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Who Is For? 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 settings.

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 pre-service teachers to learn the backstory of award-winning books directly from the author via TeachingBooks' exclusive audio and video productions.
  • Provide pre-service teachers 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 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.

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