Browsing Category : Picture Books

STEM Picture Book for Budding Scientists


Today I have a STEM picture book for budding scientists.  This is the third book in the series and adds to a growing list of potential future professions which include architect and inventor.  However, even if your child has different future aspirations, they will benefit from always having an inquisitive mind, which is celebrated in these picture book stories. Don’t…

Where Is That Bear?


Today I have a book that tries to answer the age old question, where is that bear?  Now what is a reader supposed to do when they are promised a book about a certain mammal and they fail to show up for the story?  The hunt is on, not litteraly of course! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook,…

Valentine’s Day Picture Book


It is time to share the love with a Valentine’s Day picture book.  Now that my kids are grown and they don’t pass out Valentines anymore, I sometimes forget that the holiday is on the horizon.  I miss the days of making a Valentine’s Day box for school, but I can still enjoy the delightful stories that come with this…

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…

Help Kids Discover Their Passion


This is a delightful book to help kids discover their passion.  I have three children and we tried just about every activity out there.  Some stuck, but most didn’t and it wasn’t until we hit on the right things that I saw my kids’ faces light up.  The difference in their enthusiasm and level of commitment was palatable when they got…

Clever Picture Book for Panda Lovers


Today I have a clever picture book for panda lovers, and really, who doesn’t love pandas?  But wait, it gets even better.  This panda wants pants.  Now can you imagine a panda in pants?  But it turns out pants can be more than just a dapper accessory for the panda about town. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on…

Entertaining Picture Book Featuring Grumpy Grandma


Today I have an entertaining picture book featuring grumpy grandma.  This is a humorous look at when parents or caregivers just need a moment, but are still crazy about their kids.  This one has quite a bit of award buzz around it, but I have a terrible track record predicting the Caldecott so I have given up trying.  Let’s just…

Stunning Picture Book About Martin Luther King


With Matin Luther King, Jr. Day just around the corner, I thought I would take a moment to share a picture book that I love dedicated to this American hero.  I recommend it year after year because it remains a stunning picture book about Martin Luther King, Jr.  The paintings in this offering are absolutely remarkable and done by an artist…

Wonderful Interactive Picture Book


With fresh powder on the mountains here in California, now seems the perfect time to introduce you to a new title, Bunny Slopes.    This is a story that needs the reader to help the narrator by actually shaking the book to get things going.  It is a wonderful interactive picture book that will have your kids tilting and turning with delight.…

Picture Book That Makes Its Mark


Today I have a wonderful picture book that makes its mark showing kids the determination of a young woman who would become the first female Jewish member of the Supreme Court.  It highlights her fight for equality and her spirit of perseverance.  This book is not political and in fact includes a lovely section on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s friendship with Antonin…