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September 17

Top Ten Things from nErDcampMI We Want to Try in Our Work by Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan

We attended nErDcampMI for the first time this summer.  It was not only our first time at nErDcampMI, it was our first edcamp.  Given that we are not only book nerds, but also PD nerds –we loved everything about it!!  We have been trying to capture what made this experience so powerful for us.  How […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Come to nErDcamp

I (Colby Sharp) love the Nerdy Book Club for many reasons. One of the biggest reasons is that Nerdy Book Club members don’t look at the summer as a time to separate ourselves from our jobs. We look to the summer as a time to grow.   Do we relax? Sure. We sit by the […]

February 24

Cover Reveal for Halfway Normal by Barbara Dee

When people hear that your son has cancer, they say a lot of dumb things: I’m so sorry (as if it’s their fault). Is there anything I can do? (You mean besides curing cancer?). Be strong (Sure. Because what’s the alternative?) When they know you’re a writer, they say this: Well, maybe you’ll write about […]

January 11

Cover Reveal: wishtree by Katherine Applegate

Five years ago, I fell in love. The object of my affection was handsome in a weathered sort of way, if a bit beaten down by the vagaries of life. Folks, you haven’t really lived until you’ve loved a tree. It was in a too-small container in a too-dry climate in a too-shady courtyard. Abandoned […]

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 […]

January 01

2016 NERDIES: Middle Grade Fiction Winners Announced by Colby Sharp

I love the Nerdies! Each year I have the opportunity to announce the middle grade fiction winners. It is so much fun. Donalyn Miller sends me the list around the time winter break begins. I immediately go through the list to see how many of the books I’ve read. One of my favorite things about […]

December 05

True Confessions of the Reading Life of a Toddler by Ezra Wyzlic

Today, we host Ezra, a 17-month old, at the Nerdy Book Club. He typed out his own post, but it didn’t make a whole lot of sense. His parents have done their best to interpret for us. Ezra: “plgtp” Interpreter: “Pre-birth, I knew about books. Listening to them being read to me by my dad […]

November 05

Top Ten Books to Give to Adolescent Boys Who Say They “Hate Reading” by Oona Marie Abrams

Three years ago, I welcomed the ritual of ten minutes of daily independent reading into my 12th grade classroom. Of course, I was nervous at the beginning. After reading Penny Kittle’s Book Love, I wondered how on earth it would be possible for me to read enough titles to make good recommendations to my students, […]

September 08

They Were My Kids by Nora Raleigh Baskin

“I have woven a parachute out of everything broken.”                                                                                William Stafford   Each time I write a new novel I am putting something out into the world; and each time I do, I get something back, usually a tenfold return. I began writing as a kid as a way to express myself, to […]

August 28

DEAR NERDY BOOK CLUB, HAPPY DEAR DRAGON TRAILER PREMIERE! YOUR PALS, JOSH FUNK & RODOLFO MONTALVO

The following letter exchange occurred over email between the dates of August 15 and August 27, 2016.     Dear Rodolfo,   So, we’re premiering the book trailer for DEAR DRAGON on the Nerdy Book Club and I’m supposed to write a post to go along with it, but I’m not sure what to write. […]