Is There a Formula for Life in Middle School?


Is there a formula for life in middle school?  This isn’t the easiest time for kids and our main character Maddie is dealing with a lot.  Wouldn’t it be great if there were way to get through it all that was mapped out for us?  Unfortunately there is no predetermined formula but it is nice to know you aren’t alone.…

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Where Is That Bear?


Today I have a book that tries to answer the age old question, where is that bear?  Now what is a reader supposed to do when they are promised a book about a certain mammal and they fail to show up for the story?  The hunt is on, not litteraly of course! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook,…

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A Super Happy Series for New Readers


Today I have a super happy series for new readers!  This book is fun and giggles all the way with colorful and upbeat illustrations.  It impossible to stay grumpy when the super happy party bears are charming their way into the hearts of readers. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that…

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Applied Science Can Be Fun for Kids


This book series proves that applied science can be fun for kids.  This entertaining piece of fiction gives us a look at how technology may continue to be incorporated into our everyday lives with some benefits and some risks! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss a single…

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Empowering Graphic Novel for Girls


Today I am reposting a review I did for an empowering graphic novel for girls.  This book won a well deserved Newbery Honor and helps make the case that graphic novels are a noteworthy form of literature for kids.  I love books that show that girls can be fierce and tenacious. This was the author’s debut graphic novel and she…

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Football Book Every Kid Should Read


Today I have the football book every kid should read.  It no only looks at the evolution of the sport, but it does so in the context of the plight of the Native Americans as their culture was being erased.  This is an exhilarating sports story, as well as a profile of one of the greatest athletes of our time. Don’t…

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Valentine’s Day Picture Book


It is time to share the love with a Valentine’s Day picture book.  Now that my kids are grown and they don’t pass out Valentines anymore, I sometimes forget that the holiday is on the horizon.  I miss the days of making a Valentine’s Day box for school, but I can still enjoy the delightful stories that come with this…

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Picture Book for Black History Month


Today I have a awesome picture book for Black History Month.  In the past I recommended books like Little Rock Girl 1957, which looks at integration in Little Rock, AK and No Crystal Stair which profiles the founder of the  National Memorial African Book Store in Harlem.  The March trilogy  is also a wonderful set of graphic novels that highlight John…

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Kids Really Will Use Math Throughout Their Lives


Today I have a book that shows readers that kids really will use math throughout their lives.  At the center of this story is a girl who is not so fond of math, and while she may never become a mathematician, she does realize that sometimes you have to find the benefits in the subjects you learn, even if they…

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Chapter Book Full of Heart and Laughs


Today I have a chapter book full of heart and laughs.  I recommended it recently to a few parents and despite being published a few years back, this book continues to delight kids.  This is the one story that got my then third grader to move up to chapter books.  With its very real look at the struggles in third grade, combined…

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