10 Hidden Heroes

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ISBN: 978-0-8294-5269-3
Hardcover | 24 pages

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From New York Times best-selling author Mark K. Shriver comes 10 Hidden Heroes, an exciting seek-and-find book with a message. Featuring everyday heroes at home and in our neighborhoods, this vibrantly illustrated book helps children develop counting skills and learn how they too can be heroes in day-to-day life. Ideal for children ages 3-8.


​“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, you 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 bestseller, Tell Me More

“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

10 Hidden Heroes is one of the most amazing early childhood books ever! The beautiful illustrations create opportunities for children to seek-and-find every day individuals who make a difference in the lives of others. The book also provides opportunities for children to learn to count and master one-to-one correspondence, it promotes self-awareness, social awareness, a sense of identity, and the importance of relationships as children and adults share conversation and make connections. It is the perfect book to promote community awareness and it encourages children to be their best self.”
—Debbie Beeler, Director of Hoosier Uplands Head Start and Early Head Start in Mitchell, Indiana

Author Bio

Mark K. Shriver

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.

Winner of the 2022 Christopher Award

2021 Living Now Book Awards, Bronze, Children’s Picture Book

Moonbeam Awards, Bronze in Alphabet/Counting Books, 2021

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