Female Pilots in World War II

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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…

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Everyone Is Fighting Battles We May Never See

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Today I have a book that reminds us that everyone is fighting battles we may never see.  This southern charmer shares the story of Lyndie, a young girl whose father continues to battle PTSD from his time in Vietnam.  Their family tries to keep his problems behind closed doors, but getting the help they need can make all the difference.…

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The American Flag and the Star-Spangled Banner

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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…

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Nothing Like Competition to Spur a New Reader

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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…

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What the Grownups Should Read

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Today I am profiling what the grownups should read.  While I almost exclusively read kid’s books, every year at BookExpo I make a point of going to the Adult Book Buzz.  These are the books that are expected to resonate with readers in the months ahead.  Hey, their track record is pretty good.  In the last 3 years, 11 titles…

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You Are What You Eat

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Today I have a book about an ink splotch that  absolutely epitomizes the saying “You are what you eat.”  This book is so creative and full of great messages for kids.  I love an original concept in kid lit and this story delivers. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so that you don’t miss…

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Sometimes Assumptions Are Incorrect

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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…

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Insightful Story About a Child Managing ADHD

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Today I have an insightful story about a child managing ADHD.   Currently, the estimates from the CDC are that over 10% of kids ages 4-17 have ADHD, so chances are high that your if child doesn’t have ADHD they know someone who is managing this diagnosis.  It can be difficult to understand since the symptoms are literally in someone’s…

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Is There a Cat in That Box?

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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…

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Let’s Party It’s Your Birthday

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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!…

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