Browsing Category : Picture Books

Cute Book About Siblings


Today I have a really cute book about siblings.  Do you ever find that one child wants just what his or her sister/brother has acquired?  If this has happened to you, then this book is a perfect addition to your family.  And it has adorable guinea pigs, I mean come on. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook,…

Can a Bad Seed Ever Be Good?


Today I have a book that answers the age-old question, “Can a bad seed ever be good?”  I don’t want to spoil the ending but … YES!  It isn’t so easy after our seed drops out of the sunflower.  There is that incident at the baseball game and life under the bleachers which is less than ideal, but our seed…

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…

Picture Book with a Comic Twist


I love a picture book with a comic twist.  Fenske first popped up on my radar when I was a Cybils judge and was reviewing Love Is in the Air.  However, it was A Pig, a Fox and a Box that sold me on his talent.  From there he just kept getting better.  He is a wonderful author for the…

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…

Patriotic and Inclusive Picture Book


What does it say when a patriotic and inclusive picture book, that is one of the most stunning of the year, is written by an immigrant from India and illustrated by a black artist?  It tells me that these individuals feel the American dream and that they know working together is the only way we will achieve a greater nation.…

Make Back to School Fun


This book will make back to school fun.  If you need a story to get your kids excited about returning to school, look no further than Here Comes Teacher Cat.  He may be reluctant to take the teacher job at first, but once he gets in to his groove, fun abounds in this classroom.  It’s just clean up which may…

How to Conquer the High Dive


This book will teach kids how to conquer the high dive!  Who among us has not looked at that dreaded high jump and wondered if we had the courage to fall from that high up!  It is a right of passage at the pool and a fear kids have been facing down since I was young.  It is also an…