My Name is Not Alexander (Review)

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My Name Is Not Alexander
About the Author:

Jennifer Fosberry is a science geek turned children’s book writer and author of the New York Times Bestseller My Name Is Not Isabella. After working in the high-tech industry in Silicon Valley and running away to Costa Rica for a few years, she returned to the San Francisco Bay area to read, write, raise kids, and not do too much housework. She lives with her husband and three children and wishes for a puppy.
This is a cute story about a young boy who takes an imaginary journey through history, pretending to be some of the great leaders who helped shape the world.  An interaction between a boy and his father, Alexander tells Daddy (and reminds him often!)  That his name is NOT Alexander, and he is indeed these larger-then-life men who influenced others and made history.  Daddy takes it all in stride, and goes right along with it.  In the end, he finds that his true hero is very close to home.

Just How Big Can a Little kid Dream?
Who is your hero?
Alexander takes a rip-roaring historical adventure! Through his imaginative journey, Alexander discovers how great men become heroes: the roughest rider can be surprisingly gentle, a strong leader is also the most peaceful, and sometimes, being brave about what makes you different will not only help you break records, but inspire others.
Join Alexander as he learns how these remarkable men changed the world and encouraged him to find the hero within himself.

The illustrations are beautiful and  in depth- they have layers!  Take a good look at them, and see that they have many details to be discovered.  Spend some time with the pages, not just with the words, and you will be pleasantly surprised  🙂
Alexander’s journey teaches us about the men he becomes, and there is “fun facts” about each of them as well.

The author is still on her My Name Is Not Alexander book tour, and these are the ones that are yet to pass!

Sunday, March 20th
3:30 PM
Books and Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 305-444-9044
Wednesday, March 23rd
4:00 PM
The Book Mark
299 Atlantic Blvd
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Phone: 904-241-9026
Saturday, March 26th
10:00 AM
Doylestown Bookshop
16 S Main Street
Doylestown, PA
Here is the trailer for the book, as well. 
Happy reading!


  1. Sounds like a great book. I think I will put one in the easter basket I am making for my friend’s son. I always try to put books in there because Benjamin loves to read.

  2. I love books that can make history fun and teach a lesson!

  3. I love when history is provided in a fun way and promotes creativity!

  4. Thanks for sharing! Will definitely write down the title for when my boy is a lil’ bit older.

  5. This sounds like an awesome book that I could read with my kids. Too bad her book tour isn’t coming to Charlotte!

  6. Sounds like a great book, always nice to have a little extra educational value there!

    I agree, the illustrations look really great, just perfect for kids.

  7. I have heard of this book before and glad you brought it back to my attention because my son who is just 4 seems to have difficulty understanding what makes a man good or not. I would love to get this to bring so fun positive reinforcement to his life. Thanks for the share.

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