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Super books for Superhero Day (5-8)

Superkid

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 readers aged 5-8. These books feature a range of heroes - from everyday people at school to cats in outer space!

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See our list for teens

  • Superkid

    Author: Claire Freedman Illustrator: Sarah McIntyre

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Superkid

    Author: Claire Freedman Illustrator: Sarah McIntyre

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    When his X-ray eyes spot someone in trouble, Superkid is always ready to save the other children from all kinds of horrors - from …

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  • Spy Toys

    Author: Mark Powers Illustrator: Tim Wesson

    Interest level: 7+

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Spy Toys

    Author: Mark Powers Illustrator: Tim Wesson

    Interest level: 7+

    Reading age: 9+

    A group of super-intelligent, computerised toys are destined for the crusher because they have faults that make them unsuitable fo…

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  • Superhero Mum

    Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Joe Berger

    Interest level: 4-6

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Superhero Mum

    Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Joe Berger

    Interest level: 4-6

    Reading age: 5+

    No one is more heroic for the little girl featured in this retro Pop Art-styled picture book than her playground-chasing, cake-mak…

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  • Spynosaur

    Author: Guy Bass Illustrator: Lee Robinson

    Interest level: 7+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Spynosaur

    Author: Guy Bass Illustrator: Lee Robinson

    Interest level: 7+

    Reading age: 8+

    Spynosaur is a dazzlingly dapper dinosaur, with one mission: to make crime extinct. This action-packed adventure features comic-st…

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  • Juniper Jupiter

    Author: Lizzy Stewart

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Juniper Jupiter

    Author: Lizzy Stewart

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5+

    Juniper Jupiter is a real-life superhero, but something is missing. What is a hero without an amazing sidekick? An utterly wi…

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  • Supertato

    Author: Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

    Interest level: 3-6

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  • Supertato

    Author: Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

    Interest level: 3-6

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    It’s night-time in the supermarket and all is quiet and still. But wait. Something has escaped from the freezer, something with ev…

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  • Mighty Small

    Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Rosie Reeve

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 5

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  • Mighty Small

    Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Rosie Reeve

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 5

    Max Small has the perfect name, because he's a tiny mouse. But Max is convinced that actually he is a superhero.

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  • Superworm

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Superworm

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    Superworm is a hero with a difference. Super-long and super-strong, he's always on hand to help out the other creatures - until th…

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  • Superbat

    Author: Matt Carr

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  • Superbat

    Author: Matt Carr

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    Pat the bat is bored. Everyone else is asleep, but Pat doesn’t want to be like everyone else, he wants to stand out. He dreams of …

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  • My Super Sister

    Author: Gwyneth Rees Illustrator: Lydia Monks

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • My Super Sister

    Author: Gwyneth Rees Illustrator: Lydia Monks

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 7+

    Sensible Emma and her naughty little sister Saffie love having superpowers. The only problem is that Mum and Dad don't want anyone…

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