Editor's note: This post was originally published April 21, 2016.
Kids love superheroes — and it’s not just because superheroes are cool. Children are attracted to their power and control. A superhero can fix anything! Plus, they have pretty rad costumes. When you're little, you have very little control, need help to fix most problems, and what four-year-old ever thinks they have enough costumes?
Now we all know superheroes are pretty hot right now, and it’s definitely not hard to find books with Superman, Spiderman, or Batman, which is why I didn’t include those iconic superheroes on this list. Instead, I found superheroes that you — and your child — may not know but should!
Feed into your child’s love of all things superhero with these 10 awesome superhero books.
Super Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero by Anne Cottringer
Awesome Dawson by Chris Gall
The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale
Ricky Ricotta Series by Dav Pilkey
Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
Ten Rules of Being a Superhero by Deb Pilutti
Superhero School by Aaron Reynolds
Sidekicks by Dan Santat
Ladybug Girl by Jacky Davis
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