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Superhero Books: Batman, Superman, Spider-Man

The Children’s Book Review | April 22, 2020

A simple crowd pleaser: Superhero books!

Boys eat these books up. And, you may or may not be surprised, a lot of girls do, too.

Putting a superhero book into the hands of a beginner reader is a great way to nudge them into the early-fluent reading stage—especially when you build them their own personal bat cave to read in (bat cave à la pillows and blankets). Mark my word, these books feature the classic characters and their usual good-guy-bad-guy anecdotes. I love that Wonder Woman makes an appearance. Some of the books have been made into level 2 readers for the kids that are gaining confidence with independent reading (some help may be needed). Holy books, Batman!

Batman Classic: Meet the Super Heroes: With Superman and Wonder   Woman (I Can Read Book 2) Batman Classic: Meet the Super Heroes: With Superman and Wonder Woman (I Can Read Book 2)

Written by Michael Teitelbaum

Publisher’s Synopsis: When an evil dragon attacks Gotham City, Batman knows he can’t stop it by himself. With Superman and Wonder Woman fighting by his side, there is nothing these three Super Heroes can’t do!

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Ages 4-8 | Publisher: HarperCollins | December 22, 2009

Batman Classic: Gothams Villains Unleashed!Batman  Classic: Gothams Villains Unleashed!

Written by John Sazaklis

Publisher’s Synopsis: Gotham’s most dangerous criminals are on the loose! After the Joker breaks out the city’s nastiest villains from Arkham Asylum, Batman must act fast to locate the inmates and return them to custody. With Robin at his side, can Batman stop each and every one of these evildoers before it’s too late?

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Ages 4-8 | Publisher: HarperFestival | December 22, 2009

Batman Classic: The Batman Reusable Sticker Book

Written by John Sazaklis

Publisher’s Synopsis: Help Batman fight crime in this fun, action-packed reusable sticker book. But beware! Gotham’s most dangerous villains are lurking around every corner . . . KAPOW!

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Ages 4-8 | Publisher: HarperFestival | May 25, 2010

Superman Classic: I Am Superman (I Can Read Book 2)Superman Classic: I Am Superman (I Can Read Book 2)

Written by Michael Teitelbaum

Publisher’s Synopsis: Superman is in his Fortress of Solitude when Lex Luthor puts all of Metropolis in danger. Can Superman fly back to the city in time to stop Lex and save the day?

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Ages 4-8 | Publisher: HarperCollins | December 22, 2009

Superman Classic: Superman versus Bizarro (I Can Read Book 2)Superman Classic: Superman versus Bizarro (I Can Read Book 2)

Written by Chris Strathearn

Publisher’s Synopsis: When Bizarro crashes into Metropolis, he does more harm than good. What will it take to show this backward hero the way home?

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Ages 4-8 | Publisher: HarperCollins | December 22, 2009

Superman Classic: The Incredible Shrinking Superhero!Superman Classic: The Incredible Shrinking Super Hero!: With Wonder   Woman

Written by Zachary Rau

Publisher’s Synopsis: Superman, Wonder Woman, and the president have been captured by the evil alien Brainiac, who has shrunk Superman and the president to a super-small size. Trapped on the villain’s spaceship, the Super Heroes must combine their amazing powers to defeat their larger-than-life foe!

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Ages 4-8 | Publisher: HarperFestival | December 22, 2009

Spider-Man: Spider-Man versus the Lizard (I Can Read Book 2)Spider-Man: Spider-Man versus the Lizard (I Can Read Book 2)

Written by Susan Hill

Publisher’s Synopsis: Spider-Man’s newest enemy is big, green, and mean. Spider-Man thinks he has him all figured out. But there may be more to the Lizard than Spidey can imagine!

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Ages 4-8 | Publisher: HarperCollins | December 29, 2009

Spider-Man: Spider-Man versus the Green Goblin (I Can Read Book 2)Spider-Man: Spider-Man versus the Green Goblin (I Can Read Book 2)

Written by Susan Hill

Publisher’s Synopsis: Spider-Man is on the lookout for his friend Harry’s father when a new villain glides by. Can Spidey find Harry’s dad with the Green Goblin close behind?

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Ages 4-8 | Publisher: HarperCollins | December 29, 2009

Leave us a comment: If you could be any superhero, which one would you be? I aspire to be Wonder Woman—if only to wear that costume for a day!

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

Comments
  • These books are hit and miss. I have two young sons and we reviewed several of them for Amazon.com. Personally, I like the older books (Level 4) more than the early readers. There are better and cheaper options for parents. For one, Mile High Comics carries old copies of kid-friendly (G-rated) comic books that can be purchased for as little as 75 cents per copy.

    February 25, 2011
    • Thanks for the suggestions. You can’t go wrong for 75c! Although, $3.99 isn’t too bad. Right?

      Sometimes it’s just about getting an early reader with the right content into the right hands. After the audience is captivated you can then move onto something a little more thought-provoking.

      February 28, 2011

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