Superhero books are always prized by children! From an early age, we are drawn to superheroes. Is it the powers they wield? Is it their mission to change the world? Whatever it is, there is a love in our society of those who do good for the world, from the very young through adulthood. These 20 books about superheroes are a great way to share that love with your family!
Superhero Books for Kids
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I think the fascination with superheroes starts from a very young age. That is why these superhero books for toddlers are perfectly paced for a young child’s attention span. Plus, since they are board books they are very durable!
My First Book of Superpowers (DC Super Heroes) by David Katz and Morris Katz is a board book that explores some of the most popular DC superheroes and their powers. The classic illustrations of favorite superheroes makes this a fun one for parents to share with their little ones.
DC Super Heroes: My First Book of Girl Power was written by Julie Merberg. This board book is a classically illustrated introduction to the most popular female superheroes in the DC universe. It is a great dose of girl power for little ones to enjoy.
DC Super Heroes ABC 123 by David Bar Katz uses comic book items and superhero names to illustrate the alphabet and simple numbers. The colorful artwork is done in classic comic book style and is sure to entertain little ones.
Mighty Numbers by the Marvel Press Book Group teaches toddlers to count to 10 with popular superheroes from the Marvel universe. Kids will enjoy learning to count the large and colorful superheroes in the illustrations.
Wonder Woman ABCs (DC Board Books) was written by Benjamin Bird and illustrated by Ethen Beavers. Join Wonder Woman as she introduces readers to the letters of the alphabet. Each letter stands for something that relates to her story, making this a great introduction to the popular superhero.
Super Heroes Have Friends Too! (DC Super Heroes) by Morris Katz is a colorful introduction to popular superhero friendships. This board book introduces important characteristics of friendship through these famous friends.
Superman: A Word Adventure! (DC Super Friends Word Adventures) was written by Donald Lemke and illustrated by Min Sung Ku. This simple book of first words shares some of Superman’s story through easy text and colorful illustrations.
Bedtime for Batman (DC Super Heroes) was written by Michael Dahl and illustrated by Ethen Beavers. This adorable board book follows a little boy preparing for bed. As he goes through his routine, the illustrations show Batman going through the same routine to prepare to for his own night of adventure.
Meet the Heroes . . . and the Villains, Too! (PJ Masks) was written by Maggie Testa. Meet the heroes and villans behind the popular show PJ Masks in this colorful tabbed board book. This is a great introduction to the characters of the series and their special skills.
Potty Superhero: Get ready for big boy pants! (Potty Book) is a board book by Parragon Books. The little boy in the story is training to be a potty superhero and leave diapers behind. This is a fun way to introduce potty training to your little one!
Picture books are slightly longer and include some of the best superhero books!
Ten Rules of Being a Superhero (Christy Ottaviano Books) by Deb Pilutti is a helpful guide to becoming a superhero. Superhero books about how to be a superhero? Can you get any cuter than that?! This adorably illustrated book lists ten important rules for superheroes, told through a little boy and his superhero doll.
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days was written by Shelly Becker and illustrated by Eda Kaban. This colorful book teaches kids how to get some control over their emotions by showing how superheroes control themselves when they are having a bad day.
Superhero Instruction Manual was written by Kristy Dempsey and illustrated by Mark Fearing. This handy guide is full of tips for wannabe superheroes, while also teaching kids an important lesson on kindness and teamwork. The vivid illustrations are sure to delight young readers.
Ladybug Girl by Jacky Davis and David Soman tells the story of Lulu, a little girl who puts on her ladybug costume and becomes a superhero. Join Ladybug Girl and her sidekick Bingo the dog as they go on adventures in their own backyard. There are many additional books available in the series. This is definitely a great addition to your superhero books!
The Amazing Adventures of Bumblebee Boy (Ladybug Girl) was written by Jacky Davis and illustrated by David Soman. Fans of the Ladybug Girl series will enjoy this book from the same authors about a young boy named Sam who seeks out adventure as the superhero Bumblebee Boy. When his little brother Owen wants to join him, Sam has to learn to include him in his adventures.
Super Red Riding Hood by Claudia Davila is a fun superhero twist on the classic fairy tale. Super Red Riding Hood isn’t afraid of anything. When she encounters a scary wolf while picking berries, she has to use her superhero smarts. The story has a sweet message and a strong heroine, and the illustrations are lively and colorful.
OLIVIA the Superhero (Olivia TV Tie-in) was adapted by Cordelia Evans and illustrated by Patrick Spaziante. When her little brother’s rattle goes missing, Olivia decides that she needs to become a superhero and save the day. The fun story may inspire kids to create their own superhero identities and solve problems in their own lives.
Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears? was written by Carmela LaVigna Coyle and illustrated by Mike Gordon. This fun rhyming book is full of adorable illustrations and questions about every day superhero life. Kids will enjoy finding out that they have lots in common with superheroes.
My Mom Has X-ray Vision was written by Angela McAllister and illustrated by Alex T. Smith. How many times as a kid did you wonder if your mom was able to see you through the walls? This vibrant book follows one little boy who is convinced that his mother really does have x-ray vision, so he decides to put her to the test. The story is accompanied by hilarious illustrations that both kids and adults can relate to.
Superhero Dad was written by Timothy Knapman and illustrated by Joe Berger. Having a superhero dad is very special. This adorable superhero book follows one little boy as he shares all of the amazing things that his super dad can do. The sweet story and fun illustrations make this a great one for kids to read aloud with their dad.
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Do you have any other favorite superhero books we should check out?