May Reading List: Superb Superheroes

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Welcome to the first of our monthly recommended reading lists! Between exams, end-of-year preparations and more sunshine than we know what to do with, we hope your month hasn’t been filled with too much ‘may-hem’.

The May reading list is kicking off with our top ten superhero tales – guaranteed to help children’s imaginations soar. So, without further ado, enjoy these super suggestions to inspire a love of reading:

hero academy the champion's cup coverChampion’s Cup
Series: Project X Hero Academy
Oxford Level: 9/ Book Band: Gold

We’re starting up with this brand-new eBook and storytelling video. Just log in to Oxford Owl to view! At Hero Academy, a secret school for superheroes, the competition for the Champion’s Cup has arrived. Evan and Cam both want to win, but who will get to the cup first? Evan with his super stretchy power or Cam with her ability to turn into different animals? They both think it’s a two-hero race, but they’re not the only ones looking for a win…

Read the free eBook here
Watch the storytelling video here

electrigirl coverElectrigirl
Age 9+

Holly gets a ‘shock’ the day she gets struck by lightning… but not as shocked as she is when she discovers she’s got an amazing superpower as a result! Holly can generate huge amounts of electricity in seconds, and she’s going to need it if she’s ever going to find out what happened to her missing best friend.

Buy it here

charlie smith superkid coverCharlie Smith, Superkid
Series: Project X Origins
Oxford Level: 5/ Book Band: Green

Charlie Smith has superpowers and flies around the world saving people. Charlie wonders where his superpowers come from, but his parents don’t even know that he is a superhero – or do they? Find out in this Project X adventure.

Buy it here

bee boy coverBee Boy: Clash of the Killer Queens
Age: 7+

Half bee, half boy, Melvin Meadly is… Bee Boy! Melvin has to defend his hive and himself against enemies both insect and human in this entertainingly illustrated, fun-filled tale – packed with bee facts to make sure it’s educational as well.


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harry the hero coverHarry the Hero
Series: TreeTops Chucklers
Oxford Level: 9/ Book Band: Brown

It’s never easy moving schools, and Harry feels a bit scared, so he wishes he was brave and powerful. One stormy night, his house is struck by lightning and Harry becomes a hero – find out what he does with his powers in this tale from TreeTops Chucklers.

Buy it here

toxic project x origins coverToxic!
Series: Project X Origins
Oxford Level: 16/ Book Band: Dark Blue

When a forest starts dying, Team X is called in to investigate. As the search for a reason draws them into the dark tunnels of the underground, they meet a creature who may help them in their quest. Get your children thinking about the environment with this enthralling story from the Project X Origins series.

Buy it here

superdog oxford reading tree coverSuperdog
Series: Oxford Reading Tree
Oxford Level: 9/ Book Band: Turquoise

Firm Oxford Reading Tree favourite Floppy is back in Superdog! Floppy isn’t happy when the children try and teach him tricks to enter a dog competition, so, he heads off on his own magic key adventure and becomes a hero in the city.

Buy it here

kid rocket oxford reading tree coverKid Rocket
Series: Oxford Reading Tree
Oxford Level: 4/ Book Band: Light Blue

For fans of classic Biff, Chip and Kipper, help your children use their imaginations alongside Kipper and Lee as they play Superheroes! But will they be foiled by ‘monster dogs,’ Floppy and Button?

Buy it here

just in time cover project x originsJust in Time
Series: Project X Origins
Oxford Level: 17/ Book Band: Dark Red

The clock is ticking as the Collector targets time-related landmarks and buildings around the world. Team X must stop him before he reaches the International Date Line or it’s time up for everyone! Enthrall your students with another fun title starring Team X.

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hero academy the nosy cook coverThe Nosy Cook Series: Project X Hero Academy
Oxford Level: 6/ Book Band: Orange A

In The Nosy Cook, Mrs Butterworth is sick and a new cook arrives. However, Cam thinks there’s something strange about her. She can’t get her hands wet, she makes a mysterious clunking noise when she walks and her teeth look like metal… Could she be a robot cook?!

Read the free eBook here

We wish you all a super month, and hope to see you again in June for our Marvellous Magic post. Want a heads up when it’s here? Subscribe to the blog.

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