Everything About Mountains


Today I have a super cool book that tells you everything about mountains.  Ok, maybe not everything, but an awful lot.  It was originally published in Germany and has been translated for the American market.  Without a doubt, this book has the most striking illustrations I have seen on this subject.  They are gorgeous and I couldn’t resist picking this…

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Talking Heads Are Only the Beginning


Today I have a book where talking heads are only the beginning of this adventure.  Fovea Munson’s parents own a cadaver lab, and while she hates being referred to as Igor, when three severed heads start up a conversation with her, she suddenly finds herself in the uncomfortable position of doing their bidding.  What ensues is nothing short of quite…

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Book for Girls Who like Hoops


Today I have a book for girls who like hoops.  We get plenty of basketball books from players who are legendary in the NBA, but finally, we have one from a woman who is dominant in the WNBA.  Yup, it’s time for the girls to represent! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or by…

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Kung Fu Ice Skating


How often do I get to write that a book is about kung fu ice skating?  Not often is the answer.  But today is different.  Today you will learn about Peasprout and her desire to finish first at the Pearl Famous Academy of Skate and Sword.  Let’s just say that anyone who can ice skate and fight at the same…

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Three Kids Books That Influenced My Life


I recently went through the exercise of writing down the three kids books that influenced my life.  Amazingly, I did not have to wrack my brain to come up with the titles. They had simply become apart of my narrative, much like the crazy trip my family took to Disneyland or the late nights editing my papers with my mom…

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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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