Browsing Category : Picture Books

Female Pilots in World War II


Today I have a really cool book about female pilots in World War II.  First off, the illustrations are stunning and will transport the reader to the 1940s.  What makes this book even better is the story of how far women had to go to be trained as pilots. These women, trying to fly for the military, remind all of…

The American Flag and the Star-Spangled Banner


Today I have a wonderful picture book that looks at the American flag and the Star-Spangled Banner.  Really, this should be your go-to picture book for the Fourth of July.  I do have a confession to make.  The author/illustrator Jessie Hartland can do no wrong in my eyes.  Years ago I reviewed her picture book biography of Julia Child, which is…

Sometimes Assumptions Are Incorrect


Today I have a book that shows kids that sometimes assumptions are incorrect.  We all come to conclusions based on our personal experiences.  It can be hard for kids, and even adults, to realize someone may see things completely differently. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so that you don’t miss a…

Let’s Party It’s Your Birthday


Let’s party it’s your birthday is all I could think when I read this book.  And what is one of the best birthday traditions?  Well, the wish of course!  This book will have you nailing that wish every year because let’s face it, getting a chance at your heart’s desire once a year is not something that should be squandered!…

For the Kid Who Always Tries to Be Good


Today I have a book for the kid who always tries to be good.  You know the one.  He worries about doing the wrong thing.  She always tries to get the other kids to behave.  He stresses when others aren’t following the rules.  Well in this story, the pressure to be good all the time just gets to be too…

Adorable Picture Book Alert


Today I have an adorable picture book alert.  This is one of those stories that would have enchanted me as a little girl and I know my daughter would have made me read over and over again.  The best part is that I would have been totally willing! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram…

Story Behind A Name


Today I have a book that shares the story behind a name.  Kids love to hear the story of their birth or unique anecdotes from when they were little, they also love to know how they got their moniker.  A name is something special and understanding what makes their name so distinctively them is incredibly appealing.  In this story, we get…

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…

Caldecott Winner 2019


Today I am sharing the Caldecott winner 2019.  This book was ironically on my desk to be reviewed the day the announcements were made.  You will now have to take my word for the fact that I loved it before the announcement and was planning on writing a glowing review.  Seems a little fishy I know, but hey, procrastination is…

Bringing Back the Classics


Today I am bringing back the classics!  New York Review Books Children’s Collection is a series of children’s books released under the publishing imprint New York Review Books. The series was founded in 2003 to reintroduce some of the many children’s books that have fallen out of print, or simply out of mainstream attention.  Most were originally published before my…