Give Back for the Holidays


Today I have a wonderful chance to give back for the holidays.  zulily has partenered with Penguin Random House and First Book to give a book to libraries impacted by the hurricanes for each book you purchase.  This is a wonderful chance to pick up some great titles at discounted prices and give back to those in need.  What a…

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An Unlikely Hero


Today I have a book with an unlikely hero.  Marty Pants is an artist, he is a little clueless and he is entirely convinced that an alien is watching him.  Be prepared to be entertained by this nonconventional good guy who really ends up saving the day. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by…

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Girls Who Code


Today I have a book about girls who code.  Women are underrepresented in STEM careers, so anything we can do to encourage girls to start writing code is a win in my book.  This book was sparked by the Girls Who Code program which offers young women a chance to work with computers.  I can’t wait to see how the…

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Determination Saves the Day


Today I have a book about a girl who will teach you that determination saves the day.  Vilonia is spunky, willful and a fighter who won’t let the death of her grandmother stop her family from moving forward.  Of course, all this involves a dog and some Little Debbie snack cakes which no meaningful story can be without. Don’t forget…

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Dealing with Death in the Family


Today’s book is dealing with death in the family.  When someone dies, not everyone manages the loss in the same way.  In the case of Clayton Byrd and his mother, their different reactions to the death of his grandfather caused him to run away to find his Cool Papa Byrd in the music they played together.  This is a lyrical…

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Learning to Embrace Your Heritage


Learning to embrace your heritage is one of the themes in the book I am profiling today.  Finding your own place while doing that is really the challenge faced by Malu, our main character.  Blending where you come from with who you want to be is a challenge for any kid and readers will empathize with Malu as she tries…

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Cute Book About Siblings


Today I have a really cute book about siblings.  Do you ever find that one child wants just what his or her sister/brother has acquired?  If this has happened to you, then this book is a perfect addition to your family.  And it has adorable guinea pigs, I mean come on. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook,…

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Kids on a Mission to Mars


Today I have a book about kids on a mission to Mars.  This one is fast paced with lots of twists and turns so hold on to your oxygen masks.  Outer space has never seen the likes of these six kids. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss…

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