Nick's Picks May 2019

May 2019 Edition

Reading Promotion Widgets!

Newly updated: Fantastic widgets that promote reading on your webpages can now seamlessly connect your community with books and authors each day.

The Literary Calendar, searchable by day, week, and month, is a playful source for everyone to consider author birthdays, commemorative weeks, and celebratory months with relevant book recommendations and activities.

And if your community would enjoy interacting with two book recommendations that are refreshed each day, the Today on TeachingBooks widget might be just what your website or blog would love to feature.

These widgets are freely available for you to post and use anywhere you wish. Please ask if we can be of any assistance. Enjoy.

Nick Glass, Founder & Executive Director

Featured Booklist: Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy

Are you looking to add outstanding young adult science fiction and fantasy to your curriculum or summer reading program? Check out our collection of instructional resources for the books recognized by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Behind the Books: The Wonder of Nature

Evan Turk saw and sketched many amazing vistas and fantastic animals while working on You Are Home: An Ode to the National Parks (Simon & Schuster 2019). Read about the research process that led to this beautiful love letter to nature and the U.S. National Parks.

Read Evan Turk's Guest Blog Post now.

Meet-the-Author Book Reading: Finding the Meaning of Home

Jasmine Warga was inspired to write Other Words for Home (HarperCollins 2019), a novel about family, home, and immigrating to America, when talking to some Syrian family friends about their experiences. Listen to Warga describe how she came to write a story about a girl who is learning that home is more complicated than a place.

Browse all Meet-the-Author Book Readings.

Contests & Giveaways

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

  • Book of Flight: 10 Record-Breaking Animals with Wings by Sam Brewster
  • If I Was the Sunshine by Julie Fogliano
  • Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds by Jeremy Lachlan

See the May Contests & Giveaways on our blog.

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