Tag Archives : Realistic Fiction

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…

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…

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…

Recipe for Surviving Hard Times


This book is a recipe for surviving hard times.  Steffy comes from a family which has been torn apart by a car accident and her cooking is what keeps her focused and moving forward.  But can cooking really bring this family back together again? Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that…

Great Summer Read for Teens


Ok, this one is a great summer read for teens/tweens.  It came out a few years ago but it’s a great beach read for any kids that need to be completely swept away in a story.  I was reminded of it as I read the author’s newest offering last week.  The new book is another fabulous ride and my review…

Sad and Happy Combined for Kids


Today I have a book with elements of sad and happy combined for kids.  I know that my daughter loves books with a few tears but that also represent the joy and resilience of life and this story is right up her alley. I adored Stevie and while she certainly has her share of tough breaks, she is also able…

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…

Graphic Novel About Managing Friendships


I think everyone one of us needs a graphic novel about managing friendships.  Fortunately for our girls, Shannon Hale has shared her experiences when writing the wonderful book Real Friends.  Hey, elementary school can be tough and girls can get their feelings hurt easily.  It is just nice to know that so many other people are feeling the same way and…

A Book for Kids that Challenges Stereotypes


Race, gender and economic disparity is a tall order for one story, but this is a book for kids that challenges stereotypes.  Jade is an honest and endearing character and her voice will give kids and adults a new perspective.  If readers are in similar circumstances this book may well validate a girl’s feelings.  Seeing the world through Jade’s eyes was eye opening…