The True Stories of Animal Heroes Series, by Vita Murrow, is based on real-life animal tales, discover that not all heroes wear capes.
In this episode of the Growing Readers Podcast, Peter Sís and I talk about the picture book he created, Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued.
We didn’t want to add another YA story to the shelves in which the main characters easily overcame incredible obstacles in their way. We wanted our readers to to be unsure if our main characters would even make it through the next chapter.
What Makes a Hero? Jenniffer Wardell writes books about characters who don’t think of themselves as heroes at the start of their stories.
Elizabeth Singer Hunt is the bestselling author of the hugely popular Jack Stalwart series. Her love of adventure and travel is what inspired her to create her globe-trotting children’s book character, nine-year-old Secret Agent Jack Stalwart. More than 1 million books have been sold worldwide and the series has been published in multiple languages.