Browsing Category : Chapter Books

Laura Ingalls Is Ruining My Life


How can you resist a book with the title Laura Ingalls is Ruining my Life?  It turns out that life on the prairie may be more therapeutic than originally thought.  Setting down roots in Walnut Grove proves to be just what Charlotte needs to find her way, because growing up is never easy. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book…

Wilderness and Adventure Story


Today I have a wilderness and adventure story.  This one will appeal to kids who appreciate books like My Side of the Mountain.  There is plenty of action and suspense that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss a…

Book for the Soccer Lover


Today I have a book for the soccer lover.  This story takes place in Malaysia in the 1980’s when girls were not encouraged to play.  However, Maya loves to cheer for Brazil in the World Cup and finally gets up the courage to ask for a soccer ball for her birthday.  Well, the rest is history as they say.  I…

Hilarious Science Fiction Book for Kids


Today I have a hilarious science fiction book for kids.  It is not often I put a humorous adjective along with science fiction but in this case, it is well warranted.  I mean a kid who is stuck wearing tin foil underpants to stop a locating transmitter can’t help but elicit giggles from the reader.  Science fiction readers get ready…

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…

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…