Browsing Category : Picture Books

Power to the Puppy


Power to the puppy is the theme of today’s book.  It there is anything that can turn around a town that is all work and no play, a cute, adorable, doe-eyed puppy can!  Kids will get a kick out of a group of folks that are afraid of all those winsome, lovable and endearing canines. Don’t forget to follow One Great…

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…

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…

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.…

Even Vikings Can Have Trouble the First Day of School


It may be hard to believe, but even Vikings can have trouble the first day of school.  Yes, the Norwegian in me makes this a must read for back to school but even those who were not named after a goddess in Norse mythology can appreciate the messages of sharing and friendship. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on…

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…