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December 26


Happy Sunday! I’m honored to kick off the eleventh annual Nerdy Book Club Awards. First up is fiction picture books! A HUGE thank-you to everyone who nominated titles. Congratulations to this year’s winners! Bear Is a Bear by Jonathan Stutzman; illustrated by Dan Santat “Jonathan Stutzman’s manuscript for Bear Is a Bear carried a lot of heart […]

December 26

The 2017 Nerdies: Fiction Picture Books Announced by John Schu

I am overjoyed to kick of the seventh annual Nerdy Book Club Awards by celebrating fiction picture books. A BIG thank-you to everyone who nominated titles. Congratulations to this year’s winners. Happy reading! All the Way to Havana by Margarita Engle; illustrated by Mike Curato “Usually, I work to size. That means that the drawing […]

July 15

Book Trailer Premiere: Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla

I read Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan on January 4, 2012. I can still see the tears that soaked the pages of my advanced reader’s copy. I can still hear the reverberating refrain that ran through my head on that cold winter’s day: “I must get this book into as many hands as possible. I […]

The 2012 Picture Book Nerdies Go To…

The day after Christmas is always a little sad. The presents are unwrapped.  Empty bottles of eggnog are in the recycling bin. You know that in the very near future you’ll have to take down your beautiful Christmas tree. I have the perfect thing to put you back in a festive mood: THE 2012 PICTURE […]

Smoky The Cowhorse (#nerdbery)

In mid-December teacher-librarian Mr. Schu asked me if I’d be interested in reading every Newbery Medal winning book with him. I thought he was nuts. After a few direct messages (Twitter), text messages, and emails later I decided to go for it. The last thing that I wanted was to feel left out. One of […]

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

If you answer YES to at least one of my questions, you’re going to love today’s video. If you do not answer YES to any of my questions, it must mean you have not read The Mighty Miss Malone. *Are you mapping out how you’re going to book talk The Mighty Miss Malone to your […]

Sharp and Schu Gift Books

Can you think of anything better to get or give as a gift than a book? Mr. Sharp and Mr. Schu are giving lots of books this holiday season. Check out their videos below, to see the wonderful books they are giving. You might notice a few Nerdies winners in the video. We would love […]

The 2011 Picture Book Nerdies Go to…

Ladies and Gentlemen! Nerds and Non-nerds!   I am excited to announce the winners for Best Picture Book in the 2011 Nerdy Book Club Awards. Congratulations to the winners and nominees. Thank you to those who nominated picture books and voted. YOU WILL BE MY FRIEND! by Peter Brown [Little, Brown and Company | Grades […]