Incredibles 2 hits theaters this weekend, and it has us in the mood for MORE superhero action! Check out these books and book series for reads that will keep your family in the mood to save the world:
Picture Books and Early Readers:
Superbat by Matt Carr
Pat is an ordinary bat who wants nothing more than to be special. But when he proclaims himself a superbat, the other bats laugh and say that anything he can do, like fly and navigate through the dark, they can do too.
Disheartened that his friends have the same superpowers as him, Pat is ready to rip off his cape and throw it away when suddenly his supersonic hearing picks up a terrified cry. A cat has trapped a poor mouse!
Without a second thought, Pat quickly flies across the city using his echolocation and saves the mouse from the big, bad cat. His friends, who followed to watch, realize that Pat does have an amazing superpower: courage!
A playful twist on the superhero theme, Matt Carr's debut picture book is perfect for anyone who has ever felt just out of place. Matt introduces some real bat characteristics in this superhero adventure, as well as some bat facts in the back of the book!
The Three Little Superpigs by Claire Evans (coming July 31, 2018!)
After defeating the Big Bad Wolf, the Three Little Superpigs spend their days fighting crime and enjoying their newfound fame. But one day, the Big Bad Wolf escapes from prison and plunges Fairyland into fear. Our curly-tailed friends soon discover that bricks are missing all over town. The Superpigs return to their homes to solve the mystery when they realize it has all been a trap!
Join our new superheroes as they escape from the evil clutches of the Big Bad Wolf and save Fairyland in this first Superpigs adventure. Readers will huff and puff and laugh and laugh.
5-Minute Super Hero Stories
Eight 5-minute stories featuring your favorite LEGO DC characters in a padded hardcover collection!Join Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and many more in these eight action-packed stories that can each be read in five minutes or less. Whether they're fighting crime at a carnival or rescuing their friends from supervillains in outer space, there's never a dull moment with these super heroes!
The Adventures of Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey
George and Harold have created the greatest superhero in the history of their elementary school—and now they're going to bring him to life! Meet Captain Underpants! His true identity is so secret, even HE doesn't know who he is!
Acclaimed author and Caldecott Honor illustrator Dav Pilkey provides young readers with the adventure of a lifetime in this outrageously funny, action-packed, easy-to-read chapter book series. With hilarious pictures on every page, The Adventures of Captain Underpants is great for both beginning and chapter-book readers. And like Dav's other best-selling books of humor, it is sure to provide even the most reluctant readers with hours of fun.
DC Comics: Secret Hero Society Series by Derek Fridolfs, illustrated by Dustin Nguyen
The team behind DC Comics LIL' GOTHAM takes readers to the halls of Ducard Academy in Gotham City, where a young Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman start their very own Junior Detective Agency!
Young Bruce Wayne is the new kid at Ducard Academy, a prep school for gifted middle school students. Bruce finds out pretty quickly that he doesn't fit in: the faculty seems to not just encourage villainous behavior from its students, but reward it. He makes friends with two other outsiders, farm boy Clark Kent and the regal Diana Prince. The three band together to form a detective squad to find out why all of these extraordinary kids have been brought together at Ducard Academy, and to see just what the faculty is plotting.
Secret Hero Society uses comics, journal entries, and doodles to reimagine Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman as three students in the same school. They'll try their best to solve their case, but just because you're faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, or an Amazonian princess, it doesn't mean you get to stay up past eleven.
DC Comics Backstories: Wonder Woman: Amazon Warrior by Steve Korte
Who is Wonder Woman? How did she become a powerful super hero? What abilites does she use to fight for what is right? In this biography—complete with black-and-white illustrations, timelines, and character profiles—young readers will delight in learning the complete history of the awesome Amazon princess.
Superman: The Man of Tomorrow by Daniel Wallace
How did a child from another planet named Kal-El become farm boy Clark Kent? What happened to his planet and family? What powers does he possess and what are his weaknesses? Who are his most trusted allies and fearsome foes? In this biography—complete with black-and-white illustrations, timelines, and fact boxes—young readers will delight in learning the complete history of Metropolis's fearless protector.
Batman: Gotham City's Guardian by Matthew Manning
What was Bruce Wayne's childhood like? Why does he dress up like a bat? What compels him to protect Gotham City? How did he become the world's greatest detective? Who are his most trusted allies and fearsome foes? In this biography—complete with black-and-white illustrations, timelines, and fact boxes—young readers will delight in learning the complete history of Gotham's fearless protector.
Batman's Dark Secret by Kelley Puckett, illustrated by Jon J Muth
One day, a lonely orphan named Bruce Wayne finds himself in a dangerous situation. He defends himself against a monster bat--and he wins. From that time on, he is determined to fight evil. He becomes ... Batman!