Tag Archives : Realistic Fiction

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…

Embrace the Awkwardness of Middle School


Today I have a book that will let kids embrace the awkwardness of middle school.  This one really nails it when liking a boy means you stop talking to him and stress over what to text him.  This modern Cyrano de Bergerac will have teens and tweens laughing with a knowing understanding that their lives can get complicated. Don’t forget…

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…

Fall in Love with Alvin Ho


Today I have a book that will make you fall in love with Alvin Ho.  Over the years I have reviewed several books in this series and each one is as good as the next.  Somehow it seemed like a good time to remind you of this delightful early chapter book series.  For kids struggling with any fears or concerns,…

Story for Kids About Engineering Pranks


A story for kids about engineering pranks, how fun is that?  It’s like MIT hacks for the middle school set.  I love that each hack is about creating joy and not about hurting or embarrassing anyone.  Let the creativity begin! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss a…

Imagine a Class with No Teacher


Can you imagine a class with no teacher?  Well in this book, the kids in class 507 don’t have to imagine anything.  They are living the dream. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss any books that might just dash you kids fantasies.  Turns out that a teacher free…