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In Dylan the Villain, by K.G. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Snivels are delighted to welcome home a new baby. But Dylan isn't just any baby. He's the best and the cleverest baby. He's also a super villain! He has a scary costume and a maniacal laugh. They all agree that Dylan is the best super villain ever. And then Dylan goes to school for the first time. He meets Addison Van Malice whose costume is even scarier and whose laugh is even more maniacal! When the teacher announces a robot contest, the competition between these two pint sized super villains really heats up. Listen along as Miss Linda from Brightly Storytime reads this laugh-outloud story of one-upsmanship with super-sized consequences!

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After reading the story, talk about some of the things that happened in it.

  • What did Dylan and the other students need to build to enter the class contest?
  • What are some of the things Dylan built into his robot? What are some of the things Addison built into her robot?
  • What happened to Addison?
  • What happened to Dylan after he won the trophy?

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Click on one of the book covers below and listen to more superhero stories read aloud.

The Tiny TitansNino Wrestles the World

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Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books about Superheroes at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. If you have never used Axis 360 or OverDrive before, you can learn how to use them for both e-books and audiobooks.

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"S" is Superman's favorite letter! "S" starts the word Superman, but also starts words like superhero and save! Can you think of any other "S" words?

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Find some crayons or makers to color a picture, practice writing the letters, or see if you can follow your way through a maze without getting stuck.

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Play the classic game Hot Potato, but use a rock and call the game "Pass the Kryptonite!"

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First Books for Kids Who Love Superheroes

Have fun introducing your child to your favorite comic book characters in these early reader, picture book, and graphic novel versions of superhero stories for kids. Plus meet some new ones: Kung Fu Robot, Action Cat, and Robot Zot. #indyplkids IndyPL_CarrieW


Wrecks, Billy

A Little Golden Book version of the story of Superman.

This Is Black Panther!

West, Alexandra

A Marvel Early Reader starring Black Panther. Check out this e-book and follow along as the story is read aloud to learn how T'Challa, an African Prince, becomes Black Panther.

Niño Wrestles the World

Morales, Yuyi

Niño can fight off monsters, but when his little sisters get up from their naps, he is strength is truly tested!