Breaking Animal Stereotypes


Today I have a book that is breaking animal stereotypes.  Animals can be significantly misunderstood, and this beautiful book seeks to correct this injustice.  Consider yourself educated! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or by email so that you don’t miss a single story that will have you seriously rethinking your stance on the…

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Caldecott Winner 2019


Today I am sharing the Caldecott winner 2019.  This book was ironically on my desk to be reviewed the day the announcements were made.  You will now have to take my word for the fact that I loved it before the announcement and was planning on writing a glowing review.  Seems a little fishy I know, but hey, procrastination is…

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Fresh Perspective on the Class Divide


Today I have a book that offers a fresh perspective on the class divide.  Zoe is poor and she and her family are struggling with the choice of having a roof over their heads versus the mental abuse being thrust upon her mother by her mother’s boyfriend.  Using your voice when the consequences are so immense is never easy and Zoe…

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Book About Culture, Friends and Family


Today I have a book about culture, friends, and family.  This book has recently received some love from award committees and I can see why.  It tackles some of the loneliness and self-doubt experienced by boys in a really caring way.  I was impressed by this debut novel and can’t wait to see what the author comes up with next.…

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Middle School Crush


Today I have a book about a middle school crush.  This third book in the Berrybrook Middle School series focuses on a large but gentle giant who has been quite centered until he meets his biggest foe, a cute girl from the drama department!  Suddenly he isn’t quite sure what to do! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on…

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What Makes Someone a Monster?


Today I have a book that begs the question “what makes someone a monster?” Set in Victorian England, a young chimney sweep discovers a golem who may just be the most human character of all. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or by email so that you don’t miss a single story that will sweep…

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Bringing Back the Classics


Today I am bringing back the classics!  New York Review Books Children’s Collection is a series of children’s books released under the publishing imprint New York Review Books. The series was founded in 2003 to reintroduce some of the many children’s books that have fallen out of print, or simply out of mainstream attention.  Most were originally published before my…

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Timely Story About a Wall


Today I have a timely story about a wall.  This book is not political in any way, however, it does teach kids that the scary stuff we are trying to keep out by building a wall, may just be what we need to help us when things on our side get overwhelming.  There are great messages about not demonizing people…

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Sleeper Newbery Pick


Today I am sharing my sleeper Newbery pick with you.  My hit rate for award predictions is not too bad, but I wouldn’t bet my house on it either.  This one just felt like a great selection.  It is timely, so well written and kids will actually enjoy it.  So we’ll see when the awards are announced on the 28th…

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