May 16, 2014

A review of "The Big Book of Superheroes" from School Library Journal? Yes, please.


The Big Book of Superheroes offers a tongue-in-cheek guide to adventure and all things heroic. King mixes superhero lore with tips on how to be a superhero ... This highly browsable book [has] entertaining black-and-white comics peppered throughout. This is ... an excellent addition to library and classroom collections.” 
School Library Journal

Awesome. Did you see that? The book's "highly browsable" and an "excellent addition to library and classroom collections"! See the complete review below the break.

"Much like The Dangerous Book for Boys and The Daring Book for Girls, Superheroes offers a tongue-in-cheek guide to adventure and all things heroic. King mixes superhero lore with tips on how to be a superhero. This book provides insight into popular figures like Iron Man, but also offers offbeat trivia (such as the fact that DC Comic's Captain Marvel is also known as 'Shazam,' for the powers of heroes and gods he possesses—Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, Mercury). This highly browsable book features chapters such as, 'Your Supername!' and 'Acting Like a Superhero!' Entertaining black-and-white comics are peppered throughout. This is a great extension to the concept of superheroes, allowing students to explore their own 'powers' and is an excellent addition to library and classroom collections."
—Sarah Knutson, American Canyon Middle School (CA), writing in SLJ

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