Browsing Category : Chapter Books

Talking Heads Are Only the Beginning


Today I have a book where talking heads are only the beginning of this adventure.  Fovea Munson’s parents own a cadaver lab, and while she hates being referred to as Igor, when three severed heads start up a conversation with her, she suddenly finds herself in the uncomfortable position of doing their bidding.  What ensues is nothing short of quite…

Book for Girls Who like Hoops


Today I have a book for girls who like hoops.  We get plenty of basketball books from players who are legendary in the NBA, but finally, we have one from a woman who is dominant in the WNBA.  Yup, it’s time for the girls to represent! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or by…

Kung Fu Ice Skating


How often do I get to write that a book is about kung fu ice skating?  Not often is the answer.  But today is different.  Today you will learn about Peasprout and her desire to finish first at the Pearl Famous Academy of Skate and Sword.  Let’s just say that anyone who can ice skate and fight at the same…

Candid Look at Difficult Kids


Today I have a book that takes a candid look at difficult kids.  There is always a Patrick in our kids class, team or group.  The kid who taunts, annoys or breaks stuff.   When you find out he is coming to the birthday party you have to shore yourself up inside.  Well, this books shares that kid from the…

An Absolutely Charming Chapter Book


Today I have an absolutely charming chapter book.  I have never met a Kate DiCamillo book I didn’t like, but this one ranks right up there with my favorites.  Lousianna Elefante will captivate readers with her willfulness and spunk but her voyage of self-discovery will leave a lasting impression. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,…

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…

Silliness Abounds in This Whodunit


Silliness abounds in this whodunit!  The author takes us back to when he was a kid and the Queen of England enlisted him to find some missing jewels.  Really it was all in a days work for this talented author who was actually able to pass himself off as a small adult.  Will wonders never cease! Don’t forget to follow…

When a Student Has a Secret


This book is about when a student has a secret and has to find a way to move forward.  I don’t want to give too much away!  I read this book several years ago and found my review this week.  It got lost in all the other “stuff” I have going on.  Sorry, I didn’t share it then, but the…

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…