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scott pilgrim's precious little life April 19

You Have Chosen Wisely by Michael Guevara

Remember this classic movie moment? With the bulk of the school year now fading into remember-whens, thoughts have turned to that most glorious of time for students and teachers—summer! In my office, we are frenetically gearing up for all the professional development we will offer teachers throughout the summer, and in classrooms and department meetings around […]

Exclusive Cover Reveal for Katherine Applegate’s Crenshaw + A Bonus Guest Post

One of the first questions an author hears at school visits is, “Where do you get your ideas?” (followed by “Do you know J.K. Rowling?” and “Will you autograph my sneakers?”). My answers, for the record: —I just ask “What if?” and record what happens. —No, but if she wants me to stop by the castle […]

School Lunch Lady Superhero Day

When I was aligning all of the elements to launch School Lunch Superhero Day, there were many questions. Would a national organization come on board? Would we be able to get some sort of press release out to media to encourage people to celebrate the day? The answer to these questions was eventually answered in […]

Book Trailer Premeire: Mal and Chad: Belly Flop! by Stephen McCranie

The Nerdy Book Club is honored to debut the book trailer for Stephen McCranie’s Mal and Chad Belly Flop! Click on the cover of Belly Flop! to get a sneak peak at the first 40 pages.

Ten Ways to Raise Readers by Julie Falatko

When I was pregnant with my first child, the only thing I knew for sure was that we could never have enough books. Nine years and four kids later, I’m navigating around piles of books, trying not to trip. When I look at all my children, draped around the living room in various states of […]

Waterlogged by Donalyn Miller

As some of you know from Twitter, Facebook, and phone calls, our home flooded this week. We live in Texas, so this wasn’t a Sandy-related disaster. A water line burst while we weren’t home. Water flowed from room to room, soaking anything touching the floor—including curtains, rugs, and furniture. Worst hit was my book room. […]

Celebrating the Wonder of Wonder by Sherry Gick

Sharing the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio with students is certainly not a new idea…most of us have been sharing Wonder with anyone who would listen since the beginning of 2012!  Even so, there’s something so amazingly wonder-ful about this book and how it touches readers’ lives.  I will never tire of seeing and hearing […]

Embarrassed to Read by Donalyn Miller

A recent National Literacy Trust report found that 17% of children surveyed would be embarrassed if their friends saw them reading.  According to a dictionary, “Embarrassment is an emotional state of intense discomfort with oneself, experienced upon having a socially unacceptable act or condition witnessed by or revealed to others.” Embarrassment is tied to our […]

#1 by Dave Roman

I’ve always enjoyed the company of people who are curious and passionate about stuff. A.k.a., readers. These are my people. My most favorite kind of reading-people are those who share a love of comic books. This is not to be confused with comic collectors, a.k.a., people for whom a comic book’s greatest value is in […]

Babymouse For President Photo Contest

Babymouse is running for president. We at Nerdy Book Club, have decided to show our support by launching a massive campaign blitz and giveaway. We need pictures of you and/or your family and friends reading Babymouse. Going on vacation? Be sure to take a copy of Babymouse with you. Going to the grocery store? Take […]