Introducing Nerd Alert

July 10th, 2013 · 21 Comments · Children's Books, Gifts, Culture

You guys might be wondering why it’s July 10 and there has been none of the usual summer book club coverage for your kids. Well this year, instead of asking Lemony Snicket or George Saunders or Shaun Tan for reading recommendations, we figured we’d step things up a bit and go right to the source: Our 11-year-old daughter, Phoebe, who I’m proud to say has launched her own blog, Nerd Alert. It’s dedicated to the great love of her life — books, comic, graphic novels, and “other essentials” as her tagline says. She’s promised to post reviews at least once a week for the rest of the summer. Head on over there for her very first — and tell your kids about it, too!

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  • 1 Deb // Jul 10, 2013 at 8:29 am

    That’s so exciting — my son, Dash (who is 9), and I have been following the kids’ recommendations via DALS for ages now… I’ll send him on over to Nerd Alert (great name — I’m always excited to see a fellow nerd girl own it) as soon as he’s home from geeking out at museum day camp…

  • 2 Melissa@Julia's Bookbag // Jul 10, 2013 at 10:14 am

    OMIGOSH this is the awesomest! Tell Phoebe she’ll be linked on my Friday Cool Stuff list!

  • 3 Amy Winkeljohn // Jul 10, 2013 at 10:26 am

    LOVE! I am a 6th grade teacher, and I am making a list of blogs that my students can go on to read reviews and what not. I will add Phoebe’s blog to that list. I have just started my own food blog, so I am hoping to inspire them to write and read about what they love and share that with others through writing.

  • 4 Bea // Jul 10, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Congrats to Phoebe! I am sending her blog to my going into 6th grade daughter who read Esperanza Rising in 5th grade. I am hopeful she will embrace her suggestions!

  • 5 Kendra // Jul 10, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Best news of my week. I love book blogs and I love Phoebe’s taste so this is wonderful news. Phoebe, I’ve bookmarked your site already!

  • 6 Beth // Jul 10, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Well, that’s just the best thing ever!!!

  • 7 Suzannah // Jul 10, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Oh, I love this! Thank you, Phoebe!

  • 8 TITLE Boxing Club Blue Springs // Jul 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Way to go Phoebe!

  • 9 A Life From Scratch // Jul 11, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Great for Phoebe – that’s awesome! Can’t wait to check it out.

  • 10 Kristin // Jul 11, 2013 at 9:40 am

    That is SOOO Cool! Congrats to Phoebe. My 8 year old has recently become a voracious reader (warms my heart), I’ll be sure to show her this…her almost 4 year old brother is sad he can’t read his own book yet! Look forward to more posts!

  • 11 M // Jul 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    LOVE it. Have bookmarked it for my kids, who do not so much read as devour books.

  • 12 Helena // Jul 11, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    That’s great. I just ordered Zeus for my son based on her recommendation!

  • 13 Blair's Foster Socks // Jul 11, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    This is great! Nerd alert is suppose to be very entertaining, thanks for sharing

  • 14 Erin // Jul 11, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    LOVE! I am an educator and encourage kids all the time to start blogs! I also love recommending book review blogs by kids to other kids and parents!

  • 15 Tracy // Jul 11, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    My nine-year-old son is as excited about this as I am about DALS. Kudos to Phoebe.

  • 16 Carlinne @Cook with 2 Chicks // Jul 12, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Congratulations, Phoebe. I will forward the link to Nerd Alert to my daughter.

  • 17 Carlinne @Cook with 2 Chicks // Jul 12, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Congratulations, Phoebe. I will forward the link to Nerd Alert to my daughter.

  • 18 TITLE Boxing Club Fort Collins // Jul 12, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    How cool, a blog created and maintained by a kid. Ill have my kids check it out.

  • 19 rona // Jul 14, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    This is an awesome idea. Congrats to Phoebe!

  • 20 Dinner-Pal // Jul 15, 2013 at 5:26 am

    Thanks for sharing, what a brilliant name for that kind of blog! Best greetings and congrats to Phoebe!

  • 21 Carlin // Jul 23, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Way to go Pheobe! NPR has a great book and comic book reviewer named Glen Weldon. You may want to seek out some of this writing to share with Pheobe.

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