Browsing Category : Chapter Books

Living Through D-Day


Today I have a book about the reality of living through D-Day.  If you want history to come alive for kids, I can not recommend this book highly enough.  I was confronted with my own limited knowlege of WW II while reading Allies, so parents, why not pick it up and give it a read after your kids! Don’t forget…

New Offering from Stuart Gibbs


Today I have a new offering from Stuart Gibbs.  Gibbs is without a doubt one of those go to writers that just produces stories that kids want to read.  His latest book is no exception. 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 keeps the…

Everyone Is Fighting Battles We May Never See


Today I have a book that reminds us that everyone is fighting battles we may never see.  This southern charmer shares the story of Lyndie, a young girl whose father continues to battle PTSD from his time in Vietnam.  Their family tries to keep his problems behind closed doors, but getting the help they need can make all the difference.…

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…