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Fly Guy #2: Super Fly Guy!

Books About Superheroes for Younger Children

This looks like a job for a superhero! These picture books and beginning readers are perfect for a child who leaps couches in a single bound and flies through the house at the speed of light. Enjoy these books about superheroes of all shapes and sizes!

The best news? You can check out 60 books with your Richland Library card and when you've finished this list, just call your closest Richland Library location and the staff will recommend more titles for your fan of superhero books.


Amazon Says: The second book in a humorous, easy-to-read series about a boy and his fly! Books have foil covers! Fly Guy loves the school lunchroom. He loves the dirty dishes, the smell more...
Amazon Says: The second book in a humorous, easy-to-read series about a boy and his fly! Books have foil covers! Fly Guy loves the school lunchroom. He loves the dirty dishes, the smelly mop, and the garbage cans. But when the lunch ladies discover there's a fly in the cafeteria, chaos ensues! Though Fly Guy makes a mess of things, he also shows his powers as a Super Fly Guy! Using hyperbole, puns, slapstick, and silly drawings, bestselling author/illustrator Tedd Arnold creates an easy reader that is full of fun. With an eye-catching holographic foil cover, this is the second in a series of four books. less...
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Amazon Says: Bob never knew he was a human boy, after being abandoned outside a beauty parlor and then raised by a bunch of dogs. He barked at businessmen and burrowed under bushes. Fortun more...
Amazon Says: Bob never knew he was a human boy, after being abandoned outside a beauty parlor and then raised by a bunch of dogs. He barked at businessmen and burrowed under bushes. Fortunately for Bob, dimple-faced Dorinda, a distressed damsel down on her luck, found him and taught him how to be a real boy. When a bureaucratic blunder puts the town in jeopardy, only Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda can save everyone from a dreadful disaster. Combined with Dušan Petricic's whimsical illustrations, Margaret Atwood's cleverly written, alliterative picture book will challenge and delight readers of all ages. less...
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Supersnouts! by Steve Bjorkman
Amazon Says: It's a quiet, peaceful evening, and all is well at Farmer Frank's Right? Wrong! Two villainous figures dart from shadow to shadow, sneakig toward the farmer's house. Who will more...
Amazon Says: It's a quiet, peaceful evening, and all is well at Farmer Frank's Right? Wrong! Two villainous figures dart from shadow to shadow, sneakig toward the farmer's house. Who will put a stop to these burglars before it's too late? Three power parkers, that's whol! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... SUPERSNOUTS! Hamlet, Snoutbuster, and Kernel Hog prove that hooved heroes in tights are better than any burglar alarm in this hilarious picture book. less...
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Amazon Says: On a wild and windy day, around about the end of May … DISASTER STRIKES! All the laundry blows away-socks and shirts, a woolly hat, and far-worse than all of that-C more...
Amazon Says: On a wild and windy day, around about the end of May … DISASTER STRIKES! All the laundry blows away-socks and shirts, a woolly hat, and far-worse than all of that-Charlie's Superhero Underpants! Charlie sets off on the mission of his life. From the Serengeti to the mountains of Nepal, Charlie is fearlessly determined to find his favorite briefs. Pow! Bright illustrations with a graphic-novel feel bring this hilarious adventure to life. Sure to awaken the super-hero in every reader. less...
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Supersister by Beth Cadena
Amazon Says: Brave enough to walk to the bus stop alone. Strong enough to lift--and pour--her own bowl of cereal. Able to read a story aloud all by herself. Who could this masked girl b more...
Amazon Says: Brave enough to walk to the bus stop alone. Strong enough to lift--and pour--her own bowl of cereal. Able to read a story aloud all by herself. Who could this masked girl be?It's Supersister!This energetic and playful story follows hero through a typical day of accomplishing ordinary feats for her family in an extraordinary way. And by the end you'll find out why she's such a super helper to her mother and how she earned her name. This fresh take on a new sibling story is sure to empower young readers, as it reminds them of all the super things they can do by themselves, and makes it possible for any child to become a super-helper.  less...
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Amazon Says: Awesome Man can shoot positronic rays out of his eyeballs, fly as straight asan arrow, and hug mutant Jell-O! Even villains like Professor Von Evil and the Flaming Eyeball are more...
Amazon Says: Awesome Man can shoot positronic rays out of his eyeballs, fly as straight asan arrow, and hug mutant Jell-O! Even villains like Professor Von Evil and the Flaming Eyeball are no match for this caped crusader. But Awesome Man also has a secret. . . . Can you guess what it is? The first picture book from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon perfectly captures the fantasy life of young superhero fans. less...
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AmazonSarah S. Says: This book is part of a great series of graphic novels featuring familiar superheroes.
Amazon Says: It?s a bird! It?s a plane! It?s Superman! All children love Superman, but until now, there hasn?t been a book written and illustrated specifically for the youngest fans of the more...
Amazon Says: It?s a bird! It?s a plane! It?s Superman! All children love Superman, but until now, there hasn?t been a book written and illustrated specifically for the youngest fans of the earth?s greatest superhero. Ralph Cosentino?s Superman: The Story of the Man of Steel tells the tale of the caped crime fighter?s amazing journey from the planet Krypton to the town of Smallville, Kansas, to the big city of Metropolis. There he lives a double life as Clark Kent, mild-mannered journalist, and Superman, protector of humanity. Told in simple, child-friendly language and illustrated with bright, bold artwork inspired by the originals, Superman is the perfect introduction to this beloved American icon. less...
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Superhero Max by Lawrence David
Amazon Says: Wiffle Biffle! These words turn Max into a superhero. But can a regular boy ever learn to be himself? It’s almost Halloween, and Max still doesn’t have any friends at his more...
Amazon Says: Wiffle Biffle! These words turn Max into a superhero. But can a regular boy ever learn to be himself? It’s almost Halloween, and Max still doesn’t have any friends at his new school. So when the teacher invites all the kids to come in costume for the big day, Max knows just what he’ll be. He becomes Captain Crusader, Superhero. It’s a game he loved playing with his old friends, and now his classmates all want to play with him too. Captain Crusader fights all sorts of villains. He’s liked and needed by everyone. But when Max persists in being a superhero–costume and all–after October 31st, the kids start to lose interest. Max pouts and acts out. His family begins to worry that he isn’t himself anymore. Can Max leave his superhero games behind long enough to see whether the kids like him for who he really is? less...
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AmazonSarah S. Says: Follow Traction Man on a few other adventures in this superhero series.
Amazon Says: Traction Man—wearing combat boots, battle pants, and his warfare shirt—comes in a box, but very quickly finds the way into the imagination of his lucky boy owner. This sup more...
Amazon Says: Traction Man—wearing combat boots, battle pants, and his warfare shirt—comes in a box, but very quickly finds the way into the imagination of his lucky boy owner. This superhero searches for the Lost Wreck of the Sieve as the boy makes a game of doing the dishes, and later in the bathtub, he conquers the Mysterious Toes that are stealing his pet, the brave little Scrubbing Brush. These are just a few of the action-packed adventures played out by the boy and his new toy that may not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but can vanquish all manner of villains lurking around the house. Mini Grey’s story in words and pictures is an irresistible invitation to the private world of a child’s play. Praise for The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-Be: “A rib-tickling U.S. debut for Grey, with plenty of sight gags to complement the chatty narrative.”—Kirkus Reviews “The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-Be delivers an entertaining spin and a great deal of visual wit.”—The Horn Book less...
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Another Perfect Day by Ross MacDonald
Amazon Says: "Life is Rich," sighed Jack, as he settled back in his job as Chief Flavor Tester for the World's Best Ice Cream Company. "This is turning out to be my most perfect day yet!" more...
Amazon Says: "Life is Rich," sighed Jack, as he settled back in his job as Chief Flavor Tester for the World's Best Ice Cream Company. "This is turning out to be my most perfect day yet!" But just when he thought things couldn't possibly get any better, they started to get a little . . . funny. less...
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Amazon Says: When evil genius Baron von Baddie accidentally captures superhero Captain Kapow, he immediately sets about making mischief. He rearranges the days of the week, unleashes an ar more...
Amazon Says: When evil genius Baron von Baddie accidentally captures superhero Captain Kapow, he immediately sets about making mischief. He rearranges the days of the week, unleashes an army of ice-cream-stealing robots, and binges on doughnuts.          But before long, the Baron gets a bit bored with his evil extravaganza. Could it be that he misses tangling with his old archnemesis? Yep, turns out even villains need their superheroes.          Perfect for kids who will eventually enjoy graphic novels, here is a warm, funny book that proves when it comes to friendship, winning isn’t everything. less...
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Amazon Says: Something mysterious is about to happen on Thurber Street.   ZAP! Will the events of one afternoon change Henry's life forever? more...
Amazon Says: Something mysterious is about to happen on Thurber Street.   ZAP! Will the events of one afternoon change Henry's life forever? less...
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Ladybug Girl by David Soman
AmazonSarah S. Says: Check out other LadyBug girl adventures in this series!
Amazon Says: The first hardcover picture book in the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series, which encourages independence and creative play, and celebrates imagination for ev more...
Amazon Says: The first hardcover picture book in the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series, which encourages independence and creative play, and celebrates imagination for every preschool child!   When Lulu puts on her ladybug costume, she becomes Ladybug Girl, a superhero who uses her imagination to have adventures right in her own backyard. Her dog, Bingo the basset hound, is always by her side and the two prove that they are not too little to explore nature, build forts, and make their own big fun.   For fans of Fancy Nancy and Toot and Puddle, the Ladybug Girl series honors individuality, creativity, and a love of the outdoors!   less...
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Superhero by Marc Tauss
Amazon Says: Every kid wants to be a SUPERHERO! Maleek may be a small boy in a big city, but he's no ordinary kid. He's a scientist and a superhero! So when his beloved city's parks and p more...
Amazon Says: Every kid wants to be a SUPERHERO! Maleek may be a small boy in a big city, but he's no ordinary kid. He's a scientist and a superhero! So when his beloved city's parks and playgrounds mysteriously disappear, it's up to Maleek and his robot Marvyn to save the day. Marc Tauss's mesmerizing black-and-white photo-illustrations bring every young superhero's fantasy to life. less...
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Oliver the Mighty Pig by Jean Van Leeuwen
Amazon Says: When Oliver gets a Mighty Pig cape for his birthday, he's thrilled.  As soon as he puts it on, he imagines he has incredible superpowers.  It takes his family a little longe more...
Amazon Says: When Oliver gets a Mighty Pig cape for his birthday, he's thrilled.  As soon as he puts it on, he imagines he has incredible superpowers.  It takes his family a little longer to adjust, but soon Mother Pig has Oliver doing some rescue operations that look suspiciously similar to setting the table and emptying wastebaskets.  Then one morning Oliver discovers his cape is missing! All beginning readers who have ever wished they were superheroes will delight in the humorous antics of one very determined pig.  With clever wit and simple vocabulary Jean Van Leeuwen has created another wonderful addition to her easy-to-read series, colorfully illustrated by Ann Schweninger. less...
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Amazon Says: It's an ordinary day for Atomic Ace and his family until the evil Roboconqueror accidentally sends his mechanoid army after Ace's son instead of Ace himself. With Ace busy in more...
Amazon Says: It's an ordinary day for Atomic Ace and his family until the evil Roboconqueror accidentally sends his mechanoid army after Ace's son instead of Ace himself. With Ace busy in space diverting a meteor threat, who will be on Earth to save the day? less...
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Amazon Says: Little guinea pig is obsessed with his favorite TV show and with its star, Super Guinea Pig. Every day he tunes in to watch Super Guinea Pig save the world from evil and terri more...
Amazon Says: Little guinea pig is obsessed with his favorite TV show and with its star, Super Guinea Pig. Every day he tunes in to watch Super Guinea Pig save the world from evil and terrible disasters.   And every day he ignores his friends--an old hound dog, a yellow bird, and a plump goldfish--to watch his hero. When they start making fun of little guinea pig and asking why his new best friend never visits him, he dresses up as Super Guinea Pig to teach his friends a lesson. Leaping and acting like his hero, little guinea pig gets himself into a bit of trouble and calls upon Super Guinea Pig for help. Will Super Guinea Pig rescue him or will his real friends save the day? less...
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Superhero Joe by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman
Amazon Says: One day while playing in his room, Joe hears a cry for help from his parents downstairs. In an instant he's Superhero Joe and it's up to him to save the day! more...
Amazon Says: One day while playing in his room, Joe hears a cry for help from his parents downstairs. In an instant he's Superhero Joe and it's up to him to save the day! less...
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Mighty Max by Harriet Ziefert
Amazon Says: All Max wants to do is fly . . . and climb . . . and be a hero. But when he tries to do something heroic, his mom and dad prefer him to sit still and be quiet. When will Max g more...
Amazon Says: All Max wants to do is fly . . . and climb . . . and be a hero. But when he tries to do something heroic, his mom and dad prefer him to sit still and be quiet. When will Max get his chance to shine? Mighty Max captures that phase when many little boys want to be big and strong like superheroes. Elliot Kreloff's crayon illustrations give a winning personality to Max and his imaginary world. less...
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