Browsing Category : Non Fiction

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…

Book for Young Baseball Fans


With the World Series about to start, I have a book for young baseball fans.  This one delves into the stories of the players and the teams throughout the years that made an impact on the game.  It’s a little bit history and a lot baseball as it brings statistics to life for kids. Don’t forget to follow One Great…

Celebration of the Statue of Liberty


Today I have a book that is a celebration of the Statue of Liberty.  Well, actually it’s more than that.  It is a recognition of how the statue represents a woman who is not content to sit idly by as immigrants come in.  She is compelled to reach out to the sea to bring in these huddled masses.  This book…

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…