2022 Christopher Award Winner - Books for Young People
“I can’t wait to share 10 Hidden Heroes with the kids in my life!” –Jennifer Garner, actress and producer
10 Hidden Heroes helps children develop counting skills while learning ways to make the world a better place.
In this fun-filled and inspiring seek-and-find book, New York Times bestselling author Mark K. Shriver highlights the various ways children and adults can be real-life heroes in their everyday lives. Little ones learn to count the individual heroes who shine a light on the importance of helping others whether it’s through teaching, caring for animals, protecting the environment, or keeping others from harm. Adults who read along can help their children make connections to the unseen acts of compassion that occur in their very own neighborhoods.
Illustrated with colorful drawings by Laura Watson, 10 Hidden Heroes proves that acts of kindness and generosity can be found all around us. We just need to know where to look.
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About the Author
Mark K. Shriver is president of Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School and senior advisor at Save the Children in Washington, D.C. A New York Times bestselling author, he also wrote the Christopher Award-winning books A Good Man and 10 Hidden Heroes.
“Parents and children alike will love snuggling up to read this fun rhyming book, hunting down the heroic acts on every page, and talking about all of the ways ordinary people can make the world a better place. I can’t wait to share 10 Hidden Heroes with the kids in my life!” —Jennifer Garner, actress and producer
“10 Hidden Heroes teaches children about the people who make this world a better, safer, and more compassionate place. This book will not only get kids excited about seeking out real-life heroes in their day-to-day life, but inspire them to make a difference in their community, and even change the world. “ —Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt
“The Gaffigan family loves Mark Shriver’s new children’s book, 10 Hidden Heroes and the way it highlights gestures of kindness, compassion, generosity and service as the truly heroic acts that they are. Young children will be mesmerized searching for and discovering the real heroes of everyday life among all the beautiful illustrations that reflect our communities populated by recognizable characters from all backgrounds, creeds and colors working together in service to each other to make the world a better place. At an early age kids will understand that they don’t have to look to the skies for a caped super-human. Heroes surround us every day if we learn how to find them and recognize how their actions save lives and make the world a better place. Most importantly, your child will understand that by choosing to love others, they can be a hero too!” —Jeannie and Jim Gaffigan
"10 Hidden Heroes is not only beautifully illustrated, it’s filled with positive life lessons for the whole family to learn, discuss, and share with the world.” –—Vanna White, co-host of Wheel of Fortune
“I have always loved the expression, "If you can see it, you can be it." In that spirit, what could be more impactful than to teach a generation of children (and future heroes) to look for the everyday heroes in every circumstance? 10 Hidden Heroes is a gift for the future.” —Kelly Corrigan, author of the New York Times best seller, Tell Me More.
“Yes! From a thoughtful and caring man, 10 Hidden Heroes is a fun kid’s book that plants the seeds about the ordinary being extraordinary." –Joan Cusack (actress) and Richard Burke (CEO, Envoy Global, Inc.)
“Everyday heroes are all around us, but too often they are overlooked. 10 Hidden Heroes is fun and inspiring reading. I can’t wait for the exciting adventures searching for real-life heroes with my granddaughter!” – Maria Shriver, author of the New York Times bestseller, I’ve Been Thinking
"Readers can see for themselves the different ways in which people work with others. An educational, interactive read." —Publishers Weekly
“An inclusive, visually delightful story that may give youngsters the confidence to be heroes themselves.” —Kirkus Reviews