Browsing Category : Chapter Books

Managing Through the Tough Stuff


The book I am profiling today looks at managing through the tough stuff, and Maverick has a lot of tough stuff in his life.  But ultimately he is willing to try to help others, and that is the best thing we can ask of our kids! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email…

We Are More Than Our Appearance


Today I have a book that reminds kids that we are more than our appearance.  The real us is not our dress size, our perfect skin or our fashion choices.  The real us is how we manage life, both the good and the bad, and what makes us tick .. the confusing stuff.  The book I am profiling today takes…

When the Teacher Is out to Get You


Every kid knows when the teacher is out to get you.  Charlie Bumpers is convinced that his teacher has it out for him based on a shoe throwing incident at the end of last year.  He is a marked man and nothing he does escapes her eagle eye.  Boy is he dreading fourth grade. Don’t forget to follow One Great…

Imagine Restarting Your Life


Imagine restarting your life and getting a second chance.  Times get tough, we don’t always like who we are and who wouldn’t want a do over?  In this book, Chase gets amnesia and while he gets to restart everything, those around him remember who he used to be and wonder if the changes are real or if he will revert…

Recipe for Surviving Hard Times


This book is a recipe for surviving hard times.  Steffy comes from a family which has been torn apart by a car accident and her cooking is what keeps her focused and moving forward.  But can cooking really bring this family back together again? Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that…

Spy In Training


Today I have a book that may fulfill a kid’s dreams to be a spy in training.  Imagine feeling invisible, full of tween angst and then suddenly finding out that your father is a spy and he wants you to follow in his footsteps!  Talk about your day getting better. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter,…

Powerful Story for Children


This is a powerful story for children and even adults.  It looks at the plight of refugees from both a current and historical perspective, and it does it in an action packed narrative that will have readers on the edge of their seats.  When kids wonder why we study history, we tell them we are doomed to repeat it if…

Book About Friendship and Inclusion


Today I have a book about friendship and inclusion.  It is hard enough to manage through the middle school years, now imagine having to do that as a Muslim girl.  This book does a lovely job of sharing the difficulties of being a tween while weaving in the religious and cultural challenges as a Pakastani-American. Don’t forget to follow One…

Book That Makes Science Fun


I can always go for a book that makes science fun.  Today I have a collaboration with Bill Nye that informs kids about global warming, Antartica and density.  There are even some experiments in the back to try if you are so inclined.  The best part is that they have not sacrificed the story in the name of science so…