Browsing Category : Non Fiction

Sharks and Scientists


Today I have a book about sharks and scientists.  Readers will meet Eugenie Clark.  When she was young, folks didn’t think that women could study these magnificent creatures.  She didn’t agree with that thinking and she triumphed in her research.  Kids will also learn a thing or two about these intelligent animals. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on…

Science Behind Outlandish Ways to Die


Today I have a book that looks at the science behind outlandish ways to die.  I mean haven’t you always wanted to know how bad it really is to slip on a banana peel and could it be the trigger for your demise?  Well wonder no longer as this book can actually answer that question. Don’t forget to follow One…

Daily Life Around the World


Today I have a picture book that shares daily life around the world.  Seven children from countries such as Uganda, Iran and Peru are profiled in their everyday activities.  Readers will get to see how their lives differ and resemble families from other cultures.  Given the problems in the world today, it is a wonderful way to open the door…

How the Doughnut Came to Be


Now don’t you wonder how the doughnut came to be?  Well wonder no longer as there is a book to share this marvelous culinary invention.  Sprinkled or glazed, who can resist? Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss a single story that demands, yes demands, you take a…

History of American Presidents


It is important to have a book about the history of American Presidents in your home.  I also keep reference books about global history as well as a great kid’s atlas.  These are perfect for not just inquisitive minds but also when a discussion at home turns to events/places in which your familiarity may be waining or when a report…

Adult Books Adapted for Kids


We are seeing a surge in adult books adapted for kids.  I like this trend because good stories are often a little too complex for kids in their original format, and making changes that simplify the story and streamline the narrative can make these powerful books accessible to a younger audience.  Some succeed well, some less well.  I thought I…

Book for Girls Who Code


Today I have a book for girls who code.  This book absolutely inspired me and I have to admit that I might have been more interested in computer science if I had had these teens’ experiences to motivate me.  The game they created that went viral, Tampon Run, thrust these girls into the spotlight and has given them an amazing…