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National Geographic Heroes & Heroines Product Review & GIVEAWAY!

November 17, 2016|Posted in: Moms Meet, Product Review

I received this product for free from Moms Meet, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.

If you follow my blog, you know that my daughter is obsessed with superheroes. Namely, she loves the DC Super Hero Girls, but she also loves watching the old “Batman” TV show (yes, the old one with Adam West) and the old “Wonder Woman” TV show (yes, the one with Lynda Carter. Don’t judge – we don’t have cable).

Therefore, I was absolutely thrilled to get the chance to sit down with my daughter and review two new awesome new books from National Geographic Kids: The Book of Heroes: Tales of History’s Most Daring Dudes and The Book of Heroines: Tales of History’s Gutsiest Gals.

Like all National Geographic Kids books, these hardcover books are both beautiful and brilliant. Since they mostly focus on real-life heroes (as well as a few fictional ones), they gave me the chance to talk to my daughter about what heroes are, who her role models are, and what she thinks makes a great hero. “Someone who’s kind and and helps other people,” she answered. Smart kid.

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Like many moms, I worry about the influence that our society’s over-emphasis on celebrities and pop culture will have on my kiddo, so I loved being able to show her stories of real women who’ve made significant contributions to the world at large.

In The Book of Heroines, there are true stories of superstars, war heroes, world leaders, peacemakers, and other women who changed the world, including profiles of women like Mother Teresa, Marie Curie, and Misty Copeland. My daughter was excited to read the profiles of Olympic athletes like Katie Ledecky and Kerri Walsh-Jennings and, of course, squealed in delight when she saw the two-page spread dedicated to Wonder Woman. She was also intrigued by the profile of Malala Yousafza, the 15-year-old who risked her own life to stand up for justice.


She was equally fascinated by The Book of Heroes, which includes stories of superheroes, rebels, world leaders, action heroes and sports legends like George Washington, Robin Hood, King Arthur, Jesse Owens, John Lennon and Galileo.


The heroes in these two books share seven stupendous qualities:

  • Heroes are courageous.
  • Heroes do the right thing.
  • Heroes have compassion.
  • Heroes are competent.
  • Heroes are inspiring.
  • Heroes never quit.
  • Heroes leap to action.

The Book of Heroes and The Book of Heroines retail for $14.99 each, and they would make AWESOME gift books for children ages 8-12.

The books are available for purchase wherever books are sold, including Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, the National Geographic Store (ShopNG.com), and amazon.com.

***Win These Books!***

Please note: The contest is now closed.

One of my lucky readers will win a set of BOTH of these beautiful hardcover National Geographic Kids books! To enter, simply comment below by answering the following question:

If you could have a dinner party with any hero or heroine, living or dead, who would you invite and why?

The contest ends Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 at midnight. Winner will be notified on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 by email.

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  1. Barbara
    November 17, 2016

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    I’ve always had a fascination with Harriet Tubman and the workings of the Underground Railroad. The bravery, the secrecy, the danger. That’s my choice.

  2. Michelle Klimchock
    November 18, 2016

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    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    I would like to know where his passion and drive came from to stand up for equal rights and not be afraid to do what is right.

  3. Jeralyn
    November 18, 2016

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    HRC. 😀 I’d love to ask her some questions post election.

  4. Ashley S
    November 18, 2016

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    I thought it would be cool to sit down to dinner with our Founding Fathers… my son says he wants to sit down with Iron Man and King Tut :)

  5. Candace
    November 18, 2016

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    I would bring the kids and sit down with Barack Obama. I would love to hear his perspective on the vast differences in Americans’ opinions and what he believes we can do to make a positive impact. Alternately I would also like Robert Downey Jr — in his Iron Man arm — but you would then have to drag me kicking and screaming from the table.

  6. Mandy
    November 18, 2016

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    My kids would love to sit down with Jane Goodall – they are very fascinated with chimpanzees and would love to hear her first hand knowledge! And, of course, Wonder Woman would be nice!

  7. Heather
    November 19, 2016

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    The answer I’m supposed to give is that I’d sit with HRC in the hopes of learning more about her and her feelings on the election.
    Really, though, I’d like to hang with Ben Affleck as Batman in the hopes he could introduce me to his friend, Matt Damon. Wink, wink. 😜

  8. Vaishnavi
    November 20, 2016

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    My 6-year-old girl and I, just brainstormed and decided, we’d invite Elon Musk. She’s fascinated with space travel. She’d love a trip to Mars for our next vacation :)

  9. Monica Atkins
    November 20, 2016

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    I would love to meet Barack Obama. As well, I would love Frida Kahlo or Julia de Burgos but those are my personal heroines.

  10. beth
    November 21, 2016

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    I think I would invite Eleanor Roosevelt because she was such a strong and interesting character.

  11. Sarah Gillespie
    November 28, 2016

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    I would definitely have Rosa Parks over for dinner.

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