17 Everyday Heroes (8-11)

Not all superheroes wear capes

We all wish we had superpowers, right? How amazing would it be if we could fly or have X-ray vision, or the ability to magically conjure up cake on demand? Sadly, very few of us will ever acquire superpowers. The good news is, you don't need them to do amazing things! These books prove that even completely ordinary kids (and one mouse!) can do a superhero's work.

Teaser image by Chris & Karen Highland via Flickr, distributed under license CC BY-SA 2.0

Bubble Boy cover

1. The Bubble Boy

Stewart Foster
Wilf cover

2. Wilf the Mighty Worrier Saves the World: Book 1

Georgia Pritchett, Jamie Littler (Illus)
Boy in the Dress cover

4. The Boy in the Dress

David Walliams, Quentin Blake (Illus)
Last Wild cover

5. The Last Wild

Piers Torday
Kid Normal cover

6. Kid Normal

Greg James, Chris Smith, Erica Salcedo (Illus)
Brockenspectre cover

8. The Brockenspectre

Linda Newbery, Pam Smy (Illus)
Sky Hawk cover

13. Sky Hawk

Gill Lewis
Dream Snatcher cover

14. The Dreamsnatcher

Abi Elphinstone
Kick cover

15. Kick

Mitch Johnson
Eleven cover

17. Eleven

Tom Rogers

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

Tags: 8-11