Browsing Category : Picture Books

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…

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…

Best Qualities to Be President


This picture book explores the best qualities to be President.  This book was written before #45 was running for office, so any inference you make regarding his personality and Squid’s personality were not the intent of the author when developing this story.  This book simply represents the important lesson that leadership and respect are qualities that must be earned.  These…

How the Doughnut Came to Be


Now don’t you wonder how the doughnut came to be?  Well wonder no longer as there is a book to share this marvelous culinary invention.  Sprinkled or glazed, who can resist? Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss a single story that demands, yes demands, you take a…

Preserving the History of Older Buildings


The book I am sharing today looks at preserving the history of older buildings.  When Jackie Kennedy learned they were going to build a skyscraper on top of Grand Central Station, she hopped into action to preserve the original building.  She believed our architecture represents a link to our past that needs to be maintained and cherished. Don’t forget to…

Where Did the Slinky Come From?


Today’s book answers the age old question just where did the slinky come from?  You probably never thought about who brought this iconic toy to the market and made it a household plaything. Now you just get to sit back and enjoy finding out how an errant spring become one of the most popular toys of all time. Don’t forget…