Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Superhero Basket


This summer I picked up a book for the superhero basket we have in our classroom. The book is called Dex The Heart of a Hero. The first words you read about Dex on the back of the book are: Everything about Dex was little--except for his dreams. Dex, like many young boys and girls, enjoys imagining himself as a superhero. In fact, he studies comics, movies and books to learn everything he can about superheroes. He runs up garbage mountains and vaults over curbs to build up his muscles and dresses as a superhero. Dex began putting out trash fires, saving animals from sewers and organizing neighborhood clean up days. The story ends with a creative superhero save involving the neighborhood cat. This story was a hit when I shared it for read aloud this year and I know the kids will appreciate having a class copy.

Other superhero books in our basket:


Any other superhero favorites?

7 comments:

Cassy said...

Thanks a BILLION for the idea! A Superhero basket! Cool! Here are two suggestions...

Super Cilantro Girl
by Juan Felipe Herrera
(A bilingual story about a little girl who's mom is held at the Mex border; she dreams about rescuing her...)

SuperHero ABC
by Bob McCleod
(A superhero for each letter, a cool book to teach alliteration)

Mary Lee said...

Glad to see girls in the basket!!!

How about BabyMouse?

katied said...

Cassy-
Great title ideas...love Superhero ABC and can't wait to check out Super Cilantro Girl.

Mary Lee-Just bought a few for second grade and love the idea of adding them to this basket.

toadfrazier said...

What a great idea! Kids love the idea of heros. These text will help our young readers connect and develop a better understanding of what it really means to be a hero!

I think Hero Cat by Eileen Spinelli would be anohter great title for this basket,

katied said...

I love Eileen Spinelli and don't know this book. Thanks for the idea!

debnance said...

Yes, I love the idea! A Superhero Basket! Excellent.

Baby Brains, maybe?

What about a biography or two about some real amazing people?

Just thinking aloud....

katied said...

Love the biography idea too!