Bob McLeod’s Superhero ABC is one of the most fun alphabet books I’ve ever seen. It was published in 2006, but my copy just came a few weeks ago in my first big book order at school. And the boys are jumping all over it. I’m thinking about getting another copy for next year. McLeod is a noted comics artist, and this is his first children’s book. It is made entirely out of energy. Brand new superheroes illustrate alliteration for every letter, and they are clever, funny, and random (“Astro-Man is always alert for an alien attack! He avoids steroids! He has asthma!”). It is bright and lively, and I think it’s great for reluctant readers.