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The Kids and Teens Blog
Welcome to our last month of Super Power Saturdays. So far we have explored a lot of super powers and heroes throughout juvenile books. We've looked at superpowers in fiction in the post What's Your Power?, super powers in graphic novels in Graphic Novels: All Kinds of Powers!, and we explored the unique powers of middle schoolers in Middle School Powers!. But, superheroes and super powers are not limited to fiction. There are real life heroes out there doing amazing things everyday.So, this week's post highlights real life heroes in nonfiction books. Some of these heroes include: animal heroes, first ladies and leaders, explorers and adventurers, inventors, comic book creators, and even everyday children and teens from across the world making a difference. To learn more about these everyday heroes check out some of these picks:
- Superstars of History by R.J. Grant
- Wonder Kids by Charis Cotter
- Your Cat's Superhero Skills by Ellen Lawrence
- Courageous Canine by Kelly Halls
- First Ladies by Amy Pastan
- Girls Rule! Amazing Tales of Female Leaders by Shelly Tougas
- Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan; Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan by Jeanette Winter
- Heroes of the Environment by Harriet Rohmer
- Kid Presidents by David Stabler
- Little Kids First Big Book of Who by Jill Esbaum
- Rebel in a Dress: Adventurers by Sylvia Branzei
- Heroes and She-roes: Poems of Amazing and Everyday Heroes by J. Patrick Lewis
For a list of these and other juvenile nonfiction books about heroes check out the Juvenile NonFiction: All Kinds of Heroes book list in our catalog.
And don't forget to check back in two weeks for our last post in the Super Power Saturdays series where we will feature books that can help you create your own superheroes, graphic novels, and stories in the post Creating Your Own Superheroes and Graphic Novels.
Happy “Super Powered” Reading!
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Heroes are more than just comic book creations. Twenty-five real heroes grew up in Ohio and became astronauts! Educators from the Neil... (full entry)When?07/06/2015 - 4:00pm to 4:45pmWhere?Lane Road Branch Library
For children ages 2-6 and their families. Young children will learn a variety of skills: rhyming, identifying sounds and letters, asking... (full entry)When?07/06/2015 - 7:00pm to 7:45pmWhere?Tremont Road - Main Library
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