Funny and Thought Provoking Look at Faith


Today I have a book that has a funny and thought provoking look at faith. It isn’t often that a main character identifies as an atheist, so this one caught my eye immediately.  This group of teens is questioning what they believe. They all come down on different areas of the spectrum making this story more about understanding who you are…

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Book Toddlers Will Eat Up


Today I have a book toddlers will eat up.  Simon and Schuster sent me a copy of this giant board book and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.  I had never read the authors other titles, but the sheer size of this one intrigued me immediately.  I read it out loud to get the full effect and knew after…

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Graphic Novel to Remind Kids of Summer


Today I have a graphic novel to remind kids of summer.  Now is about the time they are looking back nostalgically at those three months of freedom.  This book will remind them of the good times, but also some of the struggles that summer brings with it.  Friendships can be tested and boredom can set it which are all things kids…

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When Your Daughter Starts Noticing Boys


This is a wonderful book for when your daughter starts noticing boys. I mean boys come in all types, so what is better than a guide to help your daughter navigate through the species! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss any books that allow girls to know…

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Candid Look at Difficult Kids


Today I have a book that takes a candid look at difficult kids.  There is always a Patrick in our kids class, team or group.  The kid who taunts, annoys or breaks stuff.   When you find out he is coming to the birthday party you have to shore yourself up inside.  Well, this books shares that kid from the…

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Dia de los Muertos


Simon and Schuster sent me Dia de los Muertos, a book from their new board book series Celebrate the World.  Other titles include Ramadan, Diwali and Lunar New Year.  I chose to share this one with you because I think these books are well done and a fabulous way to share holidays around the globe with your kids. Don’t forget…

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An Absolutely Charming Chapter Book


Today I have an absolutely charming chapter book.  I have never met a Kate DiCamillo book I didn’t like, but this one ranks right up there with my favorites.  Lousianna Elefante will captivate readers with her willfulness and spunk but her voyage of self-discovery will leave a lasting impression. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,…

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Compelling Graphic Novel


Today I have a compelling graphic novel that does not sugar coat the trauma wrought on families who have a member who is an addict.   This is a true story and will serve as a way for kids to develop empathy for others who face similar difficulties.  It also reminds us that families are complicated and loving and tough…

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