Picture Books: Superheroes

Picture Books

Breen, Steve. Violet the Pilot J PIC BRE
Young Violet's only friend is her dog, Orville, until one of her homemade flying machines takes her to the rescue of a Boy Scout troop in trouble.

Chabon, Michael. The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man J PIC CHA
A young superhero describes his awesome powers, which he then demonstrates as various foes arrive on the scene.

Cosentino, Ralph. Batman: the Story of the Dark Knight J PIC COS (and other superheroes like Superman and Wonder Woman J PIC COS)
Wealthy Bruce Wayne relates how he became the costumed avenger known as Batman.

Donaldson, Julia. Superworm J PIC DON
Superworm's bug friends attempt to free him from the clutches of Wizard Lizard who, having heard of Superworm's wondrous and heroic deeds, captures him and forces him to dig for treasure.

Grey, Mini. Traction Man is Here! J PIC GRE and J PB PIC G  (see other Traction Man titles J PIC GRE)
Traction Man, a boy's courageous action figure, has a variety of adventures with Scrubbing Brush and other objects in the house.

Holub, Joan. Zero the Hero J PIC HOL
Zero believes that he is a hero, but the counting numbers think he is worthless until they get into trouble with some Roman numerals, and only Zero can help.

Kushner, Elisabeth. The Purim Superhero J PB PIC K
Nate wants to dress as an alien for Purim but his friend wants him to wear a superhero costume like the other boys, so Nate seeks guidance from his Daddy and Abba, who advise that being yourself makes you stronger.

Long, Ethan. My Dad, My Hero J PIC LON
A child describes his dad, who may not have super powers, but is still wonderful.

McClements, George. Baron von Baddie and the Ice Ray Incident J PIC MCC
When Baron von Baddie defeats his nemesis, Captain Kapow, he discovers that it is not as much fun to create chaos and engage in bad behavior if no one tries to stop him.

Montijo, Rhode. The Gumazing Gum Girl!: Chews Your Destiny J FIC MON
When Mom issues a no-gum rule, Gabby Gomez sneaks a piece of special bubble gum that turns her into a superhero.

Morales, Yuyi. Niño Wrestles the World J PIC MOR
Lucha Libre champion Niño has no trouble fending off monstrous opponents, but when his little sisters awaken from their naps, he is in for a no-holds-barred wrestling match that will truly test his skills.

Pelletier, Andrew T. The Amazing Adventures of Bathman J PIC PEL and J PB PIC P
Bathman saves rubber Ducky from the evil Cap'n Squeegee.

Pinkney, J. Brian. The Adventures of Sparrowboy J PIC PIN
After an encounter with a sparrow, Henry finds he is able to fly just like his favorite comic book hero HawkMan.

Portis, Antoinette. Princess Super Kitty J PIC POR
Maggie, a little girl with a huge imagination, becomes a cat, a superhero, a princess, and more in the course of a day.

Ries, Lori. Super Sam! J PIC RIE
Sam transforms himself into Super Sam to entertain his baby brother, but when his superpowers fail, he finds another way to save the day.

Rocco, John. Super Hair-o and the Barber of Doom J PIC ROC
A boy fears that he has lost his super powers after a villain captures him and cuts the hair that he believes is the source of his strength.

Rosen, Michael. Send for a Superhero! J PIC ROS
A father reads his children a bedtime story about two villains whose plot to steal money and cover everything in slime is unsuccessfully countered by every superhero until Extremely Boring Man comes along with the power to put everyone to sleep.

Schwarz, Viviane. Timothy and the Strong Pajamas: A Superhero Adventure J PIC SCH
After his mother mends his favorite pajamas, Timothy finds that he has super strength and decides to use it to help others, but when the pajamas rip again, he loses his strength just when he needs it most.

Soman, David and Davis, Jacky. The Amazing Adventures of Bumblebee Boy J PIC SOM
As imaginary superhero Bumblebee Boy, Sam rejects his pesky little brother's help in defeating pirates, dragons, and saber-toothed lions, but when Sam comes up against some scary aliens, he discovers the advantage of having a sidekick.

Soman, David and Davis, Jacky. Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy J PIC SOM (and other Ladybug Girl stories J PIC SOM)
Lulu, dressed as Ladybug Girl, goes to the playground and makes new friends, including Bumblebee Boy.

Weigel, Jeff. Atomic Ace and the Robot Rampage J PIC WEI
As the son of superhero Atomic Ace, a boy is eager for adventures of his own until a horde of robots descends upon his school and he learns that his powers are not yet strong enough to save even himself.

Weitzman, Jacqueline Preiss. Superhero Joe and the Creature Next Door J PIC WEI
Joe conquers his fear of the strange creature moving into the house next door, as well as the treehouse in the creature's backyard.


Graphic Novels


Baltazar, Art and Franco. Sidekick City Elementary J FIC SUP GRA
Before they were teenagers, Robin, Kid Flash, Cyborg, Wonder Girl, and the other Super kids were all enrolled at Sidekick Elementary, where they encountered the usual problems of school children everywhere--and perhaps a bit more.

Stephens, Sarah Hines. Pooches of Power! J FIC SUP GRAPHIC
Ace the Bat-Hound and Krypto the Super-Dog smell something fishy. Penguin's Bad News Birds have stolen sardines from the Gotham City Marina. Together, the doggy duo must reel in the fowl felons and throw them in the can.