Browsing Category : Non Fiction

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…

History of Baseball for Kids


With the start of major league baseball, now is the time to get out those baseball books, especially ones that look at the history of baseball for kids.  The SF Giants may have lost, but the season has just begun so let’s play ball. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that…

Thought Provoking Book for Young Basketball Fans


Today I have a thought provoking book for young basketball fans.  This story is adapted from the adult bestseller about Perry Wallace, the man who integrated college basketball in the South.  His journey is a revealing look at our history and the evolution of the game.  It is especially timely with March Madness in full swing! Don’t forget to follow One…

The Power of Fashion


Today I have a book that shows the power of fashion.  Since it is Women’s History Month, I thought it would be fun to profile a book that shows how women have used fashion to craft an image, to make a statement and to further the cause of women’s equality.  The clothes we wear can speak volumes to others and…

Book About Female Athletes


Today I have a book about female athletes.  It doesn’t focus on a particular sport, but it does look at the development of women’s athletics over the years.  Having a daughter who adores soccer, I found it extremely eye opening to recognize the hurdles women have already surmounted and what they have left to overcome.  My daughter has been following the National…