Author Archives : Freya Hooper

Dealing with Death in the Family


Today’s book is dealing with death in the family.  When someone dies, not everyone manages the loss in the same way.  In the case of Clayton Byrd and his mother, their different reactions to the death of his grandfather caused him to run away to find his Cool Papa Byrd in the music they played together.  This is a lyrical…

Learning to Embrace Your Heritage


Learning to embrace your heritage is one of the themes in the book I am profiling today.  Finding your own place while doing that is really the challenge faced by Malu, our main character.  Blending where you come from with who you want to be is a challenge for any kid and readers will empathize with Malu as she tries…

Cute Book About Siblings


Today I have a really cute book about siblings.  Do you ever find that one child wants just what his or her sister/brother has acquired?  If this has happened to you, then this book is a perfect addition to your family.  And it has adorable guinea pigs, I mean come on. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook,…

Kids on a Mission to Mars


Today I have a book about kids on a mission to Mars.  This one is fast paced with lots of twists and turns so hold on to your oxygen masks.  Outer space has never seen the likes of these six kids. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss…

Can a Bad Seed Ever Be Good?


Today I have a book that answers the age-old question, “Can a bad seed ever be good?”  I don’t want to spoil the ending but … YES!  It isn’t so easy after our seed drops out of the sunflower.  There is that incident at the baseball game and life under the bleachers which is less than ideal, but our seed…

Book for Young Baseball Fans


With the World Series about to start, I have a book for young baseball fans.  This one delves into the stories of the players and the teams throughout the years that made an impact on the game.  It’s a little bit history and a lot baseball as it brings statistics to life for kids. Don’t forget to follow One Great…

Play Like a Girl


The book I have today will encourage kids to play like a girl.  Gabby is a ballplayer and female which doesn’t mean she isn’t a good athlete or that she can’t enjoy a cute dress.  As always we have to open our kids up to the possibility that gender roles don’t define us.  We get to decide what interest us and…