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Children's Nonfiction General

Superbrain

The Insider's Guide to Getting Smart

by (author) Toronto Public Library

illustrated by Dave Whamond

Publisher
Annick Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2015
Category
General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554517367
    Publish Date
    Mar 2015
    List Price
    $7.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554517343
    Publish Date
    Jan 2015
    List Price
    $9.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554517350
    Publish Date
    Jan 2015
    List Price
    $19.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 11
  • Grade: 4 to 6

Description

How to study like a superhero.

The earlier you start building the essential skills required to learn, the more benefits you’ll see down the road. In the same way that the highly acclaimed Research Virtuoso helped high school and college students maximize their studying potential, this second collaboration between Annick Press and The Toronto Public Library challenges younger students to develop the skills they need to become “lifelong super-learners.”

Superbrain is written in a kid-friendly style that encourages readers to develop learning habits that will help them inside and outside of the classroom. Each of the four chapters focuses on specific skills—preparation, organization and leadership values, research and critical thinking, and navigating the online world. Also included in each chapter are a profile of an inspirational, real-life super-learner, a quiz for readers to evaluate various skills, and a full-page comic-strip style illustration that highlights the chapter themes.

Researched and written by two professional librarians at The Toronto Public Library, Superbrain comes with a superhero theme woven throughout, and features wacky and exuberant art by seasoned illustrator Dave Whamond. With its bright and energetic design, Superbrain is a go-to reference for teachers, librarians, and students everywhere.

About the authors

The Research Virtuoso was developed by a team of experts within the Toronto Public Library team. The contributors have extensive backgrounds as educators, librarians, and authors of award-winning publications on research.

Toronto Public Library's profile page

 

DAVE WHAMOND a illustré plus de 25 albums jeunesse, dont la série Margot et My Think-a-ma-Jink. Quand ses enfants étaient petits, il leur lisait des livres de Robert Munsch et rêvait d’en illustrer un! Dave habite avec sa famille à Calgary, en Alberta.

 

DAVE WHAMOND is the creator of Oddrey and My Think-a-ma-Jink, both winners of the Blue Spruce Award. He illustrated the Robert Munsch book Braids! He also has a syndicated cartoon strip called Reality Check, which appears daily in a number of North American newspapers. Dave lives in Calgary, Alberta.

 

Dave Whamond's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“A valuable tool.”

Resource Links, 06/15

“A standout.”

School Library Journal, 06/15

“More straightforward, up-to-date, and detailed than most similar guides for the audience, this is a valuable book for students and a worthwhile purchase for both school and public libraries.”

Booklist, 07/08/15

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