Children’s books are my absolute favorite. I have a bit of an obsession. Even before I had kids, it wasn’t uncommon for me to spend the afternoon in the children’s section of Barnes and Noble. I would read books and make lists of the books I wanted to add to my collection.
A book is always the perfect compliment to a learning unit so I have scoured the bookstores and libraries for the best superhero books to go with this month’s lessons.
Check out below my recommendations and head over to the library.
The Amazing Adventures of Bumble Bee Boy
I was first drawn to this book because we LOVE The Adventures of Ladybug Girl and this book is written by the same authors.

The Amazing Adventures of Bumblebee Boy is a sweet story about a little boy who is playing superhero with his toys and his baby brother wants to play too, however, Sam doesn’t want his baby brother to play with him. This leads to some conflict until Sam realizes that it might be more fun to play with his brother.

I loved that this book included superheroes and some VERY relatable social skills in the most natural of ways. This is a MUST read if you have two kids as it will teach your Lil’s about playing together and it had some good strategies to kindly tell siblings that you want to play alone.

Even Superheroes Have Bad Days
We happened to read this book on a day when Rea made more bad choices than good choices which was perfect. This book describes all of the things that Superheroes could do when they are having a bad day, like breaking and destroying things, but it shows the reader that instead of being destructive, superheroes do good, productive things to make themselves feel better.

This is a great book about what superheroes are and what they can do, plus it has a message about making good choices and turning a bad day into a good day. This book is a bit wordy and doesn’t have a super clear storyline, so it may not be the best choice for our younger Explorers.

Elliot Jones Midnight Superhero
Elliot Jones is a very quiet and well-behaved boy. He just sits quietly and colors during the day. That is because he has a secret: Elliot Jones is a superhero at night. He recovers gems for the queen and stops missiles from destroying the planet. Elliot Jones is tired from all his super adventures, so of course, during the day he is a quiet little boy.

This is a fun and sweet book. There is no hidden message, just a book written for plain old fun, which I absolutely love.

Super Rawr!
Dinosaurs + Superheroes. I mean, it doesn’t get any better than that! We love all things dinosaurs and we know most of you do too.

This book is about a dinosaur who comes in on career day and shares with the class that he is a superhero. He explains what superheroes do and how they do it. This a really simply written book and it is awesome for introducing the idea of superheroes and what they do.

Do Superheroes have Teddy Bears?

This book is written in question and answer format, so it isn’t your typical book with a progression of a plot. The characters in the book ask if superheroes do X just like them. The answer is always positive and it leads to the characters realizing that the heroes in their life (their parents) are the same as superheroes because they do many of the same things.

To be honest, this wouldn’t have been a book I would have chosen to read again, HOWEVER  Rea requested it over and over. I think she liked that the book pointed out many ways in which superheroes are just like her.

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