Thursday, September 8, 2011

Audio recordings of books

If you enjoy listening to authors and illustrators discuss the creative process in bringing their books to life, I recommend the Teaching Books link. The nine books on this list (link) are award-winning books, i.e., 2011 Newbery Medal winner, Moon over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool. I read this book when it came out and loved it. Of course, I am partial to historical fiction. Another book on the list, is 2011 Pura Belpré Award winner, The Dreamer, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, one of my favorite authors. The audio recordings include excerpts from the books read by the authors themselves. Enjoy.

It's nice to walk into a bookstore and see your books on display!

"If you doodle enough, the characters begin to take over themselves--after a year and a half or so." -- Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

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