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TeachingBooks.net offers every reader the power to enrich their relationship to the books they are reading.
TeachingBooks.net is for anyone who reads, teaches, or enjoys books for children and teens. This service is primarily used in the K–12, university, and public library setting.
TeachingBooks.net was founded upon the premise that educators find enjoyment and professional value in seeing and hearing authors talk about their work. Nick Glass, the Founder of TeachingBooks.net, had hosted many author presentations in his previous work—bringing authors to bookstores, schools, libraries, and conferences—and even arranged live author programs for educators over a distance-learning video network during the 1990s. Each author interaction with educators inspired new insights for teaching and sharing books with children—and Nick wanted to give this opportunity to everyone.
In November 2000, the genesis for TeachingBooks.net took form. It debuted at the American Library Association convention in San Francisco in June 2001, and was launched on the Internet September 1, 2001. TeachingBooks.net began selling licenses in November 2003.
TeachingBooks.net is thankful and fortunate to be inspired by many. Occasionally, a few of these wonderful people pass on, but their love, energy, and guidance remain. With perpetual thanks, we honour:
I started TeachingBooks.net in November, 2000 with a simple goal in mind: to let every reader — no matter who they are or where they live — have the opportunity to learn directly from the author of the book they are reading, at that very moment of impact.
I decided to use the World Wide Web as the foundational equalizing tool, and started inviting myself into homes of amazing authors and illustrators to film them so that everyone could have Christopher Paul Curtis, Jack Gantos, Denise Fleming, and others in their classrooms, anytime.
As we continue to record authors and add more digital resources almost every day to the TeachingBooks.net collection, we do so to perpetuate joyful, thoughtful reading for all. And simultaneously, we strive to remove every possible barrier of access so that everyone can feel connected and inspired with reading.
I'm proud to say it's now grown into a literacy service used daily to instill a love of reading by students, educators, and families in over 33,000 schools, thousands of public library branches, and hundreds of teacher education institutions.
Thanks for your exploration of this service. Please enjoy, and reach out to me anytime.