Author Archives : Freya Hooper

Look into the World of Elon Musk


Today I have a look into the world of Elon Musk.  This is a man who is building rockets and electric cars so his life is especially relevant to today’s challenges.  He has revolutionalized industries that no one thought would change which can be especially inspiring to the kids who will read his story. Don’t forget to follow One Great…

Reading Is an Anytime Activity


Today I have a book that reminds kids that reading is an anytime activity.  Who doesn’t love a story that encourages kids to pick up a book whenever the mood strikes? Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss a chance to show kids that reading on the potty…

Norse Gods Have Their Day


It is a good turn when Norse gods have their day and in graphic novel format no less!  I am insanely biased, being Norwegian and being named after a Norse goddess, but in the end who can blame me?  These stories are exciting, full of colorful characters, action-packed and pretty funny at times.  I give those Vikings mad props. Don’t…

Laura Ingalls Is Ruining My Life


How can you resist a book with the title Laura Ingalls is Ruining my Life?  It turns out that life on the prairie may be more therapeutic than originally thought.  Setting down roots in Walnut Grove proves to be just what Charlotte needs to find her way, because growing up is never easy. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book…

Power to the Puppy


Power to the puppy is the theme of today’s book.  It there is anything that can turn around a town that is all work and no play, a cute, adorable, doe-eyed puppy can!  Kids will get a kick out of a group of folks that are afraid of all those winsome, lovable and endearing canines. Don’t forget to follow One Great…

Wilderness and Adventure Story


Today I have a wilderness and adventure story.  This one will appeal to kids who appreciate books like My Side of the Mountain.  There is plenty of action and suspense that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss a…

Should Kids Believe Everything They Read?


Should kids believe everything they read?  Well in this book the answer is no!  Each chapter shares three stories, two are true and one is a lie.  Each story sounds a bit unimaginable, but they include data and photos so they must be true, right?  This is a wonderful opportunity to help kids become critical readers of information, and learn…

Book for the Soccer Lover


Today I have a book for the soccer lover.  This story takes place in Malaysia in the 1980’s when girls were not encouraged to play.  However, Maya loves to cheer for Brazil in the World Cup and finally gets up the courage to ask for a soccer ball for her birthday.  Well, the rest is history as they say.  I…

Hilarious Science Fiction Book for Kids


Today I have a hilarious science fiction book for kids.  It is not often I put a humorous adjective along with science fiction but in this case, it is well warranted.  I mean a kid who is stuck wearing tin foil underpants to stop a locating transmitter can’t help but elicit giggles from the reader.  Science fiction readers get ready…

Poetry Can Be Awesome


This book will prove to your kids that poetry can be awesome.  I know what you’re thinking.  There is no way my kid will sit for a book of poems.  Shel Silverstein – maybe, Jack Prelutsky – perhaps, Chris Harris – you have got to be kidding! But it is time to rethink what makes a good poem.  How about…