Author Archives : Freya Hooper

An Early Reader for Gamers


Today I have an early reader for gamers.  I know that parents tend to despair when their kids prefer video games over reading.  While this book will not solve that problem, it will provide kids with a story that combines their passion with an actual reading experience, hopefully making both parents and kids happy.  I love a win/win. Don’t forget…

Powerful Story for Children


This is a powerful story for children and even adults.  It looks at the plight of refugees from both a current and historical perspective, and it does it in an action packed narrative that will have readers on the edge of their seats.  When kids wonder why we study history, we tell them we are doomed to repeat it if…

How the Doughnut Came to Be


Now don’t you wonder how the doughnut came to be?  Well wonder no longer as there is a book to share this marvelous culinary invention.  Sprinkled or glazed, who can resist? Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss a single story that demands, yes demands, you take a…

Book About Friendship and Inclusion


Today I have a book about friendship and inclusion.  It is hard enough to manage through the middle school years, now imagine having to do that as a Muslim girl.  This book does a lovely job of sharing the difficulties of being a tween while weaving in the religious and cultural challenges as a Pakastani-American. Don’t forget to follow One…

Book That Makes Science Fun


I can always go for a book that makes science fun.  Today I have a collaboration with Bill Nye that informs kids about global warming, Antartica and density.  There are even some experiments in the back to try if you are so inclined.  The best part is that they have not sacrificed the story in the name of science so…

Early Readers That Please


Today I have a series of early readers that please even the pickiest of new readers.  Mo Willems is using his Elephant & Piggie characters to launch a new series  with a variety of authors.  The Elephant & Piggie Like Reading collaboration is getting more fabulous early readers into the hands of kids, and that my friends is a great…

Great Summer Read for Teens


Ok, this one is a great summer read for teens/tweens.  It came out a few years ago but it’s a great beach read for any kids that need to be completely swept away in a story.  I was reminded of it as I read the author’s newest offering last week.  The new book is another fabulous ride and my review…

Sad and Happy Combined for Kids


Today I have a book with elements of sad and happy combined for kids.  I know that my daughter loves books with a few tears but that also represent the joy and resilience of life and this story is right up her alley. I adored Stevie and while she certainly has her share of tough breaks, she is also able…