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May 07

Birth of a Batpig by Rob Harrell

There are a few different origin stories for this particular super pig. There’s the Batpig that appears in my novel WINK, a creation of the main character Ross Maloy. And there’s the origin story of that character you can find in my new graphic novel WHEN PIGS FLY – that involves a mildly radioactive bat, […]

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, […]

May 24

An Indie Bookstore During a Pandemic w/ Joanna Parzakonis by Colby Sharp

My favorite independent bookstore is Bookbug in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I’ve had the opportunity to get to know the owners Joanna and Derek over the years, as I worked closely with them during each Nerd Camp Michigan. The work that they do is inspiring. With the state of Michigan being pretty much shutdown the last couple […]

January 27

A Book About a Book: Alice by Heart by Steven Sater

For a long time, books were my everything.  To be fair, I had a rather unusual childhood.  Bedridden due to respiratory ailments, I was regularly shuffled from home to the hospital, and was rarely allowed out — rarely even attended school.  But my mother, who’d returned to college to complete her degree, used to read […]

January 24

DON’T LEAVE SPORTS BOOKS OUT OF THE GAME! FOR SOME STUDENTS, THEY ARE A WINDOW TO THE WORLD AND A SPARK FOR LIFELONG READING by Andrew Maraniss

When I was five years old, my grandfather mailed me my first set of baseball cards. I remember sitting on the floor of my parents’ apartment in New Jersey, sorting the cards in different ways – one day by team, the next by color. And my parents tell me I learned to read by devouring […]