I’ve been thinking a lot about the books we read aloud to children, and the impact the read aloud experience has on the development of our readers. On Sunday, I had the opportunity to hang out with a bunch of former students and they all brought up books that I read aloud to them when […]
As we stare down November and see only two months left of 2017, we at Nerdy HQ are curious about which kidlit (picture books through YA) titles you have decided are the not-to-miss-books of 2017. Share your Class of 2017 reading recs for us in the comments!
It’s the time of year when so many of us are starting the beginning of a new school year and with that comes the enthusiasm of starting over. It’s also a time when our minds start to race about which titles we are looking forward to sharing in the coming weeks. We’re curious about which […]
For many of us, this weekend marks the kick off to summer. Pools start to open. School is either counting down to vacation or has already arrived. For many of us, summer isn’t just about keeping cool or making plans to travel or getting ready for next school year. It’s about having extra time to […]
This week we celebrate Thanksgiving in the U.S. and reflect on all our blessings. Certainly Nerdy Book Club members would count books among those. Which titles have you been thankful for being able to read in the last year? Share your answers below in the comments.
Traveling to visit schools and conferences, I spend a lot of time in rental cars. Continuously searching for a radio station becomes tiresome and long drives can be lonely and boring, so I load a few audiobooks onto my phone before every trip. Well-performed audio productions bring a book alive and engaging narrators provide companionship. […]
Every summer when the librarians gather for the ALA Annual Conference, the winners of the Youth Media Awards are honored with a whole host of celebrations. (Tonight marks the 2016 Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet – and even if you’re not there to enjoy it in person, you can probably get a taste of what’s going on by […]
One of my favorite things about spring is that April 1 rolls around and brings me all sorts of poetry as I scroll through my social media feeds. Thank you, National Poetry Month! Don’t get me wrong – I read poetry all year long. I have the Poetry Foundation app on my phone and I […]
As winter starts to fade away into spring, we thought it would be a good time to check in with the members of Nerdy Book Club to see what they have been loving of the books released so far this year. If you haven’t gotten caught up on 2015 books yet (and I know I […]
I’ve always had a fondness for collecting quotes. I had notebook upon notebook full of quotes from the time I was young, probably more an attempt to keep the magic of the books I’d read with me long after I’d returned their well-worn pages to the library. These days I see bookish quotes everywhere – […]