Author Archives: Colby Sharp

May 26

Purchasing Books at the End of the School Year by Colby Sharp

I love purchasing books for my classroom library. I love it even more when I don’t have to spend my own money to do it. A couple of weeks ago, all of the teachers in my building got an email from our principal informing us that we had received a grant that would allow all […]

January 01

THE 2021 NERDIES: MIDDLE GRADE FICTION ANNOUNCED BY COLBY SHARP

One of my favorite emails to receive each year is the list of middle grade Nerdies from Donalyn Miller. The first thing I do when I get the list is check to see how many of them that I have read. I’ve read 17 out of the 19 books on the list. The second thing […]

December 17

What are your winter break reading plans? by Colby Sharp

Holy smokes! I am so tired. I’m guessing that you are pretty tired, too. If you are an educator you are either on break or pretty darn close to winter break. Congratulations! One of my favorite things about the lead up to a school break is making reading plans. I love watching my fifth graders […]

April 18

A live conversation with Linda Urban 4/19, 8:30 PM ET

Hello! Colby Sharp here. I’m excited to chat live with author Linda Urban, April 19th at 8:30 PM ET. If you are interested, you can view our conversation on the Nerdy Book Club Facebook page or my YouTube channel. We’ll be talking about her new book Almost There and Almost Not. If you cannot watch […]

March 17

A Conversation with Megan E. Freeman and Colby Sharp

I am excited to chat with Megan E. Freeman Thursday March 18th at 8:30 PM ET. Her book Alone blew my mind. I am currently reading the book aloud to my fifth graders, and they are captivated. It feels a little bit like Alone will be for them, what Hatchet was for me as kid. […]

March 14

A Nerdy Conversation with Jennifer L. Holm 3/15 at 8:30 PM ET

COLBY: I am excited to host a conversation on the Nerdy Book Club Facebook page with Jennifer L. Holm March 15th at 8:30 PM ET. We’ll be talking about her latest middle grade novel The Lion of Mars. You can also view the conversation live, or after it is complete, on YouTube. I’ll insert the […]

March 11

A Live Conversation between Rajani LaRocca and Colby Sharp TONIGHT AT 8:30 PM EST

Colby: I’m excited to chat with Rajani LaRocca this evening about her book ‘Red, White and Whole’. You can follow along live on Facebook or YouTube. If you visit the links after the conversation, you will still be able to listen view the conversation. I made a video about Rajani’s book that you can watch […]

March Nerdy Book Club Book Club Selection: Red, White, and Whole by Rajani LaRocca

We are excited to announce the the March selection for the Nerdy Book Club book club is Rajani LaRocca’s Red, White and Whole. Our hope is that a month of celebrating this book will be a great lead into April’s National Poetry Month. Each week we will post a couple of questions on Twitter using […]

February 24

A Nerdy Conversation with Tae Keller and Colby Sharp

Please join me February 25th at 8:30 PM EST live on the Nerdy Book Club Facebook page or my YouTube channel for a conversation with Newbery Medalist Tae Keller. I am excited to chat with her about her book When You Trap a Tiger. If you have any questions you’d like me to ask Tae, […]

January 01

The 2020 Nerdies: Middle Grade Fiction Announced by Colby Sharp

Middle grade fiction is my jam. Each and every year it is the bulk of what I read. I can’t get enough of the unforgettable characters, the captivating stories, and the way that these books tug at my heart strings. In 2020, I didn’t just love middle grade fiction, I needed it. Many of the […]