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30 Days of Giving – Week 2


30 Days of Giving – Week 2 So this month I am giving away at least one book a day or contributing to a cause that gives books to those in need.  I have been documenting my efforts daily on Instagram, Facebook and here on the blog.  Check back daily to see where my books have found a home and…

30 Days of Giving – Week One


30 Days of Giving – Week One So, for a change of pace this November I am going to try and give away books every day this month. I get deluged with titles, and my cup is overflowing, so it is time to spread the wealth.  I have decided to challenge myself to give away at least one book a…

30 Days of Giving


So, for a change of pace this November I am going to try and give away books every day this month – 30 days of giving. I get deluged with titles, and my cup is overflowing, so it is time to spread the wealth.  I have decided to challenge myself to give away at least one book a day from…

Three Kids Books That Influenced My Life


I recently went through the exercise of writing down the three kids books that influenced my life.  Amazingly, I did not have to wrack my brain to come up with the titles. They had simply become apart of my narrative, much like the crazy trip my family took to Disneyland or the late nights editing my papers with my mom…

When Your Daughter Starts Noticing Boys


This is a wonderful book for when your daughter starts noticing boys. I mean boys come in all types, so what is better than a guide to help your daughter navigate through the species! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss any books that allow girls to know…

Upcoming Adult Book Titles


I was off at BookExpo last week, and I stopped in for the adult book panel which highlights the upcoming adult book titles.  This is where the publishers highlight the book they will be promoting in the next six months.  I always like to give my readers a look at what is coming for adults because even moms and dads…

Poetry Can Be Awesome


This book will prove to your kids that poetry can be awesome.  I know what you’re thinking.  There is no way my kid will sit for a book of poems.  Shel Silverstein – maybe, Jack Prelutsky – perhaps, Chris Harris – you have got to be kidding! But it is time to rethink what makes a good poem.  How about…

Most Popular Posts of 2017


I always like to take a moment to look back at the most popular posts of 2017.  These are the blogs that readers seemed to enjoy in record numbers.  A quick scan makes me realize that I should be reviewing adult books since my only two posts about grown-up stories made it into my top five.  But hey I am…

These Are a Few of my Favorite Things


If you are still looking for a perfect gift, here are a few of my favorite things!  These are the books I loved this year.  They are the ones I keep going back to time after time when someone asks me for a great book recommendation.  They will make the perfect last-minute gifts that will stay with your reader long…

Holiday Gifts for Book Loving Kids


Holiday Gifts for Book Loving Kids   Time to start thinking about the holidays.  But don’t let it worry you.  I have some wonderful suggestions for all the book-loving kids on your list.  These are my favorite picks this year for the kid who reads while eating breakfast, with a flashlight at night or in the car on the way…