Superhero Series Inspire Love of Reading

Child reading book
Source: Shilo, CPL

My son was a late bloomer when it came to reading on his own. He loved books, but only if Mom read to him. Then his after-school teacher gave him a book that changed our lives forever!

The Adventures Of Captain Underpants awoke something in my son that no other book could—his love of reading. It was like a switch flipped: He tore through all the books and has even reread them.

If you know a child who is a reluctant reader, try the Captain Underpants series, or these other series with their own amazing superheroes:

Moving from easy reader books to longer chapter books is a breeze with Captain Awesome. This engaging series begins with Captain Awesome to the Rescue!, where we meet our hero and his trusty sidekick, Nacho Cheese Man, as they battle the evil Miss Stinky Pinky and investigate the disappearance of class pet Turbo.

Looking for another engaging series set in a school? Try the Lunch Lady series, starting with Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians. With the help of the "Breakfast Bunch" and her sidekick Betty, Lunch Lady works to defend the school and provide nutritious lunches for all the kids.

Follow the antics of Squish, Pod and Peggy as they fight bullies, conquer their fears and eat lots of tacos in the big pond, all with the help of comic book hero Super Amoeba in this microbial graphic novel series.

Tired of being teased by the class bully, Nolan creates a Secret Identity to keep Bubba Bixby from picking on any more kids in school and Shredderman is born. Shredderman uses his smarts to fight even more crime in this great secret superhero series for older readers.

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