Browsing Category : Early Reader

Captivating Early Readers


This year we had to say goodbye to Elephant and Piggie as Mo Willems retired his early reader series after 25 books.  It is so sad to think there will be no new ones on the horizon, until I had a chance to see that Elephant and Piggie are sharing their favorite books to read.  This new series, Elephant and…

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.…

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…