Author Archives : Freya Hooper

A Sequel Equal to the Original Book


It isn’t often that I find a sequel equal to the original book.  In fact, I rarely read the second book in a series because of time constraints.  But boy am I glad I took a chance on this second book in the series because it blew me away.  I loved The War That Saved My Life and was I…

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…

Girls Who Code


Today I have a book about girls who code.  Women are underrepresented in STEM careers, so anything we can do to encourage girls to start writing code is a win in my book.  This book was sparked by the Girls Who Code program which offers young women a chance to work with computers.  I can’t wait to see how the…

Determination Saves the Day


Today I have a book about a girl who will teach you that determination saves the day.  Vilonia is spunky, willful and a fighter who won’t let the death of her grandmother stop her family from moving forward.  Of course, all this involves a dog and some Little Debbie snack cakes which no meaningful story can be without. Don’t forget…

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…

Book to Show Kids They Can Effect Change


Today I have a book to show kids they can effect change.  This story delves into two topics, the ability of students to use their voices to fight for their beliefs as well as the issue of what books should be in a library.  Gratz blew me away this year with his book Refugee, and while this book is absolutely…