Monday, 31 March 2014

DC Super Friends Books For Young Children From Bantam Publishing Review

My 4 and 5 year old boys love DC Super Friends, so it was great to see that Bantam Publishing have released a range of DC Super Friends books aimed at youngsters aged around 5-7.


We were sent a selection of 4 books for review -


The Wipe-Clean Activity Book is a 16 page A4 book and a pen with an eraser at the end. It has various puzzles and pictures to complete and an RRP of £3.99.

Young childs book DC Super Friends drawing writing

I like this book, although I do feel it's a little bit pricey. It has very basic puzzles, most of which my 4 year old can tackle with a little help. It's only 16 pages, but they're very varied and full of activities and information, and the erasable pen works well.

The Save The Day Sticker Book is a 24 page A4 book with over 100 reusable stickers, and puzzles and pictures to complete. It has an RRP of £3.99.

Review DC Super Friends Superman The Flash Batman Green Goblin

This is a really nice book which is good value. The stickers are great and it's full of interesting puzzles and pictures and information about all of the Super Friends.

Hero Havoc and Crime Wave are both 32 page full colour First Readers with simple repetitive text and short sentences and an RRP of £3.99.

Early Reader First Book DC Super Friends Heroes

Amid the simple vocabulary they introduce some really quite tricky words, but the pictures are really clear and help the reader work out the text. It's not particularly intimidating for my 5 year old even though he can only 'read' around half of the text at the moment.

Crime Wave! is a story about the mysterious Black Manta, who steals the world's largest pearl and the Super Friends have to race in to save the day!

DC Super Heroes book for 5-7 year olds

Hero Havoc! is a story about a character named Bizarro who wants to be a Super Friend and he thinks he knows how to go about it, but it goes a bit awry...

DC Super Friends book for beginner readers

I  like these early reader books very much indeed. I've 4 boys and have found them to be far more reluctant readers than our 3 girls. They've all adored the DC Super Heroes and comic books have been a great way to encourage them to read. These books are perfect encouragement for them. My 5 year old has tackled words like Bizarro, octopus and penguin and read them by himself, which has boosted his confidence massively.



The DC Super Friends collection of books are published by Bantam Publishing, the children's range from Random House Books. Available from all good book shops.

16 comments:

  1. These are lovely range of books. Love superheroes.

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    1. They are really nice. The boys love them too :)

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  2. These are a fab range of books, we have them and Mister B is loving the activity books and Miss M has been reading him the early readers practicing her reading skills!!

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    1. It's the same here! The 4 year old has claimed the activity books and the 5 year old is doing the bedtime reading :D

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  3. We're trying these out too and they are really lovely books. I love that, if you put the lid on the end of the wipe clean pen when you use it it can't roll. Simple things!

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    1. Hahaha...true! Although my son has decided whenever he's 'using' the pen the lid lives on his fingertip :P

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  4. We have these too and E is really pleased with them. Although he has found the story books easy to read it hasn't stopped him enjoying the stories!

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    1. My son is working on them, he keeps asking me odd words, but his little brother will move on to them next :)

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  5. These look a great range of books, and a good way to extend the vocabulary

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    1. They are. I like books that teach new words and concepts :)

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  6. They're a grear range aren't they. We've been enjoying reading them and you can't go wrong with stickers.

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    1. No, you can't! The little ones always love the stickers :)

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  7. I am loving the look of this range I think it would really suit Monkey!

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    1. It would! It might help give him some encouragement to follow in his Dad's footsteps :)

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  8. They look like fab books! Stickers in books definitely always go down a treat! :)

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    1. They really do, kids love stickers :)

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