Captain Nobody

Captain Nobody

Growing up in the shadow of his football star brother, Chris, Newt Newman has never felt particularly special. When Chris is knocked into a coma, Newt's two best friends decide that taking him out for Halloween is the best way to cheer him up. Using some of Chris's old, oversized clothes, Newt creates his best costume ever?Captain Nobody! Newt feels so strong and confident Growing up in the shadow of his football star brother, Chris, Newt Newman has never felt particularly special. When Chris...

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Title:Captain Nobody
Author:Dean Pitchford
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Genres:Realistic Fiction
ISBN:Captain Nobody
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:195 pages pages

Captain Nobody Reviews

  • Sara Arrigoni
    May 18, 2017

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

  • Jessica (Books: A true story)
    Aug 20, 2015

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The book under the spotlight today will be Captain Nobody. This book is a heart-warming and truly inspiring book about a young boy by the name of Newt. Newt is a nobody and he is practically irrelevant to the whole school except his two best friends JJ and Cecil who are the definitio...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    Sweet story with an earnest main character. Love how Newt runs his household without anyone noticing, and how he doesn't seem to mind that nobody notices him. He just does what needs to be done and loves them even with all their faults. Then he stands up for himself and wins the day. ...

    ES Librarian Review: I really thought this book was going to be some pointless drivel hopelessly aimed at getting boys to read, but I couldn't have been more surprised. Not only was it well written, but is a great book for any gender to read - or age. I laughed out more than once, surp...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    Two stars because the kids liked it. I hated it. This is a story made up of people making the worst possible decisions over and over again until I couldn't stand reading about any of them. If anyone learned from their mistakes, it would have been more bearable, but they really didn't. ...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    Realistic fiction 3rd or 4th This book makes anyone feel like they can be a superhero, even the little guys. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Superhero, friendship, family, tragedy, everyday hero, funny ...

    One of my favorites, now my sons! ...

    4.5 stars great message clean good story funny ...

    Cute! Very quick read and perfect for any reluctant reader. Liked it a lot! ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

    Meet Newt Newman, the little brother of Chris Newman. He doesn't seem to be very well known, but when he turns into Captain Noboday he's hard to miss. What will he do to prove how truly heroic he's always been ...

    In Captain Nobody, Newt Newman is the 10 year old kid brother of a high school star football player, Chris Newman. He is the invisible backbone of the family: he makes everyone breakfast, finds his mom?s misplaced paperwork, and each day he wakes his brother up with, ?Hit the showe...

    I read this book out loud to my kids and they loved it.  I didn't expect that I would love it too! It was a lot of fun to read out loud becuase it was full of clever dialogue.  I maybe got a little carried away with the voices but my kids seemed to like it (or not hate it enough to m...

  • Sarah W
    Jul 04, 2011

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

  • Stacy
    Jun 18, 2018

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The book under the spotlight today will be Captain Nobody. This book is a heart-warming and truly inspiring book about a young boy by the name of Newt. Newt is a nobody and he is practically irrelevant to the whole school except his two best friends JJ and Cecil who are the definitio...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    Sweet story with an earnest main character. Love how Newt runs his household without anyone noticing, and how he doesn't seem to mind that nobody notices him. He just does what needs to be done and loves them even with all their faults. Then he stands up for himself and wins the day. ...

    ES Librarian Review: I really thought this book was going to be some pointless drivel hopelessly aimed at getting boys to read, but I couldn't have been more surprised. Not only was it well written, but is a great book for any gender to read - or age. I laughed out more than once, surp...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    Two stars because the kids liked it. I hated it. This is a story made up of people making the worst possible decisions over and over again until I couldn't stand reading about any of them. If anyone learned from their mistakes, it would have been more bearable, but they really didn't. ...

  • Joan
    Jan 21, 2013

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

  • LJ
    Oct 20, 2012

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The book under the spotlight today will be Captain Nobody. This book is a heart-warming and truly inspiring book about a young boy by the name of Newt. Newt is a nobody and he is practically irrelevant to the whole school except his two best friends JJ and Cecil who are the definitio...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    Sweet story with an earnest main character. Love how Newt runs his household without anyone noticing, and how he doesn't seem to mind that nobody notices him. He just does what needs to be done and loves them even with all their faults. Then he stands up for himself and wins the day. ...

    ES Librarian Review: I really thought this book was going to be some pointless drivel hopelessly aimed at getting boys to read, but I couldn't have been more surprised. Not only was it well written, but is a great book for any gender to read - or age. I laughed out more than once, surp...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    Two stars because the kids liked it. I hated it. This is a story made up of people making the worst possible decisions over and over again until I couldn't stand reading about any of them. If anyone learned from their mistakes, it would have been more bearable, but they really didn't. ...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    Realistic fiction 3rd or 4th This book makes anyone feel like they can be a superhero, even the little guys. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Superhero, friendship, family, tragedy, everyday hero, funny ...

    One of my favorites, now my sons! ...

    4.5 stars great message clean good story funny ...

    Cute! Very quick read and perfect for any reluctant reader. Liked it a lot! ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

    Meet Newt Newman, the little brother of Chris Newman. He doesn't seem to be very well known, but when he turns into Captain Noboday he's hard to miss. What will he do to prove how truly heroic he's always been ...

    In Captain Nobody, Newt Newman is the 10 year old kid brother of a high school star football player, Chris Newman. He is the invisible backbone of the family: he makes everyone breakfast, finds his mom?s misplaced paperwork, and each day he wakes his brother up with, ?Hit the showe...

  • Clare Cannon
    Oct 01, 2012

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

  • Ellen
    Jul 24, 2018

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The book under the spotlight today will be Captain Nobody. This book is a heart-warming and truly inspiring book about a young boy by the name of Newt. Newt is a nobody and he is practically irrelevant to the whole school except his two best friends JJ and Cecil who are the definitio...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    Sweet story with an earnest main character. Love how Newt runs his household without anyone noticing, and how he doesn't seem to mind that nobody notices him. He just does what needs to be done and loves them even with all their faults. Then he stands up for himself and wins the day. ...

    ES Librarian Review: I really thought this book was going to be some pointless drivel hopelessly aimed at getting boys to read, but I couldn't have been more surprised. Not only was it well written, but is a great book for any gender to read - or age. I laughed out more than once, surp...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    Two stars because the kids liked it. I hated it. This is a story made up of people making the worst possible decisions over and over again until I couldn't stand reading about any of them. If anyone learned from their mistakes, it would have been more bearable, but they really didn't. ...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    Realistic fiction 3rd or 4th This book makes anyone feel like they can be a superhero, even the little guys. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Superhero, friendship, family, tragedy, everyday hero, funny ...

  • Chris
    Jan 26, 2013

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The book under the spotlight today will be Captain Nobody. This book is a heart-warming and truly inspiring book about a young boy by the name of Newt. Newt is a nobody and he is practically irrelevant to the whole school except his two best friends JJ and Cecil who are the definitio...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    Sweet story with an earnest main character. Love how Newt runs his household without anyone noticing, and how he doesn't seem to mind that nobody notices him. He just does what needs to be done and loves them even with all their faults. Then he stands up for himself and wins the day. ...

    ES Librarian Review: I really thought this book was going to be some pointless drivel hopelessly aimed at getting boys to read, but I couldn't have been more surprised. Not only was it well written, but is a great book for any gender to read - or age. I laughed out more than once, surp...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    Two stars because the kids liked it. I hated it. This is a story made up of people making the worst possible decisions over and over again until I couldn't stand reading about any of them. If anyone learned from their mistakes, it would have been more bearable, but they really didn't. ...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    Realistic fiction 3rd or 4th This book makes anyone feel like they can be a superhero, even the little guys. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Superhero, friendship, family, tragedy, everyday hero, funny ...

    One of my favorites, now my sons! ...

    4.5 stars great message clean good story funny ...

    Cute! Very quick read and perfect for any reluctant reader. Liked it a lot! ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

    Meet Newt Newman, the little brother of Chris Newman. He doesn't seem to be very well known, but when he turns into Captain Noboday he's hard to miss. What will he do to prove how truly heroic he's always been ...

    In Captain Nobody, Newt Newman is the 10 year old kid brother of a high school star football player, Chris Newman. He is the invisible backbone of the family: he makes everyone breakfast, finds his mom?s misplaced paperwork, and each day he wakes his brother up with, ?Hit the showe...

    I read this book out loud to my kids and they loved it.  I didn't expect that I would love it too! It was a lot of fun to read out loud becuase it was full of clever dialogue.  I maybe got a little carried away with the voices but my kids seemed to like it (or not hate it enough to m...

    Do you like action, suspense and exciting things that will make your socks come off your feet? Well, you're in luck because there is an amazing book called Captain Nobody, and it has it all. The book I read was Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford. Newt, a scrawny and forgotten ten year ol...

    I had a lot of problems with this book, which was included in our home-school curriculum. For starters, it really wasn't that interesting. The premise of the protagonist's brother going into a coma after a horrific tackle in a football game promised the possibility of exploring a w...

    Summary (Amazon.com ) Life can be difficult at 10 years old. You're not old enough for anyone to take you seriously, and you're just beginning to combat the hormone jungle. It also doesn't help if your high school-aged brother is the star quarterback of the local football team, your...

  • Amy Holiday
    Sep 25, 2018

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The book under the spotlight today will be Captain Nobody. This book is a heart-warming and truly inspiring book about a young boy by the name of Newt. Newt is a nobody and he is practically irrelevant to the whole school except his two best friends JJ and Cecil who are the definitio...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    Sweet story with an earnest main character. Love how Newt runs his household without anyone noticing, and how he doesn't seem to mind that nobody notices him. He just does what needs to be done and loves them even with all their faults. Then he stands up for himself and wins the day. ...

  • Lori
    Jul 26, 2018

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The book under the spotlight today will be Captain Nobody. This book is a heart-warming and truly inspiring book about a young boy by the name of Newt. Newt is a nobody and he is practically irrelevant to the whole school except his two best friends JJ and Cecil who are the definitio...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    Sweet story with an earnest main character. Love how Newt runs his household without anyone noticing, and how he doesn't seem to mind that nobody notices him. He just does what needs to be done and loves them even with all their faults. Then he stands up for himself and wins the day. ...

    ES Librarian Review: I really thought this book was going to be some pointless drivel hopelessly aimed at getting boys to read, but I couldn't have been more surprised. Not only was it well written, but is a great book for any gender to read - or age. I laughed out more than once, surp...

  • Jill
    Jun 12, 2017

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The book under the spotlight today will be Captain Nobody. This book is a heart-warming and truly inspiring book about a young boy by the name of Newt. Newt is a nobody and he is practically irrelevant to the whole school except his two best friends JJ and Cecil who are the definitio...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

  • Paige Soule
    Sep 06, 2018

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The book under the spotlight today will be Captain Nobody. This book is a heart-warming and truly inspiring book about a young boy by the name of Newt. Newt is a nobody and he is practically irrelevant to the whole school except his two best friends JJ and Cecil who are the definitio...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    Sweet story with an earnest main character. Love how Newt runs his household without anyone noticing, and how he doesn't seem to mind that nobody notices him. He just does what needs to be done and loves them even with all their faults. Then he stands up for himself and wins the day. ...

    ES Librarian Review: I really thought this book was going to be some pointless drivel hopelessly aimed at getting boys to read, but I couldn't have been more surprised. Not only was it well written, but is a great book for any gender to read - or age. I laughed out more than once, surp...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    Two stars because the kids liked it. I hated it. This is a story made up of people making the worst possible decisions over and over again until I couldn't stand reading about any of them. If anyone learned from their mistakes, it would have been more bearable, but they really didn't. ...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    Realistic fiction 3rd or 4th This book makes anyone feel like they can be a superhero, even the little guys. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Superhero, friendship, family, tragedy, everyday hero, funny ...

    One of my favorites, now my sons! ...

  • Donna
    Aug 16, 2015

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

  • Melissa
    Jan 02, 2014

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

  • Tami
    Mar 18, 2012

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

  • Mrs. Downs
    Mar 17, 2017

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The book under the spotlight today will be Captain Nobody. This book is a heart-warming and truly inspiring book about a young boy by the name of Newt. Newt is a nobody and he is practically irrelevant to the whole school except his two best friends JJ and Cecil who are the definitio...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    Sweet story with an earnest main character. Love how Newt runs his household without anyone noticing, and how he doesn't seem to mind that nobody notices him. He just does what needs to be done and loves them even with all their faults. Then he stands up for himself and wins the day. ...

    ES Librarian Review: I really thought this book was going to be some pointless drivel hopelessly aimed at getting boys to read, but I couldn't have been more surprised. Not only was it well written, but is a great book for any gender to read - or age. I laughed out more than once, surp...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    Two stars because the kids liked it. I hated it. This is a story made up of people making the worst possible decisions over and over again until I couldn't stand reading about any of them. If anyone learned from their mistakes, it would have been more bearable, but they really didn't. ...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    Realistic fiction 3rd or 4th This book makes anyone feel like they can be a superhero, even the little guys. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Superhero, friendship, family, tragedy, everyday hero, funny ...

    One of my favorites, now my sons! ...

    4.5 stars great message clean good story funny ...

    Cute! Very quick read and perfect for any reluctant reader. Liked it a lot! ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

    Meet Newt Newman, the little brother of Chris Newman. He doesn't seem to be very well known, but when he turns into Captain Noboday he's hard to miss. What will he do to prove how truly heroic he's always been ...

  • Jenny
    Sep 25, 2017

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The book under the spotlight today will be Captain Nobody. This book is a heart-warming and truly inspiring book about a young boy by the name of Newt. Newt is a nobody and he is practically irrelevant to the whole school except his two best friends JJ and Cecil who are the definitio...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    Sweet story with an earnest main character. Love how Newt runs his household without anyone noticing, and how he doesn't seem to mind that nobody notices him. He just does what needs to be done and loves them even with all their faults. Then he stands up for himself and wins the day. ...

    ES Librarian Review: I really thought this book was going to be some pointless drivel hopelessly aimed at getting boys to read, but I couldn't have been more surprised. Not only was it well written, but is a great book for any gender to read - or age. I laughed out more than once, surp...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    Two stars because the kids liked it. I hated it. This is a story made up of people making the worst possible decisions over and over again until I couldn't stand reading about any of them. If anyone learned from their mistakes, it would have been more bearable, but they really didn't. ...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    Realistic fiction 3rd or 4th This book makes anyone feel like they can be a superhero, even the little guys. ...

    3.5 stars ...

  • Elizabeth
    Jul 22, 2018

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The book under the spotlight today will be Captain Nobody. This book is a heart-warming and truly inspiring book about a young boy by the name of Newt. Newt is a nobody and he is practically irrelevant to the whole school except his two best friends JJ and Cecil who are the definitio...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    Sweet story with an earnest main character. Love how Newt runs his household without anyone noticing, and how he doesn't seem to mind that nobody notices him. He just does what needs to be done and loves them even with all their faults. Then he stands up for himself and wins the day. ...

    ES Librarian Review: I really thought this book was going to be some pointless drivel hopelessly aimed at getting boys to read, but I couldn't have been more surprised. Not only was it well written, but is a great book for any gender to read - or age. I laughed out more than once, surp...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    Two stars because the kids liked it. I hated it. This is a story made up of people making the worst possible decisions over and over again until I couldn't stand reading about any of them. If anyone learned from their mistakes, it would have been more bearable, but they really didn't. ...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    Realistic fiction 3rd or 4th This book makes anyone feel like they can be a superhero, even the little guys. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Superhero, friendship, family, tragedy, everyday hero, funny ...

    One of my favorites, now my sons! ...

    4.5 stars great message clean good story funny ...

    Cute! Very quick read and perfect for any reluctant reader. Liked it a lot! ...

  • Dustin George-Miller
    Dec 16, 2012

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The book under the spotlight today will be Captain Nobody. This book is a heart-warming and truly inspiring book about a young boy by the name of Newt. Newt is a nobody and he is practically irrelevant to the whole school except his two best friends JJ and Cecil who are the definitio...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    Sweet story with an earnest main character. Love how Newt runs his household without anyone noticing, and how he doesn't seem to mind that nobody notices him. He just does what needs to be done and loves them even with all their faults. Then he stands up for himself and wins the day. ...

    ES Librarian Review: I really thought this book was going to be some pointless drivel hopelessly aimed at getting boys to read, but I couldn't have been more surprised. Not only was it well written, but is a great book for any gender to read - or age. I laughed out more than once, surp...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    Two stars because the kids liked it. I hated it. This is a story made up of people making the worst possible decisions over and over again until I couldn't stand reading about any of them. If anyone learned from their mistakes, it would have been more bearable, but they really didn't. ...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    Realistic fiction 3rd or 4th This book makes anyone feel like they can be a superhero, even the little guys. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Superhero, friendship, family, tragedy, everyday hero, funny ...

    One of my favorites, now my sons! ...

    4.5 stars great message clean good story funny ...

    Cute! Very quick read and perfect for any reluctant reader. Liked it a lot! ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

    Meet Newt Newman, the little brother of Chris Newman. He doesn't seem to be very well known, but when he turns into Captain Noboday he's hard to miss. What will he do to prove how truly heroic he's always been ...

    In Captain Nobody, Newt Newman is the 10 year old kid brother of a high school star football player, Chris Newman. He is the invisible backbone of the family: he makes everyone breakfast, finds his mom?s misplaced paperwork, and each day he wakes his brother up with, ?Hit the showe...

    I read this book out loud to my kids and they loved it.  I didn't expect that I would love it too! It was a lot of fun to read out loud becuase it was full of clever dialogue.  I maybe got a little carried away with the voices but my kids seemed to like it (or not hate it enough to m...

    Do you like action, suspense and exciting things that will make your socks come off your feet? Well, you're in luck because there is an amazing book called Captain Nobody, and it has it all. The book I read was Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford. Newt, a scrawny and forgotten ten year ol...

    I had a lot of problems with this book, which was included in our home-school curriculum. For starters, it really wasn't that interesting. The premise of the protagonist's brother going into a coma after a horrific tackle in a football game promised the possibility of exploring a w...

  • Amy
    Jun 07, 2017

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

  • Amanda
    Nov 30, 2018

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The book under the spotlight today will be Captain Nobody. This book is a heart-warming and truly inspiring book about a young boy by the name of Newt. Newt is a nobody and he is practically irrelevant to the whole school except his two best friends JJ and Cecil who are the definitio...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    Sweet story with an earnest main character. Love how Newt runs his household without anyone noticing, and how he doesn't seem to mind that nobody notices him. He just does what needs to be done and loves them even with all their faults. Then he stands up for himself and wins the day. ...

    ES Librarian Review: I really thought this book was going to be some pointless drivel hopelessly aimed at getting boys to read, but I couldn't have been more surprised. Not only was it well written, but is a great book for any gender to read - or age. I laughed out more than once, surp...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    Two stars because the kids liked it. I hated it. This is a story made up of people making the worst possible decisions over and over again until I couldn't stand reading about any of them. If anyone learned from their mistakes, it would have been more bearable, but they really didn't. ...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    Realistic fiction 3rd or 4th This book makes anyone feel like they can be a superhero, even the little guys. ...

  • Roslyn Daly
    Jun 26, 2014

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

  • Sandy
    Mar 14, 2017

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The book under the spotlight today will be Captain Nobody. This book is a heart-warming and truly inspiring book about a young boy by the name of Newt. Newt is a nobody and he is practically irrelevant to the whole school except his two best friends JJ and Cecil who are the definitio...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    Sweet story with an earnest main character. Love how Newt runs his household without anyone noticing, and how he doesn't seem to mind that nobody notices him. He just does what needs to be done and loves them even with all their faults. Then he stands up for himself and wins the day. ...

    ES Librarian Review: I really thought this book was going to be some pointless drivel hopelessly aimed at getting boys to read, but I couldn't have been more surprised. Not only was it well written, but is a great book for any gender to read - or age. I laughed out more than once, surp...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    Two stars because the kids liked it. I hated it. This is a story made up of people making the worst possible decisions over and over again until I couldn't stand reading about any of them. If anyone learned from their mistakes, it would have been more bearable, but they really didn't. ...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    Realistic fiction 3rd or 4th This book makes anyone feel like they can be a superhero, even the little guys. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Superhero, friendship, family, tragedy, everyday hero, funny ...

    One of my favorites, now my sons! ...

    4.5 stars great message clean good story funny ...

    Cute! Very quick read and perfect for any reluctant reader. Liked it a lot! ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

  • Jon Hembree
    Feb 15, 2018

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The book under the spotlight today will be Captain Nobody. This book is a heart-warming and truly inspiring book about a young boy by the name of Newt. Newt is a nobody and he is practically irrelevant to the whole school except his two best friends JJ and Cecil who are the definitio...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    Sweet story with an earnest main character. Love how Newt runs his household without anyone noticing, and how he doesn't seem to mind that nobody notices him. He just does what needs to be done and loves them even with all their faults. Then he stands up for himself and wins the day. ...

    ES Librarian Review: I really thought this book was going to be some pointless drivel hopelessly aimed at getting boys to read, but I couldn't have been more surprised. Not only was it well written, but is a great book for any gender to read - or age. I laughed out more than once, surp...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

  • Ivy Lapee
    Aug 21, 2017

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The book under the spotlight today will be Captain Nobody. This book is a heart-warming and truly inspiring book about a young boy by the name of Newt. Newt is a nobody and he is practically irrelevant to the whole school except his two best friends JJ and Cecil who are the definitio...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    Sweet story with an earnest main character. Love how Newt runs his household without anyone noticing, and how he doesn't seem to mind that nobody notices him. He just does what needs to be done and loves them even with all their faults. Then he stands up for himself and wins the day. ...

    ES Librarian Review: I really thought this book was going to be some pointless drivel hopelessly aimed at getting boys to read, but I couldn't have been more surprised. Not only was it well written, but is a great book for any gender to read - or age. I laughed out more than once, surp...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    Two stars because the kids liked it. I hated it. This is a story made up of people making the worst possible decisions over and over again until I couldn't stand reading about any of them. If anyone learned from their mistakes, it would have been more bearable, but they really didn't. ...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

  • Areeb
    Dec 09, 2016

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The book under the spotlight today will be Captain Nobody. This book is a heart-warming and truly inspiring book about a young boy by the name of Newt. Newt is a nobody and he is practically irrelevant to the whole school except his two best friends JJ and Cecil who are the definitio...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    Sweet story with an earnest main character. Love how Newt runs his household without anyone noticing, and how he doesn't seem to mind that nobody notices him. He just does what needs to be done and loves them even with all their faults. Then he stands up for himself and wins the day. ...

    ES Librarian Review: I really thought this book was going to be some pointless drivel hopelessly aimed at getting boys to read, but I couldn't have been more surprised. Not only was it well written, but is a great book for any gender to read - or age. I laughed out more than once, surp...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    Two stars because the kids liked it. I hated it. This is a story made up of people making the worst possible decisions over and over again until I couldn't stand reading about any of them. If anyone learned from their mistakes, it would have been more bearable, but they really didn't. ...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    Realistic fiction 3rd or 4th This book makes anyone feel like they can be a superhero, even the little guys. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Superhero, friendship, family, tragedy, everyday hero, funny ...

    One of my favorites, now my sons! ...

    4.5 stars great message clean good story funny ...

    Cute! Very quick read and perfect for any reluctant reader. Liked it a lot! ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

    The book has excitement and perhaps the main character is relatable but the topics were more serious than expected. I also don't appreciate suicide being mentioned either for children, even if very briefly. Another reviewer compared this author's writing style with Jerry Spinelli's...

    Meet Newt Newman, the little brother of Chris Newman. He doesn't seem to be very well known, but when he turns into Captain Noboday he's hard to miss. What will he do to prove how truly heroic he's always been ...

    In Captain Nobody, Newt Newman is the 10 year old kid brother of a high school star football player, Chris Newman. He is the invisible backbone of the family: he makes everyone breakfast, finds his mom?s misplaced paperwork, and each day he wakes his brother up with, ?Hit the showe...

    I read this book out loud to my kids and they loved it.  I didn't expect that I would love it too! It was a lot of fun to read out loud becuase it was full of clever dialogue.  I maybe got a little carried away with the voices but my kids seemed to like it (or not hate it enough to m...

    Do you like action, suspense and exciting things that will make your socks come off your feet? Well, you're in luck because there is an amazing book called Captain Nobody, and it has it all. The book I read was Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford. Newt, a scrawny and forgotten ten year ol...

  • Riley I.
    Aug 25, 2017

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The book under the spotlight today will be Captain Nobody. This book is a heart-warming and truly inspiring book about a young boy by the name of Newt. Newt is a nobody and he is practically irrelevant to the whole school except his two best friends JJ and Cecil who are the definitio...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    Sweet story with an earnest main character. Love how Newt runs his household without anyone noticing, and how he doesn't seem to mind that nobody notices him. He just does what needs to be done and loves them even with all their faults. Then he stands up for himself and wins the day. ...

    ES Librarian Review: I really thought this book was going to be some pointless drivel hopelessly aimed at getting boys to read, but I couldn't have been more surprised. Not only was it well written, but is a great book for any gender to read - or age. I laughed out more than once, surp...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    Two stars because the kids liked it. I hated it. This is a story made up of people making the worst possible decisions over and over again until I couldn't stand reading about any of them. If anyone learned from their mistakes, it would have been more bearable, but they really didn't. ...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    Realistic fiction 3rd or 4th This book makes anyone feel like they can be a superhero, even the little guys. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Superhero, friendship, family, tragedy, everyday hero, funny ...

    One of my favorites, now my sons! ...

    4.5 stars great message clean good story funny ...

    Cute! Very quick read and perfect for any reluctant reader. Liked it a lot! ...

    This book is amazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat. I always kept reading it and couldn't put it down. The title may seem stupid but the book has so much more to it! I 100% recommend it! ...

  • Trustin
    May 06, 2018

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The book under the spotlight today will be Captain Nobody. This book is a heart-warming and truly inspiring book about a young boy by the name of Newt. Newt is a nobody and he is practically irrelevant to the whole school except his two best friends JJ and Cecil who are the definitio...

    The only reason this isn't getting a one-star review is that my daughter loved the storyline. I guess it's the larger-than-life events of the book that hooked her. Me? I didn't like it. I didn't like the neglectful parents. That made me squirm each time we had to read about...

    Sweet story with an earnest main character. Love how Newt runs his household without anyone noticing, and how he doesn't seem to mind that nobody notices him. He just does what needs to be done and loves them even with all their faults. Then he stands up for himself and wins the day. ...

    ES Librarian Review: I really thought this book was going to be some pointless drivel hopelessly aimed at getting boys to read, but I couldn't have been more surprised. Not only was it well written, but is a great book for any gender to read - or age. I laughed out more than once, surp...

    The boys and I finished Captain Nobody last night. Here?s a review from Clark (my 5 y/o) and I: It was pretty good! It?s about a boy, Newt, trying to live in the shadow of his well-known big brother (Everyone says, ?I didn?t know Chris Newman had a younger brother!?) . It ha...

    Two stars because the kids liked it. I hated it. This is a story made up of people making the worst possible decisions over and over again until I couldn't stand reading about any of them. If anyone learned from their mistakes, it would have been more bearable, but they really didn't. ...

    middle school level with a great and traumatic story to tell and lesson to learn ...

    Realistic fiction 3rd or 4th This book makes anyone feel like they can be a superhero, even the little guys. ...

    3.5 stars ...

    Superhero, friendship, family, tragedy, everyday hero, funny ...

    One of my favorites, now my sons! ...

    4.5 stars great message clean good story funny ...

  • Rish
    Oct 03, 2018

    Writing from big sister perspective, Newt Newman is the kind of kid you want to bear-hug, really, really tight, even though he'd probably run a mile to prevent it. Newt is the oft-forgotten little brother of a big football hero; most people don't even know he exists. Everyone's t...

    This was probably my favorite read aloud I have read to my kids in a long time. This would definitely interest boys, either as a read aloud, or them reading it themselves. This book was filled with comedy, excitement, suspense, and heart. It takes on a heavy subject; when tragedy s...

    Ok..I didn't like this book. I liked the main character, Newt but ALL the other characters really, REALLY irritated me. My intrigue for this book quickly grew to irritation just a few pages in because the parents completely neglected their son Newt. He is left on his own for an entire ...

    Newton Newman is used to being invisible. His parents are forever caught up in work and his high school football star brother Chris is getting ready for the biggest game of the year. Most people seem surprised to discover Chris has a ten-year-old kid brother. Newton and his two best fr...

    Listen to this on audiobook read by the author. All of us were laughing out loud. The themes of friendship and sibling relationships are not to be missed. ...

    I am soooo excited to tell everyone about Captain Nobody! My children and I just finished reading Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford as our bedtime story. We read for over an hour because none of us wanted to stop before we had finished it. And I lost track of time. Captain Nobody is ...

    Fun story about Newt Newman, the younger, often overlooked, brother of the star football player in their town. Newt is a fan of comic books and heroes. He spends his days overlooked and being invisible. When Newt?s brother Chris gets hit hard during a game and ends up in a coma, Newt...

    Read this to my kids as part of our homeschool curriculum. It deals with some intense topics and "average" kids will identify with the struggles and eventual triumphs of 10-year-old Newt Newman. There is brief mention of suicide which some parents may object to (a character isn't actua...

    You can't tell a book by its cover. This cover looks so light-hearted, but the story turns out to be very serious/deep for this age group. ...

    The book under the spotlight today will be Captain Nobody. This book is a heart-warming and truly inspiring book about a young boy by the name of Newt. Newt is a nobody and he is practically irrelevant to the whole school except his two best friends JJ and Cecil who are the definitio...