It might be increasingly harder to find comic books for kids, but thanks to Capstone Publishing’s continued efforts to bring our favorite DC Comics superheroes to other kids’ media, you can find new picture books and even non-fiction books featuring the World’s Finest heroes.
Two new releases, Good Morning, Superman and Superman Science, might be aimed at different age groups, but they both star the Man of Steel in books that kids will find hard to put down.
Good Morning, Superman
From the same author that brought you Bedtime for Batman, Good Morning, Superman puts an adorable spin on getting up and ready for the day. The Man of Steel is a perfect match with the warm glow of morning sunshine. The art evokes the Superman animated series from the late 1990s, a nice little amount of nostalgia for geek parents reading the picture book out loud to toddlers and preschoolers.
The hero of this book isn’t Superman, but a little boy waking up and getting dressed for school. Kids (and parents) who have a hard time getting going in the mornings will love the recognition that some days just getting out of bed is a heroic feat.
The image of Superman stopping an evil robot juxtaposed with finishing a bowl of cereal makes the start any ordinary day feel exciting. It’s hard to resist the joy of starting a new day that author Michael Dahl and artist Omar Lozano put in the pages of Good Morning, Superman. Pick it up anytime your family’s day needs a superpowered boost.
If your kids loved Batman Science, Superman Science should fly onto their bookshelves next. From learning about the basics of aerodynamics and aircraft to the science of sight to facts about strength and quickness, Superman Science explores the Man of Steel’s powers in relation to the real world.
Science facts are presented in bite-sized chunks ideal for kids’ attention spans, accompanied by colorful photographs and illustrations. This is one of those books that be picked up and flipped through time and time again, finding an interesting factoid every time.
Celebrating forces of nature, feats of engineering, and the strength of the human body alongside Superman makes Superman Science a great reminder that the real world is just as amazing at the one in comic books.
GeekMom received promotional copies for review purposes.
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