Sidekicked, by John David Anderson

SidekickedSummary:  Drew is possessed of super senses–his hearing, sight, taste, touch, and smell are the most powerful on the planet–making him literally the most sensitive kid in school. And then there’s his best friend, Jenna– able to throw an eighteen-wheeler the length of a city block. Add in trying to keep his sidekick life a secret from everyone, including his parents, and the truth is clear: middle school is pretty much a drag regardless of whether you have superpowers. But this is all before a supervillain long thought dead returns to the city of Justica and Drew’s two identities threaten to crash head-on into each other.

Walden Pond

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Yesterday Again, by Barry Lyga

Yesterday AgainSummary:  Kyle Camden is annoyed because his superpower identity, the Azure Avenger (often called the Blue Freak) has been labeled as a villain by the town of Bouring–but when he builds a time machine, so that he can go back and prove that the hero Mighty Mike is an alien, he founds out that all of his assumptions are wrong.

Scholastic

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Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, by Kate DiCamillo

Flora and UlyssesSummary:  It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry — and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart.

Candlewick

Cloak Society, by Jeramey Kraatz

Summary:  The Cloak Society: An elite organization of supervillains graced with extraordinary powers. Ten years ago they were defeated by the Rangers of Justice and vanished without a trace. But the villains of Cloak have been biding their time, waiting for the perfect moment to resurface. And twelve-year-old Alex Knight wants to be one of them. But on the day of his debut mission, Alex does the unthinkable: he saves the life of a young Ranger named Kirbie. Even worse . . . she becomes his friend. And the more time he spends with her, the more Alex wonders about the world outside of Cloak-and what, exactly, he’s been fighting for.

Harper

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Geeks Girls and Secret Identities, by Mike Jung

Summary:  Twelve-year-old Vincent and his fellow members of the Captain Stupendous Fan Club help out when someone new becomes Earth’s most famous superhero, without knowing anything about him, just as evil Professor Mayhem and his robot arrive in Copperplate City.

Arthur A. Levine

The Mad Mask, by Barry Lyga

Summary:THE MAD MASK is book two in critically acclaimed author Barry Lyga’s Archvillain series! Things haven’t been going well for Kyle since Mighty Mike became the new town hero. He’s pretty sure he could fix this disaster if he could expose Mike’s secret (he’s an alien), but to do that Kyle would have to admit he is the Azure Avenger — the unintentional town archvillain. One night a new masked hero, aptly named the Mad Mask, arrives, boasting to the Azure Avenger of an off-the-charts IQ and superior superpowers. Yet the Mad Mask has come seeking intellectual assistance in building Ultitron (the robot of all robots). In exchange he offers to allow the Azure Avenger to use the awesome Ultitron to rid the world, or at least Bouring, of Mighty Mike. Forging alliances isn’t usually Kyle’s style, but it seems he has no choice. While Kyle agrees to help, he also has another plan: finding out who the Mad Mask is and how he got his powers. Because the last thing the Azure Avenger needs is another mindless archvillain hanging around town!

Scholastic Press

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