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10 Superheroes You Won't Find in Comics

Recommended reads with superheroes you and your kids might not know yet.
on October 18, 2017

Editor's note: This post was originally published April 21, 2016.

Kids love superheroes — and it’s not just because superheroes are cool. Children are attracted to their power and control. A superhero can fix anything! Plus, they have pretty rad costumes. When you're little, you have very little control, need help to fix most problems, and what four-year-old ever thinks they have enough costumes?

Now we all know superheroes are pretty hot right now, and it’s definitely not hard to find books with Superman, Spiderman, or Batman, which is why I didn’t include those iconic superheroes on this list. Instead, I found superheroes that you — and your child —  may not know but should!

Feed into your child’s love of all things superhero with these 10 awesome superhero books.

Super Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero by Anne Cottringer

Awesome Dawson by Chris Gall

The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale

Ricky Ricotta Series by Dav Pilkey

Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

Ten Rules of Being a Superhero by Deb Pilutti

Superhero School by Aaron Reynolds

Sidekicks by Dan Santat

Ladybug Girl by Jacky Davis

Featured Photo Credit: Choreograph/Thinkstock


Check out bloggers Amy Mascott and Allie McDonald's book, Raising a Rock-Star Reader: 75 Quick Tips for Helping Your Child Develop a Lifelong Love for Reading. Get expert advice and learn new strategies for your young readers.



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