{"id":6567319502927,"title":"The Sunshine Squad","handle":"the-sunshine-squad","description":"\u003ch6\u003eComing October 19, 2021. 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Throughout the day, Tommy helps his 123 Sunshine Street neighbors in different ways and learns that caring about others might be the best superpower of all.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003eChicken Soup for the Soul children's books impart life lessons that warm the heart with heaping spoonfuls of good humor.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/chicken-soup-for-the-soul\"\u003eChicken Soup for the Soul children's books\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/sunshine-squad-spread.jpg?v=1620064975\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" class=\"cvr-border-gray\" data-mce-style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e \u003cscript src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-shape=\"round\" defer async=\"\" type=\"text\/javascript\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"medium-cover\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/sunshine-squad-cover.jpg?v=1620920916\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca class=\"product-btn\" href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/sunshine-squad-cover-hires.jpg.zip?v=1620920916\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJamie Michalak, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"UTF-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJamie Michalak White is the author of nearly forty books for children, including movie and TV show adaptations. 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The Sunshine Squad

Coming October 19, 2021. Preorder today!

The Sunshine Squad

By: Jamie Michalak  / Illustrated by: Lorian Tu

What's your superpower?

They call themselves the Sunshine Squad: five friends (and one tagalong little brother) who decide to be superheroes. They have courage, capes, and even a secret clubhouse.

They all have their own kind of superpower too. Oliver is a genius at drawing comics. Mia is a star athlete. Lucas is a master of practical jokes. Sophie is an animal expert. And Tommy—well, he's still figuring out what he's good at. Maybe he doesn't belong in the squad at all. Throughout the day, Tommy helps his 123 Sunshine Street neighbors in different ways and learns that caring about others might be the best superpower of all.

Chicken Soup for the Soul children's books impart life lessons that warm the heart with heaping spoonfuls of good humor.

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Jamie Michalak, author

Jamie Michalak White is the author of nearly forty books for children, including movie and TV show adaptations. She lives with her family in Rhode Island.

Read more about Jamie.


Lorian Tu, illustrator

Lorian Tu is a children's book author and illustrator. She lives in New England with her family where she creates content for children.

Read more about Lorian. 

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Kirkus Reviews

Real kids can become superheroes. 123 Sunshine St., located in a multiethnic community, is the apartment-building home to Oliver (who’s Black), Mia (with brown skin and long, textured dark hair), Sophie (with olive skin and straight, black hair), and brothers Lucas and Tommy (both White). Oliver is an artist, Mia a skateboarder, Sophie a pet whisperer, and Lucas a jokester. In their collective imagination, they turn those talents into superpowers to save the neighborhood. And Tommy? He seems to be too young to have a supertalent. But when a chain reaction of problems occurs, Tommy’s superpower—kindness—shines. Encouraged by Tommy’s success, the five children create the Sunshine Squad to really help the neighborhood. Backmatter includes a tangentially related story and ways to spread sunshine. Readers can see the Sunshine Squad in action in the simultaneously publishing sequel, Sophie and the Tiny Dognapping. When Sophie steals Mia’s dollhouse dog, she experiences all the emotional and physical reactions of a guilty conscience. Although the Sunshine Squad is busy helping their other neighbors, they have time to give Sophie (and young readers) some good advice. In both books, colorful cartoon illustrations with many close-ups on faces capture the struggle of trying to do what is right. The books kick off the Chicken Soup for the Soul Kids series, their mission clear and their good intentions well executed. Slightly pedantic but with ethical situations children will relate to and good kid-to-kid advice.

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ISBN: 978-1-62354-274-0

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ISBN: 978-1-63289-892-0
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Ages: 4-7
Page count: 32
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