If you like Captain Underpants … then
check out these titles!
Bunting, Eve. Nasty, Stinky Sneakers. HarperCollins,
1994. J BUN
Will ten-year-old Colin find his missing stinky sneakers
in time to enter The Stinkiest Sneakers in the World
Conford, Ellen. Dear Mom, Get Me Out of Here.
Little, Brown, 1992. J CON
Trapped in a dreadful boarding school, Paul joins
his classmates in attempting to uncover the shocking
past of their headmaster Mr. Pickles.
Feiffer, Jules. The Man in the Ceiling.
HarperCollins, 1993. J FEI
"Jimmy has one thing going for him. Though he's
no good at sports and not much better in school, he
can draw. Which is what he does. Day and night. Comic
books. Jimmy's dream is to be a great cartoonist someday,
even greater than Walt Disney. Father thinks Jimmy
is wasting his time. And Mother, well, her mind is
always on something else, so she isn't much help…”
Keane, David. The Haunted Toolshed. Joe
Sherlock, 1. HarperCollins, 2006. J KEA
A super-sleuth fourth grader solves the case of a
neighbor's haunted toolshed.
Korman, Gordon. Chicken Doesn’t Skate.
Scholastic Press, 1996. J KOR
Wild things happen at the South Middle School when
Milo's science project, Henrietta the chicken, becomes
the hockey team's mascot and their only chance for
a winning season
Kurzweil, Allen. Leon and the Spitting Image.
Greenwillow Books, 2003. J KUR
Leon, a fourth grader at The Ethical School, tries
to outwit the school bully and learn to sew for fanatical
teacher Miss Cronheim, with unexpected help from his
final project-- a doll with magical powers.
Levy, Elizabeth. Night of the Living Gerbil.
HarperCollins, 2001. J LEV
Sam and his brother Robert fear their new neighbor
is a zombie and plans to bring their dead pet gerbil
back to life.
McDonald, Megan. Stink:The Incredible Shrinking
Kid. Candlewick Press, 2005. J MCD
The shortest kid in the second grade, James Moody,
also known as Stink, learns all about the shortest
president of the United States, James Madison, when
they celebrate Presidents' Day at school.
Pinkwater, Daniel. Fat Men from Space. Dodd,
Mead, 1977. J PIN
Through his radio tooth, William learns of an invasion
by spacemen who are taking all of earth's supply of
---. Hoboken Chicken Emergency. Prentice-Hall,
1977. J PIN
Arthur goes to pick up the turkey for Thanksgiving
dinner but comes back with a 260-pound chicken.
---. Wingman. Dodd, Mead, 1975. J PIN
To escape the problems of being poor and Chinese,
Donald begins to cut school to climb the George Washington
Bridge where he meets Wingman, a sort of Chinese Superman.
Regan, Dian Curtis. The World According to Kaley.
Darby Creek Pub, 2005. J REG
Kaley Bluster has her own view of the world history
she reads for her 4th grade essay writing assignments.
Her teacher, Mr. Serrano, tries to get her to write
essays, but they always turn out to be creative commentaries
on Kaley's life and her own interpretations of history
in light of her modern world.
Van Draanen, Wendelin. Enemy Spy. Shreddrman,
4. Random House, 2005. J VAN
When Nolan witnesses a serious crime, he realizes
he may not be able to hide behind his Shredderman
identity this time.
Winkler, Henry. Help! Somebody Get Me Out of Fourth
Grade. Hank Zipzer, the Worlds Greatest
Underachiever, 7. Grosset & Dunlap, 2004. J H
Fearing that he may be failing fourth grade, Hank
enlists the help of his friends, and even his annoying
younger sister, in an effort to prevent his parents
from attending a parent-teacher conference.
James, Brian. The Supertwins and Tooth Trouble.
Scholastic, 2003. E JAM
Twin superheroes Timmy and Tabby fly off in pursuit
of a thief when the lost teeth they have placed under
their pillows disappear and no money replaces them.
---. Supertwins Meet the Dangerous Dino-Robots.
Scholastic, 2003. E JAM
While on a field trip to a museum, young twin superheroes
Timmy and Tabby battle robotic dinosaurs controlled
by a mad scientist who plans to take over the world.
---. The Supertwins Meet the Bad Dogs from Space.
Scholastic, 2003. E JAM
Young twin superheroes Timmy and Tabby battle laser-shooting
space poodles who have come to take over the Earth.
Shealy, Dennis R. The Incredible Dash. Random
House, 2004. E SHE
The Incredibles, a family which appears normal but
whose members have super powers, confront the evil
Van Leeuwen, Jean. Oliver the Mighty Pig.
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2004. E VAN
Oliver feels like the superhero Mighty Pig when he
wears his Mighty Pig cape, but he finds that being
a superhero in the real world has some complications.
Bjorkman, Steve. Supersnouts. Holiday House,
2004. E BJO
Hamlet the piglet joins Snoutbuster and Kernel Hog
in a flying confrontation with two burglars on Farmer
Buehner, Caralyn. Superdog: The Heart of a Hero. HarperCollins, 2004. E BUE
Tired of being overlooked because he is so small,
Dexter, a big-hearted dog with big dreams transforms
himself into a superhero.
Graham, Bob. Max. Candlewick Press, 2000.
Max, the young son of superheroes, is a late bloomer
when it comes to flying, until he is inspired by the
plight of a falling baby bird.
Kirk, David. Captain Sunny Patch. Miss Spider’s
Sunny Patch Friends, 6. Viking Children’s Books,
2006. E KIR
While trying to learn how to fly, Squirt accidentally
becomes Captain Sunny Patch, the new neighborhood
MacDonald, Ross. Bad Baby. Roaring Book
Press, 2005. E MAC
Superhero Jack finds his life turned upside down by
the arrival of a very big, and very naughty, baby
McLeod, Bob. SuperHero ABC. HarperCollins,
2006. E MCL
Humorous SuperHeroes such as Goo Girl and The Volcano
represent the letters of the alphabet from A to Z.
Tauss, Marc. Superhero. Scholastic Press,
2005. E TAU
Maleek and his robot Marvyn travel to the past to
find trees and plants to restore the city that tall
buildings have taken over.
Weigel, Jeff. Atomic Ace: He’s Just My
Dad. Albert Whitman & Co., 2004. E WEI
In this rhyming story told in comic book format, a
boy considers his family normal, though his superhero
dad, Atomic Ace, does amazing feats, even battling
the evil Insect King.