Kid Normal

Kid Normal Bloomsbury has bought world rights to Kid Normal the first novel for children from British radio personalities Chris Smith and Greg James who are hosts on Radio in the U K The book which launches

  • Title: Kid Normal
  • Author: Chris Smith Greg James
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  • Page: 202
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  • Bloomsbury has bought world rights to Kid Normal, the first novel for children from British radio personalities Chris Smith and Greg James, who are hosts on Radio 1 in the U.K The book, which launches a humorous middle grade adventure series, stars Murph, an ordinary boy who feels out of place when his mom inadvertently enrolls him at a school for superheroes U.S publicBloomsbury has bought world rights to Kid Normal, the first novel for children from British radio personalities Chris Smith and Greg James, who are hosts on Radio 1 in the U.K The book, which launches a humorous middle grade adventure series, stars Murph, an ordinary boy who feels out of place when his mom inadvertently enrolls him at a school for superheroes U.S publication is scheduled for spring 2018.

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    1. You don't need to have superpowers to be super.This is a wise lesson that a lot of superheroes will be learning in this book. Because for some silly reason as misheard words Murph is allowed at a school. for superheroes! Yep, everyone at the school has a Cape. Yes, a Cape, not a clothing item made to have people look either very silly or very awesome (depending on how you wear it), but Capability. Each of these students have one. From silly ones (screaming teeth anyone?) to awesome ones (control [...]

    2. I received a copy of this title from the publisher via Netgalley.Ten Second Synopsis:After moving to a new town, Murph is accidentally enrolled in a secret school for superheroes after a misunderstanding between his mum and the Principal. Lucky for Murph, he's not the only misfit at the school and when disaster befalls the top brass, Murph and his friends must step into the breach to neutralise the problem.What a fun read this was!  It felt like a cross between X-Men and Little Britain and was [...]

    3. Greg James and Chris Smith are entertaining radio hosts and their creativity is on full display in this book. It's full of clever jokes (some of which I think the parents will understand more than younger audiences) but most of all lots of heart. The story of Kid Normal and the Super Zeroes is one of friendship and learning to find your inner strength. As much as I enjoyed it, I do think it's slightly on the long side and loses momentum on occasion. The authors go on tangents that are mostly fun [...]

    4. I found out about Kid Normal when I was looking up superheroes and superpowers on the net a couple of months ago (as you do), and was quite excited about the twist on the super-trope so added it to my mental to-be-read list. When I wandered into a bookshop just as they were unboxing the books on publication day, it seemed like fate so, rather than risk the wrath of the book gods, I bought it.Murph Cooper is accidentally enrolled in Super School (with a capital 'S' - this isn't a comment on the s [...]

    5. Superhero school - amusing start to a new seriesMurph has moved house yet again with his mum, but none of the local schools have a place. Desperate, his mum talks her way into a strange school they come across it is only when he starts that he realises it's a rather special school and he doesn't quite fit the mould.A superhero story with a difference, it has at its heart the idea that its not just those with powers that can make a difference, and also that having a power isn't enough in itself t [...]

    6. Having also just listened to Greg James read a bedtime story he wrote to a small 3 year old boy on the BBC iPlayer, it's very fresh in my mind him saying sometimes in stories like these you have to put in something for the parents. And what's so interesting to me is how even though Kid Normal is a chapter book geared towards older readers, probably ones who would be reading this book on their own, is how much it could adhere to that same sentiment. It is referential in a way that I enjoyed as an [...]

    7. This rather bonkers book will delight the intended age group with its oddball style and creativity.Kid Normal is about exactly that - a boy named Murph ends up in a school for Capes (kids who have special capabilities such as flying) despite having no power himself. Meanwhile, after an experiment gone wrong Nektar is created, a once was man now turned evil wasp. Some parts made me chuckle out loud, especially when the narrator intervenes to comment on parts of the story. Kid Normal and his gang, [...]

    8. Funny & silly, my favourite part was the flash back to the British spy James James 'was the swinging sixties because of the amount if playgrounds built' . Lots of puns for parents reading out load. Also this editions pages are coloured slightly with decent margins between lines which dyslexic readers may find easier to read. Murph Cooper is a boy who moves a lot, this time gets into a secret school where the pupils are taught extra curriculum in their special capabilities.Highly amusing & [...]

    9. This is, without doubt, the funniest and most entertaining book I have read this year. The narrative voice is unique and the constant use of direct address is truly engaging, perfect for tempting even the most reluctant of readers to have a go. The plot is well thought out and lots of fun. I absolutely adored the little interludes that were used when the excitement was getting too much; the tale of Alan Rabbit (pure genius) and 007 James James (“what? James James James?”) and hilarious and I [...]

    10. Murph, an ordinary boy who feels out of place when his mom inadvertently enrols him at a school for superheroes.This was really fun. Funny and smart and Murph is a really great central character. There were some adult references as well, which helped the pacing. 24. A book written by at least two authors

    11. Can see this being a massive hit with the target audience of 7-9 year olds and it would make an entertaining read-aloud in a Year 3 or 4 classroom. I loved Murph as a character because he is realistic - he does have days when he gets in a grump, but, when it comes down to it, he always tries to do the right thing.Full review to come!

    12. I enjoyed reading this book and had some really clever things in there. The only big thing that I really didn’t like was how they made some characters names similar to other superheroes for example: “Mr Sooperman.” However, I still liked it. 3/5 ;)

    13. My thanks to Net Galley and Bloomsbury's UK for the review copy.This is a middle grade/children's novel, but I enjoyed it a lot and I think its a novel that would appeal to older readers too. It is the story of Murph who accidentally gets enrolled at a Superhero school, but has no super power. However, he discovers that he doesn't need a superpower to actually be a hero.This novel is funny and witty, and would be brilliant for adults to read to children, as there's lots of jokes and comments tha [...]

    14. Forget the Avengers, forget the X-Men, forget the Justice League - the Super Zeroes are all you need least if you're into cute, funny and exciting stories about friendships and (super)heroes. I know it's a children's book and I'm an adult but I really enjoyed reading it. The message of the book is wonderful: "You don't need super powers to be a hero!"

    15. There are numerous funny and engaging MG novels on the market at the moment, and I was intrigued to see what radio presenters Greg James and Chris Smith would be able to offer. I know I'm not their target audience, being a *little* over the age of 12, but I think this book has everything Key Stage 2 and 3 kids love in a book.  It's fast paced, witty, bizarre and not in the least patronising. Murph, Kid Normal, is an underdog who is incredibly likable and his new group of friends are equally [...]

    16. 3.5 stars.I requested this book from netgalley,because Greg James and Chris Smith (with the news) often have me chuckling on my way home.It does not disappoint. Ill be buying it for various kids in the next year or so Im sure.Fun,silly,actual laugh out loud moments. Spies,maniacs,secret schools and super heroes,this book really has it all. Along with a nice little message that its ok to be normal,sometimes normal saves the day.Good debut. I liked the mumbarassment phrase,not heard that before!

    17. Murph Cooper's life is far from super. His mum's jobs mean that he's in a new house, in a new town again. He's fed up of making friends to leave them behind, again. And this time, he can't even get a school place, until he and his mum stumble upon The School. Hidden away in a street that puts its bins out in a bid to look better, is a school unlike any other he's been to Cue comic book style capers, heroes, villains and an awful lot of buzzing!A super fun story where the characters hidden talent [...]

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