I received the Book of Heroes and The Book of Heroines for free from Moms Meet, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.
One thing that we are big on in our house is books. You will find several books in every room. My husband and I grew up loving to read and that is something that we want to instill in our children. That is why I was so happy when I received two books by National Geographic Kids: The Book of Heroines: Tales of History’s Gutsiest Gals and The Book of Heroes: Tales of History’s Most Daring Dudes.
These books are so bright and colorful on the inside that you can’t help but want to look at what’s inside. The photos are stunning and the writing is very descriptive and informative. There are so many fascinating people and facts about how they contributed to changing the world. The heroes that are featured are from different times in history all the way up to 2016. For example, the book talks about the life of Misty Copeland, Jane Goodall, and Neil Armstrong. The heroes are also from all around the world, such as the Trung sisters and King Leonidas. There are even some fictional heroes in the book like Wonder Woman and Harry Potter.
I love reading these books to my children because it has so much information that I want them to know about. Honestly, growing up I wasn’t really into learning about history. But I bet if all history books were written like this I would have been more interested.
In the introduction of both books, it states what makes someone a hero. Here are the characteristics:
- They do the right thing.
- They never quit.
- They leap to action.
Before reading this I never thought about what makes someone a hero, but this is a great definition. It makes me think of others that I know of who have the characteristics of a hero that aren’t in the book. I want my children to believe in heroes and look up to them as role models. These heroes have all done incredible things even when people said it wasn’t possible or the idea didn’t even exist. I really want my children to know that if they have a dream it is possible to achieve it as long as they work hard for it. The heroes in the Book of Heroines and the Book of Heroes are great examples of this.
These books are great for children of all ages but are geared more toward children ages 8-12. They retail for $14.99 each and are available wherever books are sold.
You can also enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a copy of both the Book of Heroes and the Book of Heroines. Good luck!