Tag Archives : Diary of a Wimpy Kid

An Unlikely Hero


Today I have a book with an unlikely hero.  Marty Pants is an artist, he is a little clueless and he is entirely convinced that an alien is watching him.  Be prepared to be entertained by this nonconventional good guy who really ends up saving the day. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by…

Thrilling Adventure with Chocolate and Crocodiles


Today I have a book about a boy king, a castle with secret passages and an evil next door neighbor which can only lead to a thrilling adventure with chocolate and crocodiles of course.  Prepare to laugh as our boy king works to defeat the nefarious Emperor Nurbison and show off his flashypants.  What more could a kid want? Don’t forget…

The Truth Can Be Complicated


This book absolutely proves that the truth can be complicated.  Sam is working on his issue of telling white lies and he proves that good kids can stretch things from time to time.  They also have to own up to their mistakes. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t…

Illustrated Novel with Heart and Baseball


Today I have an illustrated novel with heart and baseball.  When your position on the team is bench warmer, you have to posses a certain realistic attitude about life.  Steve is self effacing and funny and the bumbling antics of the adults around him only add to the fun.  Some slapstick and some honest analysis make this a book with…

Book After Diary of a Wimpy Kid


Every parent needs a book after Diary of a Wimpy Kid to hand their child.  Illustrated novels are a great thing, and they keep the reading going. But let’s be honest, you may only be able to stand your kid reading the same story over and over for so long until you feel compelled to give them something else.  Jake the…

Chapter Book Full of Heart and Laughs


Today I have a chapter book full of heart and laughs.  I recommended it recently to a few parents and despite being published a few years back, this book continues to delight kids.  This is the one story that got my then third grader to move up to chapter books.  With its very real look at the struggles in third grade, combined…

Book for Kids Who Love Illustrated Novels


My nephew loves most illustrated novels in the vein of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates.  As his book loving aunt, I must come up with a winning book related Christmas gift for the season.   This year I am going with The 13-Story Treehouse series.  It is funny, full of ridiculous antics and plenty of hysterical pictures.  A…

Get Kids Educated on the Election Process


With the election so near (and yet feeling so far away!) I want to share a fun book to get kids educated on the election process.  It is fiction, but brings in so many elements of tailoring your message to your audience, and targeting certain blocks of voters that kids will get quite a lesson on  what is going on this election…

Funny Books for Kids


I like funny books for kids and I especially like funny books that get pulled off the shelf over and over again by my son that aren’t Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  Don’t get me wrong … I love Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  I just like to see my son with something different in his hands from time to…

A New Series from the Creator of Captain Underpants


There is a new series from the creator of Captain Underpants, and I couldn’t be more pleased.   I had the opportunity to hear Dav Pilkey speak a few months back, and his desire to get kids to love reading is his mission.  He suffers from dyslexia and so he is writing books that will engage his younger self.  A…