for Blues Journey, discusses his thinking behind the subjects and techniques of his books, and shares his love of and respect for urban people and places, highlighting the 1998 Caldecott Honor book, Harlem.
12/23/2005:
Joseph Medicine Crow's Original Author Program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this in-depth, four-minute TeachingBooks movie, Chief Joseph Medicine Crow recalls life as a Crow Indian as recounted in his autobiography, Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond, details some of his childhood activities, and reflects on the two cultures in which he lives.
12/19/2005:
Leo and Diane Dillon's Original Author Program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this warm, five-minute TeachingBooks movie, filmed in the home and studio of Leo and Diane Dillon, they talk about how they met at art school and collaborate on all their illustrations, share their thoughts on the message and imagery of Earth Mother, and detail the way in which they illustrate books to capture and reflect diverse cultures.
11/28/2005:
James Howe's Original Author Program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this provocative, four-minute TeachingBooks movie, James Howe shares the origins and original drafts of his humorous bookBunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery, discusses his emphasis on the power of words, on character and on gender issues in books such as Pinky and Rex, The Misfits and its sequel, Totally Joe, and expresses his desire to open the minds and hearts of his readers. This production includes two additional original movies of James Howe — one of him reading from Bunnicula and the other of him reading from Totally Joe.
11/16/2005:
Press Release: TeachingBooks Brings Books to Life with Multimedia Resources.
10/25/2005:
TeachingBooks Spirit newsletter (Fall 2005) is distributed to thousands of TeachingBooks subscribers.
09/15/2005:
A newly designed TeachingBooks website launched.
07/13/2005:
TeachingBooks Spirit newsletter (Summer 2005) is distributed to thousands of TeachingBooks subscribers.
05/20/2005:
Ed Young's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this thoughtful, four-minute Author Up-close movie, Ed Young describes the origins and philosophy behind his multi-dimensional book, Beyond the Great Mountains: A Visual Poem about China, shares his affection for folk tales, including those told in his 1990 Caldecott Medal-winning book, Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China and his 1993 Caldecott honor book, Seven Blind Mice, and reflects on his beliefs about peace.
05/19/2005:
TeachingBooks Spirit - Canadian Edition newsletter (Spring 2005) is distributed to thousands of Canadian TeachingBooks subscribers.
05/17/2005:
Conduit newsletter (May 2005) is distributed for the first time to License Coordinators of TeachingBooks.
04/19/2005:
TeachingBooks Spirit newsletter (Spring 2005) is distributed to thousands of TeachingBooks subscribers.
03/23/2005:
Marilyn Nelson's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this TeachingBooks Authors Up-close program with two-time Coretta Scott King recipient and Newbery Honor winner, hear author Marilyn Nelson read from her haunting, unforgettable book, A Wreath for Emmett Till as well as an introduction and interview with Marilyn Nelson by Andrea Davis Pinkney of Houghton Mifflin.
03/23/2005:
Mordicai Gerstein's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this delightful, five-minute Authors Up-close movie, Mordicai Gerstein provides insights into creating his unique and thought-provoking books, such as What Charlie Heard and The Mountains of Tibet; reveals what inspired his Caldecott Medal-winning book, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers; and shares that he likes to write and illustrate books about people who do extraordinary things.
01/21/2005:
The Spiderwick Chronicles Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this unique, five-minute Authors Up-close movie featuring The Spiderwick Chronicles, creators Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black explain how they came to create the Chronicles, describe their collaboration and reveal fun information about the books. In an extra movie, see and hear Holly Black read from The Ironwood Tree, Book 4 in The Spiderwick Chronicles series.
01/21/2005:
Tony DiTerlizzi's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this interesting, three-minute Authors Up-close movie featuring Caldecott Honor book, The Spider and the Fly, Tony DiTerlizzi discusses his book's origins, shows original artwork from the book and shares insights into the allure of the story's unhappy ending. Includes two additional movies: one of The Spiderwick Chronicles creators Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black discussing their series, and one of Holly Black reading from one of theSpiderwickbooks.
01/21/2005:
Holly Black's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In a unique, five-minute Authors Up-close movie featuring The Spiderwick Chronicles, creators Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black explain how they came to create the Chronicles, describe their collaboration and reveal fun information about the books. In an extra movie, see and hear Holly Black read from The Ironwood Tree, Book 4 in The Spiderwick Chronicles series.
01/18/2005:
TeachingBooks Spirit newsletter (Winter 2005) is distributed to thousands of TeachingBooks subscribers.
01/13/2005:
Marc Aronson's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this series of original, interactive slideshows, Marc Aronson shares his passion for writing books on history for young people, discusses the highlights of his trilogy of books on America's Colonial History and relates the connections that can be made between historic events and ideas with those of today.
12/08/2004:
TeachingBooks.net moves to a new and better computer server because of tremendous growth in its use over the past six months.
11/16/2004:
Chris Raschka's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this playful, four-minute Authors Up-close movie, Chris Raschka performs and shows how he illustrated concrete poems in A Poke in the I, discusses the way he paints musical phrases in several of his books, including Mysterious Thelonious and Charlie Parker Played Be Bop and shares the origins of his "Thingy Thing" books.
10/01/2004:
Pam Muñoz Ryan's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this revealing, five-minute Authors Up-close movie, Pam Muñoz Ryan talks about growing up in a diverse family, shares insights into the characters in her books and explains why she writes so many different kinds of books.
09/29/2004:
TeachingBooks Spirit newsletter (Fall 2004) is distributed to thousands of TeachingBooks subscribers.
08/04/2004:
Peter Sis' Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this series of original, interactive slideshows, Peter Sis discusses the origins of The Train of States, Tibet Through the Red Box and The Three Golden Keys; explains his fascination with explorers and why he created his picture book biographies about Darwin, Columbus and Galileo; and shares his story of how he came to be a children's book creator.
07/15/2004:
Rosemary Wells' Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this series of original, interactive slideshows, Rosemary Wells discusses the origin of and the humor in her Max and Ruby books, shares insights into the Yoko Reader books and My Kindergarten and shows images and drawings from her books and childhood.
07/14/2004:
TeachingBooks Spirit newsletter (Summer 2004) is distributed to thousands of TeachingBooks subscribers.
05/28/2004:
Sharon Creech's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this series of original, interactive slideshows, Sharon Creech explains the physical and metaphorical journeys in her books, empathizes with the role of grandparents in her novels and reads from her award-winning titles, including Walk Two Moons and Heartbeat.
05/19/2004:
David Small's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this insightful, four-minute Authors Up-close movie, David Small shows his remarkable sketchbooks, reveals insights into the artwork of his book, The Journey and discusses working with his wife, author Sarah Stewart. Includes an additional original movie offering a glimpse into the creation of one of his dramatic drawings from The Gardener.
05/10/2004:
TeachingBooks multimedia Brown v. Board of Education resources are distributed to thousands of TeachingBooks subscribers.
04/27/2004:
Toni Morrison's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. Take a journey with Toni Morrison through the tumultuous time of school desegregation, sparked by the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Two brief movies, introducing viewers to Toni Morrison's book, Remember: The Journey to School Integration, share photographs and motion-picture images of the events and emotions felt by both sides of the issue.
04/06/2004:
TeachingBooks Spirit newsletter (Spring 2004) is distributed to thousands of TeachingBooks subscribers.
03/30/2004:
Vera B. Williams' Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this personal, five-minute Authors Up-close movie, Vera B. Williams shares her love of the visual world, discusses the elements and importance of book design and reveals insights into the writing of her story told in poems and pictures, Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart.
03/01/2004:
TeachingBooks for Students launches, offering easy access for students and families from school and home.
03/01/2004:
Hundreds of thematic bibliographies, conveniently indexed by subject and grade, made available on TeachingBooks in our new "Thematic Booklist" section.
03/01/2004:
Hundreds of audio excerpts of book readings, indexed by author, title, subject and grade, made available on TeachingBooks in our new "Book Readings" section.
01/01/2004:
TeachingBooks welcomes Carol Goedken as Director, Sales and
Marketing. Carol joins TeachingBooks with over 20 years of experience in
high tech and educational publishing at Scholastic, Renaissance Learning
and Demco Media.
12/10/2003:
TeachingBooks Spirit newsletter (Winter 2004) is distributed to thousands of TeachingBooks subscribers.
09/09/2003:
TeachingBooks creates a series of six slide shows for Reading is Fundamental (RIF) titled Illustrators at Work for their Art of Reading celebration.
06/17/2003:
Christopher Paul Curtis' Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this intimate, five-minute Authors Up-close movie, Christopher Paul Curtis shows viewers the library where he writes, shares a memorable story of how he began writing books for children, discusses race, humor and other topics in his books,The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963 andBud, Not Buddy.
04/30/2003:
TeachingBooks Spirit newsletter (Spring 2003) is distributed to thousands of TeachingBooks subscribers.
01/22/2003:
TeachingBooks Spirit newsletter (Winter 2003) is distributed to thousands of TeachingBooks subscribers.
01/21/2003:
Denise Fleming's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In our engaging, original movie, Denise Fleming demonstrates her amazing pulp painting technique; explains how she designs everything in her books; and provides many interesting insights into her concept books, includingCount!, The Everything Book andAlphabet Under Construction. Includes an additional original movie of Denise detailing her pulp painting technique by recreating an image from Alphabet Under Construction from start to finish.
01/05/2003:
TeachingBooks' database of activity / discussion guides for PK-12 titles surpasses 3,000 different guides.
11/16/2002:
Michael Emberley Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. Watch Michael demonstrate his illustration technique as he creates in the TeachingBooks movie his Bird character from It's So Amazing!
11/15/2002:
Francisco Jiménez's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In this personal program, he reveals what it was like being a migrant child in America and in extra movies reads from The Circuit in both English and Spanish. Jiménez has received recognition from the Pura Belpré award, the Américas award and the Boston Globe - Horn Book award among many.
10/02/2002:
Special edition of the TeachingBooks Spirit newsletter (Fall 2002) is distributed to thousands of TeachingBooks subscribers.
09/17/2002:
TeachingBooks re-launches with extensive site changes after one year of operation, including the incorporation of hundreds of audio and video author programs, an extensive Help & Training tutorial, and an expanded, uniform database.
09/14/2002:
Robie Harris' Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In our thought-provoking, original movie, she demonstrates her commitment to providing health information to children; shares how she tirelessly researches her books; and reads from Goodbye Mousie.
09/13/2002:
Bryan Collier's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In our revealing, original movie, he demonstrates how he makes his compelling collages using printed images and watercolor; shows how he designed and crafted the dramatic images for Freedom River; and explains why each of his books calls for their own distinct color scheme. Collier was awarded a Caldecott Honor and his third Coretta Scott King Award recognition for Martin's Big Words.
09/01/2002:
TeachingBooks.net moves into new offices at the Genesis Enterprise Center.
07/23/2002:
Inaugural edition of the TeachingBooks Spirit newsletter (Summer 2002) is distributed to thousands of TeachingBooks subscribers.
07/21/2002:
Betsy Lewin's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In our fun, original movie, she draws characters from Click, Clack, Moo; demonstrates how she designs each page for her books; and shares character sketches for A Houseful of Christmas. Lewin was awarded a Caldecott Honor for her illustration of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type.
07/02/2002:
The United States Patent and Trademark Office registers the TeachingBooks.net service mark.
06/15/2002:
TeachingBooks' database of activity / discussion guides surpasses 2,000 different guides.
06/10/2002:
Barbara Joosse's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In our personal, original movie, she reveals her drive for creating picture books that have impact; talks about the importance of young readers and adults sharing "the reader's hug"; and reads a climatic page from Stars in the Darkness.
06/03/2002:
TeachingBooks welcomes Virginia Harrison as General Manager. Virginia joins TeachingBooks with a dozen years of experience in the school / library marketplace from Highsmith, Gareth Stevens and Houghton Mifflin.
04/05/2002:
Mary Ann Hoberman's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In our warm, original movie, she reads with her husband Norman from You Read to Me, I'll Read to You; talks about her love of words and her writing process; and explains how she expands on characters in beloved children's songs.
04/05/2002:
Phil Hoose's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In our impassioned, original movie, he personalizes the ethical quandary in Hey, Little Ant; shares his love of interviewing people; and reveals his passion for writing social and activist history of America's youth. The featured title in this movie, We Were There, Too! was a National Book Award finalist.
02/15/2002:
TeachingBooks submits Business Plan 1.0 to the University of Wisconsin's Small Business Development Center.
01/15/2002:
TeachingBooks initiates first batch of site changes based on user suggestions and the first site review.
12/20/2001:
TeachingBooks concludes first semester of operations and undergoes initial internal review.
11/03/2001:
David Macaulay's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In our inspiring, original movie, he draws an example from The Way Things Work; shares original art from many of his books; and discusses his goals and passions for drawing.
10/01/2001:
David Wiesner's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In our informative, original movie he demonstrates four steps he follows to create picture books; explains his passion for illustrating wordless books; and reads from The Three Pigs and June 29, 1999. A few months after this interview, The Three Pigs earned Wiesner his second Caldecott Medal.
09/20/2001:
Jack Gantos' Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In our delightful, original movie, he reveals his love of writing and passion for journaling; shares insights into his Joey Pigza and Rotten Ralph characters; and talks about teaching and writing for children. Gantos was awarded a Newbery Honor for his book Joey Pigza Loses Control.
09/11/2001:
Saxton Freymann's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In our revealing, original movie, he shows us how he transforms fruit and vegetables into characters; discusses his passion for edible art; and shares insights into his a-peeling books, including Gus and Button.
09/01/2001:
TeachingBooks launches and welcomes its first subscribers.
08/30/2001:
Arthur Geisert's Authors Up-close program released on TeachingBooks.net. In our funny, original movie, he shares his illustrated mystery, Nursery Crimes; demonstrates his copper plate etching technique, and tells memorable stories about his books.
05/04/2001:
TeachingBooks films our first Authors Up-close feature by visiting the studio of illustrator Arthur Geisert.
02/01/2001:
TeachingBooks welcomes Clotho Advanced Media, an award-winning web developer, to program this dynamic website. Clotho's resume includes website development for significant Madison, Wisconsin companies,
12/01/2000:
Nick Glass resigns from Highsmith, Inc. to focus all his professional efforts on building TeachingBooks.net.
11/15/2000:
Nick Glass, Founder & Executive Director of TeachingBooks.net, receives an Entrepreneurial Training Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Commerce that supports start-up courses and a long-term relationship with a business counselor.
11/06/2000:
TeachingBooks.net LLC incorporates in Wisconsin.
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