Adorable Picture Book Alert

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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…

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Fast Paced Fantasy Adventure for Kids

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Today I have a book that is a fast paced fantasy adventure for kids.  This is really not my genre, but for so many kids these books are the holy grail.  I love it when I find some that allow me to enjoy the premise and expand my reading choices, especially when kids are looking for so many new offerings!  So…

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Story Behind A Name

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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…

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Never Underestimate a Beaver

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Today I have a book that will teach you to never underestimate a beaver!  I know what you are thinking.  Beavers are lumpy rodents with buck teeth.  Yup, that is correct.  However, they are also wetland warriors and heroes to frogs, toads, salamanders, ants, herons … well, you get the picture. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook,…

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Favorite Graphic Novel This Year

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Today I have my favorite graphic novel this year.  This one is really good and deftly handles a topic that many struggle with or don’t write about at all – being one of only a handful of kids of color in a school. Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or by email so that you…

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Entertaining Middle Grade Read

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Today I have a book that is an entertaining middle grade read.  This one tackles kids with the stigma of “unteachable” and we all have a few of those students in our kid’s classes!  I think these books serve as a wonderful reminder that these kids have challenges we don’t always see or understand.  The message, in this case, is…

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Insider’s Guide to Cons, Hoaxes, and Scams

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Today I have an insider’s guide to cons, hoaxes, and scams.  There is barely a day that goes by that I don’t get a call from the IRS telling me that I am delinquent or from Microsoft that they are shutting down my account.  My kids and I interact on the internet with people we have never met.  Russians have infiltrated…

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My Young Adult Obsession


My young adult obsession is something I don’t get the chance to indulge in too often.  I have far too many middle school books to read, and if I am being honest, the angst and romance of YA fare are like cake frosting.  I love to indulge but if I eat too much, I start to feel a little off.…

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New Series from the Creator of Big Nate

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Today I have a new series from the creator of Big Nate.  My boys devoured all the Big Nate books when they were younger, so I was so excited to see a new series from this very clever author/illustrator.  He has certainly added another quick-witted entrant into the illustrated novel category! Don’t forget to Follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter,…

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Middle School Breakfast Club

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Today I have a book that has been deemed the middle school Breakfast Club.  It’s been a while since I have seen the movie, but I have to say that I absolutely noticed the similarities.  While the author has certainly used the film for inspiration, I think the story itself will resonate with kids as it moves from a narrative…

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