Canine Hero of the Silver Screen

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Today I have a book that looks at Strongheart, the canine hero of the silver screen.  This German Shepard had the looks, the acting chops, and the presence to make moviegoers swoon and he was an early action hero!   I think Benjii owes a debt of gratitude to his predecessor who made viewers open to the charm and wiles of…

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Basketball Is Only the Beginning


Today I have a book where basketball is only the beginning of the action that will draw readers in.  This one touches on issues of privilege, friendship, race and yes, basketball.  I was completely drawn into this story, and the fact it was named after me had nothing to do with my excitement … no really! Don’t forget to follow…

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Book About Love and Loss

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Today I have a book about love and loss.  This story just won a Caldicott Honor so I am not the only one enchanted by the verse and the illustrations.  It is a beautiful way to introduce the idea of the cycle of life and the inevitable death of a pet. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook,…

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Great Caper for Kids

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Today I have a great caper for kids.  Think Sherlock Holmes meets the younger set.  While mysteries for kids can often times be a disappointment, this one was spot on and had me trying to figure out the “who” and “why” until the very end. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so…

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Peek Into the World of Young Athletes

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The book I am profiling today gives you a peek into the world of young athletes.  Connor is a hockey player with dreams of the NHL.  Hokey is not an inexpensive sport and the grueling workouts and costs can take their toll on a family, even with an incredibly supportive father.  So much of the pressure will resonate with young…

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Book for Women’s History Month

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Today I have a book for Women’s History Month.  It grew out of a project for Black History Month but women of color often face even greater challenges than white women so the ladies profiled in this book take bold to the next level.  Women continue to break barriers and girls of all skin tones will be inspired by the stories…

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Dogs and Guinea Pigs Have Their Day

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This book lets dogs and guinea pigs have their day.  Have you ever wondered what your pets may be thinking as they bark in front of the door while circling or tunnel under the cushions?  Well wonder no longer as their innermost thoughts are revealed, and they are pretty humorous! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter,…

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Delicious Fantasy and Adventure Story

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Today I have a delicious fantasy and adventure story for kids.  However, this book should come with a warning.  A serious chocolate craving will ensue after reading.  You have been warned. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss a single story where chocolate is a very lucrative and…

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Whimsical Early Chapter Book

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Today I have a whimsical early chapter book.  It is an import from the UK with both tenderness and humor.  Oh, and readers will learn quite a lot about the Asian tapir. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss an early chapter book with an adorable friendship. Title:…

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Beautiful Book for Mothers and Daughters

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Today I have a beautiful book for mothers and daughters.  It is a reminder for girls to be adventurous, love who they are and be themselves.  The best part, it also encourages them to make their beds! 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…

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