Browsing Category : Chapter Books

Peek Into the World of Young Athletes


The book I am profiling today gives you a peek into the world of young athletes.  Connor is a hockey player with dreams of the NHL.  Hokey is not an inexpensive sport and the grueling workouts and costs can take their toll on a family, even with an incredibly supportive father.  So much of the pressure will resonate with young…

Dogs and Guinea Pigs Have Their Day


This book lets dogs and guinea pigs have their day.  Have you ever wondered what your pets may be thinking as they bark in front of the door while circling or tunnel under the cushions?  Well wonder no longer as their innermost thoughts are revealed, and they are pretty humorous! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter,…

Delicious Fantasy and Adventure Story


Today I have a delicious fantasy and adventure story for kids.  However, this book should come with a warning.  A serious chocolate craving will ensue after reading.  You have been warned. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss a single story where chocolate is a very lucrative and…

Story for the Young Activist


Today I have a story for the young activist.  It is especially timely as we see that kids really can make an impact on the world around them, and our main character Lily is no exception.  This is also a wonderful story to show the impact of autism on a family.  The love and challenges of this disability abound. Don’t…

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…