Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes (Hardcover)
“Should appeal to readers who enjoy the Captain Underpants and Wimpy Kid series.” - School Library Connection on Kid Normal
Since becoming Kid Normal, Murph Cooper and the Super Zeroes – fellow students with arguably less-than-useful talents like the ability to conjure tiny horses from thin air – have been catching bad guys all over the place. But being a hero isn't easy, especially when you can't tell anyone about your epic adventures and your classmates still don't believe you've got what it takes.
And then, far away in a top-secret prison, the world's most feared supervillain breaks his thirty-year silence. His first words? “Bring Kid Normal to me!” This supervillain was responsible for stealing the powers from some of the greatest Heroes Alliance members of all time. Does Murph have what it takes to bring him down?
With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this laugh-out-loud story proves that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.
About the Author
Greg James is a familiar voice and face on UK radio and TV. He's the host of UK BBC Radio 1's award-winning Drivetime show and Official Chart music broadcast. On screen, Greg has hosted a variety of shows, including the recent special BBC Children in Need, and in 2016 he raised over a million dollars for the charity Sport Relief by completing five triathlons in five cities in five days. He has no superpowers. In his spare time he enjoys the idea of having hobbies, but always tends to turn those hobbies into work.
Chris Smith is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster who delivers the news to millions of people every day as the presenter of Newsbeat on the UK's BBC Radio 1. Chris enjoyed a previous, glittering, literary career as the winner of the H.E. Bates Short Story Competition 1981 (under-ten category). Chris has no superpowers either, although he enjoys pretending his cat Mabel can fly by picking her up and running around.
“A funny, quirky, action-filled adventure.” —SLC
“Should appeal to readers who enjoy the Captain Underpants and Wimpy Kid series.” —School Library Connection on KID NORMAL
“Packed with dry wit . . . Salcedo's playfully frenetic illustrations complement James and Smith's silly adventure and its good-natured sense of wonder.” —Publishers Weekly on KID NORMAL
“James and Smith show how an unassuming boy can save the day: with equal parts heart and oddball jokes.” —Kirkus Reviews on KID NORMAL
“The Super Zeroes . . . spring into action and, through teamwork, demonstrate that leadership ability, selfless courage, and people skills are as 'super' as any other powers.” —Booklist on KID NORMAL