As Blue Skunk readers well know, I very rarely endorse any product. However, I make an exception for Nick Glass's TeachingBooks resource. Nick is a committed educator and he and his staff produce a product that gets interested in books and reading. So when on the rare occasion he asks for help in spreading the word about something, I do what I can...
I'm excited to share that the TeachingBooks.net Author Name Pronunciation Guide has just reached a milestone -- there are now 2,000 recordings of authors telling the story and correct pronunciation of their names!
Would you help share this news?
A press release is on my blog at http://teachingbooks.net/2000 -- highlighting some of the most played recordings.
Or freely explore http://teachingbooks.net/Hello to pick out one of your favorites to share.
I find it particularly fun that Tomie dePaola is the 2,000th recording added to this collection. How do you pronounce his name? "...paw-la," "...paa-oo-laa," "...pow-la," or something else? Hear Tomie say it at http://teachingbooks.net/Tomie.
This collection of authors and illustrators revealing the origins and pronunciations of their names is completely free and available for anyone to use, anytime. These audio recordings have been listened to almost half-a-million times since I launched it in 2007.
Thanks so much for considering sharing this exciting news. And please ask how I or TeachingBooks.net can ever be of assistance with your work in this wonderful world of children's and young adult books and reading.
Hope this helps get the word out, Nick. Keep up the good work!