Charming and Funny Picture Book


Today on the blog I have a charming and funny picture book.  Anyone who follows me knows that I love a story that challenges a reader’s assumptions and in this case, both the king and queen assume they got a goat instead of a baby because they mistakenly asked for a kid. When the truth is revealed, readers will giggle that…

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A Fun Read for Tweens


Today I have a fun read for tweens.  It’s another version of Freaky Friday and it shows kids that becoming someone else doesn’t really work to get rid of your problems. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so that you don’t miss a single story where becoming famous isn’t the answer to…

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When the Plan Is to Get to Paris


When the plan is to get to Paris, Cleveland Potts will stop at nothing.  She has a dream, a checklist and plenty of determination.  But what surprised me about this book is the depth of the issues with which Cleveland has to deal.  She has an incarcerated parent, and readers will get new empathy for families who struggle with loved…

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Fun Fast Paced Short Stories


Today I have a book that is filled with fun fast paced stories!  For kids who are starting chapter books, the Teeny Weenies is a wonderful introduction to the silly, creepy adventures that books can provide.  My kids still remember these fondly and devoured all the Weenie books.  I am just so excited that David Lubar decided to bring his…

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How an Armless Girl Tackles High School


Today I have a book that shares how an armless girl tackles high school.  This is the sequel to one of my favorite books, The Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus.  I hadn’t really thought about a second book, but when I read this one it was like visiting with an old friend I hadn’t realized I missed.…

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Charming Book About Hair and Bonding


Today I have a charming book about hair and bonding.  This book is based on a short animated film which is shown at the beginning of the Angry Birds 2 movie.  See a clip below at the end of the post! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so that you won’t miss…

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Superheroes Are Human Too


Today I have a clever book that reminds us that superheroes are human too.  They can have the same problems as your average kid and while they may have the swagger of a someone invincible, they can make mistakes just like the best of us. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so…

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Great Book for Kids Starting Middle School


Today I have a great book for kids starting middle school, or frankly for kids already there.  What tween wouldn’t like a book that gets the challenges of middle school that parents will just never understand! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so that you don’t miss a single story that will…

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A Sophisticated Book of Trucks


Today I have a sophisticated book of trucks.  I know, you think of demolition excavators as lumbering vehicles, but this book might just change your mind.  Kids will love the array of construction vehicles presented while parents will appreciate the sleek illustrations that take building materials up a notch! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…

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