Discover your superpower with Greg James and Chris Smith

Greg James and Chris Smith

Librarians of the week!

Our very first authors of the week are Greg James and Chris Smith! Have you read their hilarious Kid Normal book series?

Kid Normal is all about a superhero kid… with no powers! Watch our exclusive video with Greg and Chris to find out how they're stepping into their role and what you can expect from their book series.

What will your weird and wonderful superpower be?


Get the Kid Normal audiobook

Download the first book in the Kid Normal series for free from Audible.


Greg and Chris's top three children's books

Take a look at Greg and Chris's favourite books:

Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson

This is Chris' favourite. The Moomins and their friends will keep you company for life.

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Greg's favourite and the greatest book ever written about loving books.

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

We love Oliver's illustrations. This book is simply beautiful - a wonderful tale about the power of friendship.


Take the quiz

Which Kid Normal character are YOU? Take the quiz to find out:


Kid Normal activities

What qualities does a superhero have, both inside and out? What are the superpowers of your friends? Use the activity sheets below to complete challenges based on the Kid Normal books. There’s also a party pack, so that when we are all able see our friends again you can throw a Kid Normal party!


The Book of Hopes

Chris and Greg have also written a special story called The Hope-o-potamus , which was included in The Book of Hopes, a collection of stories to bring comfort to children during lockdown. Take a look at our video to launch the Virtual School Library featuring some contributing authors from The Book of Hopes and Our Patron HRH The Duchess of Cornwall



Kid Normal book cover