Superhero Instruction Manual

Author: Kristy Dempsey

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385755341


Page: 40

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"A playful picture book guide that shows how an ordinary kid can become a superhero. As readers learn the steps to becoming a hero, they'll chuckle to see the book's protagonist bungle the process. But eventually he redeems himself--with the help of his younger-but-wiser little sister. Kristy Dempsey and Mark Fearing make a great team in this wisecracking guidebook. Both are known and respected in the picture book community, with Dempsey's A DANCE LIKE STARLIGHT racking up starred reviews and Caldecott buzz, and Fearing's books (THE THREE LITTLE ALIENS AND THE BIG BAD ROBOT, THE BOOK THAT EATS PEOPLE) selling strong numbers. We're excited to have them on our list."

How to be a Superhero

Author: Mark Leigh,Mike Lepine

Publisher: Nbm Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781561630516

Category: Humor

Page: 172

View: 2222

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Ten Rules of Being a Superhero

Author: Deb Pilutti

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805097597

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2344

An instruction manual for aspiring superheroes that follows the adventures of action-figure Captain Magma and his sidekick/owner Lava Boy as they outsmart a villainous dinosaur, evade a bee, and save a worm from certain destruction.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

SuperHero ABC

Author: Bob McLeod

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060745142

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 8093

Silly and zany, and armed with the most unusual skills, these heroes are out to save the world-one letter at a time! bubble-Man blows big bubbles at bullies, and laughing lass laughs at lawbreakers! together, these one-of-a-kind defenders represent the ABC's in a way never seen before. Renowned comic-book illustrator bob mcleod has created a full cast of humorous and delightful characters, sure to please anyone in need of a hero to save the day.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

How to Be a Superhero

Author: Mark Edlitz

Publisher: BearManor Media


Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

View: 4922

How to Be a Superhero takes the reader behind the scenes of the most popular superhero movies and television shows of the past seventy years. The book includes 35 penetrating interviews with actors and actresses who have played the world’s greatest superheroes, supervillains, antiheroes and sidekicks, as well as 70 photographs. “To be, as Chris Reeve put it, ‘a temporary custodian’ of these stories (myths really) is a very subjective experience. To be taken into the minds and thought processes of others who have had that experience is a fascinating journey. How to Be a Superhero really takes you into what it means not only to the people who play them, but into the minds of superheroes.” - Richard Donner, director Superman “Edlitz’s impressive knowledge of not just superhero movies and TV shows, but of the comics that they’re based on, enables him to ask incisive questions that get the actors talking about their super-roles in a way not many interviewers can do. The book is a unique take on the superhero phenomenon.” - Danny Fingeroth, author of Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us about Ourselves and Our Society “Mark Edlitz’s How To Be A Superhero delivers rare insights into the mindset of the men and women behind the world’s most beloved heroes and villains. A supremely fun read.” - David Hayter, screenwriter of X-Men, X-Men 2 and Watchmen
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How to Be a Superhero

Author: Sue Fliess

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 0385387377

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 3208

Rhyming text follows a young boy's journey to becoming a superhero known as the Silver Cyclone.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction


What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human

Author: Grant Morrison

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0812981383

Category: Social Science

Page: 454

View: 7389

A forefront graphic novelist whose credits include Batman: Arkham Asylum and The Invisibles presents a cultural exploration of the superhero in America that offers insight into the historical and creative aspects of the superhero phenomenon. 40,000 first printing.
Posted in Social Science

Even Superheroes Have Bad Days

Author: Shelly Becker

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

ISBN: 9781454913948


Page: 40

View: 3196

All kids have trouble getting a grip on their emotions, sometimes even young superheroes! Action-packed illustrations and a dynamite rhyming text reveal the many ways superheroes can resist the super-temptation to cause a scene when they re sad, mad, frustrated, lonely, or afraid. Kids will find plenty of fun ideas in this energetic picture book to help them cope when they re having a bad day."
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Super Daisy

Author: Kes Gray,Nick Sharratt

Publisher: Red Fox

ISBN: 9781862309647

Category: Daisy (Fictitious character : Gray)

Page: 32

View: 411

Cripes! Planet Earth is in DANGER! It's on a fatal collision course with Planet Pea! If they crash then Planet Pea will explode into a gazillionpillionkillion peas, and that means only one thing . . . there'll be PEAS . . . WITH EVERYTHING!!!! The fate of dinner-times world wide rests with Super Daisy. A super-fun , action-packed story with flaps, split pages and pull tabs. Readers will love taking control of the action: Pull a tab to reveal the HORROR of peas with pancakes, lemonade, chocolate mousse and trifle! Flip a flap to find out just how SUPER Super Daisy is. Turn the page to watch Super Daisy wreak havoc on all peas with a KER-POW, WHIZ-PING and BANG-SPLAT. With bold illustrations, and fun novelties, this book will provide hours of fun, again and again.
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Author: Claire Freedman

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407171550

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8635

Wish you could beat any bully and make broccoli disappear? Then make a date with Superkid. He may look like an ordinary schoolboy, but don't be fooled! He's super-fast, super-brave and he has x-ray vision. He can petrify pirates and make vegetables vanish. Does he sound at all like you? A heroic rhyme by the super-funny author of 'Aliens Love Underpants'. Need a great read? Superkid is here to save the day!
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Superhero Book

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic-Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes

Author: Gina Misiroglu

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578593972

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 480

View: 7296

Appealing to the casual comic book reader as well as the hardcore graphic novel fan, this ultimate AtoZ compendium describes everyone’s favorite participants in the eternal battle between good and evil. With nearly 200 entries examining more than 1,000 heroes, icons and their place in popular culture, it is the first comprehensive profile of superheroes across all media, following their path from comic book stardom to radio, television, movies, and novels. The best-loved and most historically significant superheroes—mainstream and counterculture, famous and forgotten, best and worst—are presented with numerous full-color illustrations, including dozens of classic comic covers. Each significant era of the superhero is explored—from the Golden Age of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s through the Modern Age—providing a unique perspective of the role of the hero over the course of the 20th century and beyond. This latest edition has been revised to reflect updates on existing characters, coverage of new characters, and recent films and media trends in the last several years.
Posted in Comics & Graphic Novels

How to be a Superhero

Your Complete Guide to Finding a Secret HQ, Hiring a Sidekick, Thwarting the Forces of Evil, and Much More!!

Author: Dr. Metropolis

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 9780452285750

Category: Humor

Page: 210

View: 8884

A hilarious handbook for newly superpowered citizens offers practical advice on how to identify and develop one's unique superpowers, design a fashionable but effective costume, deal with important tax and liability issues, hire a sidekick, design and decorate a secret headquarters, find a personal archenemy, and thwart the forces of evil. Original.
Posted in Humor

How to Be a Superhero: Read & Listen Edition

Author: Sue Fliess

Publisher: Golden Books

ISBN: 0553509276

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 9845

KA-POW! Here’s a mighty new Little Golden Book about a boy superhero! A boy asks Captain Mighty what it takes to become a hero. There’s a costume to choose and a power to develop. But most of all, it takes smarts and heart! It’s not long before the boy defeats the local villain, Turbo Troll, and earns his new name: the Silver Cyclone! This rollicking read-aloud will be a hit with kids and grown-ups alike! This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Golden House

A Novel

Author: Salman Rushdie

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0399592814

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8436

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern American epic set against the panorama of contemporary politics and culture—a hurtling, page-turning mystery that is equal parts The Great Gatsby and The Bonfire of the Vanities On the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration, an enigmatic billionaire from foreign shores takes up residence in the architectural jewel of “the Gardens,” a cloistered community in New York’s Greenwich Village. The neighborhood is a bubble within a bubble, and the residents are immediately intrigued by the eccentric newcomer and his family. Along with his improbable name, untraceable accent, and unmistakable whiff of danger, Nero Golden has brought along his three adult sons: agoraphobic, alcoholic Petya, a brilliant recluse with a tortured mind; Apu, the flamboyant artist, sexually and spiritually omnivorous, famous on twenty blocks; and D, at twenty-two the baby of the family, harboring an explosive secret even from himself. There is no mother, no wife; at least not until Vasilisa, a sleek Russian expat, snags the septuagenarian Nero, becoming the queen to his king—a queen in want of an heir. Our guide to the Goldens’ world is their neighbor René, an ambitious young filmmaker. Researching a movie about the Goldens, he ingratiates himself into their household. Seduced by their mystique, he is inevitably implicated in their quarrels, their infidelities, and, indeed, their crimes. Meanwhile, like a bad joke, a certain comic-book villain embarks upon a crass presidential run that turns New York upside-down. Set against the strange and exuberant backdrop of current American culture and politics, The Golden House also marks Salman Rushdie’s triumphant and exciting return to realism. The result is a modern epic of love and terrorism, loss and reinvention—a powerful, timely story told with the daring and panache that make Salman Rushdie a force of light in our dark new age. Praise for The Golden House “If you read a lot of fiction, you know that every once in a while you stumble upon a book that transports you, telling a story full of wonder and leaving you marveling at how it ever came out of the author’s head. The Golden House is one of those books. . . . [It] tackles more than a handful of universal truths while feeling wholly original.”—The Associated Press “The Golden House . . . ranks among Rushdie’s most ambitious and provocative books [and] displays the quicksilver wit and playful storytelling of Rushdie’s best work.”—USA Today “[The Golden House] is a recognizably Rushdie novel in its playfulness, its verbal jousting, its audacious bravado, its unapologetic erudition, and its sheer, dazzling brilliance.”—The Boston Globe
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Eliot, Midnight Superhero

Author: Anne Cottringer

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407171496

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9148

By day, Eliot is a quiet boy who likes to read and play with his toys. But when the clock strikes midnight, Eliot is transformed into a superhero! When he's not showing off his incredible swimming skills or wowing the crowds with his expert lion-taming, you can find him assisting the Queen. One day Eliot receives an urgent message from the world's Most Important Scientists: a giant meteor is hurtling towards Earth! Will Eliot be able to rise to the challenge and save the world from destruction in the nick of time? A fantastically fast-paced adventure story, gloriously brought to life by bestselling Alex T. Smith.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Day I Lost My Superpowers

Author: Michaël Escoffier

Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books

ISBN: 9781592701445

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7791

When a young superhero-in-training gets hurt, she discovers that mothers have superpowers, too.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Shadow Hero 4

Fights You Cannot Win

Author: Gene Luen Yang

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 1466861843

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 28

View: 1317

The Shadow Hero is based on the adventures of the Green Turtle, who solved crimes and fought injustice just like any other comics hero of the 1940s. But this mysterious masked crusader was hiding something more than your run-of-the-mill secret identity . . . The Green Turtle was the first Asian American superhero. Now, New York Times–bestselling author Gene Luen Yang has created a riveting, hilarious, and moving origin story for the Green Turtle. With artwork by the unmatched Sonny Liew, this gorgeous graphic novel about heroism and heritage is also a loving tribute to the long, rich tradition of American superhero comics. ——— The fourth issue of The Shadow Hero, "Fights You Cannot Win," finds our hero, Hank, reeling after his father's death at the hands of the Tong of Sticks. Resolved to avenge his father and beat the bad guys, Hank begins experimenting with his newfound superpowers! Watch for the complete The Shadow Hero graphic novel, available in print and collected ebook in July 2014!
Posted in Young Adult Fiction