12 Kid-Friendly Marvel Books For Little Readers Who Love Superheroes
With great power comes great responsibility, right? If your superpowers include quoting Marvel films on a daily basis and knowing which heroes' names are hyphenated and which aren't, it is now your responsibility to pass along your knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to the next generation. While they may love Marvel movies, toys, and games, there's a surprising number of Marvel books that are made just for kids.
Younger kids will love the picture-filled board books, and, for older kids, there are books that go a bit deeper into the action-packed adventures of Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, and more. Here are 12 books your little superheroes will love.
Captain Marvel: Beware the Flerken!
In Captain Marvel, we learn that Carol Danvers's cat, Goose, isn't quite what he seems. Captain Marvel: Beware the Flerken! ($12, originally $13) is an adorable picture book that gives young readers a closer look at the adventures of this out-of-this-world kitty.
5-Minute Marvel Stories
As the title implies, 5-Minute Marvel Stories ($12, originally $13) is a collection of 12 short stories starring kids' favorite Marvel superheroes. Each story features colorful illustrations and takes only about five minutes to read — perfect for bedtime.
Little Thor Gets Mad
Little Thor Gets Mad ($6, originally $7) is more than just the perfect board book to present the world of Marvel to your little hero. After a brotherly clash with Loki, Thor must address the emotions that come up and what to do with them. While meant to be entertaining, this book may even help your child tone down their next temper tantrum.
Guardians of the Galaxy, a Little Golden Book
This Little Golden Book introduces kids to the good, the bad, and the very bad (we're looking at you, Thanos) characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy films. Tailored for kids ages 2 to 5, the Guardians of the Galaxy ($5) Little Golden Book is a fun-filled romp through space that'll teach your kids the phrase "I am Groot" can be used in almost any situation.
Black Panther: Warriors of Wakanda, a Little Golden Book
In Black Panther: Warriors of Wakanda ($5), kids will meet T'Challa, his sister Shuri, the warrior Okoye, and other Wakandan warriors. An earlier Black Panther Little Golden Book was criticized for only showing T'Challa with his mask, but this book teaches kids that heroes come in all colors.
Marvel Alphablock: The Marvel Cinematic Universe From A to Z
Marvel Alphablock: The Marvel Cinematic Universe From A to Z ($14) will test your child's knowledge of Marvel characters. Featuring die-cut pages and vibrant artwork, you'll find a full cast of MCU heroes and villains in this kid-friendly book.
Spider-Man: Far From Home: Spider-Man Swings Through Europe!
If your child enjoys leaping around the house just like their friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, they'll love Spider-Man: Far From Home: Spider-Man Swings Through Europe! ($12, originally $13). This picture book follows a similar path through Europe as that of 2019's Spider-Man: Far From Home, so it definitely counts as a geography lesson, too.
The Amazing Spider-Man: My Mighty Marvel First Book
Consider The Amazing Spider-Man: My Mighty Marvel First Book ($10, originally $11) your child's primer to the world of Spider-Man. This action-packed board book will teach them all about Spidey's friends, foes, and superpowers.
Night Night, Groot
There's nobody more adorable in the Marvel universe than Baby Groot. In Night Night, Groot ($7, originally $8), our favorite dancing extraterrestrial teams up with an almost-as-adorable Rocket Raccoon to save the galaxy before bedtime. If your kid can't get enough of this dynamic duo, the follow-up book, Snow Day For Groot! ($13), finds the two paired up once again.
Captain Marvel: What Makes a Hero
Captain Marvel: What Makes a Hero ($12, originally $13) gives the female heroes from the world of Marvel their (much-deserved) time in the spotlight. In the book, Captain Marvel, Shuri, Peggy Carter, Gamora, and more share their unique powers, while at the same time empowering kids to discover their own.
Grow Up, Ant-Man!
We all know Ant-Man can shrink to the size of an insect and grow to the size of a giant, but Grow Up, Ant-Man! ($12, originally $13) focuses more on helping him grow out of his mischievous ways. The inside of the book jacket transforms into a growth chart your child can hang on their bedroom wall.