My boys have been into superheroes every since they were little… but make no mistake about it, Batman has always been Number One! So you know we’ve read our share of exciting Batman books for kids in our house 😀
My kids can’t be the only ones who’ve been counting down until the new Lego Batman Movie comes out, right? (And… while we’re being honest… my husband and I have been pretty darn excited ourselves.)
You can find these fun Batman books for kids at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience. In addition to recommending Batman books for children, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and classroom resources to teach kids all about superheroes!
Exciting Batman Books for Kids
We’ve always been huge Batman fans. But let’s not forget that Batman isn’t just for boys… oh no! A little girl across the street is just in love with Batman and wears Batman paraphernalia all the time. Seriously. It’s awesome!
Batman Classic: 5-Minute Batman Stories: Batman battles the dark forces of Gotham City night after night. With Commissioner Gordon and Robin by his side, Batman stops the slickest of tricksters and the grimiest evildoers. This collection features twelve of Batman’s most thrilling adventures, each with full-color illustrations on every page and timed to be an action-packed, 5-minute read-aloud. With a sturdy, padded cover and over 190 pages of fun, this storybook collection makes anytime the perfect time to serve up some justice! This collection includes lightly adapted versions of 12 favorite Batman stories.
Bedtime for Batman (DC Super Heroes): When a dark night comes to the big city, one little super hero prepares for a great adventure . . . bedtime! He dons his pajama uniform, speeds upstairs, cleans up the nightly grime, and keeps watch from his towering bunk bed. Written by award-winning author Michael Dahl (Goodnight Baseball, Goodnight Football, and Goodnight Hockey) and illustrated by Ethen Beavers (DC Super Friends), this bedtime tale will have Batman fans, young and old, delighting in their nightly routines. Bedtime for Batman is the perfect way to say goodnight to your little Dark Knight.
My First Batman Book: Touch and Feel (DC Super Heroes): The first book every comic book geek Dad (and Mom) will want to read to their child! And the first-ever touch-and-feel Batman book. Each of 6 spreads in this irresistibly cool package features classic Batman art and a special interactive feature.
Fort Solitude (DC Comics: Secret Hero Society #2): Clark Kent is thrilled when he receives an invite to a spring break academic retreat. After taking down the villains of Ducard Academy the previous year, going back to life on the farm was a bit dull. Better yet, his friends Bruce and Diana have been invited there, too! What better way to spend spring break than with old friends (Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn) and new ones like Arthur Curry (Aquaman), Barry Allen (the Flash), and Vic Stone (Cyborg).
When Clark arrives at Camp Evergreen he makes new friends, reconnects with old ones, and nothing seems weird at all! Well, that is until kids start disappearing… One by one… Plus, there’s a lake monster, bigfoot has been spotted, there are reports of a boogeyman, and there may or may not be a UFO crashed into the lake. Clark, Bruce, and Diana will have to re-assemble the Junior Detective – er- Criminal Investigation Unit, in an all-new, supernatural adventure!
Batman’s Guide to Being Cool (The LEGO Batman Movie): Are you ready to stalk the night, fight crime, defeat your greatest enemy, and find a crime fighting partner who is almost as awesome as you are? Are you ready to do something cool? If you answered “yes,” then this is the guide for you! Discover your inner cool with help from Batman, the coolest Super Hero in all of Gotham City and, yes, the universe. You’re welcome.
Batman: The Story of the Dark Knight: Have no fear?the Dark Knight is here! Created nearly seventy years ago, Batman is one of the world?s most recognized super heroes. Now he?s starring in his very own hardcover picture book, designed specifically for young children. Learn how Bruce Wayne, a mild-mannered businessman by day, became a tireless crime fighter “Batman” by night. Illustrated with bright, bold pictures and told in simple language, Viking’s Batman is the perfect introduction to a beloved cultural icon.
DC Super Heroes Storybook Collection: Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman swing into action! Featuring eight of your favorite super hero tales, this treasury is perfect for a day full of action-packed adventure.
Batman Classic: Batman Phonics Fun (My First I Can Read): Learn to read with Phonics Fun! This 12-book program has simple stories full of exciting Super Hero action which builds a foundation for a lifetime of reading fun.
Chaos in Gotham City (The LEGO Batman Movie: Activity Book with Minfigure): An activity book with exclusive Lego Batman minigifure, based on the animated film! With a mix of comics, puzzles, and activities, it’s a great way to join the Dark Knight on his quest to save Gotham from descending into super-villain chaos!
LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia: Enter the awesome world of LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes and collect an exclusive Pirate Batman minifigure with this guide to the DC Comics minifigures. LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Character Encyclopedia is a comprehensive visual guide to the full range of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes minifigures, including Batman, Superman, and their friends and foes. Learn little-known facts and figures about all the characters from the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes universe including Green Lantern, the Joker, and Wonder Woman. Find out details on the various sets and where each minifigure appears, as well as their special weapons, cool gadgets, and amazing vehicles.
The LEGO® Batman Movie: The Essential Guide (DK Essential Guides): The perfect companion to LEGO Batman’s first solo movie, The LEGO® Batman™ Movie: The Essential Guide showcases the full range of exciting LEGO Batman sets and minifigures that will be released to tie in with the film’s release. Heroes, villains, vehicles, and locations are all explored in classic DK style, with lively and informative nonfiction text to annotate and expand upon lavish reference images of LEGO Batman sets and scenes from the movie.
Enter the Dark Knight (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Activity Book with Minifigure) (LEGO DC Super Heroes): Relive all of the humor and action of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes in this fun-filled activity book! Includes mazes, matching, code-breaking, puzzles, and more! Plus, a buildable LEGO Batman minifigure!
Junior Novel (The LEGO Batman Movie): The official junior novelization based on the animated film! Includes 8 pages of color photos from the movie. When the Joker hatches a new plan to take over Gotham City, Batman will have to learn how to make new friends and work as a team, or risk the city descending into chaos!
The LEGO® Batman Movie: The Making of the Movie: Journey beyond the on-screen world of The LEGO® Batman™ Movie and get an inside look at how the animated movie was created with The LEGO® Batman™ Movie: The Making of the Movie.
Packed with stunning concept art, sketches, artwork, inspiration, and LEGO builds, the book tells the fascinating story of how The LEGO Batman Movie was made. Find out how your favorite heroes, villains, vehicles, and locations were created for the movie. Learn about each development stage of the movie, from the initial idea and storyboarding to recording the dialogue and special effects. Created in full collaboration with the LEGO Group and Warner Bros., The Making of The LEGO Batman Movie features exclusive insights from the filmmakers, animators, LEGO designers, and actors.
Like these Batman books for kids? Find even more engaging book lists for kids with more than 100 book-themed reading lists!
And while you’re at it… don’t forget about the Lego Batman Movie itself!
Superheroes Study Unit
In addition to recommending Batman books for kids, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and classroom resources to teach kids all about superheroes! These unit study resources may contain affiliate links.
- SuperKids Activity Guide
- Super Hero Writing Journal Prompts
- Superhero Classroom Activities
- Preschool Super Hero Printable Pack from Schooling a Monkey
- Printable Superhero Student Planner from Look! We’re Learning!
- Superheroes Coloring Pages from Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading
- Superhero Obstacle Course in Nature from Frog Mom
For further super hero unit study resources and ideas, consider the following: