Short Superhero Stories for Kids

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Superheroes resonate with children of all ages. This makes them the perfect characters for short stories. This lesson includes short superhero stories of varying levels to brighten your classroom with fantasy, fun and folly.

Short Superhero Stories for Kids

It's a bird! It's a plane! Well, not really. However, it is a great list of short and engaging stories featuring superhero themes that will delight young readers.

Elijah the Superhero by Beth Arnold

When we think of a superhero, we usually envision a cape, super strength and maybe even the ability to fly. Can any regular person become a superhero? That very question arises in Elijah the Superhero by Beth Arnold. Elijah is just a normal boy, but he begins to turn himself into a superhero through kind acts. Whether it be feeding the homeless, participating in a recycling effort or just being a good and helpful person, Elijah is chipping away at superhero status. The positive message of this book will make it a favorite for any young superhero fan.

Grade School Super Hero by Justin Johnson

Every kid dreams of being of superhero. This story depicts the experiences of a kid who actually is one and, based on his experience, it may not be all it's cracked up to be. This short, introductory-level chapter book chronicles the adventures of Johnny Williams, a seemingly normal kid. Day after day, Johnny, begins to notice that his strength is escalating, and he eventually winds up on the roof while attempting to jump higher than ever before. He begins to feel the pressure when his peers find out, and Johnny struggles with the realities of possessing super powers. This short book is great for second or third grade readers.

My Dad is a Superman by Auntie Ann

It can seem as if the day-to-day activities of parents require superhuman strength. My Dad is a Superman by Auntie Ann shows young readers just how much dads do each day to take care of their families. This short and simple book takes readers through a typical day with a father and son and demonstrates just how many characteristics dads have in common with superheroes. This happy tale is the perfect choice for young superhero fans.

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