Browsing Category : Chapter Books

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…

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…