Browsing Category : Chapter Books

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…

Action-Packed Fantasy for Middle Grades


Today I have an action-packed fantasy for middle grades.  Drest is headstrong female lead who will capture the hearts of all readers as she fights to save her family while confronting the truths about how they lived.  Right and wrong are not as easily defined for any of the characters. And kids will get a lesson in feudalism, the role…

Illustrated Novel Gets My Vote


This illustrated novel gets my vote!  Your kids can only read Captain Underpants and Timmy Failure so many times.  Put this book into the mix and increase the number of stories in the rotation.  This one has a lot to make kids smile about. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you…

Historical Fiction from Iraq


Today I have a book that is historical fiction from Iraq.  So often we think of historical fiction as something we as parents didn’t live through, but in this case, 1991 may be relevant for us while ancient history for our kids.  The politics that continue to play out in the Middle East are influenced directly by Desert Storm, and…

What About this Newbery Winner?


Today I am answering the question “what about this Newbery winner?”  Every year the prize is given out and some years I am very happy, think The Crossover by Kwame Alexander and some year not so much (not going to throw a book under the bus here … a big hint for those who follow such things!)  So I have…

Canine Hero of the Silver Screen


Today I have a book that looks at Strongheart, the canine hero of the silver screen.  This German Shepard had the looks, the acting chops, and the presence to make moviegoers swoon and he was an early action hero!   I think Benjii owes a debt of gratitude to his predecessor who made viewers open to the charm and wiles of…