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2017 Nerdies Nominations – open now!

7 Dec


The 2017 Nerdies Nomination form is officially open! Make sure to nominate your favorite titles of the year in the following categories:

  • Picture Books: Fiction
  • Picture Books: Nonfiction
  • Early Readers/ Chapter Books
  • Graphic Novels
  • Poetry and Novels in Verse
  • MG/YA Nonfiction
  • Middle Grade Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction

Per the Nerdy Book Club website: The 2017 Nerdies Nomination Ballot is open until December 17th at midnight Eastern Time. Nominate up to 5 books in each of the categories. You do not need to nominate books in every category or nominate a full slate of 5 nominees. All nominees must have been published in 2017 and written for children or young adults. In order to prevent ballot box stuffing for beloved titles, we have restricted the surveys to one response per computer. After tallying the ballots, we will announce the 2017 Nerdies list in daily category posts beginning December 26th.


Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Native American Authors

17 Nov

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Top Ten Tuesday: Great Leaders

7 Nov

I decided to go with strong female characters who I think would make great leaders, granted most of these characters are young, so we might need to wait a few years before they’d be of age to become great leaders, but I think they have the characteristics that make great leaders! And don’t forget to vote today!


  1. Princess Elizabeth from The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
  2. Molly from Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell, illustrated by David Catrow
  3. Sadie from This Is Sadie by Sara O’Leary, illustrated by Julie Morstad
  4. Rosie from Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beatty, illustrated by David Roberts
  5. Miss Rumphius from Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
  6. Dory from Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
  7. Princess Magnolia from The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
  8. Sophie from The BFG by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake
  9. Kristy from The Babysitter’s Club by Ann M. Martin (these are now available as full-color graphic novels too)
  10. Zita from Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish

It’s Monday! What Are Your Reading? 10/30/17

30 Oct

It’s been a week – trying to work on our library budget, library programming and a busy weekend left very little time for reading. I was able to finish The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen and A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold. I also started working on  The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Glaser. I went on a run of just putting a whole bunch of titles on hold from the library – so I currently have five other middle grade titles that I need to read in the next week or so. Hopefully I’ll get through a couple, but with a BIG library program happening on Friday and spending Friday and Saturday at KidLitCon, I’ll be curious how much reading I’ll get done.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 8/14/17

14 Aug

I kicked butt reading this week, I finished The Painting by Charis Cotter and also read The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg and Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed. I love getting to all the books I want to during the week! I finished Love, Hate & Other Filters in just one day, staying up wayyyyy toooo late to finish it. But it was so good, I couldn’t put it down. I’ll be posting a review soon.

This week’s reading goals consist of titles that I picked up at BEA, a never ending pile of ARCs that I need to get off my bookshelf if I ever have hope to add new books to my personal collection. I’m going to read Slider by Pete Hautman, The Incredible Magic of Being by Kathryn Erskine and if I get a chance The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris.


Join Jen from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers and share all of the reading you have done over the week from picture books to young adult novels. Follow the links to read about all of the amazing books the #IMWAYR

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