Browsing Category : Chapter Books

Let’s Hear It for the Troublemaker


Today let’s hear it for the troublemaker.  I love the Ivy and Bean books, so I was thrilled to learn the author had started a new series.  This one features Iggy, and while he is not the model of manners, he is a real kid who has to learn the consequences of his actions.  Does that sound something like your…

Fun Book for Winter Break


Do your kids need a fun book for winter break?  This delightful story about a ski trip during middle school hits all the right notes for an escape from the everyday.  It brought back memories from my ski trip. If you scroll to the bottom of the post you can see a picture of me on my middle school Tahoe…

How Does a Kid Stand Out?


Today I have a book that begs the question, “how does a kid stand out?”  If you are looking for a last-minute gift for someone grades 3-5, this one is good, so throw it in your cart! 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…

New Series from Chris Colfer


Today I am sharing the new series from Chris Colfer, the author of the extremely popular Land of Stories series and actor from Glee.  Generally, I am a little wary of actors turned authors.  Their books feel more like vanity projects than stories that will reel kids into an exciting narrative.  But call me pleasantly surprised and I even like…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

Middle Grade Book from the Author of Dumplin’


Today I have the first middle-grade book from the author of Dumplin’.  I loved the Netflix movie of Dumplin’ so I was thrilled to see what Julie Murphy wrote for the younger set.  I was not disappointed! 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…