Browsing Category : Early Reader

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…

Early Chapter Book About Facing Your Fears


Today I have an early chapter book about facing your fears.  Leo is not fond of the monster under his bed, but when the two get to talking, well, things start to work out alright.  Really monsters aren’t all that bad, and after Leo’s monster gets a name, he and Fred are a real team. Don’t forget to follow One…

My Favorite Early Chapter Book Series Is Back


My favorite early chapter book series is back!  Oh, happy day.  Lulu is the perfect selfish little brat who will charm the pants off readers.  She always comes around in the end in her own unique style, leaving the lesson brought home but her personality intact. I can think of no other early chapter book series quite as fun and…

Spirited New Entrant in Early Chapter Books


Today I have a spirited new entrant in early chapter books.  Yasmin is spunky, inquisitive and a Pakistani American, making her a wonderful way to expand the types of characters we show kids in their reading selections.  The book even has a section at the end to share facts about Pakistan and learn a little Urdu! Don’t forget to follow One…

An Irresistible Early Reader


Today I have an irresistible early reader.  I was at a book talk recently with a wonderful librarian, Mr. Schu.  He shared his journey with this book. The first time he read he thought, ok.  The second time he read it he thought, it’s getting better.  By the third time he read it he was convinced kids would love it.…

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…

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,…

Whimsical Early Chapter Book


Today I have a whimsical early chapter book.  It is an import from the UK with both tenderness and humor.  Oh, and readers will learn quite a lot about the Asian tapir. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss an early chapter book with an adorable friendship. Title:…

Thrilling Adventure with Chocolate and Crocodiles


Today I have a book about a boy king, a castle with secret passages and an evil next door neighbor which can only lead to a thrilling adventure with chocolate and crocodiles of course.  Prepare to laugh as our boy king works to defeat the nefarious Emperor Nurbison and show off his flashypants.  What more could a kid want? Don’t forget…