Browsing Category : Non Fiction

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…

Delightful Biography Series for Kids


Today I have a delightful biography series for kids.  This book features Helen Keller but the series also covers such notable names as Martin Luther King, Jr., Albert Einstein, Jane Goodall and Ghandi to name a few.  They depict these famous namesakes as children throughout the books and their stories are told in a conversational style, making them ideal for young kids…

Girl Rising for Women’s History Month


March is women’s history month, and what a history we have.  I have chosen to highlight Girl Rising for Women’s History Month even though it looks at present day challenges women face around the world.  I think this section of the book explains it best: “We look at numbers and facts all the time without necessarily understanding how significant they…

Picture Book for Black History Month


Today I have an awesome picture book for Black History Month.  In the past I recommended books like Little Rock Girl 1957, which looks at integration in Little Rock, AK and No Crystal Stair which profiles the founder of the  National Memorial African Book Store in Harlem.  The March trilogy  is also a wonderful set of graphic novels that highlight John…