Three Action-Packed Adventures for Fans of 'Spider-Man: No Way Home'

Superheroes and alternate dimensions disrupt everyday life in these rollicking books for readers grade 4 and up.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Sony Pictures, PG-13. Theaters. Out now.

When white teen Peter Parker’s secret identity as Spider-Man is revealed, he asks for help from Dr. Strange. But the doctor's faulty spell causes villains from all over the Spider-Man multiverse to be pulled into Peter's reality. This latest story from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starring Tom Holland and Zendaya, has gotten rave reviews from critics and audiences alike.


Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez. Disney. 2019.
Gr 4-8–Cuban American 7th grader Sal deals with his mother’s death by entering other dimensions to find versions of her, but sooner or later, his dimension travel will have disastrous effects. Like the movie, this story is a mix of funny and serious. Hand this sci-fo romp to readers who love dimension-hopping stories.

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee. Amulet. 2017.
Gr 7 Up–When 16-year-old Chinese American Genie discovers that she is the reincarnation of the Monkey King’s weapon and she must help corral 108 escaped demons, it throws her college prep plans all out of whack. An action-packed superhero adventure with amusing banter and a hero balancing supernatural responsibilities with everyday life.

The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune. Tor. 2020.
Gr 9 Up–Queer, white fanfiction author Nick has a crush on his favorite superhero, Shadow Star. But when they finally meet, Nick decides he’s had enough writing about superheroes. Now, he wants to become one. An engaging and humorous superhero story with characters you’ll love to root for.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing