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Super Red Riding Hood
by Claudia Davila  ISBN: 9781771380201

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Here's a picture book with a humorous new twist on what happens when red riding hood meets the hungry wolf in the woods. In this telling, our heroine Ruby loves red berries, her red boots and especially the red cloak her grandma made for her. When Ruby puts on her red cloak, she becomes SUPER RED RIDING HOOD! 

Sent by her mother to collect some raspberries from the clearing in the woods, Ruby reminds herself that she isn't frightened by the chill from the darkness, the loud tapping of the woodpecker or the snapping of a twig underfoot, because "SUPER RED RIDING HOOD is never scared!" But the final test comes when she encounters a towering wolf with a growling tummy. It will take all of Ruby's superhero skills to get him to leave her alone...

 

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Books for Me!
by Sue Fliess ISBN: 9781477820360

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Books are awesome! Reading's free! Let's go to the library!

Hippo is looking for a new book. There are so many to choose from. There are books about pirates, bears, superheroes, and more! And as Hippo looks around the library, she imagines the stories inside each book. How can Hippo choose just one? 

 

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Super Chicken!
by Rebecca Purcell
 ISBN: 9780545451703

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Here comes Super Chicken--a little chicken with a giant imagination. With novelty die-cuts and adorable artwork throughout, this story has our hero, Super Chicken, turning everyday objects and shapes into ships, exotic animals, and more. Chicken's bath may be just a bath, but when he becomes Super Chicken, he's sailing the high seas!

Rebecca Purcell's unique art uses a high-contrast color palette including black, white, red, blue, yellow, green, and orange. The high-contrast colors are perfect for babies 0-8 months, while the innovative die-cuts, fun imaginative scenes, and simple text will make toddlers ages 2-3 big fans of Super Chicken.

 

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Super Hair-O and the Barber of Doom
by John Rocco ISBN: 9781423121893

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Every super hero gets his powers from somewhere. The young hero of this book, Rocco, thinks his abilities come from his shock of red hair, and the longer it gets, the stronger he becomes. He even has a posse of super friends with wild hair of their own. Our hero is unstoppable--until the day he's dragged to the super evil villain's lair and robbed of his powers. How will he face his friends? Will he ever regain his super hero-ness? A girl who has been watching all along offers the gang a chance to save the day and get their groove back.

With bold images that burst with energy from white backgrounds and narration as earnest as Superman himself, SUPER HAIR-O AND THE BARBER OF DOOM is a feel-good and funny book for emergent comic book fans and parents who grew up on them.

 

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Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears?
by Carmela LaVigna Coyle ISBN: 9781589796935

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Follow along as two ragtag, everyday super heroes don capes to play in the mud, save their stuffed animals from certain peril, conquer the vegetables at dinner, and overcome darkness at night. Are super heroes always brave and daring? We're brave and bold and kind and caring. After five successful books in the Princesses series, Carmela LaVigna Coyle now turns her attention to an all new childhood fantasy in this wonderful new story about imagination and play. Every little boy and girl has a super hero somewhere inside just waiting to come out. Tie on your cape (blankies recommended) and join the adventure.

P.S. Do super heroes have teddy bears? Why, yes, they do! 

 

 

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Send for a Superhero!
by Michael Rosen  ISBN: 9780763664381

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Comic-book action meets picture-book adventure in this exciting and funny new outing from beloved author Michael Rosen and illustrator Katharine McEwen.

Tune in as a father reads his children a bedtime story about the exploits of two villains, Filth and Vacuum, and their wicked plan to suck all the money out of the banks and cover everything with muck and slime. Who is strong enough to save the world? Not Steel Man, nor Flying Through the Air Very Fast Man, nor even Incredible Big Strong Green Man. It may just be a job for clever young Brad Forty, who transforms himself into . . . Extremely Boring Man! His superpower is making people fall asleep -- but will it work on the children listening to this story?

 

 

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Superhero School
by Aaron Reynolds  ISBN: 9781599901664

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It's "Math Curse "meets "The Incredibles"!

Leonard is no ordinary kid--he's enrolled in Superhero School, where leaping tall buildings in a single bound is considered child's play. If only division, fractions, and multiplication came as naturally, and weren't so, well, "ordinary." But when the kids' math teacher, Mr. Tornado, and the rest of the staff get kidnapped by ice zombies, Leonard and his pals find themselves using every superhero trick in the book--not to mention a few unexpected math skills-- to divide (and conquer!) the enemy.

 

 

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Supertruck
by Stephen Savage ISBN: 9781596438217

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When the city is hit by a colossal snowstorm, only one superhero can save the day. But who is this mysterious hero, and why does he disappear once his job is done?

Find out in this snowy tale about a little truck with a very big job, the second of Stephen Savage's vehicle-based picture books.

 

 

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Mighty Max
by Harriet Ziefert  ISBN: 9781934706367

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Mighty Max is here and ready to save the day!

But every time he tries to do something heroic, his mom and dad make him sit still and be quiet. When will Max get his chance to shine? This story captures that phase when many little boys want to be big, strong heroes but still need their parents to keep them safe.

 

 

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Ten Rules of Being a Superhero
by Deb Pilutti ISBN: 9780805097597

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In order to be a real superhero, you have to follow some important rules:

Rule #1: A superhero must ALWAYS respond to a call for help.

Rule #2: Saving the day is messy. But everyone understands.

In this handy guide, Captain Magma and his trusty sidekick, Lava Boy, take young readers on an adventure to learn all ten rules of being a good superhero.