10 Hidden Heroes

by Mark K Shriver (Author) Laura Watson (Illustrator)

10 Hidden Heroes
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

"I can't wait to share 10 Hidden Heroes with the kids in my life!" -Jennifer Garner, actress and producer

10 Hidden Heroes helps children develop counting skills while learning ways to make the world a better place. In this fun-filled and inspiring seek-and-find book, New York Times bestselling author and president of Save the Children Action Network, Mark K. Shriver highlights the various ways children and adults can be real-life heroes in their everyday lives. Little ones learn to count the individual heroes who shine a light on the importance of helping others whether it's through teaching, caring for animals, protecting the environment, or keeping others from harm. Adults who read along can help their children make connections to the unseen acts of compassion that occur in their very own neighborhoods. Illustrated with colorful drawings by Laura Watson, 10 Hidden Heroes proves that acts of kindness and generosity can be found all around us. We just need to know where to look. Join the search!

Kirkus Reviews

An inclusive, visually delightful story that may give youngsters the confidence to be heroes themselves.

Publishers Weekly

Bestselling author Shriver features everyday heroes in this countdown seek-and-find book. Spare rhymes describe actions of the average hero ("Eight Hidden Heroes find a way to shine/ working hard to save the Earth/ one good deed at a time"), inviting readers to look closely at Watson's busy pages, which are filled with bright, inclusive illustrations. The prompts are deliberately vague; with no professions named upfront (back matter includes a helpful key), readers can see for themselves the different ways in which people work with others. A pigtailed, sight-impaired child gives Braille lessons on a park bench; an adult construction worker and child build homes for people in need; a wheelchair-using child participates in a charity marathon. An educational, interactive read. Ages 3-8. (Mar.)

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Review quotes

"Parents and children alike will love snuggling up to read this fun rhyming book, hunting down the heroic acts on every page, and talking about all of the ways ordinary people can make the world a better place. I can't wait to share 10 Hidden Heroes with the kids in my life!" —Jennifer Garner, actress and producer
Mark K Shriver
Mark K. Shriver is president of Save the Children Action Network in Washington, D.C. He is the author of Pilgrimage: My Search for Pope Francis and the New York Times best-selling memoir, A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver, which received a 2013 Christopher Award. Shriver lives with his wife, Jeanne, and their three children, Molly, Tommy and Emma, in Maryland.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Loyola Press
Publication date
March 20, 2021
BISAC categories
JNF045000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers | Beginner
JNF038000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | General
JNF013030 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Concepts | Counting & Numbers
JNF053060 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Social Topics | Friendship
JNF021000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Games & Activities | General
JNF070000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Inspirational & Personal Growth
Library of Congress categories

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