Author Archives : Freya Hooper

These Are a Few of my Favorite Things


If you are still looking for a perfect gift, here are a few of my favorite things!  These are the books I loved this year.  They are the ones I keep going back to time after time when someone asks me for a great book recommendation.  They will make the perfect last-minute gifts that will stay with your reader long…

A Return to Fantasy in Kid’s Books


Today I have a return to fantasy in kid’s books.  There have been so many stories out this year which are realistic fiction, I was starting to think that publishers had given up on new fantasy offerings.  Well, welcome to Nevermoor, a book that will appeal to fans of Harry Potter with its elements of magic, a contest to weed…

Charming and Funny Early Chapter Book


Today I have a charming and funny early chapter book.  There can never be enough stories that engage children after they have moved up from early readers but aren’t quite ready yet for the middle-grade tomes.  This book fits the bill.  Beatrice will make kids laugh and perhaps give them a new perspective. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book…

Perfect Book for a Horse Lover


Today I have the perfect book for a horse lover.  American Pharaoh was the last horse to win the Triple Crown, and the author Shelley Mickle gives us an in-depth look at how his magical journey began.  While this is nonfiction, the story reads like a novel and readers will get caught up in the excitement of each race. Don’t…

Where Did Santa Claus Come From?


Today I have a book that will finally answer the question “Where did Santa Claus come from?”  No more having to take on evasive maneuvers when your kids corner you with the big Santa Claus question.  Just pull out this book and all will be answered. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so…

Book Filled with Christmas Adventure


Today I have a book filled with Christmas adventure.  When Christa’s parents get divorced, the holiday just isn’t right, even if Christa does get to travel through Europe with her mom.  But when her father sets up 12 dares, well … getting out of her comfort zone helps make everything a little more manageable. Don’t forget to follow One Great…

Holiday Gifts for Book Loving Kids


Holiday Gifts for Book Loving Kids   Time to start thinking about the holidays.  But don’t let it worry you.  I have some wonderful suggestions for all the book-loving kids on your list.  These are my favorite picks this year for the kid who reads while eating breakfast, with a flashlight at night or in the car on the way…

Give Back for the Holidays


Today I have a wonderful chance to give back for the holidays.  zulily has partenered with Penguin Random House and First Book to give a book to libraries impacted by the hurricanes for each book you purchase.  This is a wonderful chance to pick up some great titles at discounted prices and give back to those in need.  What a…

An Unlikely Hero


Today I have a book with an unlikely hero.  Marty Pants is an artist, he is a little clueless and he is entirely convinced that an alien is watching him.  Be prepared to be entertained by this nonconventional good guy who really ends up saving the day. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by…