For this round of promotional sessions I'm relying on the resources in Teachingbooks.net. (You know we all have statewide access to this great resource thanks to our AEAs - right? ) After logging into Teachingbooks with your district email address the custom Iowa award lists are only a few clicks away. Here I use the example of the ICCA. All of the award lists are available.
|Browse -> Booklist|
|click on Iowa lists|
|all lists are available including ICCA|
We view the main landing page for the list. We discuss cover art (because kids DO judge books by the covers*) and what genres are represented.
|partial screenshot of the main list page|
In addition to book trailers and professionally produced audiobook excerpts Teachingbooks creates custom content in the form of Meet-The-Author Book Readings and Name Pronunciations.
Meet-The-Author Readings offer us an opportunity to hear directly from the author. In this recording Kate Messner talks about the inspiration for Capture The Flag and then she reads an excerpt of the book.
After we look, listen, and discuss a few titles I post the entire list to our Google Classroom and give students the opportunity to browse and discover.
*Speaking of book covers - have you seen this TED talk by Chip Kidd?