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Teaching Books

Description (K - 12) is an online database that students, and families can use to explore children’s books, young adult literature, and their authors. The database provides access to educational materials and programs (short movies, audio book readings, book discussion guides) that add multimedia to reading at home.

This Subscription is available to Enrolled, Flex and Registered families.

Logging In

Log in to TeachingBooks

To use the school account:

  • Choose the ‘students’ tab and enter the username and password found in the Search Portal. (Sign in to the Search Portal using your Encom username and password. Then select the Subs/Password tab.)
  • Select ‘sign in’

  • You are in. Enjoy TeachingBooks!

Using the Subscription

For Children and Teens

  • Meet authors and illustrators with exclusive movies and recordings

  • Experience thousands of read-along audiobook performances

  • Hear authors pronounce and tell the stories of their names

  • Enjoy almost 2,000 complete book recordings

  • Explore book trailers, Meet-the-Author recordings, and more

  • Support assignments about books and author studies

  • Find the right book for you (Reader’s Advisory)

The database is used in home settings. Virtual author recordings are available so students can learn from professional writers via the audio and video resources on the site. Movies of Caldecott-winning illustrators demonstrate art processes. Audio excerpts are used by students, including English language learners, to independently learn the rhythm, pace, and sound of the books they are reading. Users can also listen to poets read their work, get information for author/illustrator studies, and find book guides for fiction and non-fiction titles.

Early Childhood Resources

Teaching Books has Early Childhood Resources available for parents. These include book suggestions, printables, instructional supports, timely topics, and ready-to-use ideas.

Digital Escape Rooms

Digital Escape rooms are a fun way to engage students and enhance learning. 

Go to "Digital Escape Rooms." Select a book title from the list. Scroll down to select "Book Guides, Activities, and Lessons." Scroll down the next page to the Digital Escape Room button. Enjoy!


Book Cover Jigsaw Puzzles

Book Description Word Search

Concentration Game

Author/Illustrator Name Game

Resources in the Spanish Language
Resources in the French Language



You can contact Margaret Basaraba by email for help with any questions.