Nick's Picks September 2018

September 2018 Edition

A New Interactive Tutorial

It is with tremendous thanks, appreciation, and gratitude that enters its 18th school year. Wow! I'm proud of how it has stayed true to enriching each reader's experience, while adjusting to new technologies and educational needs.

Our new Interactive Tutorial reveals our latest tools and fun ways TeachingBooks connects readers to books and authors.

The tutorial highlights our foundational components for both the novice and the experienced user and acts as a refresher and as a training tool. Please enjoy, share it, and let me know what you think.

Nick Glass, Founder & Executive Director

Behind the Books: Injustices to Action

Patricia Newman writes engaging, award-winning nonfiction books. In her guest blog post this month, Patricia shares how the motivation for her most recent titles comes from "feelings of injustice" and how she hopes her books will make readers think differently and critically about the world around them.

Read Patricia Newman's Guest Blog Post now.

Meet-the-Author Book Reading: Illustrating Like a Photographer

In the award-winning graphic novel, Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide (The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2018), the illustrator Zeke Peña thoughtfully worked to capture the essence of Iturbide and her photography. Peña approached each of his illustrations as Iturbide approached each of her subjects and settings and as photographs that present a snapshot of a moment in time.

Listen to Zeke Peña share the inspiration behind Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide.

Browse all Meet-the-Author Book Readings.

Featured Booklist: Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards

The Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards honor excellence in the writing and illlustrating of books for young people. With Picture Book, Fiction and Poetry, and Nonfiction categories, this book list offers something for every reader. The list also provides a preview of the year's stand-out titles as the award is announced each year at the end of May. This year's list, especially, is rich with authentic voices and diverse characters.

Explore resources for all the books and authors who have won or been honored by the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards.

Contests & Giveaways

Check out our September Contests & Giveaways, accompanied by multimedia resources!

  • Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood by James Baldwin and illustrated by Yoran Cazac
  • A Spooky, Tasty Tale by Alyssa Capucilli
  • The Magic of Melwick Orchard Rebecca Caprara

See the September Contests & Giveaways on our blog.

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