Teachers for Teachers | It’s Monday! The Nerdies & Book Love – Two Great Things That Go Great Together#IMWAYR #Booklove #Nerdybookclub
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It’s Monday! The Nerdies & Book Love – Two Great Things That Go Great Together#IMWAYR #Booklove #Nerdybookclub

Each December, voting for the Nerdy awards gives us an opportunity to reflect on our year of reading.  As we combed through our Pinterest Boards and Monday posts about books on our blog searching for our top five picks, we realized just how many incredible texts were published in 2018. Now, we must work together to get these texts into the hands of readers.

During this holiday season, we hope you will join us and donate to the Book Love Foundation or buy a copy of It’s All About the Books since all of the royalties are donated to the Book Love Foundation. 100% of the funds received will help fill a teacher’s classroom library with books. If you want to give a classroom library to an elementary teacher, please write the word elementary on your check or contact Penny Kittle after you donate online.  Funds that are not designated as “elementary” will go towards middle school and high school classroom libraries. If you are a teacher in need of books, consider filling out a Book Love Application (Due March 15)

Let’s make this holiday season one that connects readers and books!

Here are our picks for the 2018 Nerdies.

Picture Books: Fiction

Picture Books: Nonfiction

Early Readers/ Chapter Books

Poetry and Novels in Verse

Middle-Grade Fiction

Happy Reading, Everyone!

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    Posted at 14:49h, 17 December Reply

    Ah, what a nice selection of books! I just finished Dreamers this week and now I want my own copy for home! And I thoroughly enjoyed all the books on your Middle-Grade Fiction list. I have Shaking Things Up on my list for this coming week. Thank you for all the shares, Tammy and Clare!

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    Cheriee Weichel
    Posted at 20:28h, 17 December Reply

    So many fabulous books on your lists!
    As I read your post today I wondered about the state of your school libraries. Here in Vancouver, BC, where I’m from, it depresses me when I work as a substitute TL. The years of underfunding and lack of proper support from administrators in general leads spaces that have become abandoned warehouses for books that should have been weeded long ago.

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      Jane @ Raincity Librarian
      Posted at 20:19h, 18 December Reply

      I definitely hear you, Cheriee! So often I’ve met TL’s who felt like they’re treading water, doing the best they can with limited hours and funds. I’m pretty ruthless with my weeding because I know I have funds to replace books that are in poor shape or out of date, but it’s harder to do that when you don’t know if you’ll have enough funds to replace the books you weed, and you have to decide between having ratty books or no books! Not a great situation for anyone to be in.

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    Lisa Maucione
    Posted at 21:36h, 17 December Reply

    I love the Mo Jackson series for early readers. I can’t remember exactly what I picked for the 2018 Nerdies, but if I had to choose again today I’d probably pick different titles. There were so many great books I read this year that I find it really hard to choose.

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    Linda Baie
    Posted at 22:38h, 17 December Reply

    There are so many wonderful ones from which to choose. I’ve read many of these & just bought I Lost My Tooth this morning for the youngest granddaughter. It’s hard to choose favorites, isn’t it? Your choices are special!

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