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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…

Teach Kids About Diwali


Now is the time to teach kids about Diwali.  The main festival is celebrated on Wednesday, November 7 but Diwali actually last five days and the first day starts today! You would know that if you read the book I am profiling below!  Simon and Shuster sent me the latest in their series Celebrate the World and it is a wonderful…

Girl Power Meets Horsepower


In this book, girl power meets horsepower.  This is about Princesses who like to compete and whose goal is to win the race.  No Billy Goats Gruff can stand in her way, no Knights can charge their way through.  Giving up is not an option. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or by email…

Remind Kids That They Can Be Reflective


Today I have a book that will remind kids that they can be reflective.  This latest by Tomie dePaola was sent to me by Simon Kids and it is a winner.  While I usually gush over the silliest of books there is something to be said for ones that slow us down and remind us that busy isn’t always better. Don’t…

Book Toddlers Will Eat Up


Today I have a book toddlers will eat up.  Simon and Schuster sent me a copy of this giant board book and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.  I had never read the authors other titles, but the sheer size of this one intrigued me immediately.  I read it out loud to get the full effect and knew after…