Children have a great interest for superheroes at my library, so it hasn't been difficult to find books on this topic. It has been somewhat harder to find books at the correct age level for Bobo, who is 3. We have been getting more superhero picture books in lately. I attribute this to all the superhero movies that have been released in the past year. Superheroes are everywhere.
Bobo loves the Green Lantern. Yes, I did let him watch the movie with Ryan Reynolds (who is my pretend husband). He fell asleep 10 minutes into it. He must have gotten something out of the movie, though, because he wanted the GL playhouse and figure for Christmas. I couldn't find any easy books about GL, so I checked out a chapter book. It didn't hold his interest. There weren't enough pictures to even take a picture walk with this one. We'll try again in a few years.
We could take a picture walk with The Flash: Ice and Flame by Jane B. Mason. Bobo is fascinated with fire and ice, so that helped hold his attention longer. We often pretend to be Spider-man and His Amazing Friends. I play the part of Firestar, while Bobo is Iceman. These are his two favorite powers.
The Incredibles is another favorite at our house. We like the idea of the super family. I was disappointed with this book because it was the book of the movie. I expected a new story about Dash.
Robin is beginning to overshadow Batman. My little brothers were the same way. It must be that Robin is closer to their age. Maybe it's just his witty jokes. This book was great!
If you're looking for a superhero who isn't from the DC or Marvel world. This new picture book is a wonderful alternative. It is a funny story about a superhero called Awesome Man who is plagued by villains like his annoying sister.
I have to divulge one disclaimer before the long list of books for the month. Daddy reads the graphic novels to Bobo. I haven't read many graphic novels, so I have a hard time deciphering the action and dialogue in a continuous flow. Once you've read lots of these, it will become second-nature and you can share them with your soon-to-be independent readers. Daddy does a wonderful job of narrating these books.
More Superhero Books:
Spider-Man: Spider-Man Versus the Scorpion by Susan Hill
Spider-Man: Spider-Man versus Hydro-Man by Susan Hill
The Batman: Jam Packed Action
The Incredibles: Truth and Consequences by Landry Q. Walker
Super Friends: Going Bananas by Ben Harper
Batman Classic: Starro and Stripes Forever: With Superman and Wonder Woman by Gina Vivinetto
The Dark Knight: Batman Versus the Joker by N.T. Raymond
The Dark Knight: Batman Saves the Day by Jennifer Frantz
Spider-Man: Dust-Up in Aisle Seven! by Fred Van Lente
Spider-Man: Fashion Victims! by Fred Van Lente
The Invincible Iron Man: An Origin Story by Rich Thomas
First Look and Find: Marvel Spider-Man & Friends
Have a super time sharing some of these books!