My First Year as A Teacher / by abby hanlon

I was invited to post an essay on the Nerdy Book Club blog, a very active online community of readers, started by four book-obsessed passionately hardcore school teachers. 

https://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/from-survival-to-joy-by-abby-hanlon/

Every year they give out the "Nerdy Book Awards," honoring picture books to young adult. Here is their 2014 list, which includes Dory Fantasmagory!

https://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/nerdy-book-awards/2014-nerdy-book-awards/