Book About Making the Most of Your Life

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Today I have a book about making the most of your life.  Flint suffers from a disease that may take away his eyesight and McKell has a brother with a terminal illness.  Together they start to take chances that scare them, but that also help them reach for their dreams. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter,…

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Girl Power Meets Horsepower

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In this book, girl power meets horsepower.  This is about Princesses who like to compete and whose goal is to win the race.  No Billy Goats Gruff can stand in her way, no Knights can charge their way through.  Giving up is not an option. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or by email…

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Power of Sharing Your Story

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Today I have a book that shows readers the power of sharing your story.  Six students are put in a classroom at the end of the day, every Friday, and their only job is to talk.  What ends up being parceled out are bits and pieces of these kids lives, as they start to understand and sympathize with their struggles they…

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Remind Kids That They Can Be Reflective

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Today I have a book that will remind kids that they can be reflective.  This latest by Tomie dePaola was sent to me by Simon Kids and it is a winner.  While I usually gush over the silliest of books there is something to be said for ones that slow us down and remind us that busy isn’t always better. Don’t…

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When Horoscopes Come True

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Today I have a book that explores what happens when horoscopes come true.  Clara thinks that the supernatural is well, not super or natural.  However, when her horoscopes start predicting the actual future, she may have to change her tune! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or by email so that you don’t miss…

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Everything About Mountains

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Today I have a super cool book that tells you everything about mountains.  Ok, maybe not everything, but an awful lot.  It was originally published in Germany and has been translated for the American market.  Without a doubt, this book has the most striking illustrations I have seen on this subject.  They are gorgeous and I couldn’t resist picking this…

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Talking Heads Are Only the Beginning

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Today I have a book where talking heads are only the beginning of this adventure.  Fovea Munson’s parents own a cadaver lab, and while she hates being referred to as Igor, when three severed heads start up a conversation with her, she suddenly finds herself in the uncomfortable position of doing their bidding.  What ensues is nothing short of quite…

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Book for Girls Who like Hoops

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Today I have a book for girls who like hoops.  We get plenty of basketball books from players who are legendary in the NBA, but finally, we have one from a woman who is dominant in the WNBA.  Yup, it’s time for the girls to represent! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or by…

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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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