Inspiring Girls to Code


Inspiring girls to code is a great thing.  They are underrepresented in the industry and even here where I live in Silicon Valley, we struggle to get girls in large numbers to pick up and get excited about coding classes.  What I really enjoyed about this book is that the app that was developed is relevant and interesting to girls…

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Managing Through the Tough Stuff


The book I am profiling today looks at managing through the tough stuff, and Maverick has a lot of tough stuff in his life.  But ultimately he is willing to try to help others, and that is the best thing we can ask of our kids! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email…

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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.…

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We Are More Than Our Appearance


Today I have a book that reminds kids that we are more than our appearance.  The real us is not our dress size, our perfect skin or our fashion choices.  The real us is how we manage life, both the good and the bad, and what makes us tick .. the confusing stuff.  The book I am profiling today takes…

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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…

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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…

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When the Teacher Is out to Get You


Every kid knows when the teacher is out to get you.  Charlie Bumpers is convinced that his teacher has it out for him based on a shoe throwing incident at the end of last year.  He is a marked man and nothing he does escapes her eagle eye.  Boy is he dreading fourth grade. Don’t forget to follow One Great…

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Imagine Restarting Your Life


Imagine restarting your life and getting a second chance.  Times get tough, we don’t always like who we are and who wouldn’t want a do over?  In this book, Chase gets amnesia and while he gets to restart everything, those around him remember who he used to be and wonder if the changes are real or if he will revert…

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