Top 7 Best Superhero Books for Children

Young superhero fans will be gripped by these incredible compendiums, baddie-busting books and character guides, all about their favourite superheroes. Featuring Marvel, DC and LEGO titles, see below for the very best superhero books for children.

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1. Marvel: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

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Bursting with fascinating facts and striking artwork, young superhero fans will be enthralled by this engrossing book. It features insights into all the most awesome heroes, villains and characters from the Marvel universe, including the Avengers, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Daredevil and many more. Discover incredible tales and tons of trivia in this comprehensive Marvel book.

2. DC Comics: The Ultimate Character Guide

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This enormous volume reveals everything you could ever wish to know about DC Comics' amazing heroes and their malevolent enemies. Discover facts, stats and original artwork, and find out all about Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Joker and many more renowned characters. This book includes an epic poster and will keep DC fans captivated.

3. Batman: Character Encyclopedia

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Read up on over 200 profiles of Batman's friends and foes who walk the streets of Gotham City. This colourful compendium is full of awesome artwork, facts and statistics. From loyal allies like Robin and Alfred Pennyworth, to infamous foes like the Joker and the Penguin, find out all about these legendary figures as well as lesser-known characters, such as Robin's pet Bat-Cow. Featuring detailed illustrations and heaps of information, Batman fans will love this book.

4. Marvel Avengers: The Ultimate Character Guide

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Delve into the exciting lives of the Avengers in this comprehensive character guide. Featuring all of the Avengers including Black Widow, Iron Man, the Hulk, Captain America and Thor, as well as evil nemeses like Red Skull, Loki and Thanos, readers can discover facts and stats about all these famous characters and their histories. The book even comes with collector cards and a pull-out poster!

5. Marvel: Year by Year - A Visual Chronicle

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Marvel is an ever-growing brand that shows no signs of slowing down. Discover everything about the history of this incredible franchise with this brilliant book, which covers the likes of Spider-Man, the X-Men and Daredevil, featuring original artwork and classic covers. Learn from leading Marvel historians about everything from the brand's beginnings as Timely Comics in the 1930s, to the exciting present day. The book even includes a foreword from the legendary Stan Lee.

6. LEGO DC Comics Superheroes: Character Encyclopedia

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If your child loves LEGO superheroes, they'll be gripped by this epic character encyclopedia. It delves into the worlds of LEGO superheroes inspired by DC Comics, including the Dark Knight, Wonder Woman and Superman. This extensive guide features facts and figures about all the heroes, their friends and their foes, as well as information about their unique weapons, awesome gadgets and incredible vehicles. This is simply a must-read for LEGO superhero fans.

7. Ultimate Sticker Collection: DC Comics Super Heroes

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In this sensational sticker book, superhero fans will find all their favourite characters, including Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, and more than 1000 epic stickers to embellish the book with (or anywhere else in need of some stickers!). The book features all the amazing characters, vehicles and weapons that have appeared in the comics, cartoons and films, perfect for young superhero fans.

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    For the past decade, many of Marvel's comic book heroes have come to the big screen in massively successful films, culminating in the Avengers coming together.

    With the success of Ant-Man and the Avengers sequel, the brand shows no sign of slowing down and Marvel: Year by Year - a Visual Chronicle will reveal all you ever wanted to know about these superheroes and their colourful histories in the inspirational comic books.

    Covering the likes of Spider-Man, the X-Men and Daredevil, the book features original artwork and classic covers, as well as information from leading Marvel historians. A brilliant collector's piece that spans back to Marvel's origins as Timely Comics in the 1930s, the book even has a foreword from the legendary Stan Lee.

    With Book People's price, you'll be making a super saving too!
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    Fire up the Bat-Signal and call in every superhero fan you know! This huge book from DK will tell you everything you could ever want to know about DC Comics' famous heroes and their evil enemies.

    Packed full of facts, stats and the original comic book artwork, you will have the chance to read about Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and The Joker.

    With 12 character cards and an awesome poster also included, this book will keep DC Comics fans of any age enthralled and entertained.
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    Avengers fans... assemble!

    Featuring all the favourite characters from the Marvel universe, this extensive book provides profiles of over 225 superheroes, their friends and their foes.

    From Avengers including Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the Incredible Hulk to villains like Red Skull, Loki and Thanos, you'll get to discover facts and stats about each character and their history and powers.

    The book even comes with collector cards of the famous heroes and a pull-out poster!
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    The Hulk features on the tactile cover of this Marvel book full of incredible trivia, facts and artwork.

    Covering heroes, villains and those characters that flit in-between, it includes bizarre-but-true tales, quirky insights into characters including the Avengers, Spider-Man and Daredevil and so much more.

    From why there are three different colours of Hulk (green, grey and red in case you were asking) to a look at the time that a frog gained Thor's powers, many of these revelations are astounding - and will delight anyone who loves Marvel, no matter what their age.
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    Coming with an exclusive Minifigure of Batman, this huge encyclopedia takes a look at LEGO's superheroes inspired by DC Comics - including the Dark Knight, Wonder Woman and Superman.

    A comprehensive visual guide, it includes facts and figures about the heroes and their friends and foes. It even reveals all about their special weapons, cool gadgets and amazing vehicles.

    This is a must for Master Builders who love superheroes.
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    Profiling more than 200 of Batman's friends and foes that walk the streets of Gotham City, this Character Encyclopedia is full of comic book art, facts and stats.

    From his allies including Robin and Alfred Pennyworth to vicious villains like the Joker and the Penguin and even lesser-known characters including Robin's pet Bat-Cow, each character has their own page illustrated with up-to-date information and a stunning illustration from DC Comics.
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    Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman all feature in the DC Comics Super Heroes Ultimate Sticker Collection!

    Suitable for superhero fans aged 5 and over, this book will introduce them to all the characters, vehicles and weapons that have appeared in the comics, cartoons and films.

    From great gadgets to just who makes up the Justice League, it's a super book - especially with the heroes set to arrive on the big screen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice this year.