Browsing Category : Chapter Books

Book That Encourages Empathy


Today I have a book that encourages empathy.  This is such a powerful story disguised as a fictional memoir by the author whose family also came from China to end up working and living in a motel.  My heart went out to Mia, but her attitude and resilience kept the story moving in such a positive direction that I was…

When Your Friends Are Wealthier


Today I have a book that tackles the problem of when your friends are wealthier than you are.  Income disparity and spending differ by family and tweens need to confront the reality that they don’t have all the same things as their friends.  How do kids manage when they are developing their identities and don’t always feel confident?  It’s an…

Following Basketball Dreams


Today’s book is about following basketball dreams.  Zayd is obsessed with hoops, but his parents prefer the violin.  When kids don’t have the time for everything, how does a family decide what to pursue?  It isn’t always so easy to decide. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss…

Can Business and Friendship Mix?


Today I have a book that answers the question “Can business and friendship mix?”  While I won’t give away the answer I will say that this book goes way beyond your neighborhood lemonade stand.  Let’s just say the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well on Poplar Lane! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email…

Medieval Fantasy Full of Adventure and Humor


Today I have a medieval fantasy full of adventure and humor.  I have been reading a greater than average number of books set in medieval times these days and I am beginning to think it may be the trend of 2018!  Given that these books are high on the action scale you will get no complaints from me. Don’t forget…

Medieval Treasure Hunt and Adventure


Today I have a book that is a medieval treasure hunt and adventure.  This book absolutely surprised me in the best way and I was completely caught up in both the story and characters.  However, while the old-fashioned language and the religious elements didn’t throw me off, they might give some pause to kids.  I hope they are able to…

Mystery with Truths About the Past


Today I have a book that is a mystery with truths about the past.  The main plot is a hunt for a treasure, but intertwined is the story about a black family from the 1950s who are suffering at the hands of racism,  The author has created a compelling story that also examines what it was like to be black…

Powerful Mystery That Includes STEM


Today I have a powerful mystery that includes STEM.  And by powerful I mean it is literally about the power shutting off.  Readers will learn all about the grid that delivers electricity while being caught up in a who dun it. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss…