With the overwhelming presence of comic book superheroes on TV and in the movies, children are drawn to the colorful adventures—but what are they learning from these costumed crimefighters? If you’d like to find some family friendly alternatives for young readers, then look no further than these Christian children’s books for fans of superheroes…
Halting the Hateful Hand of Mister Malevolent/Pulverizing the Plans of the Prince of Pride (Flipbook)
B&H Kids Editorial Staff
What’s better than a new Bibleman adventure? Two new Bibleman adventures! When you open this Bibleman Flip-Over book, you’ll find two exciting stories and learn two lessons from God’s Word! Read about how Bibleman uses mercy to defeat the villain in Halting the Hateful Hand of Mister Malevolent. Then flip the book over to see the Bibleteam use humility to take on another villain in Pulverizing the Plans of the Prince of Pride.
The Berenstain Bears Are SuperBears! (I Can Read Level 1)
The Berenstain Bears discover the true power of lending a helping paw in this exciting addition to the classic New York Times bestselling series.
When Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear pretend to be their favorite superhero characters, the whole neighborhood joins in on the game. It’s fun to fight evildoers, but when a young neighbor falls off his bike, the Bear siblings get to be real-life heroes!
The Berenstain Bears Are SuperBears! is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
LarryBoy and the Reckless Ruckus (VeggieTales)
Aaron Linne and Cory Jones
Big Idea Entertainment / B&H Kids
In this VeggieTales comic book spin-off featuring the cool cucumber superhero, LarryBoy and the Reckless Ruckus offers a fun lesson for young readers that makes them laugh as they learn. With dozens of full-color illustrations and bonus features, each comic in the series contains three stories – a familiar adventure story, an already-popular Bible story, and an all-new LarryBoy story.
Stephen O’Rear and Christopher Maselli
Focus on the Family / Tyndale House
In this spin-off of Adventures in Odyssey, a computer explodes at the library and Josiah King takes cover in a room full of Bibles. He reads God’s Word for the first time that night, and (with the help of mysterious radioactive fumes) is transformed into a superhero—Captain Absolutely. He embarks on a battle for truth and justice, pitted against his ultimate nemesis, the notorious Dr. Relative. Captain Absolutely entertains and engages imaginations while helping kids grasp the role of God’s Word and truth in making life decisions. Using the power of story, this exciting adventure poses vital questions about eternal truth that will help children discern how to stand firm in their faith in today’s world.
My Life as a Supersized Superhero with Slobber (The Incredible Worlds of Wally McDoogle #28)
At last, Wally can have the superpowers he has always dreamed of and written about! Thanks to the newest invention of Junior Whiz Kid, Wally now has …
- Laser-Blaster Eye Beams-handy for catching those bad guys – and reheating your hot chocolate…
- Inviso Shield-a flip of the switch and your invisible – except for your underwear…
- Extendo Arms-great for back scratching those hard to reach spots – particularly if they’re a thousand miles away…
These and a dozen other superpowers allow him to try to make the world a better place – until he realizes that the biggest differences are not made by flashy superheroes, but by everyday people doing everyday acts of kindness. Join our boy blunder as he learns the true meaning of helping and caring for others.
BONUS: The Agape League
Created by Christy Semsen
Arranged by Daniel Semsen
Although this isn’t a “children’s book” or even a comic book, we couldn’t resist adding this brand-new church children’s musical: High in the mountains in the impenetrable Agape Fortress, General Agape has called the mighty Agape League together to solve a crisis in Suburbiana City! Calling on the super-powered fruits of the spirit available to every follower of Christ, these heroes must also face an enemy within their own ranks when Ironblade forgets his superhero identity (self control) and becomes entangled in the pervasive worldly culture. Things worsen when they learn that unless each member continues to exhibit their gifts, the entire group faces the same fate! Will the League recover their powers? Will the citizens of Suburbia City be saved? Will the source of true power – God’s Word – finally be utilized before time runs out?
Find out in the latest release from Word Kids, The Agape League: Superheroes of the Spirit! Acclaimed children’s writer Christy Semsen has delivered another high-powered production that is super-sized in every way: a high-octane story, clever dialogue, dynamic contemporary songs, and uncompromising spiritual truth. Daniel Semsen’s cinema-worthy accompaniment tracks positively soar and the always amazing Teacher Resource Kit and performance IVD will grant you all the production power you need. Back by popular demand is the ACV production aid which will bring your performance to
Acclaimed children’s writer Christy Semsen has delivered another high-powered production that is super-sized in every way: a high-octane story, clever dialogue, dynamic contemporary songs, and uncompromising spiritual truth. Daniel Semsen’s cinema-worthy accompaniment tracks positively soar and the always amazing Teacher Resource Kit and performance IVD will grant you all the production power you need. Back by popular demand is the ACV production aid which will bring your performance to big screen, technicolor life! This year, be sure to catch The Agape League, coming to a church near you! (Make it yours!)