Tag Archives : Realistic Fiction

Challenges of Friendship


The book I have today looks at the challenges of friendship.  What do you do when your friend from the neighborhood isn’t really cool enough to be your friend at school?  Mattie wrestles with this problem along with all the other issues around growing up. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so…

Entertaining Early Chapter Book


Today I have an entertaining early chapter book.  I have enjoyed this series for the last few years and was excited to see there was a book that focused on soccer.  This sport has become so popular that most kids will experience life on a soccer team at some point, and most of them will deal with the same frustrations…

Bittersweet Life in Middle School


Today I have a book that will ring true to kids who have a bittersweet life in middle school.  Victoria Jamieson is the author of the Newbery Honor book Roller Girl and her latest  adventure is also exploring growing up through the eyes of a tween girl.  But this time she shakes things up a bit by writing about a…

Spunky Japanese-American Heroine


Today I have an early chapter book with a spunky Japanese-American heroine.  She will absolutely appeal to kids who have a sense of adventure or who don’t want to be held back from doing the fun stuff.  I mean age is really just a number after all. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by…

Inspiring Girls to Code


Inspiring girls to code is a great thing.  They are underrepresented in the industry and even here where I live in Silicon Valley, we struggle to get girls in large numbers to pick up and get excited about coding classes.  What I really enjoyed about this book is that the app that was developed is relevant and interesting to girls…

Managing Through the Tough Stuff


The book I am profiling today looks at managing through the tough stuff, and Maverick has a lot of tough stuff in his life.  But ultimately he is willing to try to help others, and that is the best thing we can ask of our kids! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email…

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…