Browsing Category : Picture Books

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…

Timely Story About a Wall


Today I have a timely story about a wall.  This book is not political in any way, however, it does teach kids that the scary stuff we are trying to keep out by building a wall, may just be what we need to help us when things on our side get overwhelming.  There are great messages about not demonizing people…

for a kid who wants to be exceptional

For a Kid Who Wants to Be Exceptional


Today I have a book for a kid who wants to be exceptional.  Hey, there are kids out there who are destined for greatness but just how do they achieve this monumental status?  Well, let Steve the horse be their guide.  I mean this guy has got it all going on. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter,…

Kids Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie


Kids like big books and I cannot lie.  Without a doubt the size of the present under the tree is important.  The younger the child, the more important the measurements.  My mother in law boasts a “Santa Bag” with significantly large dimensions, and each grandchild secretly hopes that their gift will come in said bag.  Usually that means that books…

When a Yawn Gets Loose


Today I have a book that shows kids the danger of when a yawn gets loose.  No doubt about it … yawns are catching and if you are trying to stay up all night they will always hunt you down. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or by email so that you don’t miss…