Superhero Storytime

Like many other libraries across the nation, we are participating in the CSLP summer reading theme, Every Hero Has a Story!

As part of that, my library hosted a Comic Con kick off event!  One of the (many) workshops/events happening during Comic Con was a superhero storytime hosted by yours truly!

Superhero Storytime at Library Comic Con

Superhero Picture Books

Wonder Woman ABCsWonder Woman ABCs by Benjamin Bird & Ethan Beavers
A great girl power addition to a predominately boy centered subject matter!
Action Movie Kid

Action Movie Kid! by Daniel Hashimoto & Mandy Richardville, illus. by Valerio Fabretti

Shake to AssembleShake to Assemble by Marvel Comics
A great interactive book similar to the popular Press Here
Superman an Origin Story

Superman: An Origin Story  by Michael Manning, illus. by Luciano Vecchio

Superhero Songs & Rhymes


Superhero, Superhero, Turn Around
credit: the lovely JbrarySuperhero, superhero turn around
Superhero, superhero touch the ground
Superhero, superhero put on your suit
Superhero, Superhero put on your boots.find other verses on Jbrary

(tune: The Wheels on the Bus)
credit: The Mild Mannered LibrarianThe Superheroes arms flex and lift,
Flex and lift, flex and lift, the superheroes arms flex and lift, all around the town.
Eyes go zap, zap, zap
Legs run very fast
Legs jump super high
Flies zoom zoom zoom
The person in trouble yells help help help!
The superhero goes to save the day

Extension Activities

Look here for a link to a flannel Friday superhero song soon!A superhero storytime is a great opportunity to get the kids up and moving! Have them show off their muscles, practice jumping or running in place.  You could also test their senses for a STEM activity!


I did this storytime twice–once at comic con and another time at a regularly scheduled storytime.
Comic Con did not have a special craft, but we did have crafts going throughout the day which were very basic and easy– design your own masks! We have this die cut for a mask and embellishments, but you could easily find a template on pinterest.  The die cut was really great for having to cut a large quantity, though.For the second group, which was smaller and on a less crazy day, I gave them all capes. I bought red, blue, and yellow felt and used a similar template to this one by Jolly Mom.  I even had two kids show up to comic con wearing their storytime capes!


Overall, this one went really well!  I was nervous about the book choices but all of them went over well and were fun to read.There are SO MANY superhero options in library world right now but here are some blog posts I found especially helpful:Superheroes! – Sunflower Storytime
Superhero Storytime – Mild Mannered Librarian
Pre-School Storytime: Superheroes – Jbrary
Superheroes! – Storytime Katie