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Story time! Most parents make a baby book for their kid, but if you're author Brad Meltzer's son, yours is bound to be a bestseller. Well known for having all six of his novels hit the New York Times best-seller list, Meltzer's latest tome, Heroes For My Son ($12), is both his entry into nonfiction and a gift to his firstborn. From concept to creation, the father (of now three children) was involved in nearly every step of the process, from the look and layout of the pages to selecting photographs of the 52 heroes — from Dr. Seuss to Albert Einstein and Paul Newman to Pele — in the book. The dedication reads, "For Theo and Jonas, my sons, my heroes." And, that's the point of the book, that anybody can be a hero.

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