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Superhero School

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  134 ratings  ·  30 reviews
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 considered child’s play. If only division, fractions, and multiplication came as naturally, and weren’t so, well, ordinary. But when the kids’ math teacher, Mr. Tornado, and the rest of the staff get kidnapped by ice zombies,
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 7th 2009 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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Cole Hoffman
Superhero School is about a super boy whose mother sends him to Superhero school. There he thinks he will learn about saving the day, but is instead left with learning about fractions, multiplication, and division. He is starting to hate going there until one day the ice zombies kidnap all the teachers and the kids are forced to save them.

Illustrator Andy Rash does an excellent job making this book have bright vibrant colors to give the book the feel of a comic book. The words are integrated int
Josh Sonii
In this story a child has many special powers and has saved people many times. His mom tells him that he is not an ordinary child so he will be going to superhero school. He is excited because he thinks that he will be learning how to use all of his specially abilities but instead he is taught how to do math. He starts to dislike the school and later on realizes the teachers have been kidnapped by evil villains. This causes the students to use there new math skills to save the day. He later on r ...more
Elines Flores
Superheros and math, what else could a person ask for? I absolutely LOVE this book!! The illustrations were big, bold, colorful, and cartoonish. This storyline showed that even superheroes have to do math to save the world, thus math is used in everyday life. AND the math concepts shown are ones that most students find difficult: multiplication, division, and lastly the dreaded fractions. It's fun, entertaining, and energetic!
Megan Miller
This book has a good message that even if you are a superhero you will still need to know how to divide and multiply. This book has fun, colorful pictures, and I think kids would want to read more than once.
Sarah W
After taking on a lava monster and fixing the Bay City bridge, Leonard is thrilled to be attending Superhero school. Not even an official superhero costume can revive his dwindling excitement when he finds the classes at school are about multiplication and fractions, not stopping speeding trains. When the kids arrive one day to find the teachers have been kidnapped by the Ice Zombies, they rush to the rescue. Will their lessons at school be enough to help them carry the day?

This clever picture b
A very cute, short read about the importance and relevance of math...even for superheroes! Would be a cute read aloud for 3rd or 4th graders.
Pam Henderson
Enjoyed this story of how superhero powers can only take you so far...sometimes Math is necessary to solve problems!
A nice effort at incorporating math into a picture books students might actually enjoy, but it felt a little clunky.
"I like when the kids saved the teachers."
Leonard has superstrength, heat vision eyes, and can leap tall buildings in a single bound...he's a superhero! And, his mom is sending him to Superhero School. Now, he won't have to learn all that boring stuff.

But, much to his disappointment, Leonard's teacher loves math...all they learn about is fractions, multiplication, and division. BORING! That's when the Ice Zombies attack. Quickly, cleverly, Leonard and his classmates have to divide up the heroes and multiply their strenghts. Hmmm, guess
Leonard can hit a baseball into orbit, weld the Bay City Bridge back together using heat vision, and he can fly. So it is no surprise that he is sent to Superhero School. However, he hates the fact that at school all they seem to do is math. When do they learn how to bend steel, leap over tall buildings in a single bound, and when will they learn how to save the world from evil monsters? A great story to show how math comes in handy--even in a superhero's life. Super fun!
Brianna Sayres
My 5-year-old has labeled this his new favorite book! He has requested it for his bedtime story multiple nights in a row and carries it around with him so he can "read" it when we are out and about. Right now, the math is over his head, so it will be fun to re-read in a few years when he will get that part too. Both he and I love that this is a really fun book about superheroes!
Alison Durbin
I absolutely LOVED this book! I was thoroughly entertained by the super-hero concept as well as the super adjectives and verbs that went along with it. I also loved how this book was educational in a subject that can pose a problem for many students. This book could not have come at a better time when super heroes are all the rage!
Leonard is a Superhero. So when mom sends him to second grade at Superhero school, he's pretty psyched. That is, until he realizes that super school is more about math than saving the world. This reminds me of that cartoon Cyberchase, where they solve problems using math and science.
Do you have a child who hates math but loves superheroes? This might be just the book to teach them that math is cool! Even superheroes need it! Not great for story time (it's a bit too complicated) but I'm sure it will find an eager superhero reading audience!
My little nephew really liked this book! He is still in pre-school, so he didn't understand the "school" theme, here, but he did get the super heroics and the battle to save the teachers! He was cheering during the rescue. Cute little book.
When Leonard starts attending Superhero School he is disappointed to find that all they learn is math, but when the ice zombies strike, Leonard and his classmates put their newly-acquired knowledge to good use.
A good way to introduce kids to math using Superheroes as a frame. Best for older preschool/younger grade school. Introduces multiplication and division.
Leonard starts Superhero School hoping to learn to use superpowers, not math. But he is surprised that even superheroes need math skills.
Mar 06, 2011 Renee rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 1st-3rd
A cute story of student superheroes and how math does come in handy when fighting villans.
A fun way to introduce young readers to how math can be used in nearly any situation
melanie (lit*chick)
Superheros need to learn math too! Perfect for my compact caped crusaders :)
Good book to help kids understand why they need to learn math skills.
Using fractions, multiplication and division to save the day!
Fun way to help kids who like action to appreciate math.
Great. Superheroes and math!
Fun drawings and good use of math!
Nice book that sneaks in mathematics.
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