Retelling of the Story of Camelot

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Today I have a retelling of the story of Camelot.  I remember the first time I saw the musical at a dinner theater when I was just a kid.  I went in with dread and I came out enchanted.  Hey, I was a sucker for show tunes and a handsome prince. The cover of this book intrigued me and so…

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Introduce Simple Money Concepts to Young Kids

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Today I have a set of books that introduce simple money concepts to young kids.  It is never too early to arm children with financial tools.  These books are adorable and present the ideas of saving, earning and spending in simple and relevant ways.  They also introduce early math concepts so just think how brilliant your child can become! Don’t…

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Fun Book for Winter Break

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Do your kids need a fun book for winter break?  This delightful story about a ski trip during middle school hits all the right notes for an escape from the everyday.  It brought back memories from my ski trip. If you scroll to the bottom of the post you can see a picture of me on my middle school Tahoe…

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Picture Books for Your Little Ski Bunnies

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Today I have picture books for your little ski bunnies.  With the snow falling these are the perfect picture books to get your kids in the mood for a little swishing down the slopes or at least a ride on the magic carpet! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so that you…

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How to be a Muslim American Girl

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This book explores how to be a Muslim American girl.  Our identity is composed of so many things, and when your religion is a source of conflict where you live, it’s hard to make sense of who you are.  Allie is exploring all that while trying to be a teenager who struggles with her parents, manages a series of friendships…

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So They Didn’t Get a Dog for Christmas

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So they didn’t get a dog for Christmas.  I get it.  Dogs are a lot of work.  But there just may be a pet that you can say “Yes!” to.  Curious?  Well, do I have the book for you. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so that you don’t miss a single…

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How Does a Kid Stand Out?

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Today I have a book that begs the question, “how does a kid stand out?”  If you are looking for a last-minute gift for someone grades 3-5, this one is good, so throw it in your cart! 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…

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Love Is Never Easy

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Today I have a book that proves that love is never easy when you are a teenager.  Tack on the cultural issues of a Korean family and you have the makings of a dating scheme that has Frank Li wondering just who he is and what he wants.  I loved this story that wrestles with parental expectations and managing the…

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New Christmas Books – Buy or Borrow?


New Christmas Books – buy or borrow?  Today I am looking at two books that were pitched to me at BookExpo this year and one that was re-released.  Should you invest in these soon to be holiday classics or are they better checked out at the library because they may not have the staying power of say Jan Brett’s Christmas…

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Before They Were Authors

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Today I have a book that looks at kids before they were authors.  It is told in graphic novel format.  All of the individuals profiled became famous writers and none took the same path.  It is a lovely to way to show kids how author’s lives influence their writing and that maybe they too could become famous authors in the…

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