2012 Nerdy Book Club Awards: Let the Voting Begin! by Donalyn Miller

I have enjoyed spending the past two weeks catching up on outstanding books from our 2012 Nerdy Book Club Award nominee list. I trust your book recommendations and your suggestions have helped me prioritize my towering pile of unread books.

Voting is now open for the 2012 Nerdy Book Club Awards. Please cast your ballots for your favorite children’s and young adult titles published in 2012. Select five favorites in each category, including picture books, early readers, poetry, graphic novels, nonfiction, and fiction. After tabulating your votes, we will announce one winner and four runners-up for each category in daily feature posts beginning December 26th.

The ballot will close at midnight on December 22nd. This gives us another week to read a few more books and share them with children before casting our final votes.

**Note: Colby Sharp requested photographs, asking Nerdy readers to share images of their favorite 2012 books. Recognizing that many folks needed a few more weeks to finish and select favorites, Colby has extended the deadline for submitting photographs until December 22nd. Please email your photos to nerdybookclubblog@gmail.com for inclusion in a future post.

Donalyn Miller is a fourth grade teacher at Peterson Elementary in Fort Worth, TX. She is the author of The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child. Donalyn co-hosts the monthly Twitter chat, #titletalk (with Nerdy co-founder, Colby Sharp), and facilitates the Twitter reading initiative, #bookaday.