Women’s Air Race Across America


Today I have a book that chronicles the women’s air race across America.  Never heard of it you say?  Well it happened in 1929, and if you think Amelia Earhart was a trailblazer for women in aviation, just wait until you meet Marvel Crosson, Louise Thaden, and Pancho Barnes.  Amelia Earhart may get the glory today, but as plane travel…

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Cut Out Board Books

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How cute are these cut out board books?  They are done by one of my favorite illustrators Ingela Arrhenius whose illustrations are simple, colorful and invoke the aesthetics of the 1950s. I just adore how the pages are shaped like the museum exhibits or the foliage.  Pages are sturdy but the edges may split in the grasp of over-eager hands.…

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New Series from Chris Colfer

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Today I am sharing the new series from Chris Colfer, the author of the extremely popular Land of Stories series and actor from Glee.  Generally, I am a little wary of actors turned authors.  Their books feel more like vanity projects than stories that will reel kids into an exciting narrative.  But call me pleasantly surprised and I even like…

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Looking for Peace and Quiet

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Today I have a book about a boy who is looking for peace and quiet.  Albert just wants to read, but the world around him is putting quite a few roadblocks in his path to tranquility.  The good news is that his friends really do care how he feels. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…

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Charming and Funny Picture Book

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Today on the blog I have a charming and funny picture book.  Anyone who follows me knows that I love a story that challenges a reader’s assumptions and in this case, both the king and queen assume they got a goat instead of a baby because they mistakenly asked for a kid. When the truth is revealed, readers will giggle that…

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A Fun Read for Tweens

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Today I have a fun read for tweens.  It’s another version of Freaky Friday and it shows kids that becoming someone else doesn’t really work to get rid of your problems. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so that you don’t miss a single story where becoming famous isn’t the answer to…

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When the Plan Is to Get to Paris

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When the plan is to get to Paris, Cleveland Potts will stop at nothing.  She has a dream, a checklist and plenty of determination.  But what surprised me about this book is the depth of the issues with which Cleveland has to deal.  She has an incarcerated parent, and readers will get new empathy for families who struggle with loved…

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Fun Fast Paced Short Stories

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Today I have a book that is filled with fun fast paced stories!  For kids who are starting chapter books, the Teeny Weenies is a wonderful introduction to the silly, creepy adventures that books can provide.  My kids still remember these fondly and devoured all the Weenie books.  I am just so excited that David Lubar decided to bring his…

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How an Armless Girl Tackles High School

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Today I have a book that shares how an armless girl tackles high school.  This is the sequel to one of my favorite books, The Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus.  I hadn’t really thought about a second book, but when I read this one it was like visiting with an old friend I hadn’t realized I missed.…

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Charming Book About Hair and Bonding

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Today I have a charming book about hair and bonding.  This book is based on a short animated film which is shown at the beginning of the Angry Birds 2 movie.  See a clip below at the end of the post! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so that you won’t miss…

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