Kung Fu Ice Skating

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How often do I get to write that a book is about kung fu ice skating?  Not often is the answer.  But today is different.  Today you will learn about Peasprout and her desire to finish first at the Pearl Famous Academy of Skate and Sword.  Let’s just say that anyone who can ice skate and fight at the same…

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Three Kids Books That Influenced My Life

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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…

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Adventures of a Girl Who Bikes Across the Country

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Today I have a story that shares the adventures of a girl who bikes across the country.  Bicycle (yes, that is her name) seems to be struggling to make friends, but an impromptu treck across the United States shows Bicycle, and the folks who love her, that she can connect with others. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook,…

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Funny and Thought Provoking Look at Faith

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Today I have a book that has a funny and thought provoking look at faith. It isn’t often that a main character identifies as an atheist, so this one caught my eye immediately.  This group of teens is questioning what they believe. They all come down on different areas of the spectrum making this story more about understanding who you are…

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Book Toddlers Will Eat Up

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Today I have a book toddlers will eat up.  Simon and Schuster sent me a copy of this giant board book and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.  I had never read the authors other titles, but the sheer size of this one intrigued me immediately.  I read it out loud to get the full effect and knew after…

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Graphic Novel to Remind Kids of Summer

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Today I have a graphic novel to remind kids of summer.  Now is about the time they are looking back nostalgically at those three months of freedom.  This book will remind them of the good times, but also some of the struggles that summer brings with it.  Friendships can be tested and boredom can set it which are all things kids…

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When Your Daughter Starts Noticing Boys

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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…

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Candid Look at Difficult Kids

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Today I have a book that takes a candid look at difficult kids.  There is always a Patrick in our kids class, team or group.  The kid who taunts, annoys or breaks stuff.   When you find out he is coming to the birthday party you have to shore yourself up inside.  Well, this books shares that kid from the…

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Innovative World War II Book for Kids

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Today I have an innovative World War II book for kids.  This book is really like nothing I have read before.  Artwork and text are comingled making the story come alive.  It is about a German theologian who worked from inside the German regime to try and take Hitler down.  Dietrich Bonhoeffer walked a tricky line, but his absolute belief in…

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Dia de los Muertos

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Simon and Schuster sent me Dia de los Muertos, a book from their new board book series Celebrate the World.  Other titles include Ramadan, Diwali and Lunar New Year.  I chose to share this one with you because I think these books are well done and a fabulous way to share holidays around the globe with your kids. Don’t forget…

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