Books for kids in preschool - grade 5
Unless otherwise noted,
shelved in the picture book section by the author's last name.
Daring Dog and Captain Cat / Arnold Adoff
Supersnouts! / Steve Björkman
Superdog : the heart of a hero / Caralyn Buehner
Minnie and Moo and the musk of Zorro / Denys Cazet - j Er CAZET (beginning reader)
Superhero Max / Lawrence David
Superheroes / Maxwell Eaton III (The adventures of Max and Pinky)
Max / Bob Graham
Traction Man is here! / Mini Grey (& Traction Man Meets Turbodog )
He saves the day / Marsha Hayles
The Leaf Men and the brave good bugs / William Joyce
Another perfect day / Ross MacDonald
Bad baby / Ross MacDonald
Baron von Baddie and the ice ray incident / George McClements
SuperHero ABC / Bob McLeod - j Eac MCLEOD (alphabet books)
Sumo Boy / Hirotaka Nakagawa
Kapow! / George O'Connor (& Ker-splash!)
Captain Raptor and the moon mystery / Kevin O'Malley
Captain Raptor and the Space Pirates / Kevin O'Malley
The adventures of Sparrowboy / Brian Pinkney
Superhero School / Aaron Reynolds
Noodle man : the pasta superhero / April Pulley Sayre
Timothy and the strong pajamas / Viviane Schwarz
Superhero / Marc Tauss
Oliver the Mighty Pig / Jean Van Leeuwen - j Er VANLEEUWEN (beginning reader
Atomic Ace: (he's just my dad) / Jeff Weigel
Atomic Ace and the Robot Rampage / Jeff Weigel
Super Guinea Pig to the rescue / Udo Weigelt
Captain Pajamas / Bruce Whatley
Sumo Mouse / David Wisniewski
Mighty Max / Harriet Ziefert
Unless otherwise noted,
shelved by the author’s last name in juvenile fiction.
Avatar, the last airbender : the lost scrolls. Fire / Tom Mason
j pb A (paperbacks)
Avatar Series, Grades 3-5
The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy / William Boniface
Ordinary Boy is the only citizen of Superopolis without super-powers, but he still helps thwart the evil schemes of Professor Brain-Drain.
The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy Series, Grades 3-5
Sidekicks: Operation Squish! / Dan Danko
Another adventure in the life of thirteen year-old Guy Martin, also known as Speedy, the sidekick to Pumpkin Pete.
Sidekicks Series, Grades 3-5.
Horace Splattly : the cupcaked crusader / Lawrence David
Ten-year-old Horace Splattly eats some magic cookies that turn him into a flying, fire-breathing superhero.
Horace Splattly, the cupcaked crusader Series , Grades 2-4
Wonder Kid meets the evil lunch snatcher / Lois Duncan
Terrorized by an evil lunch-snatcher at his new school, Brian devises a plan involving a new super hero called Wonder Kid. Grades 3-5
The amazing odorous adventures of Stinky Dog / James Howe
Howie the dachshund creates a story featuring a superhero whose ability to stink enables him and his sidekick, to fight crime in Central City. Grades 2-4
Defenders of the universe / D.V. Kelleher
Six kids form a "superhero" group and use their abilities to fight crime.
The Dark Fortress / Daniel Lipkowitz
Four brave LEGO knights must capture the Dark Fortress of Ankoria.
Lego Knights’ Kingdom Series, Grades 1-3
The adventures of Captain Underpants / Dav Pilkey
George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he is Captain Underpants. The adventures of Captain Underpants Series, Gr. 2-4
The adventures of Super Diaper Baby : the first graphic novel /
George and Harold create a new comic book superhero, Super Diaper Baby.
The adventures of Super Diaper Baby Series, Grades 2-4
Ricky Ricotta's mighty robot / Dav Pilkey
Ricky Ricotta, a small mouse, saves a giant robot from his evil creator.
Ricky Ricotta Series, Grades 2-4
Captain Nobody / Dean Pitchford
When ten-year-old Newton dresses up as an unusual superhero for Halloween, he decides to keep wearing the costume after the holiday to help save townspeople and eventually his injured brother. Grades 3-5
The caped sixth grader: cabin fever /Zoe Quinn
j pb Q (paperback)
At summer camp for other kids with super abilities, sixth-grader Zoe realizes she might not be the only super hero at Sweetbriar Middle School.
The Caped Sixth Grader Series, Grades 4-6
The great cape rescue / Phyllis Shalant
Fin and his friends discover that their superhero game might become real and the Society of Super Secret Heroes is born.
The Society of Super Secret Heroes Series, Grades 2-4
Billy Hooten, Owlboy / Thomas E. Sniegoski
j pb S (paperback)
Billy Hooten suddenly learns that he has been chosen to become the next Owlboy, whose destiny it is to save the inhabitants of Monstros, a city underneath the cemetery next to Billy's house.
Billy Hooten, Owlboy Series, Grades 3-6
The curse of the bologna sandwich / Greg Trine
After graduating from the superhero academy, Melvin Beederman heads for Los Angeles where he hopes to nab the evil McNasty Brothers.
Melvin Beederman, Superhero Series , Grades 2-4
Secret identity / Wendelin Van Draanen
Tired of being picked on by the school bully, a fifth grade boy assumes a secret identity. Shredderman Series, Grades 3-6
The adventures of Ratman / Ellen Weiss
An 8-year-old boy is turned into a superhero named Ratman. Grades 2-4
Mind thief / David Orme
GRAPHIC j BILLY BLASTER
Billy Blaster and his friend, Wu Hoo, track a dangerous new foe -- a wizard who is stealing minds. Billy Blaster Series
The adventures of Daniel Boom, aka Loud Boy. Sound off! / D. J. Steinberg
GRAPHIC j DANIEL BOOM
Daniel Boom, who has no volume control on his voice, taps into his inner superhero to become Loud Boy and so do his pals who have bad habits (aka superpowers) of their own.
The adventures of Daniel Boom, aka Loud Boy Series, Grades 3-5
Fashion Kitty and the unlikely hero / Charise Mericle Harper
GRAPHIC j HARPER
When her school makes a rule that everyone has to wear boring school uniforms, Fashion Kitty puts her fashion powers into action.
Fashion Kitty Series, Grades 3-6
GRAPHIC j JUSTICE LEAGUE
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians / Jarrett J. Krosoczka
GRAPHIC j LUNCH LADY
The school lunch lady, a secret crime fighter, sets out to stop a group of librarians bent on destroying a shipment of video games.
Lunch Lady Series, Grades 3-5
Mo and Jo : fighting together forever : a toon book / Dean Haspiel & Jay Lynch GRAPHIC j LYNCH
When the Mighty Mojo gives his powerful costume to Mo and Jo, these argumentative twins fight so much they rip it in half. Grades K-3
Magic Pickle : vs. the Egg Poacher / Scott Morse
GRAPHIC j MAGIC PICKLE
Magic Pickle is after a rotten egg in town who's out to poach a wild kiwi but in the process creates gooey havoc at the zoo.
Magic Pickle Series, Grades 3-5
Teen Titans go! 4, Ready for action! / J. Torres
GRAPHIC j TEEN
Find books about these famous superheroes at these call numbers:
j Er BATMAN (beginning readers)
j BATMAN (older fiction)
j pb B (paperbacks)
j 741.5 / j IRON MAN (older fiction)
j 741.5 / GRAPHIC j JUSTICE LEAGUE
j POWER RANGERS (older fiction)
j Er SPIDERMAN (beginning readers)
j SPIDERMAN (older fiction)
j Er Superfriends (beginning readers)
j SUPERMAN (older fiction)
Superman, from the thirties to the seventies - j Ea CARTOON
Showcase presents Superman. Vol. 1 - j Ea CARTOON
j Er X (beginning readers)
j DVD BOLT
j DVD SHREDDERMAN
j DVD SKY
j DVD SPACE CHIMPS
j DVD UNDERDOG
Look for these and other great books at
The Children's Library
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
16 Castle Shannon Blvd.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15228