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The Nerdy Book Club

The Nerdy Book Club is a website for readers and devotees of children’s and young adult literature. The site was created by four educators –  Donalyn Miller (The Book Whisperer), Colby Sharp, Katherine Sokolowski, and Cindy Minnich – all of whom use children’s and YA literature in their classrooms. These teachers  know what they’re talking about! The website can be found at:

http://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/about/

Check it out – it has so many resources to investigate. In particular, now is the time that the NBC (Nerdy Book Club not the TV channel!) shares their best of the year lists. Lots of outlets create lists and it’s fun to look at them all and notice the commonalities and disparities. Here are three that are worth looking at:

Kirkus: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/issue/best-of-2014/section/children/lists/

Booklist: http://www.booklistonline.com/Booklist-Editors-Choice-Books-for-Youth-2014-/pid=7275819)

School Library Journal: http://www.slj.com/best-books-2014/

My own list will be coming in January and will be found in a post on this site. In the meantime, click on the link above for The Nerdy Book Club’s best of the year lists. You will find some great titles there for your classroom.

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