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How the Book Julian’s A Mermaid Finally Changed My Thinking by Deana Metzke

Nerdy Book Club is a great blog to learn a lot about children’s books, authors, and educator’s experiences around books. Here’s a link to something I recently wrote for the Nerdy Book Club about my experience with the book, Julian’s A Mermaid.

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Reading Aloud–a reblog

This is a wonderful blog post about the power of reading aloud in school. My hope is that you either 1) are able to translate these feelings into what you are doing at home in your #RaisingReaders quest or 2) you remember those pleasant feelings you had in school when your teacher read aloud to you, and that motivates you to try to replicate those feelings when reading with your children.

I remember fist-pumping and high-fiving my friends in two different arenas during elementary school: on the playground–during kickball or football–and when my teachers gathered us on the carpet to return to a favorite book. Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh, Hang Tough Paul Mather. These were books that […]

via Storytime: What Matters Most Cannot be Measured by David Rockower — Nerdy Book Club

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My post on The Nerdy Book Club

Since even before I started this blog a few months ago, I have dreamt of having a post on The Nerdy Book Club, and today it happened! I’m so grateful and SO excited! Click below to read the entire post!


I purchased the book Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley and Lauren Castillo because 1) I have an addiction to children’s literature and 2) it is one of the books our school will be reading for our Mock Caldecott award this year. As I often do, I decided to take it home to read and share […]

via Why Twenty Yawns Almost Made Me Cry by Deana Metzke — Nerdy Book Club