Tag Archives : Funny

Entertaining Middle Grade Read


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…

New Series from the Creator of Big Nate


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,…

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,…

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…

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…

Talking Heads Are Only the Beginning


Today I have a book where talking heads are only the beginning of this adventure.  Fovea Munson’s parents own a cadaver lab, and while she hates being referred to as Igor, when three severed heads start up a conversation with her, she suddenly finds herself in the uncomfortable position of doing their bidding.  What ensues is nothing short of quite…

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…

Silliness Abounds in This Whodunit


Silliness abounds in this whodunit!  The author takes us back to when he was a kid and the Queen of England enlisted him to find some missing jewels.  Really it was all in a days work for this talented author who was actually able to pass himself off as a small adult.  Will wonders never cease! Don’t forget to follow…

Must Read Back to School Book


Today I have a must read back to school book!  It isn’t very often I fall in love with the back to school fare that’s offered.  My favorites continue to be School’s First Day of School and First Day Jitters.  But now we have a noteworthy addition that hits all the right notes.  Dare I say kids will eat this…

Can Business and Friendship Mix?


Today I have a book that answers the question “Can business and friendship mix?”  While I won’t give away the answer I will say that this book goes way beyond your neighborhood lemonade stand.  Let’s just say the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well on Poplar Lane! Don’t forget to follow One Great Book on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or by email…