Learn From Award-Winning Authors & Illustrators

Have the author reveal, anytime, the author's purpose, writing, and research processes with these TeachingBooks exclusively created primary source materials.


Meet-the-Author Movies

  • Capture students' attention with authentic author voices
  • Filmed in authors/illustrators' studios

Watch Kate DiCamillo
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Meet-the-Author Recordings

  • Learn what sparks authors' purpose and craft
  • Recorded with award-winning authors

Listen to Kevin Noble Maillard
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Author Name Pronunciations

  • Learn correct pronunciations
  • Initiate class discussion regarding heritage, nicknames, and mispronunciations

Listen to Clemantine Wamariya
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Personal Websites and Blogs

Visit Jen Wang's website
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TeachingBooks Blog Author Posts

  • Extraordinary authors revealing insights about book creation
  • Provide models of reflective writing for students

Read Duncan Tonatiuh
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In-Depth Written Interviews

  • Extensive conversations with favorite writers and illustrators
  • Use for author and biographical studies

Read interview with Peter Sís
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