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Superheroes

Superkid

by Claire Freedman and illustrated by Sarah McIntyre

 

There’s a boy quite ordinary, He looks like me or you, But in secret… he is SUPERKID – There’s nothing he can’t do! With x-ray vision, super speed and bravery by the bag-load, Superkid is always on hand to save the day! He can spot bullies trying to steal your bubblegum, he knows just what to do with a plateful of broccoli, and he can make even pirates surrender. An encouraging message about every child’s potential to be a hero.

The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man

by Michael Chabon

 

Meet Awesome Man – a brand new superhero, who’s out of this world! The first picture book from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon perfectly captures the fantasy life of young superhero fans.

Awesome Man can shoot positronic rays out of his eyeballs, fly as straight as an arrow and hug mutant Jelly! Even villains like Professor Von Evil and the flaming Eyeballs are no match for this caped crusader.

But Awesome Man also has his secret… Can you guess what it is?

Superhero ABC

by Bob McLeod

 

With an original superhero for every letter of the alphabet this fun, colourful book is a great educational tool.

Silly and zany, and armed with the most unusual skills, these heroes are out to save the world-one letter at a time! Bubble-Man blows big bubbles at bullies, and laughing lass laughs at lawbreakers! Together, these one-of-a-kind defenders represent the ABCs in a way never seen before.

Eliot, Midnight Superhero

by Anne Cottringer and illustrated by Alex T Smith

 

By day, Eliot is a quiet boy who likes to read and play with his toys. But when the clock strikes midnight, Eliot is transformed into a superhero! When he’s not showing off his incredible swimming skills or wowing the crowds with his expert lion-taming, you can find him assisting the Queen.

One day Eliot receives an urgent message from the world’s Most Important Scientists: a giant meteor is hurtling towards Earth! Will Eliot be able to rise to the challenge and save the world from destruction in the nick of time? A fantastically fast-paced adventure story, gloriously brought to life by bestselling Alex T. Smith.

Max

by Bob Graham

 

Winner of the 2000 Smarties Prize Gold Medal. It’s not easy being the son of legendary superheroes Captain Lightning and Madam Thunderbolt. Max has a cape and a mask, but he doesn’t fly. His parents can’t understand it. It seems that Max is just an ordinary boy, until finally, to save a falling baby bird, Max discovers he can fly! He’ll be a small hero, doing small deeds. “The world needs more of those,” says his mum. A funny and touching tale about little Max, the reluctant superhero.

Super Duck

by Jez Alborough

 

Hilarious, action-packed new title in the bestselling ‘Duck in the Truck’ series from highly-regarded picture book creator, Jez Alborough.

Make way SUPER DUCK is here!  Goat is eager to try out his new kite with the help of friends, Sheep and Frog. But, just they are about to see if it will fly, Super Duck arrives in his super truck. And, as always when Duck is around, things are bound to go wrong! Indeed it is not long before Frog is carried up into the sky on the end of the kite’s string. Poor Frog!

Can Super Duck save the day?

Nat Fantastic and the Brave Knights of Old

by Giles Andreae and illustrated by Katharine McEwen

 

Nat is no ordinary boy. He may look like it on the outside, but one almighty sneeze is enough to turn him into Nat Fantastic – miniature superhero!

In this exciting follow-up to Nat Fantastic, the small superhero is taking on the baddies – and winning! This riotously fun tale is perfect for all budding adventurers.

Super Daisy and the Power of the Pea

by Kes Gray and illustrated by Nick Sharratt

 

Cripes! Planet Earth is in DANGER! It’s on a fatal collision course with Planet Pea! If they crash then Planet Pea will explode into a gazillionpillionkillion peas, and that means only one thing . . . there’ll be PEAS . . . WITH EVERYTHING!!!!

The fate of dinner-times worldwide rests with Super Daisy.

A super-fun, action-packed story with flaps, split pages and pull tabs. Pull a tab to reveal the HORROR of peas with pancakes, lemonade, chocolate mousse and trifle!

Watch Super Daisy wreak havoc on all peas with a KER-POW, WHIZ-PING and BANG-SPLAT.

With bold illustrations and fun novelties, this book will provide hours of fun, again and again.

George Saves the World by Lunchtime

by Jo Readman and illustrated by Ley Honor Roberts

 

George is determined to save the world by lunchtime, but he’s not quite sure how. Grandpa suggests they start by recycling the yoghurt pot from his breakfast, putting his banana peel in the compost pile, and hanging the washing to dry in the sun. A bike trip to the recycling bank, charity shop and local farmers’ market show how recycling and re-using materials, and using less petrol and local produce can really help save the world. George even gets a favourite toy fixed!

Supertato

by Sue Hendra

 

Meet Supertato! He's always there for you when the chips are down. He's the superhero with eyes everywhere - and he's about to meet his arch nemesis. The fabulous new character from Sue Hendra, the bestselling illustrator of Barry the Fish with Fingers and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell.

Superworm

by Julia Donaldson

 

The wiggly, squiggly superhero is now available in paperback. Never fear, Superworm's here! He can fish Spider out of a well, and rescue Toad from a busy road. But who will come to Superworm's rescue, when he's captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Luckily, all of Superworm's insect friends have a cunning plan...

My Dad is a Superhero

by Lily Lexington

 

Does your dad have x-ray vision or can he fly faster than a speeding bullet? 5 year old Sam is not like other boys, at least not with respect to his father, who is a superhero. "My Dad is a Superhero" is a fun tale that explores Sam's bond with his dad and his incredible super powers. Told from the point of view of Sam, it is a fun story that ends on a warm fuzzy note that is just perfect for bedtime. Children will take delight in the amazing and varied super powers of Sam's dad and parents will take delight in some of the humor placed throughout the tale. This book is a bedtime story for ages 2-6. Pick up your copy today!