Superheroes

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    It seems like superheros have taken the world by storm!  These larger-than-life characters fight crime, save lives, and somehow we still relate to them at the end of the day.  If you're a superhero fan, I have a list that will satisfy your need for justice in between movie and comic book releases:

    heroHERO
    by Mike Lupica
    (2010)

    Zach's father was a confidante of the president until he was killed by "the bads."  Now Zach is starting to feel changes: sharpening of his senses, incredible strength and speed, and he's beginning to realize his father was no ordinary man. 

     

    steelheartSTEELHEART
    by Brandon Sanderson
    (2013)

    This inventive book by rockstar Brandon Sanderson turns the notion of Superheroes on its head, asking the question, "What if people got superhero powers and didn't do good with them?"  David Charleston watched his father die when he was young, all at the hands of a heartless but incredibly powerful "epic."  David wants nothing more than to stop Steelheart, but what chance does he stand? 

     

    sooniwillbeSOON I WILL BE INVICIBLE
    by Austin Grossman
    (2007)

    Experience the superhero story from the side of the villain this time!  Doctor Impossible is the world's smartest man with deep thoughts and observations on the world and the people around him, but he won't hesitate to shout, "You'll never take me alive, fools!" when the situation calls for it. 

      

    falsememoryFALSE MEMORY
    by Dan Krokos
    (2012)

    Miranda wakes up on a park bench with no memory, and in her panic she releases an energy that incites terror in everyone around her.  Except one boy who doesn't look surprised at all by her ability.  She must trust him in order to find out what has happened to her.

     

    legendLEGEND
    by Marie Lu
    (2011)

    June is a prodigy who has been groomed for success in the highest military circles.  Day is the country's most wanted criminal.  When their paths cross and they are forced to work together, they realize they have more in common than meets the eye.

  • Child in Mask 

    Wearing masks can be tough. Especially if you’re a little kid. They make such good slingshots and baskets!

    Does wearing a mask have to be so hard, though?

    The simple answer is no.

    Wearing a mask doesn’t have to be terrible or difficult. Masks can be fun!  Maybe your child could pretend to be a superhero or a ninja. Or maybe they could get one that reflects their interests. And with school around the corner, here are a few characters who may inspire your kids to rock their masks around their friends. 

    7.27 Princess in BlackTHE PRINCESS IN BLACK
    By Shannon Hale
    (2014) 

    Magnolia has a double life. In public she is known as Princess Magnolia. She is prim and proper in every way. When trouble strikes in the form of evil monsters, Princess Magnolia transforms into her alter ego The Princess in Black. Her disguise, complete with a mask and cape, helps her to defeat monsters while maintaining her anonymity. 

     

    7.27 Billy Stuart and the ZintrepidsBILLY STUART AND THE ZINTREPIDS
    By Alain M. Bergeron
    (2011) 

    Alright, so Billy doesn’t actually wear a mask. But he is a raccoon and raccoons are notorious for their fur markings that look like they are wearing a robber’s mask. So I’m going to count it. This story follows Billy and his scout troop on their nature hike where they get lost and travel through time. 

     

    7.27 The Man in the Iron MaskTHE MAN IN THE IRON MASK VOL 1
    By Roy Thomas
    (2009) 

    This graphic novel retells the story of the four musketeers and their plan to dethrone the King of France. They track down a man in an iron mask rumored to be the King’s twin brother. Is the stranger really the heir to the throne? And if so, will he help the musketeers? 

     

    7.27 Ninja rellaNINJA-RELLA
    By Joey Comeau
    (2015) 

    If you like the story of Cinderella but wished she was a more active character, then this is the graphic novel for you. In this adaptation, Ninja-rella thwarts the evil plans of her stepmother and saves the prince. She even becomes a ninja bodyguard. What could be a more action driven character than that? 

     

    7.27 The Black LotusTHE BLACK LOTUS
    By Kieran Fanning
    (2016) 

    Meet Ghost, Cormac, and Kate. Each kid has special powers that make them ideal recruits for the top secret Ninja school. Can they be trained in the art of stealth and survive the war against the samurai warriors?