Browsing Category : Early Reader

Early Reader Series About Greek Mythology


Just in case you thought there couldn’t be another book to satisfy your child’s need for Greek mythology, well today you can rejoice!  Yes, there is an early reader series about Greek mythology which not only gives kids more information on the gods and goddesses but also tackles the beasts of Olympus.  Can everyone say Cretan bull! Don’t forget to…

Delightful Early Reader


Today I have the fourth book in a delightful early reader series, The Princess in Black.  It turns out that princesses who battle monsters sometimes need a vacation.  The double doozy fling, used to tame the beasts from Monster Land, can be exhausting! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you…

Can’t Put Down Early Chapter Book


Early chapter books are hard to write.  They look deceptively simple with their short chapters, large fonts and plethora of pictures. But you try and create a vivid setting, orchestrate a compelling plot and get the reader invested in interesting characters with so little to work with.  Oh, and on top of that some of the best early chapter books are funny so don’t…

Early Chapter Book for Halloween


What a treat to have such a delightful early chapter book for Halloween.  Mercy Watson is a wonderful series.  Who can resist a pampered pig who fancies herself a princess for the holiday?  Well, perhaps she is less a princess than a porcine vying for some treats, but all in all the laughs abound in this silly story. Don’t forget…

Illustrated Early Chapter Book


I love it when authors use all their tools to get early readers engaged.  Creating an illustrated early chapter book is a nice way to take some of the pressure off the leap up from those simple early reader books.  Illustrated novels are much less intimidating for kids and allow them to use the pictures as a guide in the story.…

Early Chapter Book That Speaks to Young Readers


Today I am revisiting an early chapter book series that is so well done.  The topics the book covers are sophisticated, but the feelings and emotions of the main character are so relatable for this age group.  To create an early chapter book that speaks to young readers and that also has so much depth is a great feat.  This was…

Classic or Clunker


Today I am starting a new monthly feature: Classic or Clunker.  This is inspired by all the parents who ask me why they can’t get their children to read the books they loved as a child.  Some of these books stand the test of time but others – not so much! Each month I will tackle one book that I…

Early Reader Book Full of Fun Facts


Sometimes as a book blogger it is important not to take yourself too seriously.  Today I have a book where dogs ride scooters and big waves.  This is pure fun all around.  If you have a kid, like I do, who enjoys lists and statistics, then an early reader book full of fun facts like this one is a great…

Early Chapter Book for Emerging Readers


Today I am pulling a really good early chapter book series out of the archives.  This one has delighted me for the last year and this early chapter book for emerging readers is able to get them excited about reading. If you missed it the first time around make sure to put it on your list now, your kids will love it. Don’t forget…

Escape Into a Great Early Reader


If you read my blog regularly, you know how militant I am about getting great early readers into the hands of kids.  I have been a Cybils early reader judge for two years because I think this is such an important time to hook these kids in to books.  If they love to read when they are young, their skills develop…