Tag Archives : Fantasy

A Return to Fantasy in Kid’s Books


Today I have a return to fantasy in kid’s books.  There have been so many stories out this year which are realistic fiction, I was starting to think that publishers had given up on new fantasy offerings.  Well, welcome to Nevermoor, a book that will appeal to fans of Harry Potter with its elements of magic, a contest to weed…

Where Did Santa Claus Come From?


Today I have a book that will finally answer the question “Where did Santa Claus come from?”  No more having to take on evasive maneuvers when your kids corner you with the big Santa Claus question.  Just pull out this book and all will be answered. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so…

Book Where Mystery and Puzzles Abound


Today I have a book where mystery and puzzles abound.  Set in a fictionalized New York City, three kids are trying to solve one of the most complex puzzles and save their home.  Will they be able to triumph where all others have failed? Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that…

Silly Book for Kids


Do not get this story unless you want a silly book for kids!  Written by an English author, his books are finally making the trek to the US where they just may usher in an era of excessive frivolity.  Badgers posing as lemurs, a never ending song about jam, and the evil mustache are just the tip of the iceberg…

Mystery Wrapped in Magic


The book I am sharing today is a mystery wrapped in magic.  This one sucked me in right away and I was completely drawn into the puzzle of Emily’s disappearance.  The main character Raine is dealing with bullies and issues of growing up, but this book is also steeped in adventure and edge of your seat moments so it isn’t…

Nathan Hale’s Latest Adventure


Today I have Nathan Hale’s latest adventure.  What do you do next when you have an immensely popular graphic novel series based on great moments in history? Why create a post apocalyptic fantasy where the world is inhabited by aliens of course.  This is a departure for the author but a sucessful story into a new genre of graphic novel.…

Award Worthy Children’s Book


Newbery week continues with an award worthy children’s book.  This one is a beautiful story that weaves Chinese folklore into a narrative that includes danger, adventure and a heroic rescue.  It absolutely amazed me in its intricacy and its ability to pull me into the story.  I must confess that I never expected a page turner with this one. Don’t…

Fantasy and Adventure Book for Kids


A fantasy and adventure book for kids is always appreciated.  Can there ever really be enough when your kids devour this genre?  The book I am profiling today has a little bit of everything.  There is a race to solve a puzzle, plenty of heart pounding action and some mythology thrown in for good measure.  I found it a lot…