December 15, 2017

Friday Picture Book: Nerdy Birdy by Aaron Reynolds

I may be a middle school media specialist but that doesn't mean I don't read or need picture books! 
I like to keep my eyes open for great picture books that I think my teachers might use.  

Today my eyes are on: 

Nerdy Birdy
By Aaron Reynolds
Illustrated by: Matt Davies

Nerdy Birdy likes reading, video games, and reading about video games, which immediately disqualifies him for membership in the cool crowd.

One thing is clear: being a nerdy birdy is a lonely lifestyle.

When he's at his lowest point, Nerdy Birdy meets a flock just like him. He has friends and discovers that there are far more nerdy birdies than cool birdies in the sky. And then another bird moves in...

So this book was sitting on a stack of other books in the library.  (That's the advantage of working in a K-8 building - I get to see more picture books).  I just had to pick it up and read it.  Sooooooo stinking cute! I loved eveything about it.  The story is adorable and relateable for most kids.  And the illustrations are fantastic!  You have to look at all the birds.  I saw birds with items related to Dr. Who, Harry Potter, Star Wars and coding! It was the best!!!

This is a book I would give to our advisory teachers to talk about being strong enough to be yourself AND to be accepting of others.  

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