TeachingBooks.net is provided free to all k-12 students and educators by the California State Library. See California State Library News Release, April 4, 2018
What is TeachingBooks.net?
TeachingBooks.net is an easy-to-use website that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. Our online database is developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities. Read more
How do I Get Started
Have your library card ready (Don't have one? No problem! Check out our eCard registration page)
Click on the "Go" button above
Sign in with your library card if asked
Search for a title and find resources to enhance the reading experience including author interviews, book guides, lesson plans, vocabulary lists, annotations and related booklists.
View Meet-the-Author movies
Find out how an author's name is really pronounced
Watch book trailers
Check out many booklists to find your next book to read
Especially for educators (Must be registered with a work related email):
Common Core literacy connections
Instructional Uses page featuring ready to use resources by subject
Connect resources to Google Classroom
Create custom reading lists
Available for use on
Any computer, tablet or phone with internet and browser capabilities. There is currently no app available for this product.
Tutorial videos are available here: https://www.teachingbooks.net/support.cgi?f=support_video