Search Results for: Lynda Mullaly Hunt

March 01

Who is Travis Nickerson from Fish in a Tree? by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Fish in a Tree is about a sixth grader named Ally Nickerson who thinks she’s dumb. She isn’t dumb, but she does have undiagnosed dyslexia until she meets Mr. Daniels, her new teacher. Ally learns that, although dyslexia poses some challenges, it also has some special gifts wrapped up inside of it as well. She […]

July 02

Cover Reveal: Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

I am honored to reveal the cover of my second novel, Fish in a Tree, here on The Nerdy Book Club. It makes sense because the more I got into writing it, the more I realized that this book is a love letter to teachers—to one in particular—and to all others like him. Shortly after […]

The Year I Met Peter by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

A published author writing about herself as a child reader? Well, here’s some honest irony. As a kid, I was a non-reader. Having had no exposure to books prior to kindergarten, I started behind. I was placed in the lowest reading group and remained there until the middle of sixth grade. Now, let me say […]

Interview with Lynda Mullaly Hunt by Joan Young

It’s not every day you read a book that reaches inside, grabs your heart, and takes it on a journey through laughter, tears, and hopeful moments of reflection. One for the Murphy’s inspired me to think back on my time as a foster care social worker and classroom teacher and consider the incredible strengths and […]

January 27

WRITING REAL by Augusta Scattergood

I love answering young readers’ questions: “Which character are you, Glory or Jesslyn?” “Is your dog named Ginger Rogers?” “When you were our age, did you like to play baseball, tap dance, or swimming?”   Here’s a confession from me and other writers who answered my questions. Authors frequently take big and little personal recollections […]

January 02

The 2017 Nerdies: Young Adult Fiction (Part One) Announced by a Chapter of Nerds

We finish up the 2017 Nerdy Book Club Awards with two collaborative posts celebrating the best young adult fiction. This year, we honor twenty-one exemplary titles that capture and respect the challenges of adolescence. Each book on the list offers young adults validation and support for their experiences and struggles, and expands readers’ understanding of […]

July 01

Top Ten MG Books to Use as Read Alouds Beginning of Year by Cassie Thomas

When students enter the classroom at the first of the year, a lot of schools are spending days/weeks on ensuring respect, understanding, and creating a classroom culture of family. To do this more effectively and spark conversation, I have learned that opening each year with a book that touches on character traits such as respecting […]

January 09

Why I Love Author Selfies by Sandy Otto

Yes, I take selfies with authors. Lots of selfies. Every chance I get. As an English teacher and avid reader, I love getting books signed by favorite authors to share with my students and add to my classroom library. Their signatures make these books even more special. But there’s something magical about taking a picture […]

March 05

10 Books That Help Me Hook Self-Proclaimed Middle School “Non-Readers” by Brittany Gendron

As educators, we know that there is no such thing as a non-reader, just a young soul who has yet to find the right book. The book that turns unintelligible ink slurred across a page into a meaning-making guide for the world around us. Sadly, by the time students reach middle school, many still have […]

2015 Nerdy Book Awards

Fiction Picture Books Boats for Papa by Jessixa Bagley First Grade Dropout by Audrey Vernick, illus. by Matthew Cordell Float by Daniel Miyares If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer, illus. by Oliver Jeffers Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast by Josh Funk, illus. Brendan Kearney Last Stop on […]