Monday, January 24, 2011

New DC Comic Book Super-Pet Series for Early Readers, Plus a Contest to Feature Kids’ Pets in a Book!

I’m so excited about this new book series for early readers (grades 1-3) debuting from Capstone Publishers. The series is called DC SUPER-PETS, and it’s created in conjunction with comic book giant DC. These books feature action-packed stories about the pets of the world’s greatest superheroes -- Supergirl’s cat, Aquaman’s seahorse, Superman’s monkey, Green Lantern’s chipmunk, Wonder Woman’s kangaroo, and Batman’s dog -- as they do battle with the pets of famous villains! The first six titles in the planned 24-book series are:

Heroes of the High Seas
Midway Monkey Madness
Super Hero Splash Down
The Fastest Pet on Earth
Pooches of Power!
Royal Rodent Rescue

Here’s a fun book trailer about the series:

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My boys are in first grade, and these early chapter books are perfect for them! They’re just the right level for kids who are just getting into chapter books, and the colorful illustrations by award-winning comic illustrator Art Baltazar definitely keep my boys’ interest. They’ve really been enjoying this fun and exciting book series!

Capstone is also sponsoring a fantastic writing contest for kids in conjunction with the launch of this new series! The “My Pet Is Super!” contest invites kids in grades 1-3 to write a newspaper article about their pet for The Daily Planet. The winning “reporter” will have his/her super-pet drawn by illustrator Art Baltazar AND the super-pet will appear in a future book in the series! The winner and his/her school will also receive books. The top 50 entrants will receive two free books -- one for the child and one for his/her school library. For complete rules and to enter, visit The contest runs from January 15, 2011 through February 28, 2011. If you’re a teacher or home-schooling parent, this would be a great activity for your children!

DISCLOSURE: I received complimentary copies of the first six books in this series to facilitate my review. No financial compensation was provided. As an Amazon affiliate, I receive a small commission on sales made through the affiliate links in this post.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like fun for the kid-lings. I'll see if I can check them out.

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