The DK Books You Need to Turn You into SuperMom

The DK Books You Need to Turn You Into Super Mom

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Firstly, you are already a super mom. But the thing is, if you want to be SuperMom, in my house this means being able to answer questions like “What’s Hawkeye’s real name?” and “Who’s the super hero who wears yellow, and he has brown skin, and black glasses and he’s friends with Spider-Man?” I’ve always had a peripheral fascination with super heroes. I enjoyed watching the X-Men cartoon as a kid, and the retro live-action Batman was very serious television for me. In the past decade, I’ve followed the crowd to most of the blockbuster super hero movies, and I tend to greatly enjoy them. (Except Green Lantern and Green Hornet—I couldn’t get through those two.) Inevitably, I emerge from the films with questions about character backstories. When will Paul Rudd get to hang out with RDJ and Chris Hemsworth? Will furry Bradley Cooper ever join them? What’s this new movie coming out with Will Smith and a bunch of other bad guys? 

Cub is crazy about super heroes, and let’s just say that his father and uncle indulge his passion and their own inner-children. It seems that grown ups love super heroes as much as little boys! Cub likes to create hybrid heroes, including Captain Iron Bat.

Captain Iron Bat

While I turn to the Internet to find the answers to my super hero-franchise questions, I like to keep things old school with Cub. If I use my phone to look up the answer to one of his super hero secret-identity questions—Hawkeye is Clint Barton, by the way—then I open the door to “Click there! I want to watch that video! Can we send a message?” If we open a book, on the other hand, then we get to go down the rabbit hole of reading that I remember so fondly from my youth. Learning! Pouring over images, charts and statistics, flipping back and forth to different sections, reading captions, then drifting into a reverie inspired by the characters on the page. 

DK Books inspire play

While Cub needs no motivation to pick up a book, I don’t doubt that these DK titles would inspire even the most reluctant reader to turn some pages. Especially since the Lego DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia comes with Pirate Batman!

Cub Matches up his Lego Super Heroes

Cub was pretty excited to discover many of his Lego figurines on the pages of this book. His father was excited to see all the Lego sets he hasn’t bought for himself his son yet. Who knew there were so many versions of Lego Batman?

Here are the titles in Cub’s Super Hero Reference Library, to which we can turn when we just have to know why there is more than one Robin and how Night Wing fits into the Batman story: 

The DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia is like your favourite DK “Eyewitness”-style books, with lots of fun facts about all the DC Comics figures ever (ever!) released. My favourite part of the book is the interviews with Lego designers. 

I just didn’t know that there were so many characters in the DC Comics universe. The DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide reminds me of a guide to “Days of Our Lives” that I took out of the library during my soap opera phase in high school. Everyone is connected in some way, and disguises as simple as a pair of glasses hide secret identities from the world. I don’t know that I’ll ever waste 2.5 hours of my life watching Batman VS Superman, but at least I now know what they were fighting about. 

With The Avengers franchise being my favourite of the recent spate of super hero movies, this tome is my favourite to read with Cub before bed. Who knew. Seriously. WHO KNEW there was so much to the Avengers story? (I’m sure lots of people know … I just didn’t.) There’s an episode where the Avengers appear on David Letterman. There are multiple iterations of the Avengers team. Including a zombie version. Black Widow isn’t really a huge part of the group like she’s made out to be in the movies. I’m totally ready for Captain America: Civil War thanks to this book. PLUS, we figured out who Cub’s mystery super hero was (the one with a yellow suit, brown skin, black glasses and who hangs out with Spider-Man): Luke Cage, aka Power Man. (Apparently soon to have his own Netflix series.)

While the Star Wars franchises isn’t exactly a super hero franchise, the encyclopedic knowledge required to truly understand the movies means we definitely need this title on our bookshelf. Cub isn’t as into Star Wars as he is super heroes, but I am confident that is just around the corner.  Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need to Know has my back … until the next movie comes out, at least. May the Fourth Be With You (aka “Star Wars” day) is just around the corner, so this title will help you celebrate!

may the 4th be with you

 These two DK Adventures summarize two of the most popular super heroes’ epic back stories. Having just watched Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield as Spidey, so many of our questions were answered! These are great “chapter-book”-style stories for early readers, but I enjoyed reading them aloud to Cub. Plus, I got to introduce him to the concept of a bookmark! Naturally, he wants me to read the entire book in one sitting. 

Because I really, really do not like to play super heroes with Cub, reading to him about them is the perfect compromise for both of us. I love to read, and I am just as fascinated with the intricate stories behind these comic book characters as my son is. And while an encyclopedic knowledge of every villain Spider-Man has ever faced may not be something that will help Cub at school, these stories help feed his imagination and his passion for reading and provide us with an engaging activity for SuperMom and SuperCub.

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48 responses to “The DK Books You Need to Turn You into SuperMom”

  1. Lindsey

    My oldest’s favorite superhero is Wonder Woman. She loves her!!

  2. Krista Gardner

    My almost 4 year old loves the Flash and practices running like him. Pretty cute!

  3. Israel Y

    my kids love superman

  4. Nicole

    My son is very into batman at the moment.

  5. Carine

    My son really likes Spiderman but also Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow 🙂

  6. Sabrina Hansen

    My son loves Captain America, Spiderman, Batman, and Superman. But if Star Wars characters were considered superheros then Luke Skywalker.

  7. sabina Edwards

    Emily loves cat woman

  8. Sarah Parker

    My son LOVES anyone DC. Has all the costumes, games, you name it! He would be SO thrilled for this 🙂 I’m siding with Spider-Man. We have the same last name if that works 😉

  9. Rebecca F

    My son loves all the superheroes. His favorite changes daily, although Batman and Spiderman have been brought up quite frequently. Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Kruthiga Senthil

    I love he-man and sheera! ?

  11. Amber Ludwig

    My son really really loves Batman!!

  12. Amanda L

    My little guy loves all superheros. , but Star Wars seems to be his overall favorite. Today he says Spiderman. Yesterday he was The Hulk. Tomorrow who knows…..

  13. Jennifer Ann Wilson

    My grandson’s favorite superhero is Superman!!

  14. Hmmmm, can I tell you my husband’s favourite? Lol, I’ve been receiving my Marvel education for a while now but every Saturday it’s Batman cartoons 😛 Babe is still too small for favourites but looks darling in his Superman jammies!

  15. Anne Perry

    Flash is my son’s favorite,.

  16. Caroline M.

    My son’s favourite superhero is Superman…for now.

  17. Charlene S.

    Currently my son’s favorite superhero is Spider-man, but it changes almost on a daily basis 🙂

  18. Krystal Vargas

    My oldest likes Captain America, and Flash.

  19. Our favourite superhero is Wonder Woman.

  20. Sirina Winter

    My 7 yr Olds favourite is Captain America, My 10 yr olds favourite is Hulk, my oldest’s favourite he says is venom although he’s more of a villain that hero.

  21. Erika Letson

    My little boy’s favourite superhero is Batman. Thank you for the giveaway!

  22. pamela mckenzie

    my son loves Ant man

  23. Rosanne Robinson

    My little grandson loves Super Man & Spider Man.

  24. Akiko

    Our favorite superhero is Anpanman アンパンマン ! Who can’t love a red bean paste filled Japanese bun superhero that lets’ the starving eat his head.

  25. Akiko

    The link to the Teething Mittens contest on your linkys at is non-existent. The other giveaways have links that that one is just a jpeg.

  26. Serena Powell

    There are so many good choices. I guess I would have to go with Iron Man, since he was the superhero that got me interested in comic books.

  27. Robyn Bellefleur

    The Flash is my favorite superhero.

  28. Laura

    My favorite superhero is Spiderman.

  29. Jamie Daniel

    My son’s favorite superhero is The Flash!

  30. Heidi c.

    My little guys love Batman and the Hulk.

  31. Ashleigh Swerdfeger

    My son loves Spiderman!

  32. Lisa Smith

    My son is all about Ironman.

  33. Deb Smith

    Ironman is my grandsons fav

  34. Deborah W.

    I love Superman the most.

  35. Victoria Ess

    I love Batman!

  36. Jo-Anne Pfoh

    The flash and Deadpool lol

  37. LeAnn Harbert

    I like Wonder Woman.

  38. Jonnie

    My sons seem to prefer Spiderman but i always loved Superman

  39. AmandaR

    Right now its Ironman cause he just got a costume second hand but he loves them all ❤

  40. Rebekah Bueckert

    My oldest has steadily preferred spiderman for quite some time now but captain America and Ironman seem to be up there now too.
    My middle son hasn’t made up his mind yet. He changes who is his favorite is every day

  41. kathy downey

    My grandchild’s favourite super hero is Spiderman!

  42. william gossage

    The kids all like superman

  43. Miranda H

    My son’s favorite is Captain America!

  44. Cheryl

    Our little guy love Superman 🙂

  45. Kari Barone

    My 3 year old loves Captain American obviously.? My oldest likes the Flash.

  46. My son actually likes Dead Pool best.

  47. Sunshine H

    My fave is Wonder Woman.

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