Browsing Category : Non Fiction

Childhood in South Africa


Today I have a book by Trevor Noah about his childhood in South Africa.  It is an adaptation from his adult novel.  I had absolutely no idea how powerful this book would be.  Nor did I understand before reading it, what Trevor Noah went through being biracial in a country where his birth was literally a crime.  I handed it…

Power of an Immigrant


Today I have a book that shows the power of an immigrant.  It profiles 36 immigrants who are the first members of a family to immigrate to the United States and shows how they have contributed to our great country.  Did you know that 1 in 6 American adults were born in another country?  New immigrants enrich our country just…

Never Underestimate a Beaver


Today I have a book that will teach you to never underestimate a beaver!  I know what you are thinking.  Beavers are lumpy rodents with buck teeth.  Yup, that is correct.  However, they are also wetland warriors and heroes to frogs, toads, salamanders, ants, herons … well, you get the picture. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook,…

Insider’s Guide to Cons, Hoaxes, and Scams


Today I have an insider’s guide to cons, hoaxes, and scams.  There is barely a day that goes by that I don’t get a call from the IRS telling me that I am delinquent or from Microsoft that they are shutting down my account.  My kids and I interact on the internet with people we have never met.  Russians have infiltrated…

Breaking Animal Stereotypes


Today I have a book that is breaking animal stereotypes.  Animals can be significantly misunderstood, and this beautiful book seeks to correct this injustice.  Consider yourself educated! 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 have you seriously rethinking your stance on the…

Book for Young Artists and Scientists


Today I have a book for young artists and scientists.  I have to honest with you guys.  The first time I saw this book I was not particularly enthused to pick it up.  If it hadn’t gotten a lot of positive press it may have stayed in my TBR pile for quite some time.  But I did pick it up…

Great Cookbook for Kids and Young Adults


Today I have a great cookbook for Kids and Young Adults.  Everyone knows that America’s Test Kitchen is the gold standard of cooking shows and now they have lent their know how to a younger audience.  My son and I tried out several recipes just to see how easy and tasty they were and call us impressed.  My son cooked…

Everything About Mountains


Today I have a super cool book that tells you everything about mountains.  Ok, maybe not everything, but an awful lot.  It was originally published in Germany and has been translated for the American market.  Without a doubt, this book has the most striking illustrations I have seen on this subject.  They are gorgeous and I couldn’t resist picking this…