Penguin Random House is a proud gold sponsor of the annual National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) meeting. As such, we invite you to come browse our booths (#626) to find the latest in award-winning and diverse fiction and nonfiction to help support literacy for your classroom.

Below is just a small preview of what we will be on display from our various publishers. See you in St. Louis!


Teacher Awards for Literacy

Penguin Random House is excited to announce the 2017 Teacher Awards for Literacy recipients at Thursday’s 4:00 p.m. General Session. Join us in celebrating your fellow educators.




RHRandom House
This new 2018 catalog highlights new and recent books appropriate for use across multiple disciplines, including Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science, and Parent & Professional Reading. In addition, the catalog features essays by educators about incredible and creative ways they’re using books such as Between the World and Me in the classroom as well as features on and excerpts from fantastic titles such as the National Book Award–winning March: Book Three. Also included are author essays addressed directly to educators, spotlights on educational events we’ve attended this past year, and more.





In the latest novel from Mohsin Hamid (The Reluctant Fundamentalist, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia), two young people meet in a country teetering on the brink of civil war. Just as the unrest prompts a premature intimacy between fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed, they begin to hear whispers about doors that can whisk people far away. When familiar streets are turned into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, Nadia and Saeed decide they no longer have a choice: they leave their homeland and their old lives behind. But what awaits them on the other side of the door?

“It was as if Hamid knew what was going to happen to America and the world, and gave us a road map to our future. . . . At once terrifying and . . . oddly hopeful.” —Ayelet Waldman, The New York Times Book Review

Available FREE at the Penguin Booth at NCTE 2017


KnopfKnopf Doubleday

The 2017 High School & Advanced Placement® (AP®) catalog from the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group features a selection of our critically acclaimed and award-winning new and classic titles suitable for high school curricula.  These titles will stimulate analytic thinking, encourage a broad-based understanding of literature, and model superior writing. Many of our books are appropriate Advanced Placement® courses in English Literature and Composition. We have also identified titles recommended by the Core Common State Standards (Appendix B) as part of their effort to better prepare American students for success in college and careers.



Penguin Young Readers

Students are growing up and learning in an increasingly global world. It’s vital for them to understand their own country and its history, but also to learn about other countries and their people. Reading and discussing thought-provoking and diverse books is a great way to learn about the world around them. Understanding Our World is a guide to books across all age groups and genres that explore empathy, cultural awareness, immigration, refugee stories, and U.S. history. Featuring titles from critically acclaimed authors like Jacqueline Woodson, Matt de la Peña, Ruta Sepetys, Padma Venkatraman, and more, the books in this brochure introduce students to the world now, its past, and its people in all their richness and diversity.


DKDK Books

From Shakespeare’s most-famous plays, such as Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar, to less-frequently performed works such as King John and Henry VIII, every play of the Shakespearean canon is collected in this comprehensive guide, along with his major poems and best-loved sonnets.

The Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics along with straightforward and engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand. With over seven million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.

A free downloadable teacher’s guide is available that aligns to reading, writing, and speaking & listening anchor standards.


RHCBRandom House Children’s Books

Over five million people have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman on the pages of R. J. Palacio’s Wonder, and on November 17, they will meet him on the big screen!  Stop by the Random House Children’s booth to check out the Wonder Movie Tie-In Edition with a foreword by the director Stephen Chbosky, an afterword by R. J. Palacio, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie with anecdotes from the cast and crew, and a family discussion guide.






BOTListening Library

Did you know that 85% of what we learn, we learn by listening? In fact, 27% of students are auditory learners. However, the debate over whether or not audiobooks are cheating has percolated within schools and communities for many years. But the science is clear that audiobooks are not cheating. Visit Listening Library’s NCTE booth to hear why; you’ll find educator materials and an array of award-winning audiobook titles. Plus, don’t miss the chance to put your Harry Potter trivia skills to the test, and enter our daily giveaway to WIN a prize pack that includes headphones, a wireless speaker, and a selection of listens to help you bring audio into the classroom.

ALAN attendees, you are in for a treat at 9:40 am on Monday, November 20th when authors Shaka Senghor, Steve Sheinkin, and narrator Dion Graham discuss how listening to contemporary nonfiction can help cultivate empathy.

There is no debating the vital need for students to develop strong listening and literacy skills. Listening Library wants to help you share the joy and power of audiobooks with all of your students, at all levels.