Nathan Hale’s Latest Adventure

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Today I have Nathan Hale’s latest adventure.  What do you do next when you have an immensely popular graphic novel series based on great moments in history? Why create a post apocalyptic fantasy where the world is inhabited by aliens of course.  This is a departure for the author but a sucessful story into a new genre of graphic novel.…

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Powerful Picture Book About Access to Water

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Today I have a powerful picture book about access to water.  Clean drinking water is something we take for granted in the US, but millions of families around the world do not have the resource close at hand.  Their days are spent simply acquiring something we just go the tap to get.  It keeps girls out of school and condemns…

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Thought Provoking Book for Young Basketball Fans

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Today I have a thought provoking book for young basketball fans.  This story is adapted from the adult bestseller about Perry Wallace, the man who integrated college basketball in the South.  His journey is a revealing look at our history and the evolution of the game.  It is especially timely with March Madness in full swing! Don’t forget to follow One…

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Imagine a Class with No Teacher

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Can you imagine a class with no teacher?  Well in this book, the kids in class 507 don’t have to imagine anything.  They are living the dream. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss any books that might just dash you kids fantasies.  Turns out that a teacher free…

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Comical Picture Book

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A comical picture book absolutely makes my day.  Now I never envisioned getting my Lion Degree, but hey, I can roar and look fierce with the best of them, just ask my kids! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you never miss a book with a wonderful sense of humor.…

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The Power of Fashion

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Today I have a book that shows the power of fashion.  Since it is Women’s History Month, I thought it would be fun to profile a book that shows how women have used fashion to craft an image, to make a statement and to further the cause of women’s equality.  The clothes we wear can speak volumes to others and…

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Clever Early Reader Series

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Today I have a clever early reader series.  This is the second book and I enjoyed it just as much as the first.  I love it when that happens!  Plenty of smart humor, a fair share of puns and an odd couple friendship make this a wonderful book to hand your new readers. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book…

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Basketball Chapter Book for Kids

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With March Madness in full swing, I thought I would share a favorite basketball chapter book for kids.  I will be posting more basketball books throughout the next few weeks as your kids get excited about following these NCAA teams.  I just love the Fred Bowen Sport Stories because they incorporate narratives about actual athletes.  It’s a lot easier to tell a…

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Book About Female Athletes

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Today I have a book about female athletes.  It doesn’t focus on a particular sport, but it does look at the development of women’s athletics over the years.  Having a daughter who adores soccer, I found it extremely eye opening to recognize the hurdles women have already surmounted and what they have left to overcome.  My daughter has been following the National…

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Even Reluctant Readers Will Love This Book

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Today I have pulled a book from my archives because even reluctant readers will love this book.  A friend reminded me recently how much her sons love this story and I felt it was a good time to put it front and center again in your consciousness.  It is one of those books that touches kids, both male and female,while moving…

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