Browsing Category : Chapter Books

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…

Fantasy and Science Fiction for Kids


This book provides a good dose of fantasy and science fiction for kids.  In a galaxy far far away Lucky is just discovering his powers and the role he will play in saving the universe.  This book is another import from the UK and the story leads us into an intergalactic war with consequences no one could have foreseen.  Lucky…

Silly Book for Kids


Do not get this story unless you want a silly book for kids!  Written by an English author, his books are finally making the trek to the US where they just may usher in an era of excessive frivolity.  Badgers posing as lemurs, a never ending song about jam, and the evil mustache are just the tip of the iceberg…

Mystery Wrapped in Magic


The book I am sharing today is a mystery wrapped in magic.  This one sucked me in right away and I was completely drawn into the puzzle of Emily’s disappearance.  The main character Raine is dealing with bullies and issues of growing up, but this book is also steeped in adventure and edge of your seat moments so it isn’t…

Book to Encourage Summer Entrepreneurs


Now who doesn’t want a book to encourage summer entrepreneurs?  Why not get your kids off their phones and computers and have them hit the streets to set up a lemonade stand.  Warren Buffet used to have his own lemonade business as a kid, and his new worth didn’t turn out to be too shabby.  So get your kids reading…

Illustrated Novel with Heart and Baseball


Today I have an illustrated novel with heart and baseball.  When your position on the team is bench warmer, you have to posses a certain realistic attitude about life.  Steve is self effacing and funny and the bumbling antics of the adults around him only add to the fun.  Some slapstick and some honest analysis make this a book with…

Embrace the Awkwardness of Middle School


Today I have a book that will let kids embrace the awkwardness of middle school.  This one really nails it when liking a boy means you stop talking to him and stress over what to text him.  This modern Cyrano de Bergerac will have teens and tweens laughing with a knowing understanding that their lives can get complicated. Don’t forget…

Book for Kids Who Love Baseball


Today I have a book for kids who love baseball.  This new series is the result of a partnership with kid’s writer Tim Green, who specializes in sports books, and Derek Jeter, amazing professional athlete.  It is a fun story that has plenty of baseball, suspense and did I mention … baseball!  A nice new offering for kids who have…

Book After Diary of a Wimpy Kid


Every parent needs a book after Diary of a Wimpy Kid to hand their child.  Illustrated novels are a great thing, and they keep the reading going. But let’s be honest, you may only be able to stand your kid reading the same story over and over for so long until you feel compelled to give them something else.  Jake the…

Book for Kids Inspired by Basketball


Today I have a book for kids inspired by basketball.  If your child has developed a thing for March Madness, it’s time to harness that enthusiasm and get them reading!  Now is the time to channel that passion into a good book. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t…