Browsing Category : Chapter Books

Heartwarming Story for the Elementary School Crowd


Today I have a heartwarming story for the elementary school crowd.  With a wonderful neighborhood and a strong sense of community, the Vanderbeekers are part of what makes their block tick.  When they get an eviction notice a few days before Christmas, everyone bands together to help them save their home. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook,…

When Test Scores Mean Everything


When test scores mean everything, the pressure for the perfect score can be overwhelming.  The students in Mrs. Woods class feel their future hangs in the balance if they don’t score well enough on state tests and it causes them to do things they would never have considered otherwise.  This is a look at the substantial load we place on…

For Kids Still Searching for Their Passion


Today I have a book for kids still searching for their passion.  Often times, like Lindy in this story, kids get worried that they don’t have a “thing” that makes them stand out and they are falling behind their peers.  Lindy learns that what brings her joy doesn’t have to be big and flashy, but something she truly loves. Don’t…

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…

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…

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…