Season 8 - Episodes 5 & 6 - A Superhero Adventure

A Superhero Adventure

Join Lauren and the Reading Bug on a super trip back to the shores of Hawaii, where a friend has a family secret to share. But when they discover the ocean is littered with trash, who is going to save the day?

Books Mentioned in this Podcast

Fiction: 
The Princess in Black By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763678883
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Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2015

Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!


The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763694517
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Published: Candlewick - March 21st, 2017

Even monster-battling princesses get tired sometimes! But a peaceful time away is hard to find as the humorous New York Times best-selling series continues.


The Adventures of Sparrowboy By Brian Pinkney, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brian Pinkney, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689835346
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Aladdin - July 1st, 2000

A young paperboy Henry loves reading the comic strip “Falconman”—the superhero given flying abilities by a magical falcon. Then Henry runs across a sparrow with the same ability and suddenly takes off! Suddenly airborne, he delivers papers from above then realizes a bully is threatening his neighbors. This super-boy knows it’s up to him to take the neighborhood under his wing!


Black Panther: The Young Prince By Ronald L. Smith Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368008495
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Published: Marvel Press - January 8th, 2019

Life is comfortable for twelve-year-old T’Challa in his home of Wakanda, an isolated, technologically advanced African nation. When he’s not learning how to rule a kingdom from his father—the reigning Black Panther—or testing out the latest tech, he’s off breaking rules with his best friend, M’Baku. But as conflict brews near Wakanda, T’Challa’s father makes a startling announcement: he’s sending T’Challa and M’Baku to school in America.


Sidekicked By John David Anderson Cover Image
$6.99
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ISBN: 9780062133151
Published: Walden Pond Press - June 24th, 2014

The Avengers meets Louis Sachar in this hilarious and action-packed tween novel by John David Anderson, which Publishers Weekly called a "superhero story that any comics fan will enjoy" in a starred review.


Diana and the Island of No Return (Wonder Woman Adventures #1) By Aisha Saeed Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780593174470
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 14th, 2020

Young Princess Diana is fierce and whip-smart, and she loves her island home of Themyscira. Her deepest wish is to be able to train with the rest of the Amazons and protect her homeland--but she's told it's out of the question. This is the year Diana hopes to persuade her mother, Queen Hippolyta, to let her learn how to fight when the world's most powerful women gather on Themyscira for a festival to celebrate their different cultures.


Calvin Coconut: Hero of Hawaii By Graham Salisbury, Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
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ISBN: 9780375865053
Published: Yearling - January 10th, 2012

Hawaii boy Calvin Coconut has come up with the best idea ever for his sister Darci's birthday party. But a huge tropical storm hits the islands and threatens everything. It rains and rains. And rains. The river next to Calvin's house rises high. When Calvin's friend Willy falls into the raging water, Calvin grabs his skiff to save him. As Willy is swept into the bay, Calvin struggles in the wild waves. What happens next shows Calvin what heroes are made of.


Non-Fiction: 
Ho'onani: Hula Warrior By Heather Gale, Mika Song (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Heather Gale, Mika Song (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735264496
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Published: Tundra Books - October 1st, 2019

An empowering celebration of identity, acceptance and Hawaiian culture based on the true story of a young girl in Hawaiʻi who dreams of leading the boys-only hula troupe at her school.


Other Great Books for You to Explore: 
Wonder Woman 5-Minute Stories (DC Wonder Woman) By DC Comics, Random House (Illustrator) Cover Image
By DC Comics, Random House (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780593123546
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

What Is the Story of Wonder Woman? (What Is the Story Of?) By Steve Korté, Who HQ, Jake Murray (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Steve Korté, Who HQ, Jake Murray (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781524788278
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - August 13th, 2019

Superheroes Are Everywhere By Kamala Harris, Mechal Renee Roe (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kamala Harris, Mechal Renee Roe (Illustrator)
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781984837493
Published: Philomel Books - January 8th, 2019

Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero! By Kara West, Leeza Hernandez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kara West, Leeza Hernandez (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781534432697
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Little Simon - December 18th, 2018

Even Superheroes Have Bad Days By Shelly Becker, Eda Kaban (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shelly Becker, Eda Kaban (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781454913948
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Union Square Kids - September 6th, 2016

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