Saturday, December 31, 2016

Books of Heroes and Heroines from National Geographic Kids

The Book of Heroines: Tales of History's Gutsiest Gals
by Stephanie Warren Drimmer
Published November 2016
National Geographic Kids
Nonfiction
176 Pages
Review copy provided by publisher

Goodreads Summary
Everybody needs a role model! Discover true stories of superstars, war heroes, world leaders, gusty gals, and everyday girls who changed the world. From Sacagawea to Mother Teresa, Annie Oakley to Malala Yousafzai, these famous females hiked up their pants and petticoats or charged full-speed ahead to prove that girls are just as tough as boys...maybe even tougher. Complete with amazing images and a fun design, this is the book that every kid with a goal, hope, or dream will want to own. 

Personal photo taken of pages 116 and 117 of the book. 


by Crispin Boyer 
Published November 2016
National Geographic Kids
Nonfiction
176 Pages
Review copy provided by publisher

Goodreads Summary
Everybody needs a role model! Discover the true stories of superheroes, rebels, world leaders, action heroes, sports legends, and many more daring dudes, all of whom played their part to make their mark, make a contribution, and make the world a better place.

From Abraham Lincoln to Sitting Bull, Stephen Hawking to Galileo, these cool guys had the boldness, bravery, and brains to meet the challenges of their day. With a fun design, engaging text, and high-quality photographs, this is ultimate hero guide and keepsake for 21st century kids.

Personal photo of pages 84 and 85 of the book.

My Thoughts
I enjoyed both of these books about influential men and women throughout history. Readers will learn about people from every historical time period giving kids an opportunity to learn about important people they may not have known about. What a great way to gain exposure to positive role models. 
Each book is organized into eight chapters including gutsy gals and daring dudes in sports, politics, science and peace makers to name a few. Facts are accompanied by photographs, captions, and images of paintings and historical artifacts. The font size is quite small so younger readers may need help from adults. 
I would highly recommend both books for every school or classroom library for grades 3 and up. 

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