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Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes

(Kid Normal #2)

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  216 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published March 22nd 2018 by Bloomsbury Children's Books
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"Bring Kid Normal to me!" Famous first words spoken by an overpowered villain. :P

So I was ridiculously excited when I found out that there would be another Kid Normal book. I just adored the first book, with a great kid who doesn't have superpowers but makes the best of things and is even leader of a superhero team!

I already knew what Magpie was up to from the moment he wanted to see the kid without the superpowers. I do wonder why no one else put any doubt in it. Really guys, the worst villain
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Great middle grade picture novel! I always enjoy these! Thank you netgalley for the free arc in exchange for an honest review!
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kid Normal and the Super Zeroes are back and — in my opinion — with an even more sophisticated adventure than in the first book.Whilst the debut novel of Greg James and Chris Smith focused on Murph Cooper becoming Kid Normal and facing an evil but at the same time somehow ridiculous and dumb villain, this book's baddie Magpie is seriously malevolent.The book continues to tell the story of the superhero without any superpower and his cap(e)able friends. Since Kid Normal and the Super Zeroes have ...more
Orchard Academy
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book because it’s all about normal kids who happen to be heroes. It’s very funny; if you were feeling down it would really cheer you up! Even though I haven’t read the first Kid Normal book you get a good understanding of what’s going on and who is who. My only grumble would be that I would have preferred the illustrations to have been in colour.
By Owen

I would definitely recommend this book to my friends as it is so funny. Because I hadn’t read the first Kid Normal book it took me a
Kerry McIntyre
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’m absolutely not the intended audience, but it’s lighthearted and funny. If you have children in your life, they will l0ve this.
Stephen Baird
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
We follow Murph, Hilda, Nellie, Mary and Billy in the continuing adventures of the Super Zeroes against an even greater danger than that wasp guy, you know the one.

Another well written and funny book by Greg James and Chris Smith showing that heroes don’t need superpowers to be true heroes, and friends.

The action kicks off right from the start as the Super Zeroes continue working for the Heroes’ Alliance in solving crimes and it shows them working together well as a team. Relying on, and helping
Rebecca Farren
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Read this review on my blog here:

Thanks to Bloomsbury Kids and NetGalley for the review copy.

Kid Normal and the Rogue Heroes is the second novel in the children’s superhero series by Radio 1’s Greg James and Chris Smith. I will make no secret of the fact that I read this book because of the authors. These radio nerds are two of my favourite chaps on the planet, and there is a good chance that one of them is reading this right now, so do forgive me if the
Ziggy Nixon
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Monty Python fans, people who like to laugh, that guy I knew from 3rd grade (Bill? Bobby?)
Shelves: ya, 4-or-more-stars
Best. Book. EVER!

Well, ok, probably not, but what fun! Sillier than fish dancing Monty Python members, breaking the 4th wall more often than a Deadpool movie (without all the naughty bits), more capable of taking the pi... pie, yes I mean, pie out of things for a good laugh, this is a book to be read and re-read by all ages. But let me back up a bit first...

A couple of years ago, I had the unsurprising misfortune to have a long- and repeatedly extended layover in Heathrow Airport. Granted, they
Katy Noyes
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Competent sequel that expands upon favourite characters and gives them a new challenge.

My son had begged me for the second in the series, after we both loved the first. We got the audio version from the library, for school commuting, and it is narrated with energy and some great voices for the over-the-top characters, a good format for the series.

Now established at the superhero academy, Kid Normal, he with no actual superpowers, and his friends, are trying to do their schoolwork and
Книжни Криле
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Втората книга от трилогията за Мърф Нормалния е вече тук! Новите приключения на (не)супергероя без суперсили са подобаващо забавно продължение на чаровния оригинал. Мърф и Супер Нулите ще се изправят пред голямо предизвикателство. А Грег Джеймс и Крис Смит са се справили с предизвикателството да напишат поредната разведряваща и духовита книга, с която да зарадват малките си читатели. Помагат им карикатурните илюстрации на Ерика Салседо и свежарският превод на Светлана Комогорова-Комата. ...more
I received this as a free ARC ebook via NetGalley. This does not affect my review.

This is great fun! Poor old Kid Normal - the only kid without superpowers in his whole school. You'd think that would be depressing, but he's so good at planning and keeping his team together that he's a hero anyway. Great set up, even if you haven't read the first book. Of course there is an arch-villain to battle, shiny gadgets and folks to save, so there's lots of action, and I think just about the right amount
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
It’s a kids book but do I care. No! I love Greg James and Chris smith as a partnership and honestly this book is an embodiment of them. All of the jokes are well placed and brilliant without just putting jokes in for the sake of it. The storyline isn’t at all lost on the jokes. The jokes make the story but they are not the story. Everything about it is just hilarious. If you liked the first book, then you will love this. All of your favourite characters are back with an even greater villain. The ...more
Elaine Fultz
Jan 18, 2020 rated it liked it
As in book one Kid Normal, powerless but brave Murph and his oddly magical crew, The Super Zeroes, defeat a villain with their strange powers (tiny horses, Mary Poppins-y umbrella flight, ballooned body parts). This time the bad guy is power-stealing Magpie who is imprisoned not unlike Hannibal Lector, but without the muzzle and in an underwater cell. Assisted by some elderly and charming retired superheroes, known as Capes, The Zeroes outwit and out-gadget the ultimate Rogue (the name for Capes ...more
Book Him Danno
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
With a house full of Fans of Dork diary and Diary of a Wimpy kid we couldn't pass up the chance to find a new series to fall in love with.

This is a another awesome graphic novel series about middle school that kids of all ages can enjoy. The author bring characters readers will enjoy and find connections with. Everything from the SuperVillians to the "Normal kid" kids will enjoy the fun, super hero story story.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Bloosmbury Children's book for the advance
I am happy to say that my fears of sequel-flop were not realized with this second adventure. James and Smith had me stifling laughter whenever I took the book out in public. From the puns to sarcasm, old video cassettes, and of course plot developments, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. I can't wait to see where the adventure goes next, especially as there are now a number of "threads" with which they can weave the next tale. I have so many questions and I suppose I'll just have to wait for the ...more
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a quirky, humorous adventure story about a superhero, who has no special powers, and his group of friends who are called the Super Zeroes. Upper elementary kids will love it, especially if they like other zany comedy adventure stories. I like the fact that the authors address readers directly as part of the story line. This is the 2nd book about Kid Normal and I assume, based on the ending, that there will be more!
Ps - this review is based on a galley. The book doesn’t come out until
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
What kid doesn't dream of being a superhero? And who says you need a cape (a capability, i.e. a super power) to be one? Not Murph. Even though he's cape-less, he leads his friends,the Super Zeroes, against Magpie, the worst nightmare of the Heroes' Alliance. The tone of the book is spot-on middle grade boy, with lots of action and a bit of snarkiness. Not great literature, but a lot of fun.
Review based on an ARC through NetGalley.
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So funny. I work in a primary school and have been reading children's fiction to be able to personally encourage children to read.
This book will be easy to get the children reading and as an adult this book made me laugh. I look forward to the next adventure.
Kate Lee
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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May 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
3.5 ...more
Laura Arbuckle
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This book was amazing
Loved it as much as the other one

So good
Couldn't be better
I don't k ow what else to say
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-grade
4.5 stars rounded up.
Nov 13, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2019-new
Петър Филипов
Very good for kids
Nina Rose
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I will never give Greg James anything less than 5 stars <3
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