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Super books for Superhero Day (12+)

Lois Lane: Fallout

15 May is Superhero Day! Dust off your cape and wear your underpants on the outside of your trousers in celebration of the day dedicated to heroes - in whatever form.

To mark the day, we've assembled a team of super books to make a super booklist for teenagers. 

See our list for 5-8

See our list for 9-12

  • Lois Lane: Fallout

    Author: Gwenda Bond

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • Lois Lane: Fallout

    Author: Gwenda Bond

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

    This reimagining of Lois Lane as a high school reporter is a fast-paced, tightly plotted and addictive read.

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  • Dark Satanic Mills

    Author: Marcus & Julian Sedgwick Illustrator: John Higgins and Marc Olivent

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 13+

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  • Dark Satanic Mills

    Author: Marcus & Julian Sedgwick Illustrator: John Higgins and Marc Olivent

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 13+

    In a Britain laid to waste by catastrophic global warming, a motorcycle courier, Christy, and an atheist campaigner are on the run…

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  • Bitter Sixteen

    Author: Stefan Mohamed

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • Bitter Sixteen

    Author: Stefan Mohamed

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

    Funny, sharp and totally original, Bitter Sixteen is the beginning of a trilogy about a tremendously appealing smart-mouthed Welsh…

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  • Zeroes

    Author:

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 13+

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  • Zeroes

    Author:

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 13+

    This books loooks at superhero genre with a fresh twist and what is probably a realistic approach, if such a thing is possible in …

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  • Batman: The Long Halloween

    Author: Jeph Loeb Illustrator: Tim Sale

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • Batman: The Long Halloween

    Author: Jeph Loeb Illustrator: Tim Sale

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 12+

    Taking place during Batman's early days of crime fighting, The Long Halloween tells the story of a mysterious killer named Holiday…

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  • Shift

    Author: Jeff Povey

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Shift

    Author: Jeff Povey

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 8+

    A refreshingly original take on the popular 'teenagers surviving apocalypse' theme, this is a fast paced and thrilling read.

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  • Phoenix

    Author: S F Said Illustrator: Dave McKean

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Phoenix

    Author: S F Said Illustrator: Dave McKean

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

    Lucky is on the run and joins up with a group of aliens - refugees from the ongoing war between aliens and humans - who agree to h…

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  • Kick-Ass

    Author: Mark Millar Illustrator: John Romita Jr

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 14+

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  • Kick-Ass

    Author: Mark Millar Illustrator: John Romita Jr

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 14+

    Dave Lizewski is just an ordinary American teenager. He has a MySpace page, he loves comic books, and he is unable to find a girlf…

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  • Shoot to Kill

    Author: Steve Cole

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • Shoot to Kill

    Author: Steve Cole

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

    Young Bond: Shoot to Kill is a real page turner with heroes and villains, adventure, action and humour. The book works well as a s…

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  • Star Cat

    Author: James Turner

    Interest level: 8+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Star Cat

    Author: James Turner

    Interest level: 8+

    Reading age: 8+

    n the deepest depths of space, there is only one crew brave enough to take on the universe's most dangerous villains...Unfortunate…

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  • The Night Itself

    Author: Zoe Marriot

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 13+

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  • The Night Itself

    Author: Zoe Marriot

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 13+

    Mio feels a little anxious when she secretly takes her family's katana from her parents' attic, so she can use it as part of a fan…

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  • Watchmen

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    Interest level: 15+

    Reading age: 14+

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  • Watchmen

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    Interest level: 15+

    Reading age: 14+

    This is the superlative post-modern superhero tale involving pulp noir, science, hubris, the Cold War, love, lust, craziness and p…

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