Brain Hive Book Buzz: Summer Superheroes

Summer is upon us! The Collaborative Summer Library Program’s 2015 reading program theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.” To get kids excited about continuing their reading adventures throughout the summer, public and school libraries across the country have joined in with CSLP’s theme, promoting books that tell the stories of brave heroes and heroines of all stripes.

Today on Brain Hive, we launched our addition to “Every Hero Has a Story” – a new theme set focused entirely on superheroes! The theme set is available for you to add to your users’ homepages if you’d like (information on how to find theme sets and add them to your homepage can be found here). In this collection of titles, you’ll find stories of mythical monster-slayers alongside tales of everyday heroes and heroines. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find in this theme set:

good dream bad dream

  • Good Dream, Bad Dream – by Serena Valentino, illustrated by Juan Calle (Immedium) – Listen in as a father coaxes his son to sleep by reminding him that for all the monsters he can dream up, there are heroes (drawn from a variety of world cultures) who are uniquely equipped to destroy them in this bilingual Spanish-English story.

Three kingdoms

  • Heroes and Chaos (Volume 1 in the Three Kingdoms series) – by Wei Dong Chen, illustrated by Xiao Long Liang (JR Comics) – Legends from Chinese history come alive in this comic book-retelling of the saga of three heroes who champion honor and bravery after the collapse of the Han Dynasty.

treehouse heroes

  • The Treehouse Heroes & the Forgotten Beast – Phil Amora, illustrated by Alina Chau (Immedium) – Accompany a group of uncommonly talented youngsters as they work together to free the Zez – a mythical, magical creature – from the grip of the greedy tyrant, General Moon.

As you say goodbye to your students for the summer, direct their attention to this theme set, and get their summer reading adventures started off strong!

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