Last week I attended the International Reading Association Annual Conference in Atlanta to present FreeReading. While I was there, I met Nick Glass, founder of TeachingBooks.net. I love the concept behind his site–to invite book authors into your classroom as you read their books! The site states:
TeachingBooks.net specializes in creating original content with award-winning authors and illustrators to enable you to connect with the author the moment you are reading a book — for any subject area you are teaching.
Authors talk about journaling, doing research, bringing history to life, and working with inspiring ideas. Illustrators show techniques they use to create picture books, graphic novels, and more. TeachingBooks.net original content highlights the opportunity for you to have the author as a primary-source resource, sharing the professional work they do.
TeachingBooks.net original content includes:
- “Meet the Author” movies and comprehensive virtual author visits — filmed in the authors’ homes and studios. Full list of Original TeachingBooks.net Author Programs
- Audio Readings — award-winning authors introduce and read an excerpt from a favorite book. Full list of Original TeachingBooks.net Book Readings
- A collection of original recordings with authors and illustrators saying their names — “Hello, my name is . . .” Author Name Pronunciations
Although I typically don’t talk about for-fee sites, this one is too good to pass up! To get a glimpse of what the site is about, check out the FREE author name pronunciation guides or start a free trial here.
Happy author studying!