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Search for Books, Authors, Illustrators, Subjects, Booklists, Series, or Awards is a portal to thousands of multimedia resources that enhance and enliven your reading experiences.

  • Author Interviews
  • Meet-the-Author Movies
  • Book Guides and Lesson Plans
  • Video Book Trailers
  • Audio and Video Book Readings
  • Audio Name Pronunciations
  • Authors' Personal Websites and Blogs
  • Booklists is relevant for anyone who reads or is involved with books for children and teens.

  • Teachers, K–12
  • Librarians, K–12
  • Administrators, K–12
  • Students, K–12
  • Families
  • Teacher Education Institutions
  • Public Libraries

Teachers, K–12

  • Save time by having quality lesson plans at your fingertips to prompt discussion and enhance the teaching of fiction and nonfiction books.
  • Expose students to award-winning authors with TeachingBooks' exclusive videos and audio recordings that authenticate the craft and bookmaking process.
  • Introduce books on your interactive whiteboards with professionally narrated audio excerpts and video book trailers.

Librarians, K–12

  • Bring award-winning authors and illustrators into your library, anytime, with exclusively produced movies filmed in their homes and studios.
  • Seamlessly collaborate with colleagues by easily providing them instructional materials about the books they are using.
  • Support reading initiatives in your library with engaging online resources (author interview movies, professional book readings, and stimulating book discussion guides).

Administrators, K–12

  • Promote the integration of reading and authentic author studies in all disciplines.
  • Provide an economical alternative to author visits with movies and audio productions that enable all students to learn from the author when reading a book.
  • Have authoritative instructional materials aligned to Common Core, state reading lists, national book awards, and any reading list that your school desires.

Students, K–12

  • Empower students to have self-guided conversations about books, inspired by video, audio, and/or printed discussion guides.
  • Enable students to meet authors online—to learn directly from writing professionals about their inspirations and creative processes.
  • Excite students to select books with professionally narrated audiobook excerpts and video book trailers.


  • Encourage conversations at home about the books students are reading with ready-to-use novel units and discussion questions.
  • Have families watch together online videos about the books and authors that the students are reading.
  • Safely find online websites and games that add a multimedia dimension to the books that students are enjoying.

Teacher Education Institutions

  • Enable all students to learn the backstory of award-winning books directly from the author via TeachingBooks' exclusive audio and video productions.
  • Provide students with vetted teaching materials that will help them integrate books, authors, and multimedia into all discipline studies.
  • Enhance LibGuides, Blackboard, and other online environments with aligned instructional materials that support Common Core, national book awards, and any classroom's syllabus.

Public Libraries

  • Bring authors into your library programs anytime with engaging author interview movies.
  • Supplement summer reading programs (such as CSLP) with materials aligned to booklists and manuals.
  • Support book groups with exciting multimedia materials that stimulate and inform conversation.
  • Foster professional development among youth services staff with materials that enhance understanding of children's and YA literature.

Contact us with questions

Call or email the Professional Development Team, (800) 596-0710.

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