Author Takeovers17 videos
Play video Jason Reynolds Author Takeover with special guest Julia Torres, educator and activist
Jason Reynolds Author Takeover with special guest Julia Torres, educator and activist
Jason Reynolds and educator/ activist Julia E. Torres explore inclusive literature as a tool to inspire transformation and liberation in education.
Play video Vanessa Brantley-Newton Author Takeover
Vanessa Brantley-Newton Author Takeover
Vanessa Brantley-Newton gives a moving presentation sharing her inspiration for storytelling and illustrating. She provides activity ideas which will help children celebrate diversity and just wait until you see the nesting dolls she creates!
Play video Nathan Hale Author Takeover
Nathan Hale Author Takeover
Nathan Hale tells us what makes his books different than regular history books, who inspired him to go from writing picture books to graphic novels and where he thinks his books belong in the library.
Play video Gordan Korman Author Takeover
Gordan Korman Author Takeover
Gordon Korman explains how the track and field coach subbing for his 7th grade English class led to his first published book, the two words that helped him reinvent where his ideas came from as an adult and hear him read an excerpt from “Notorious!”
Play video Jonathan Auxier Author Takeover
Jonathan Auxier Author Takeover
Jonathan Auxier talks about his book"Sweep" and what inspired his writing of that story. We also get to hear him read the first chapter of his new children’s series, "The Fabled Stables" and what parenting challenge led to the writing of this genre
Play video Erin Entrada Kelly Author Takeover
Erin Entrada Kelly Author Takeover
Erin Entrada Kelly tells us why she struggles choosing a character she relates to most in her stories, the message she shares at every school visit and we get a glimpse of the very detailed notebook she used to prepare for writing We Dream of Space.
Play video Tom Angleberger Author Takeover
Tom Angleberger Author Takeover
Tom Angleberger shows educators how to incorporate drawing into lesson planning, talks about why the library was his safe place while growing up and demonstrates the easiest way to make your very own Origami Yoda!
Play video Terri Libenson Author Takeover
Terri Libenson Author Takeover
Terri Libenson shares some themed lessons and activities that could be used when reading the Emmie and Friends series, which book in the series she found to be most fun to write and how she went from syndicated cartoonist to author.
Play video Rob Buyea Author Takeover
Rob Buyea Author Takeover
Rob Buyea shares many fun activities you can use while reading the Mr. Terupt and Perfect Score series. He also shares which character he connects with most in Mr. Terupt and the #1 question he’s asked about this series.
Play video Mac Barnett Author Takeover
Mac Barnett Author Takeover
Mac Barnett talks about the role of picture books in a young readers world. How they help open up a world of travel and why we shouldn’t rush the graduation from this crucial format of storytelling.
Play video Adib Khorram Author Takeover
Adib Khorram Author Takeover
Adib Khorram talks about his book Darius the Great Is Not Ok and how your students might relate to Darius and hopefully find some solace in his character traits, a goal he had when writing this book and his favorite tea recommendations!
Play video Stacy McAnulty Author Takeover
Stacy McAnulty Author Takeover
Stacey McAnulty talks about the thing that draws her to both writing and engineering, her job designing airline seats, and how the engineering design cycle can be translated into the classroom for reading and writing projects.
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