Super Heroes in picture books

Author Micheal Chabon may be familar to adult readers from his novel “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay”, but here he writes a story of superheros for young kids.

Awesome Man explains his super powers while defeating bad guys, and closely guards his secret identity.

The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man by Micheal Chabon




As little Olu lies down to sleep, his imagination begins to soar!  Discover Olu’s super-powered adventurs in Olu’s Dream by Shane W. Evans.




Adventure Annie uses her special powers to help her mom when Adventure Annie Goes to Work by Amy Wummer.  Also find out how she tackles the first day of school in Adventure Annie goes to Kindergarten.




When Captain Amazing is laid up sick, he hosts tryout for new helpers in Sidekicks by Dan Santat.  But he does not realize that his three pets have taken up crime fighting duties to foil the villian and save the day.

This graphic novel is aimed at grades 3-6 but can be enjoyed as a read-aloud by grades 1-3.


 In Superhero Joe by Ron Barrett, a boy transforms everyday objects into a powerful identity and saves his dad from “the evil black ooze” aka engine oil, proving that sometimes a hero is most needed at home.



For fans of the classic DC heros, Ralph Cosentino has written the best picture book introduction for these iconic characters.

Batman: The Story of the Dark Knight by Ralph Cosentino. 

Superman by Ralph Cosentino

Wonder Woman: the story of the Amazon Princess by Ralph Cosentino


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