My Handout from #nErDCampMI

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I had the best time talking about some of my favorite books at nErDcampMI. I wish I could bottle up all the positive energy I felt throughout the day and bring it home to Naperville.

Picture Books/Readers

The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake by Robin Newman; illustrated by Deborah Zemke | Interview | Book trailer

A Fine Dessert by Emily Jenkins; illustrated by Sophie Blackall | Sophie shares her process through a series of blog posts.

Waiting by Kevin Henkes (Release Date: September 1) | Waiting statement by Kevin Henkes

Float by Daniel Miyares

Boats for Papa by Jessixa Bagley

By Mouse and Frog by Deborah Freedman | Trifecta

One Day, The End by by Rebecca Kai Dotlich; illustrated by Fred Koehler (Release Date: October 6)

Little Elliot, Big City by Mike Curato | Book Trailer | Trifecta  (2014 publication)

Little Elliot, Big Family by Mike Curato (Release Date: October 6, 2015) | Cover Reveal Blog Tour

Beyond the Pond by Joseph Kuefler (Release Date: October 6, 2015)

The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt; illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (Release Date: August 18, 2015)

I Don’t Want to Be a Frog by Dev Petty; illustrated by Mike Boldt | Book Trailer | Interview | Nerdy Book Club Post

Little Red Henry by Linda Urban; illustrated by Madeline Valentine |Trifecta

Lenny and Lucy by Philip C. Stead; illustrated by Erin E. Stead (Release Date: October 6)

The Troublemaker and Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo | Interview | Sharp-Schu Book Club (2014 Publication)

Yard Sale by Eve Bunting; illustrated by Lauren Castillo

Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman; illustrated by Zachariah OHora | Book trailer | Sharp-Schu Trifecta

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett; illustrated by Jon Klassen  | Book Trailer (2014 Publication)

In Mary’s Garden by Tina and Carson Kugler | Book trailer | Interview

Toys Meet Snow by Emily Jenkins; illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky (Release Date: September 22)

Last Stop on Market Street by Matthew de la Peña; illustrated by Christian Robinson | Interview

Fly! by Karl Newsom Edwards | Interview


Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick; illustrated by Sophie Blackall (Release Date: October 20)

Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh by Sally M. Walker; illustrated by Jonathan D. Voss

Growing Up Pedro by Matt Tavares|  Book trailer

Graphic Novels/Memoirs

Dragons Beware by Jorgie Aguirre; illustrated by Rafael Rosado |  Young Readers Respond to Dragons Beware

El Deafo by Cece Bell | Author Video | Interview (2014 Publication)

The Only Child by Guojing (Release Date: December 1)

Comics Squad: Recess!  Edited by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka  | Book Trailer | Author Video | Trifecta  (2014 Publication)

Comics Squad: Lunch! Edited by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm, and Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Release Date: January 26, 2016)

Squish #7: Deadly Disease of Doom by Jennifer L. Holm; illustrated by Matthew Holm (Release Date: August 25)

Sunny Side Up by Jennifer and Matthew Holm (Release Date: August 25)

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier  | Book Trailer | Author Video  (2014 Publication)

Happy Birthday, Babymouse!  and Babymouse: Bad Babysitter by Jennifer L. Holm; illustrated by Matthew Holm |Book Trailer


The Terrible Two by Jory John and Mac Barnett; illustrated by Kevin Cornell | Interview with Kevin Cornell | Interview with Mac Barnett

The Great Good Summer by Liz Garton Scanlon

Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall

Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams Garcia

Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff

A Curious Tale of the In-Between by Lauren DeStefano

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up by Kate DiCamillo; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen |A Conversation with Kate DiCamillo and Chris Van Dusen (2014 Publication)

Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon by Kate DiCamillo; illustrated by Chris Van Dusen (Release Date: August 25, 2015)

The Question of Miracles by Elana K. Arnold


  1. Oooooooo! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I LOVE your posts and this one is especially cause for a happy book dance due to the fact that although many titles I already know, there are also many new ones!

  2. Love Love Love your choices. I also highly recommend Ally-Saurus and the First Day of School (Sterling)


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