Browsing Category : Non Fiction

Everything About Mountains


Today I have a super cool book that tells you everything about mountains.  Ok, maybe not everything, but an awful lot.  It was originally published in Germany and has been translated for the American market.  Without a doubt, this book has the most striking illustrations I have seen on this subject.  They are gorgeous and I couldn’t resist picking this…

Innovative World War II Book for Kids


Today I have an innovative World War II book for kids.  This book is really like nothing I have read before.  Artwork and text are comingled making the story come alive.  It is about a German theologian who worked from inside the German regime to try and take Hitler down.  Dietrich Bonhoeffer walked a tricky line, but his absolute belief in…

How Girls Can Become Bold, Brave and Fearless


Today I have a book about how girls can become bold, brave and fearless!  This is an adaptation of an adult book for women and provides some wonderful examples for girls on how to be proactive in their lives.  Risk taking and failure are part of the prescription, which can be scary for anyone, but the authors give strategic examples…

Who Is Watching You?


Today I have a book that looks at who is watching you and in which instances that can potentially help or hurt you.  This is an incredibly timely topic for kids, and the author gives them a lot to think about.  I think the issues around privacy will only become more important, so giving kids the tools to think about…

Book for Women’s History Month


Today I have a book for Women’s History Month.  It grew out of a project for Black History Month but women of color often face even greater challenges than white women so the ladies profiled in this book take bold to the next level.  Women continue to break barriers and girls of all skin tones will be inspired by the stories…

Look into the World of Elon Musk


Today I have a look into the world of Elon Musk.  This is a man who is building rockets and electric cars so his life is especially relevant to today’s challenges.  He has revolutionalized industries that no one thought would change which can be especially inspiring to the kids who will read his story. Don’t forget to follow One Great…

Should Kids Believe Everything They Read?


Should kids believe everything they read?  Well in this book the answer is no!  Each chapter shares three stories, two are true and one is a lie.  Each story sounds a bit unimaginable, but they include data and photos so they must be true, right?  This is a wonderful opportunity to help kids become critical readers of information, and learn…

Where Do Favorite Toys Come From?


Just where do favorite toys come from?  The answer is wonderfully wrapped up in this fun book that shares the origin of some of our most iconic playthings.  Now, what kid doesn’t want to read about how Pokemon got its start?  This book will make nonfiction cool and relevant. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or…

Book About the Vietnam War


I am sharing a review I wrote a few years back concerning a book about the Vietnam War that just blew me away.  With The Post about to hit theaters, I was reminded of how little I knew regarding the war and about the Pentagon Papers.  Sheinkin has created a historical thriller that takes us back through four Presidents.  If…

Perfect Book for a Horse Lover


Today I have the perfect book for a horse lover.  American Pharaoh was the last horse to win the Triple Crown, and the author Shelley Mickle gives us an in-depth look at how his magical journey began.  While this is nonfiction, the story reads like a novel and readers will get caught up in the excitement of each race. Don’t…