Tag Archives: Karen Terlecky

December 28

The 2017 Nerdies: Nonfiction Picture Books Announced by Karen Terlecky

I am so excited to share the winners of the nonfiction picture book category today. This category is near and dear to my heart–back when I was a classroom teacher looking for great informational books to share with my students, as a literacy coach sharing nonfiction titles with teachers, and now, as I teach children’s […]

December 27


I love reading informational books for children – they are full of topics that will pique the interest of everyone. All of the winners of the best nonfiction picture book category for the 2016 Nerdies definitely fit this bill. There is a little something for everyone; and in my case, several books that I just […]

December 27

The 2015 Nerdies: Nonfiction Picture Book Winners Announced by Karen Terlecky

  Asking questions and wondering about topics is a part of human nature. In the past month, I found myself frequently using Google to find information about topics: A familiar face on a TV show, commercial, or movie – “In what other productions have they performed?” Planning for an upcoming vacation – “Where are our […]

The 2013 Nonfiction Picture Book Winners Announced by Karen Terlecky

What a great year to be a reader of nonfiction!  When the Nerdy nominations were announced for this category, I immediately started reserving books at my library that hadn’t already been read.  What a treat I’ve had the past few weeks, immersing myself in fascinating topics!  But the Nerdy Book Club voters have spoken, and […]

A New Appreciation for #carPD by Karen Terlecky

My husband would say I’m a complicated traveler.  When I’m in a car, I always bring a large bag of entertainment for myself (much like I used to do for our children).  The bag contains items that will keep me entertained and amused during the trip: iPad for playing word games and staying current on […]


I have been happily immersed in nonfiction picture books lately.  I have spent a lot of time looking at many great nonfiction books as I choose the best mentor texts for nonfiction to have in our classroom library. One of the ways I’ve done that is to spend a great deal of time looking at […]

How I Help My Kids Have Reading Lives (and Join the Nerdy Book Club)

I love my job!!  On a daily basis, I have the opportunity to model for my students how I am personally part of a much bigger reading community than just the four walls of our classroom.  I frequently talk to them about my reading life, their reading lives, and how I want them to live […]