Welcome to Super Power Saturdays! Throughout the summer I will be posting a blog the first and third Saturdays in June and July that will feature juvenile books about all things super-powered. I will highlight fiction books that feature super powers in their many unique forms, great graphic novels that expand the meaning of super powers every day, middle school powers, books that help you create your own superheroes and graphic novels, and nonfiction books that look at real life superheroes.
To start us off I am featuring super powers in fiction. There are a lot of great superheroes and super powers hidden inside the pages of fiction novels, even super-powered animals! But, before we get to those, don’t forget to check out The Big Book of Superheroes by Bart King. This book welcomes you into the world of superheroes - giving you tips on becoming a superhero, superhero training, finding your superhero name, as well as facts, quizzes, and more. So…if you had a super power, what would your power be? Not sure? For some inspiration read some of these picks to see what power you’d like to have.
- The Gumazing Girl Chews Your Destiny by Rhode Montijo
- Melvin Beederman Superhero: Curse of the Bologna Sandwich by Greg Trine
- Captain Awesome to the Rescue by Stan Kirby
- Sisters 8 Annie's Adventures by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
- Princess in Black by Shannon Hale
- Royal Rodent Rescue published by DC Comics
- Almost Super by Marion Jensen
- Magical Kids: The Smallest Girl Ever; The Boy Who Could Fly by Dally Gardner
- Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford
For some fun with the Sisters 8 series check out the Sister 8 website. There you will find information about the books, how to start a Sisters 8 book club, Sisters 8 crafts, a Sisters 8 picture gallery, a quiz to see which sister you are most like, and more. Also, a fun fact: This series was a family collaboration, written by a mom, dad, and their young daughter!
For a list of these, and other great superhero books, see our Juvenile Super Powered Fiction book list in our catalog.
And don’t forget to check back the first Saturday in June (June 6th) for a look at Graphic Novels – All Kinds of Powers! and the third Saturday in June (June 20th) for a post featuring Middle School Powers!
Happy “Super Powered” Reading!