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All the Captain Underpants Books, Ranked Best to Worst 

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Updated May 3, 2018 1.4k votes 276 voters 2.7k views 12 items

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While the series has faced its fair share of controversy, every Captain Underpants book at least elicits a strong reaction (for better or for worse). Despite being one of the most frequently banned children's books, Captain Underpants has prevailed as a staple of children's literature. While Dav Pilkey's series has been condemned for its potty humor, consider the target audience. The books are catered to very young children, likely still carefree enough to laugh at designations like "Professor Pippy Pee-Pee Poopypants." Over the course of 12 books, fans have delighted in seeing the adventures of a curmudgeon principal-turned-superhero unfold. If you're wondering which book to read first, here you'll find all Captain Underpants books ranked by user votes! 

Out of the many Captain Underpants books, which one is the best? The first installment of the series, simply titled The Adventures of Captain Underpants, became an instant hit with children between six and eight. The last installment, Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot, received widespread praise for portraying non-traditional families when it casually revealed a main character was gay. For these and other great titles in the series, browse this list! 

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Captain Underpants and t... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All the Captain Underpants Books, Ranked Best to Worst
2012

Author: Dav Pilkey

Genres (Book): Comic science fiction, Children's literature, Novel

Original Language: English Language

2
Captain Underpants and t... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All the Captain Underpants Books, Ranked Best to Worst
2001

Author: Dav Pilkey

Genres (Book): Humour, Children's literature, Science Fiction

Original Language: English Language

3
Captain Underpants and t... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All the Captain Underpants Books, Ranked Best to Worst
2000

Author: Dav Pilkey

Subjects: Schools

Genres (Book): Children's literature, Novel

Original Language: English Language

4
Captain Underpants and t... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All the Captain Underpants Books, Ranked Best to Worst
1999

Author: Dav Pilkey

Genres (Book): Humour, Children's literature, Science Fiction

Original Language: English Language

5
Captain Underpants and t... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All the Captain Underpants Books, Ranked Best to Worst
2006

Author: Dav Pilkey

Genres (Book): Comic science fiction, Children's literature, Novel

Original Language: English Language

6
Captain Underpants and t... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All the Captain Underpants Books, Ranked Best to Worst
2013

Author: Dav Pilkey

Genres (Book): Comic science fiction, Children's literature

Original Language: English Language

7
Captain Underpants and t... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All the Captain Underpants Books, Ranked Best to Worst
2014

Author: Dav Pilkey

Genres (Book): Comic science fiction, Children's literature, Novel

8
The Adventures of Captai... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All the Captain Underpants Books, Ranked Best to Worst
1997

Author: Dav Pilkey

Genres (Book): Humour, Children's literature

Original Language: English Language

9
Captain Underpants and t... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All the Captain Underpants Books, Ranked Best to Worst
1999

Author: Dav Pilkey

Genres (Book): Humour, Children's literature

Original Language: English Language

10
Captain Underpants and t... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All the Captain Underpants Books, Ranked Best to Worst
2003

Author: Dav Pilkey

Genres (Book): Children, Humor

11
Captain Underpants and t... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All the Captain Underpants Books, Ranked Best to Worst
2015

Author: Dav Pilkey

Genres (Book): Comic science fiction, Children's literature, Novel

12
Captain Underpants and t... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All the Captain Underpants Books, Ranked Best to Worst
2003

Author: Dav Pilkey

Genres (Book): Children's literature, Science Fiction, Humour

Original Language: English Language