Category Archives: Polls

March 07

POLL: What are your favorite movie adaptations?

I admit it. I have The Wizard of Oz on the brain. It’s our school musical this year and I have been having a fantastic time helping an amazing crew of students, staff, and parents put it together since auditions. Being part of the musical has been so much about the people involved. But rewatching the movie […]

POLL: What’s Your Favorite Snow Day Reading?

Ever since I was a kid, I have always seen snow days as an excuse to curl up with a blanket and a book. Snow men and sledding were for people who didn’t mind being cold and wet. I preferred going to go somewhere else for a while and live beyond my snowbound reality. As my […]

POLL: What 2014 Books Are You Most Looking Forward to Reading?

One of the things I most look forward to in December and January is the chance to reflect on the titles released in the preceding year. There are awards lists and blog posts and the chance to skim through the highlights of my reading year in Goodreads that leave me nodding your head as I […]

Poll: Reading Recommendations

During #titletalk last night, we discussed that the primary way readers respond to what they read is talking about books & sharing recommendations. What books are hot in your classrooms, libraries, and living rooms these days? What are you reading? What are the children in your life reading? Share your titles in the comments below! […]

Poll: Favorite Poems

There is something about fall that makes me see the world in verse. It could be the changing leaves on the trees here in Pennsylvania that motivates this switch or even just being back in the routine of school. I tinker with lines of potential poetry in my notebook. I share favorite poems with students. […]

POLL: Who would be at your dream book festival?

I love getting the chance to meet authors. I love hearing them talk about their books, about how they write them, about where they find their inspiration. I love getting to meet them. I love being around other people who are just as excited about books as I am. So no one should be surprised that […]

Poll: YOUR Top Ten Books of 2013 (So Far)

We’re a little better than halfway through 2013 and so you may have seen people posting lists of reading highlights so far this year. We thought it would be fun to see what the Nerdy Book Club would pick as their own reading highlights for 2013 (so far). Give it some thought, check your reading […]

Poll: What are your favorite laugh-out-loud reads?

I have been attacked at the least expected places. In my car on the way to school, leaving me covered in coffee while I listened to Libba Bray’s Going Bovine. In my classroom while I paged through Jesse Andrew’s Me and Earl and the Dying Girl  or Geoff Herbach’s Stupid Fast. At the library when I […]

What do the kids think? by Melissa Stewart

A couple of weeks ago, I posted this open letter to John Schu, Colby Sharp, Donalyn Miller, and Travis Jonker on my website. And Donalyn kindly invited me to post here, too. My letter was inspired by my general frustration with the kidlit community’s current focus on narrative nonfiction. Now I openly admit that I, […]

Poll: What’s your favorite love story?

The signs are all there. Candy hearts, red and pink fluffy stuffed animals that sing “Love Me Tender” clog up the aisles at even the grocery stores. Lists of correct spellings of classmates’ names come home. The girls start to debate what they should get the guys they like since everything in the stores seems […]