Category Archives: Polls

Poll:  Thanks for Giving Books

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. 

November 13

Reading with Your Ears: An Audiobook Poll by Donalyn Miller

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. […]

June 26

POLL: Your Favorite Award-Winning Books

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 […]

April 03

POLL: What’s Your Favorite Poem?

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 […]

March 10

POLL: What are your favorite books of 2016 so far?

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 […]

September 13

Poll: Favorite Book Quotes

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 – […]

August 09

POLL: First Read Aloud of the Year

If you’re not back to school yet, you’re getting ready. While I have seen many posts on getting the room ready, thinking about organizing spaces and creating environments that will welcome and foster community, there has been conversation about what we’ll do with our new students when they arrive. For the Nerdy Book Club, regardless […]

June 10

POLL: Favorite Characters

If you read enough books, you are guaranteed to find characters who are going to leave their mark on you. They are much more than the sum total of words and artwork on the pages we read. We think about the things they have done and said. We wonder about them. And they never really leave […]

April 07

POLL: What are your favorite 2015 books so far?

It’s already April and that means we have had three months of new books to enjoy. So what are the books you’ve read so far this year that you just love and can’t wait to share with your friends, your students, your kids? Share them with us here at Nerdy in the comments below!

POLL: What are your favorite holiday books?

It’s that time of year. Holiday music, movies, and TV specials suddenly seems to be playing everywhere. Lights and decorations are being set up with care. Traditions guide our plans for everything from parties to services to what we’re going to eat. No matter what – or even if – you celebrate in the coming […]