Posts, Presentations, and Projects


Ed Week Book Whisperer Posts

How to Accelerate a Reader

Guess My Lexile

Building Up Your Book Muscle

You can find the archive of Donalyn’s Book Whisperer posts here.

Donalyn’s Nerdy Book Club Posts

My One in Particular by Donalyn Miller

Let My People Read

Guilt Trip: Accepting My Reading Slump

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (absolutely not) Reviewed by Donalyn Miller

Review Club

You can find the archive of Donalyn’s Nerdy Book Club posts here.

Guest Posts and interviews

Becoming a Classroom of Readers (ASCD)

Are Good Readers Born or Made? (Washington Post Answer Sheet)

What Are the Habits of Lifelong Readers, How Do We Instill Them? (BAM Radio Podcast with Larry Ferlazzo)


Slideshare Presentation Notes



The #bookaday hashtag began in the summer of 2009 for people who were part of a Book-Day-Challenge issued by Donalyn to share what we read during the challenge. It has expanded to be a regularly used hashtag with challenges issued over holiday and summer breaks.

In November 2016, Donalyn launched her #bookaday giveaways on Facebook as a personal commitment to donate at least one book that celebrates our global family every day for the next four years.


#titletalk is an hour-long Twitter chat moderated by Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp on the last Sunday of every month beginning at  9 PM EST. The first half hour is spent on a literacy education topic; the second half hour is spent recommending titles. The second half is what has earned #titletalk the unofficial title of  “the most expensive thirty minutes” on Twitter.


Donalyn Miller co-created (along with Colby Sharp and Cindy Minnich) the Nerdy Book Club blog in December 2011 as the online home of the Nerdy Book Club Awards. It quickly grew to include daily posts that shared and promoted a love of reading – especially a love of reading books for children and young adults.

You can read all of the posts and see the winners of the Nerdy Book Club Awards at