Superheroes (Grades 4-6)

Bacon, Lee.  Joshua Dread.  J FIC Bacon.  (Joshua Dread SERIES)
Besides being bullied, Joshua faces one more obstacle in middle school, trying to hide his identity as the son of supervillains, the Dread Duo SEQUELS: The Nameless Hero (2013) & The Dominion Key (2014).

Cottrell-Boyce, Frank.  The Astounding Broccoli Boy J FIC Cottrell-Boyce
Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for anything, but when he inexplicably turns green and finds himself in an experimental hospital ward with his nemesis, school bully Tommy-Lee “Grim” Komissky, everyone is baffled but Rory believes he and Grim have become superheroes.

Greenburg, Dan.  Maximum Boy, Starring in How I Became a Superhero.  JPB G  (SERIES)
When eleven-year-old Max Silver accidentally touches some radioactive rocks, he develops superpowers, and the president of the United States asks for his help to rescue Manhattan Island from two villains who are taking it out to sea to hold for ransom.

Jensen, Marion.  Almost Super.  J FIC Jensen
Two brothers in a family of superheroes are forced to reexamine everything they knew about being super when the powers they receive are total duds and their enemy is revealed to be just like they are.

Kraatz, Jeramey.  The Cloak Society.  J FIC Kraatz  (SERIES)
Alex Knight, a twelve-year-old in training to be a supervillain in the elite Cloak Society, becomes friends with a young superhero and begins to question where his loyalty lies.  SEQUELS: Villains Rising (2013) & Fall of Heroes (2014).

Lyga, Barry.  Archvillan.  J FIC Lyga  (SERIES)
Twelve-year-old Kyle Camden develops greater mental agility and superpowers during a plasma storm that also brings Mighty Mike, an alien, to the town of Bouring, but while each does what he thinks is best, Kyle is labeled a villain and Mike a hero.  SEQUELS: The Mad Mask (2012) & Yesterday Again (2013).

Marko, Cyndi.  Let’s Get Cracking!  [J GRAPHIC NOVEL] J FIC Marko  (Kung Pow Chicken SERIES)
Gordon Blue and his brother Benny, unlikely superheroes, must save Fowladelphia from Granny Goosebumps, who has filled the city with cookies that cause innocent chickens’ feathers to fall off.

Miller, Jeff.  The Nerdy Dozen.  J FIC Miller  (SERIES)
Recruited by the Air Force after hacking into a classified military training program, Neil Andertol and his video game buddies pilot what they believe to be an Air Force simulator to find a missing jet and rescue two endangered pilots.  SEQUEL: Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind (2015).

Patterson, James.  Public School Superhero.  J FIC Patterson
In Kenny Wright’s active imagination he’s a world famous superhero, but in the real world he’s a sixth grade “Grandma’s Boy” whose struggles to fit in at his Washington D.C. inner city school will put his grades and family loyalty to the test.

Quinn, Zoe.  The Caped Sixth Grader: Happy Birthday Hero!  J FIC Quinn  (SERIES)
Just after her twelfth birthday, Zoe Richards, daughter of a police officer and a social activist, learns that her family tree holds an inheritance even more exciting.

Santat, Dan.  Sidekicks.  [J GRAPHIC NOVEL] J FIC Santat
When Captain Amazing feels he is getting too old to be a reliable superhero, he tries to hire a new sidekick, but his pets have different ideas.

Solomons, David.  My Brother is a Superhero.  J FIC Solomons
Eleven-year-old Luke, a hardcore fan of comics and superheroes, is jealous when his undeserving older brother Zack is zapped by an alien and turned into a superhero, until a plot to destroy the Earth incapacitates Zack, and Luke, accompanied by Lara, the nosey girl next door, must come to the rescue.

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