Browsing Category : Chapter Books

You Are What You Eat


Today I have a book about an ink splotch that  absolutely epitomizes the saying “You are what you eat.”  This book is so creative and full of great messages for kids.  I love an original concept in kid lit and this story delivers. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so that you don’t miss…

Insightful Story About a Child Managing ADHD


Today I have an insightful story about a child managing ADHD.   Currently, the estimates from the CDC are that over 10% of kids ages 4-17 have ADHD, so chances are high that your if child doesn’t have ADHD they know someone who is managing this diagnosis.  It can be difficult to understand since the symptoms are literally in someone’s…

Girl’s Basketball Book


Today I have a girl’s basketball book that speaks to kids who are juggling club teams, academics, and friendships. Sound familiar?  It is great to have a book with the ladies at the helm as girl’s sports continues to increase in prominence, although not fast enough, in my humble opinion! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter,…

Fast Paced Fantasy Adventure for Kids


Today I have a book that is a fast paced fantasy adventure for kids.  This is really not my genre, but for so many kids these books are the holy grail.  I love it when I find some that allow me to enjoy the premise and expand my reading choices, especially when kids are looking for so many new offerings!  So…

Entertaining Middle Grade Read


Today I have a book that is an entertaining middle grade read.  This one tackles kids with the stigma of “unteachable” and we all have a few of those students in our kid’s classes!  I think these books serve as a wonderful reminder that these kids have challenges we don’t always see or understand.  The message, in this case, is…

Middle School Breakfast Club


Today I have a book that has been deemed the middle school Breakfast Club.  It’s been a while since I have seen the movie, but I have to say that I absolutely noticed the similarities.  While the author has certainly used the film for inspiration, I think the story itself will resonate with kids as it moves from a narrative…

Fresh Perspective on the Class Divide


Today I have a book that offers a fresh perspective on the class divide.  Zoe is poor and she and her family are struggling with the choice of having a roof over their heads versus the mental abuse being thrust upon her mother by her mother’s boyfriend.  Using your voice when the consequences are so immense is never easy and Zoe…

What Makes Someone a Monster?


Today I have a book that begs the question “what makes someone a monster?” Set in Victorian England, a young chimney sweep discovers a golem who may just be the most human character of all. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or by email so that you don’t miss a single story that will sweep…

Sleeper Newbery Pick


Today I am sharing my sleeper Newbery pick with you.  My hit rate for award predictions is not too bad, but I wouldn’t bet my house on it either.  This one just felt like a great selection.  It is timely, so well written and kids will actually enjoy it.  So we’ll see when the awards are announced on the 28th…

Pakistani Girl Fighting for a Voice


Today I have the story of a Pakistani girl fighting for a voice.  This book will show readers the importance of education and the cultural influences that prevent women from moving forward. We take so much for granted in the U.S. and this narrative will expose kids to a whole different world, far from the comfort of their privilege.  Meeting…