Downtown Bookworks DC Super Hero & Science for Children’s Book Week

To help you get ready to celebrate 98th annual Children’s Book Week from May 1–7, I'm sharing a few books from Downtown Bookworks that encourages​ a love of reading in children—especially in reluctant readers.

We have a few books from Downtown Bookworks and LOVE them. Each of their books focus on subjects and themes to keep kids engaged while reading. Check out this list of some of Downtown Bookworks DC Comics and Science with Stuff titles. The list includes a fun-filled joke book, a pair of picture books about beloved super heroes, and some intriguing science books with pocket treasures.


Downtown Bookworks DC Super Hero Books

The Official DC Super Hero Joke Book
by Noah Smith, Sarah Parvis, and Michael Robin
Perfect for: Kids 8 and up | Price: $12.99

Packed with more than 600 puns, knock-knocks, one-liners, riddles, gags, and tongue twisters, this book is sure to make you smile, laugh, and read jokes aloud to your friends. Illustrated with beloved classic DC comic book art, this first-of-its-kind, kid-friendly treasury is a great gift and a super-fun read.

DC Comics: The Big Book of Girl Power
by Julie Merberg
Perfect for: Kids 3 and up | Price: $16.99

The Big Book of Girl Power is an action-packed picture book showcasing DC’s super heroines including Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Raven, Bumblebee, Katana, and more. Inspiring origin stories, original art, and an impressive array of superpowers make this the must-have book for young super heroines.

The Official DC Super Hero Cookbook: Deluxe Edition
by Matthew Mead
Perfect for: Kids 6 and up | Price: $26.99

Comes complete with 60+ simple, tasty recipes as well as 3 cookie cutters (a bat, a lightning bolt, and a shield), logo stencils and character cut-outs for awesome food styling.

Simple recipes are inspired by DC's beloved characters including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Flash, Aquaman, and many others! From the Up, Up and Away Parfait to Green Arrow Fruit Kebobs to Holy Guacamole and the Martian Manhunter Malted, the colorfully presented recipes are easy to follow and fans of all ages will enjoy flipping through finish photos featuring classic DC comics art and action figures. An extensive super hero party section offers dozens of drinks, snacks, and desserts as well as cool, clever serving suggestions.


Downtown Bookworks Science with Stuff Books

Science with Stuff: Insect-o-Mania
by Allyson Kulavis
Perfect for: Kids 8 and up | Price: $11.99

Close-ups of creepy crawlies and incredible facts about the world of insects will keep kids enthralled. A bug in resin is an excellent bonus!

Science with Stuff: Space-tacular
By Allyson Kulavis
Perfect for: Kids 8 and up | Price: $11.99

Spectacular pictures and jaw-dropping info make this a must-read. Real space rocks (tektites) make it impossible to pass up!

Science with Stuff: Bird-acious
by Melissa Stewart
Perfect for: Kids 8 and up | Price: $11.99

Discover fascinating facts about our feathered friends such as which birds are the biggest, fastest, smallest, why some birds change colors with the seasons, which bird has poisonous skin and feathers, how the fastest fliers soar and more.

As you can see Downtown Bookworks has many great books for families to enjoy. Happy reading!

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  1. My granddaughter love Wonder Woman.

  2. My son likes Captain America.

  3. I've always liked Superman even back to the black and white tv programs.

  4. Our favorite super hero is Captain America.

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  5. Batman for sure is my favorite since I was a kid

  6. My son and daughter like the Marvel Superheroes. Batman and Ironman are their favorites.

  7. My son loves Batman and The Flash!

  8. Mine loves Wonder woman. Patricia

  9. Thor is my favorite!


  10. I love wonderwoman!

  11. Eldest son: Batman
    Youngest son: Hulk
    Daughter: Black Widow
    Me: Hulk

  12. Superman is my favorite! My son like Batman.

  13. They like Batman that is their superhero

  14. My 4 year old says his favorite super hero is "Batman because he can climb and run fast and when he runs fast he can do a double flip in the air" hahaha!

  15. My son so in love with batman and joker!He would go crazy for this

  16. My favorite super hero is defiantly Wonder Woman!!