Superhero School

by Aaron Reynolds (Author) Andy Rash (Illustrator)

Superhero School
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

It's Math Curse meets The Incredibles!

Leonard is no ordinary kid-he's enrolled in Superhero School, where leaping tall buildings in a single bound is child's play. If only long division, fractions, and multiplication came as naturally! But when Mr. Tornado and the rest of the teachers get kidnapped by some ice zombies, Leonard and pals will need to use their math skills if they stand any chance of dividing (and conquering) the enemy.

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School Library Journal

K-Gr 4Super psyched to attend superhero school, Leonard and his classmates are disappointed to find themselves belaboring math problems with Mr. Tornado instead of focusing on important subjects, such as destroying alien death rays and conquering supervillains and mad scientists. When the unthinkable happens and the teachers are kidnapped by the ice zombies, the class shifts into superhero mode faster than anyone can text "HELP." The obstacles they face are only solvable by application of their newly discovered comprehension of multiplication, division, and fractions. When Mr. Tornado rewards the class for their amazing rescue with an A+ on the math quiz, it registers with Leonard and his fellow superheros that they may have been duped by the faculty. Now the youngsters realize that math is a useful and enjoyable subject. Rash's illustrations in digital collage of gouache and Sharpies create his trademark cartoons that pulsate with energy and engage readers. Reynolds creatively blends the use of math skills in word-problem superhero settings that are playful, smart, and positive. This title is sure to be a winner with children who are anxious or reluctant about math."Anne Beier, Hendrick Hudson Free Library, Montrose, NY" Copyright 2009 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Aaron Reynolds
Aaron Reynolds is not a caveman, but he was very scrawny as a kid and can totally relate to Caveboy Dave. These days he's all grown up and spends his time writing bestselling and critically acclaimed books and graphic novels for kids, including Nerdy Birdy, President Squid, and the Caldecott Honor Medalist Creepy Carrots! He lives in Chicago but regularly tours the country visiting schools and libraries. Visit Aaron at
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Guided Reading Level
Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
Publication date
July 20, 2009
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV001000 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
JUV035000 - Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
Library of Congress categories

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