Browsing Category : Early Reader

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…

Nothing Like Competition to Spur a New Reader


There is nothing like competition to spur a new reader. In this book, kids are challenged to finish the book before bunny does and this hare will stop at nothing to win.  The race is on. 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…

Is There a Cat in That Box?


Today’s book is a wonderful early reader that wants to know “Is there a cat in that box?”  This book is all about how far your imagination can take you and with a perfect twist in the end, readers will not be disappointed! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you…

Silliness Abounds in This Whodunit


Silliness abounds in this whodunit!  The author takes us back to when he was a kid and the Queen of England enlisted him to find some missing jewels.  Really it was all in a days work for this talented author who was actually able to pass himself off as a small adult.  Will wonders never cease! Don’t forget to follow…

Following Basketball Dreams


Today’s book is about following basketball dreams.  Zayd is obsessed with hoops, but his parents prefer the violin.  When kids don’t have the time for everything, how does a family decide what to pursue?  It isn’t always so easy to decide. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email so that you don’t miss…

Early Chapter Book About Facing Your Fears


Today I have an early chapter book about facing your fears.  Leo is not fond of the monster under his bed, but when the two get to talking, well, things start to work out alright.  Really monsters aren’t all that bad, and after Leo’s monster gets a name, he and Fred are a real team. Don’t forget to follow One…

My Favorite Early Chapter Book Series Is Back


My favorite early chapter book series is back!  Oh, happy day.  Lulu is the perfect selfish little brat who will charm the pants off readers.  She always comes around in the end in her own unique style, leaving the lesson brought home but her personality intact. I can think of no other early chapter book series quite as fun and…

Spirited New Entrant in Early Chapter Books


Today I have a spirited new entrant in early chapter books.  Yasmin is spunky, inquisitive and a Pakistani American, making her a wonderful way to expand the types of characters we show kids in their reading selections.  The book even has a section at the end to share facts about Pakistan and learn a little Urdu! Don’t forget to follow One…

An Irresistible Early Reader


Today I have an irresistible early reader.  I was at a book talk recently with a wonderful librarian, Mr. Schu.  He shared his journey with this book. The first time he read he thought, ok.  The second time he read it he thought, it’s getting better.  By the third time he read it he was convinced kids would love it.…

Canine Hero of the Silver Screen


Today I have a book that looks at Strongheart, the canine hero of the silver screen.  This German Shepard had the looks, the acting chops, and the presence to make moviegoers swoon and he was an early action hero!   I think Benjii owes a debt of gratitude to his predecessor who made viewers open to the charm and wiles of…