What books are great for kids who love superheroes?
From The Lightning Thiefto Superhero Superhero Joe, here are the 7 answers to the question, “What is one super book recommendation you’d have about superheroes and supervillains?”
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
- The Incredibles: Family Matters by Mark Waid
- Bedtime for Superheroes by Katherine Locke
- The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
- The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
- The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks
- Superhero Joe by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
One book that I would recommend is The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan . This book is the first in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, and it follows the adventures of Percy Jackson, a young boy who discovers that he is the son of the Greek god Poseidon. In this book, Percy must journey to the Underworld to retrieve Zeus’s lightning bolt, which a powerful supervillain has stolen.
Along the way, he encounters a variety of colorful characters, including other demigod heroes and fearsome monsters. “The Lightning Thief” is a fast-paced, action-packed story that is sure to appeal to kids who love superheroes and supervillains. It is also a great introduction to Greek mythology, which is a rich source of inspiration for many superhero and supervillain stories.
Natalia Brzezinska, Marketing & Outreach Manager, US Passport Photo
The Incredibles: Family Matters by Mark Waid
My top recommendation for a book about superheroes and supervillains for kids is The Incredibles: Family Matters . This book follows the adventures of Bob Parr and his family as they battle against evil villains in order to keep the world safe. It’s an exciting story that will captivate young readers while teaching them valuable lessons about teamwork and heroism.
The artwork and writing are top-notch, making this a great choice for any young reader who loves superheroes and supervillains. So if you’re looking for a great book to introduce your kid to the world of superheroes, The Incredibles: Family Matters is an ideal choice!
Asker Ahmed, Director & Founder, iProcess
Bedtime for Superheroes by Katherine Locke
Bedtime for Superheroes by Katherine Locke, illustrated by Rayanne Vieira, is a great recommendation for kids who want to read about superheroes. This book is a fun and whimsical take on the superheros’ work and bedtime routine. It’s also a great way to introduce them to the idea of good vs. evil and teach them about the importance of getting a good night’s sleep.
Kate Wojewoda-Celinska, Marketing Manager, Spacelift
The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
The Adventures of Captain Underpants is a classic. One of my favorite book series growing up and I have fond memories of reading these books. They are entertaining, funny, and inspiring. They are the perfect book about superheroes and supervillains for kids that are less bloody and gory than traditional superhero books and comics that are often geared towards more mature audiences. If your kid is not reading this series, they should be.
Scott Krager, Founder, TubeSplit.com
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
One book recommendation for kids interested in superheroes and supervillains is The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken . This young adult novel is about a group of teens with special powers who have been deemed dangerous by the government and are on the run from authorities. As they evade capture and try to find a safe haven, they must also confront their fears and limitations and decide how they will use their powers. The book is action-packed and features complex characters and themes, making it an excellent read for kids who enjoy superhero stories with depth and nuance. And if one book is not enough, I have good news. Alexandra Bracken is offering her fans a trilogy complete with a collection of three novellas found in Through the Dark.
Nina Paczka, Community Manager, Live Career
The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks
If kids love superheroes and supervillains, one book I highly recommend is The Adventures of Superhero Girl by Faith Erin Hicks. This graphic novel follows the misadventures and hijinks of a superhero who just wants to fight crime and save the day but is constantly beset by minor annoyances that take up her time – like losing her keys or dealing with automaton repair.
Filled with humor and full-color illustrations, this title will have readers laughing out loud as they get invested in the story and cheer for Superhero Girl and her loyal sidekick Brainy Cat in their pursuit of saving the city.
Jamie Irwin, Director, Straight Up Search
Superhero Joe by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman
My top recommendation for books about superheroes and supervillains for kids is Superhero Joe . This book tells the story of a young boy who discovers his extraordinary powers and embarks on an exciting journey to save the world from evil. The characters in this book are engaging, relatable, and full of life.
Kids will love reading about Joe’s journey and learning the valuable lessons he learns along the way. This book is an inspiring story that will help kids understand the power of being a superhero, as well as how to use those powers for good. It’s sure to be a hit with children of all ages!
Yusuf Shurbaji, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Prismfly
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