DC Super Hero Science is a clever, clear, action-packed exploration of popular science topics experienced through the lens of DC’s beloved super heroes. Plus, it comes with experiments! Coming in April, 2019.
Gather round...it’s story time! Once Upon a Time... is packed with ideas for settings, characters, and simple plots as well as illustrations that spark the imagination. Coming in April, 2019.
The third in our PBS KIDS Look and Learn kit series, Nature Detective will encourage curious children to explore the wonders in their own backyard. Coming in May, 2019.
Splish,splash, Bath Time with Aquaman is now available. Read it while bathing—it's waterproof!
• Our activity sheets feature projects and recipes from a selection of our titles. These super simple activities work just as well in stores and libraries as they do at home or in the classroom. Please contact us if you'd like us to customize an event sheet for your store or library.
• For our full list of titles in catalog form, feel free to download our catalog.
• Kick off Women's History Month with Girl CEO, as recommended by The Herald News in their review: "One of the strengths of this book is that its subjects represent a wide variety of women, both in terms of upbringing, economic status, race and industry." Rebel girls, young entrepreneurs, and other trailblazing tweens/teens (and adults)—this one's for you! See what other fans have to say here: Brit + Co, Adafruit Industries, Like a Boss Girls, and BookRiot.
• Ka-pow! It's a third girl-centric DC Comics activity book! Girl Power Brain Boosters is stuffed with word games, picture puzzles, and other mind-bending challenges. From Batman News: "It’s really a fun activity book to get girls thinking, all while taking them on a tour through some of the most colorful, compelling characters in fiction."
• Feminism starts at home—and My First Book of Feminism (for Boys) is where it begins! This timely board book tops the The New York Times "Twelve Books for Feminist Boys and Girls" list; as well as Brit + Co's "9 Inspiring Children’s Books for Raising a Feminist Son" list (also on Yahoo). Others who are loving this book include: The Children's Book Review, PyschCentral, Red Tricylce, Kveller, Baby Chick, Girl Talk HQ, and School Library Journal.
• Part field guide, part folklore, and ALL beautiful, The Magic of Unicorns is the unicorn treasury every imaginative child needs. BookRiot has it on their "50 Must-read Fantasy Books for Kids" list, while miniature masterminds says "we have been reading this book for about two weeks now every night." The Fairytale Traveler calls is "gorgeous."
• Two new DC Super Heroes "BIG BOOK" picture books are now available! The Big Book of Super Hero Bedtime Stories is on New Jersey Family's "15 Books to Jumpstart Their Love of Reading in 2019." Batman News also loves it. And The Big Book of Super-Villains is perfect for "the fledgling 'Evil Genius'" says The Good Men Project. Under the Radar has it on their gift guide.
• Hipster baby book alert: Baby's First Eames is a whimsically illustrated board book offering a delightful A-to-Z overview of modern design icons for the toddler set. Baby's First Eames is has fans here in the U.S. and abroad—see House Beautiful (U.K.)'s review, author Julie Merberg's Q&A on apartment therapy, Young Architect's "15 Architect Books for Babies" list, and Architect Magazine's "Essential Reading."
• Our newest DC Super Heroes board book, Super Heroes Say Please, is getting some early kudos. From Under the Radar: "the book is recommended for ages 0–3, but having a five-year-old I've found that these are lessons that even older kids could do with being reminded of." Yes, please.
• My First Jewish Baby Book is fast becoming a must-have for any Jewish baby's nursery. With fresh illustrations and concise, funny entries, this board book makes a great gift. See Salty Canary and Cool Mom Pick's gift guides, and reviews from The Jewish Journal, San Diego Jewish World, and Deseret News.
• Blogs Major Spoilers, Outright Geekery, Lemon Stripes, and Nerdophiles are pysched about our girl power activity books, Girl Power Journal and Color Me Powerful. From Nerdophile: "Color Me Powerful helps girls put the things that make them special down on paper. It’s not just about imagining yourself as a superhero, but also about embracing your real-life talents." Color Me Powerful is on the PopInsider 2018 gift guide list—get your super-heroine one of these awesomely colorful and creative books now!
• GirlTalkHQ.com on our Girl Power books: "Downtown Bookworks in New York are doing their part to celebrate [Wonder Woman's] 75th anniversary and keep the conversation going about girl power in the younger generation." Read the full article here.
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• comicsalliance.com: "Superhero publishers could learn a lot from Downtown Bookworks." Read full review here.
• A piece in Publishers Weekly about our licensing deal with PBS Kids, "PBS Heads Downtown."
• Check us out on New York Family (1/2/14).