Here you will find the latest list of Captain Underpants books in order.
Captain Underpants is an illustrated children’s novel series by Dav Pilkey, an American illustrator, and author.
Pilkey is also the creator of another popular children’s novel series, Dog Man, which is a spin-off to the Captain Underpants series.
The Captain Underpants book series revolves around George Beard and Harold Hutchins, two fourth graders that are the creators of Captain Underpants, a superhero of their homemade comic books.
Captain underpants accidentally becomes real when George and Harold hypnotize Mr. Krupp, their ill-tempered principal.
The series, along with its spin-off books have been translated into more than 20 languages and have sold over 80 million copies worldwide.
The book series has been adapted into a feature-length animated film by DreamWorks Animation called Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.
Who are the Main Characters of Captain Underpants?
The Captain Underpants book series follows the adventures of several characters-
Mr Benjamin “Benny” Krupp
Mr. Benjamin Krupp is the antihero of the series. He is the cruel and mean-spirited principal of Jerome Horowitz Elementary School. Mr. Krupp harbors a deep hatred of children. It is hinted that his hatred for children is because of his own troubled and dysfunctional past.
George Beard and Harold Hutchins
George Beard and Harold Hutchins are two best friends, next-door neighbors, and pranksters that are also the main protagonists of the series. They are the class clowns at Jerome Horowitz Elementary School and have a comic book company called “Treehouse Comix, Inc.”
Captain Underpants is the alter ego and superhero counterpart of Mr. Krupp. Mr. Krupp turns into Captain Underpants when he is under hypnosis. As Captain Underpants, he wears briefs and a red cape with black polka dots.
Mr. Krupp turns into Captain Underpants whenever he hears the sound of fingers snapping and he turns back into Mr. Krupp when he is soaked with water.
Dav Pilkey’s Biography
Dav Pilkey or David Murray Pilkey Jr. is an American cartoonist, illustrator, and author of children’s literature.
He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and was brought up in a conservative Christian household.
As a young child, he was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. He was also frequently reprimanded at school for his behavior in class.
His antics at school ended up becoming his inspiration for the Captain Underpants character.
Other than the Dog Man book series, Dav Pilkey is also the creator and illustrator of Captain Underpants, Dumb Bunnies, Cat Kid Comic Club, and Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot.
Captain Underpants Books in Order
The Adventures of Captain Underpants is the inaugural novel of the Captain Underpants series. It tells the story of two fourth graders, George Beard and Harold Hutchins, who write and draw comics in George’s treehouse.
Their comics heavily feature a character of their own creation called Captain Underpants. The boys use a magical ring to turn their principal, Mr Krupp, into Captain Underpants.
The second book in the Captain Underpants book series, Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets starts off with George and Harold learning that their school is hosting the second annual Invention Convention.
Mr. Krupp bans the pranksters from entering the convention as a punishment for ruining the last year’s convention with their shenanigans.
While in detention, the boys decide to write a new Captain Underpants. However, when they use Melvin’s copy machine to make copies of their finished comic, the machine creates living-talking toilets.
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3) Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space (and the Subsequent Assault of the Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds) (1999)
The third instalment of Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants book series starts off with three evil extra-terrestrial beings suddenly landing on the rooftop of Jerome Horowitz Elementary School.
At the same time, George and Harold mess with their school’s science teacher. They then give the lunch ladies a fake cupcake recipe for Principal Krupp’s birthday, which the lunch ladies end up making for the whole school, flooding the school with sticky green goop in the process.
The fourth book in the Captain Underpants book series tells the story of Professor Pippy P. Poopypants, Jerome Horowitz Elementary School’s new science teacher.
Professor Poopypants came to the United States to demonstrate his new invention which would reduce waste and increase food production but nobody takes him seriously because of his silly name.
In Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman, Ms Ribble, a cruel teacher at the Jerome Horowitz Elementary School, announces that she is going to retire at the end of the school year.
As a goodbye present, George and Harold make her a Captain Underpants comic with her as “The Wicked Wedgie Woman.” For this, they get sent to Mr Krupp’s office which assigns the boys to pass out the “Friday Memo.”
Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy (Parts 1 and 2) are the sixth and seventh book in the Captain Underpants book series.
In Part 1: The Night of the Nasty Nostril Nuggets, the fourth graders are having a demonstration speech day. For their demonstration, George and Harold show off the “Banana,” a device that squirts bananas on whoever sits on the toilet seat with two banana packets under the bump.
In Part 2: The Revenge of the Ridiculous Robo-Boogers, George, Harold, Mr. Krupp, Melvin, and Sulu are being chased around by the globs.
Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People is the eighth instalment in the Captain Underpants book series.
In this book, George, Sulu, Crackers, and Harold have ended up in an alternate universe. In the alternate universe, the whole world is the opposite of the normal world.
In this world, Mr. Krupp is nice to the students and has a sense of humor, the teachers are nice, Melvin struggles to comprehend a simple children’s book, and George and Harold are evil versions of themselves.
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This book serves as a prequel to George and Harold’s adventure as it explains how their friendship began in kindergarten and how they started the Captain Underpants comics. It also explains how Tippy Tinkletrousers arrived at the end of the eighth book.
Technically the 10th book in the Captain Underpants book series created by Dav Pilkey, Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers is a continuation of the last book. In this book, it is revealed that the zombie nerds move really slowly.
This book features the final speaking appearance of the Turbo Toilet 2000. It also introduces George and Harold’s duplicates born through time travel as well as the four’s new pets and Crackers and Sulu’s offspring; Daw, Orlando, and Tony.
Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot is the final book in the Captain Underpants books series. This book continues after the eleventh book.
George and Harold switch places with their clones only to find their gym teacher Mr. Meaner has become Sir Stinks-A-Lot, who turns his students into slaves.
Captain Underpants Activity Books
- The Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book o’ Fun (2001)
- The All-New Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book o’ Fun 2 (2002)
- The Captain Under
Captain Underpants Spin-offs
The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby is a spin-off to the Captain Underpants book series. Mr Krupp assigns George and Harold to write a 100-page essay on good citizenship as a punishment for making a mess in the school gym.
However, they can’t turn the essay into a Captain Underpants story. This forces the boys to come up with a story with a new superhero called “Super Diaper Baby.”
In the second instalment, Mr Krupp reads the “Super Diaper Baby” comic and yells at the boys for creating another rude and offensive comic.
He suggests that they try to write something more appropriate. He gives them a book called “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” to inspire the boys’ new book.
In this graphic novel, Harold and George write a comic book about science facts because they feel that scientists do not know everything.
The book was removed from the markets in 2021 for perpetuating harmful stereotypes. Dav Pilkey, the author of the novel stated that he had decided to remove the book from the print due to harmful Asian portrayal.
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What grade is Captain Underpants appropriate for?
Captain Underpants is appropriate for 2 - 4 grades and the reading age is 6-8 years.
What is Captain Underpants secret identity?
Mr. Benjamin "Benny" Krupp turns into Captain Underpants when he is under hypnosis.
1) Who is the hero in Captain Underpants?
Who is the girl with big hair in Captain Underpants?
Jessica Gordon student at Jerome Horwitz Elementary School.
Who is Captain Underpants best friend?
George Beard and Harold Hutchins are two best friends of Captain Underpants who hypnotize their school principle Mr. Benjamin "Benny" Krupp.
Who is the first villain in Captain Underpants?
Professor Poopypants is the main and first villain in the Captain Underpants series.
What is Captain Underpants' weakness?
Water is Captain Underpants' weakness.
What grade is Captain Underpants appropriate for?
What is Captain Underpants strength?
Captain Underpants is faster than a speeding waistband, more powerful than boxer shorts, and able to leap tall buildings without getting a wedgie.
He has superhuman strength, ability to fly and 'wedgie power' which gives him the ability to pull unlimited underwear from his utility waistband.
Is Captain Underpants inappropriate?
Captain Underpants is appropriate for children if you can ignore toilet/potty humor.
Why is Captain Underpants so popular?
Captain Underpants is so popular with children because of the undeniable fact that they are so funny! The books have an anti-hero, an evil villain and two pranksters. Add liberal dose of potty humor and you get a perfect recipe for a bestseller!
1) Should I let my kid read Captain Underpants?
Is Captain Underpants LGBTQ?
In the 12th book Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot published in 2015, it is revealed that Hrold is a gay.
1) Is there lgbt in Captain Underpants?
Is Captain Underpants for adults?
Captain Underpants is more for young children. You may like Captain Underpants if you find bathroom humor funny!
Who is the villain of Captain Underpants books?
There are many villains in the Captain Underpants series. Some of the famous ones are:
- Tippy Tinkletrousers/Professor Poopypants
- Queen Zombee
- Dandelion of Doom
- Captain Pandernuts
Turbo Toilet 2000
Who is the smartest character in Captain Underpants?
Melvin Sneedly (Melvinborg) is the smartest character in the Captain Underpants series.