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This is a list of SpongeBob SquarePants books that have been published.
Books and novels
|The Amazing SpongeBobini||When Patrick is sick, SpongeBob decides to bring the circus to him, because he is unable to go.||January 1, 2003|
|SpongeBob JokePants||SpongeBob steps up to the stage and shares hilarious facts about him and his friends. Contains 48 pages of jokes, puns and illustrations.||January 1, 2003|
|Hands Off!||SpongeBob is so protective of his new Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy Bubble Blower that he does not even want to take it out of the packaging.||June 1, 2003|
|SpongeBob's Secret Valentine||SpongeBob wants to make a special Valentine for Sandy.||December 23, 2003|
|SpongeBob's Christmas Wish||It's Christmas in Bikini Bottom. Young children are invited to join SpongeBob and friends in this festive adventure.||2003|
|Road Trip in 3-D!||SpongeBob and Patrick are off on the ultimate road trip when they set out in the Krusty Krab Patty Wagon to save King Neptune's crown from Shell City! They will travel through a cavernous trench and meet a monstrous frogfish, see a stampede of sea horses, and meet a giant cyclops! Use the 3D glasses included and watch SpongeBob and Patrick jump right off the page!||January 1, 2004|
|And the Winner Is...||Patrick wants a trophy like SpongeBob, so he copies him, just like he did in Big Pink Loser.||January 6, 2004|
|SpongeBob and the Princess||A princess is coming to the Krusty Krab! At least that's what SpongeBob thinks. And when she doesn't appear, SpongeBob must think Fast. He promised a princess, but where will he find one on such short notice?||June 1, 2004|
|Buried Treasure! Tales from Bikini Bottom||Dive down deep and discover the hilarious world of SpongeBob. Now SpongeBob fans can enjoy many of their favorite Bikini Bottom tales all in one book!||September 21, 2004|
|SpongeBob Exposed! The Insider's Guide to SpongeBob SquarePants||Are you ready? It's an all-access behind-the-scenes look at the world's favorite absorbent, yellow, porous guy! How did the idea for SpongeBob come about? Who are the people behind the voices of SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, and Squidward? What was the original name for the Krusty Krab? You'll find answers to these questions, and boatloads more! Also included are an exclusive interview with SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenburg, a detailed episode guide, original early drawings, and an official "#1 SpongeBob Fan" certificate.||September 21, 2004|
|Bubble Blowers, Beware!||Based on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. SpongeBob and Patrick blow bubbles when looking for their vehicle.||September 21, 2004|
|Trouble at the Krusty Krab!||The story is based on the opening of the movie.||September 21, 2004|
|The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie||A junior novelization of the movie.||September 21, 2004|
|Ice Cream Dreams||This is based on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. SpongeBob and Patrick eat ice cream.||September 21, 2004|
|Bottoms Up! Jokes from Bikini Bottom||Join in the waterlogged humor from Bikini Bottom with everyone's favorite Sponge!. Did you know that SpongeBob's favorite sport is 'spongy jumping?' Bottoms Up! is full of hilarious underwater jokes and puns - just lift the flaps to find out the punch lines!||October 4, 2004|
|The Great Snail Race||Competing in Bikini Bottom's very own snail race are Squidward's mail-order snail, Patrick's mysteriously immobile participant, and SpongeBob's very weary snail. Will the fierce competition get in the way of friendships?||February 1, 2005|
|SpongeBob's Easter Parade||Jumpin' jellyfish! Whoever wins Bikini Bottom's Easter Parade Float contest gets the Golden Egg award. SpongeBob and Patrick want to win bad—and they do! It just happens to be with someone else's float.||February 1, 2005|
|Good Enough to Eat!||When one of Plankton's disguises, a famous restaurant critic, visits the Krusty Krab, Mr. Krabs and SpongeBob go out of their way to fulfill his appetite with various meals.||February 8, 2005|
|Stop the Presses!||SpongeBob and Patrick start a newspaper business. But when the first issue comes out no one wants to read it! Will the two budding businessmen figure out how to sell more newspapers?||October 1, 2005|
|SpongeBob Goes to the Doctor||SpongeBob wakes up in the morning only to find out he has the suds. He tries to cover up the fact that he is ill so he does not have to miss a day off work.||September 27, 2005|
|Lost in Time: A Medieval Adventure||SpongeBob and Patrick were enjoying a lovely feast at Medieval moments restaurant when they were chosen to fight in the royal joust. After a freak accident, SpongeBob and Patrick find themselves back in medieval times where they are mistaken for great knights and sent to rescue the princess from the evil, one-eyed lord's jellyfish dragon!||February 1, 2006|
|Class Confusion||Oh, no! Mrs. Puff is out sick, and a substitute teacher has taken her place! How will SpongeBob cope?||June 20, 2006|
|Adventures in Bikini Bottom||Is there anything SpongeBob can't do? Read along as the intrepid sponge tries his hand at being a camping assistant, a daring manager, an explorer, an even a square-dance caller!||June 20, 2006|
|The Art Contest: No Cheating Allowed!||Squidward tricks SpongeBob into painting a picture, which Squidward then submits as his entry into the Bikini Bottom Art Society contest, and is in for a big surprise when his trickery is found out.||July 1, 2006|
|A Very Krusty Christmas||Christmas is coming and it's time to decorate! Especially when Plankton has customers flocking to the Chum Basket because it looks so festive. SpongeBob follows Mr. Krabs's order to decorate, and starts putting up light after light—until the power goes out!||October 3, 2006|
|Hooray for Dads!||What's more important than spending time with Dad at the Annual Dad and Kids Games Day? SpongeBob doesn't think anything else is—until he believes the grand prize is a gold-plated spatula!||April 24, 2007|
|Behold, No Cavities!||SpongeBob can't wait for his six-month checkup at the dentist! That morning he discovers that not only has Patrick never gone to the dentist, but he's never even brushed his teeth! SpongeBob calls his dentist and gets Patrick an appointment that same day. SpongeBob is expecting another cavity-free checkup and getting his name put up on the No Cavi-Tree again when he learns some horrifying news!||July 24, 2007|
|Atlantis SquarePantis||When they discover the missing half of an ancient amulet, SpongeBob and his friends are transported to the lost city of Atlantis where they accidentally pop the world's oldest living bubble.||October 9, 2007|
|Vote for SpongeBob||SpongeBob has election fever - and he has it bad! Competing with Squidward to be the Krusty Krab's first Royal Krabby, he's forgetting all about work in order to win votes. And Mr. Krabs isn't too pleased.||January 8, 2008|
|Spongezilla Attacks!||It contains 3D glasses as well as a poster. SpongeBob and Patrick celebrate Halloween by watching a scary movie. While sleeping in the middle of the night Spongezilla appears in a rampage that wakes SpongeBob up. SpongeBob comes up with a plan to stop Spongezilla by feeding him Krabby Patties. But they have one problem, there are too many Krabby Patties and they cannot figure out how to completely stop Spongezilla's rampage.||August 8, 2008|
|WhoBob WhatPants?||All SpongeBob wanted was to spend a little quality time with his friends; but when he ends up being nothing but a nuisance, he decides it is time to pack up and leave Bikini Bottom forever. On his way, SpongeBob takes a nasty fall and bumps his head. Hard! When he wakes up, he finds himself in a strange new city and has no idea who he is! When he discovers that bubble-blowing has been outlawed by a gang of thugs in town, he uses his bubble-blowing skills to run the thugs out of New Kelp City for good and ends up being elected Mayor! Meanwhile, SpongeBob’s Bikini Bottom friends are desperate to find their friend and bring him home – but will he want to leave his newfound fame behind?||September 9, 2008|
|SpongeBob's Slap Shot||“He shoots! He scores!” SpongeBob amazes an ice-hockey scout with his skills while sweeping up the Krusty Krab, and he soon finds himself playing professional hockey! But when he realizes whose team he is playing for, and who he must play against, SpongeBob starts having second thoughts. Does he really have what it takes to be an ice-hockey superstar?||October 8, 2008|
|Surf's Up SpongeBob!||SpongeBob eagerly accepts Sandy's invitation to go surfing at Goo Lagoon—until he realizes he doesn't know how to surf! What will he do? It's Patrick to the rescue as he shows SpongeBob how to ride the waves, right in their backyard. When he meets Sandy the next day, SpongeBob nervously makes his way out into the water and tries to break his surfboard so he wouldn't have to surf. But then he gets caught up in a huge wave, and he has no choice but to wipe out—or does he?||March 10, 2009|
|SpongeBob RoundPants||Unbelievable! All of SpongeBob's square pants shrank in the dryer, so now he has to buy a new pair. Unfortunately, SpongeBob just can’t seem to find the right pair at the store—until he tries on a pair of pants that look just like the ones he always wears . . . except that they’re round. SpongeBob loves his new round pants and shows them off, but finds out that no one recognizes him! Must he now go through life as SpongeBob RoundPants?||June 9, 2009|
|My Happy Book: SpongeBob's 10 Happiest Moments||Made to celebrate the show's 10th anniversary, SpongeBob remembers ten of his happiest moments EVER in this special edition novel!||September 1, 2009|
|Comic Crazy!||What happened when Plankton donned a Patrick costume to try and weasel the Krabby Patty recipe out of SpongeBob? How did baking a "cheer up!" cake for Squidward get the Krusty Krab closed by the health inspector? Will SpongeBob ever make it back from Hiccup Island? Find out the answers to these mysteries and more in this first ever collection of hilarious SpongeBob comics!||September 3, 2009|
|The Great Escape||Based on the TV movie "Truth or Square." SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, and Squidward get stuck in the Krusty Krab air vents and must escape to get to the eleventy-seventh anniversary.||September 8, 2009|
|Comic Crazy: Take 2||What happens when SpongeBob discovers he's the only sea creature in Bikini Bottom with fingers? How does Patrick become SpongeBob's substitute teacher for boating school? Will SpongeBob ever find out what happens at the end of his new Mermaidman and Barnacleboy comic? Find out in this all new collection of SpongeBob comics, straight from the pages of NICK Magazine.||May 27, 2010|
|The Annual Big Book of SpongeBob SquarePants||SpongeBob is back in this big book filled with puzzles, games, stories, and more. Patrick, Squidward, and the hilarious cast of characters from the TV show provide laughs and fun that will keep SpongeBob fans occupied for hours. A perfect holiday or birthday gift, the Big Book of SpongeBob contains perplexing puzzles, amazing mazes, how-to-draw-SpongeBob pages, Crazy Crosswords, stories, and more. It's a colorful combination of educational entertainment that parents will be happy to give as a gift to kids and kids will look forward to receiving.||August 17, 2010|
|Crash Course!||Patrick goes to boating school with SpongeBob for the day in this interactive sticker book format! When Mrs. Puff gives the class a surprise driving test, Patrick and SpongeBob need to brave their way through three different obstacle courses of varying levels to earn themselves a night free of homework. Will SpongeBob finally pass one of Mrs. Puff's tests? Find out in this silly story!||August 24, 2010|
|An Underwater Welcome||SpongeBob SquarePants is giving you an underwater welcome!||2011|
|You're Fired!||How could the Krusty Krab's number one fry cook, SpongeBob SquarePants, lose his job? Children ages 3 to 7 will find out in this full-color Pictureback based on the new, super-silly Nickelodeon TV special and DVD, "SpongeBob You're Fired"||2013|
|Plankton's Christmas Surprise!||A storybook starring SpongeBob SquarePants—with flaps to lift! Christmas is coming and Nickelodeon's jolliest sponge is getting ready. Boys and girls ages 3–7 can join SpongeBob SquarePants for all the decorating and gift-giving as they peek under the festive flaps.||September 10, 2013|
|GoodNight Lagoon||A parody of beloved childrens book Goodnight Moon.||2014|
|Factory Fresh!||Girls and boys ages 3-7 will love this all-new Big Golden Book based on the 400th episode of Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants.||January 3, 2017|
|1||Are We There Yet?|
|2||Once Upon a SpongeBob|
|4||What's Cooking, SpongeBob?|
|5||Best in Show|
|#||Title||Episode That it is Based On|
|2||Talent Show||"Culture Shock"|
|4||SpongeBob's New Toy||"Waiting"|
|#||Title||Episode That it is Based On|
|1||Tea at the Treedome||"Tea at the Treedome"|
|2||Naughty Nautical Neighbors||"Naughty Nautical Neighbors"|
|3||Hall Monitor||"Hall Monitor"|
|4||The World's Greatest Valentine||"Valentine's Day"|
|5||SpongeBob Superstar||"As Seen On TV"|
|6||Sandy's Rocket||"Sandy's Rocket"|
|7||SpongeBob NaturePants||"Nature Pants"|
|8||SpongeBob Airpants: The Lost Episode||"The Sponge Who Could Fly"|
|9||New Student Starfish||"New Student Starfish"|
|10||Zoo Day Disaster||"The Smoking Peanut"|
|11||Mother Knows Best||"Grandma's Kisses"|
|12||For the Love of Bubbles||"What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?" (book came out first)|
|13||Where's Gary?||"Have You Seen This Snail?"|
|14||Pirates of Bikini Bottom||"Grandpappy the Pirate" (book came out first)|
|15||Deep-Sea Tales||contains chapter books 1-6|
This is a list of Cine-manga books published by Japanese manga distributor Tokyopop.
- My Trip to Atlantis - by SpongeBob SquarePants - Based on the TV movie "Atlantis SquarePantis."
- Happy Birthday, SpongeBob! - SpongeBob thinks everyone else forgot about his birthday, but he finds out it was all part of the surprise.
- Attack of the Zombies - Based on the episode "Once Bitten."
- Trouble at the Krusty Krab! - Based on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
- UFO! - They think there is a UFO in Bikini Bottom.
- The Big Halloween Scare - Based on the episode "Scaredy Pants."
- The Big Win - They compete against Plankton.
- Good Times! - Based on the TV movie "Truth or Square."
- Dancing With The Star - SpongeBob trains Patrick for a dance contest hosted by Mr. Krabs.
- Show Me the Bunny! - Patrick scares away the Easter Bunny.
- My Name is CheeseHead - Based on the episode "What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?"
- SpongeBob LovePants - SpongeBob tries to make Squidward happy.
- Camp SpongeBob - SpongeBob forms a camp.
- Special Delivery! - SpongeBob waits through Easter and lots of other holidays for a toy. Inspired the episode "Waiting."
- Man Sponge Saves the Day - SpongeBob fights villains and helps while Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are gone.
- The Best Mom - SpongeBob is afraid his mom will not make it to take-your-mom-to-lunch day.
- The Bikini Bottom Bike Race - Squidward is in a bike race.
- Hoedown Showdown - SpongeBob and Patrick go to the Bikini Bottom rodeo.
- The Song That Never Ends - Squidward has to listen to a song that will not stop.
- The Great Train Mystery - Based on the episode "The Great Patty Caper."
- SpongeBob Rocks - SpongeBob is in a rock band.
- Just Say Please - Mr. Krabs has to learn manners before going to Pearl's school.
Step into Reading Books
- Dancing With The Star - The same story as mentioned above, but at a lower reading level.
- Get a Job SpongeBob - Based on the episode "SpongeBob You're Fired."
- Party Time - SpongeBob and Patrick throw Squidward a birthday party.
- Moms Are the Best! - The same story as The Best Mom, but at a lower reading level.
- The Great Train MysteryThe same story as mentioned above, but at a lower reading level.
- Food Fight - Based on The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.
- Show Me the Bunny! - The same story as mentioned above, but at a lower reading level.
Little Golden Books
- Sponge In Space - Based on the episode "Sandy's Rocket."
- Where the Pirates Arrgh! - Based on the episode "Arrgh!"
- Mr. FancyPants! - Based on the episode "To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants."
- Top of the Class! - Plankton pretends to be a teacher to trick SpongeBob into giving him the secret formula.
- Krabby Patty Caper - Based on The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.
- They Blow Up So Fast! - Based on "Bubble Buddy".
- Don't Pencil Me In! - Based on "Frankendoodle".
- A Christmas Coral
- Bubble Trouble
- You Snooze, You Lose
- Blast Off, Splash Down! - Based on "Sandy's Rocket"
- The Good, The Bad, and the Krabby - Based on "Employee of the Month"
- Hold Your Sea Horses! - Based on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
- Bring on the Rock! - Based on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
- Shell City, Here we Come! Based on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
- I'm Ready! - Based on The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
Phonics Reading Program
- Rub A Dub Dub
- Hide and Sneak
- Bubble Busters
- In a Fix
- Stopped Clock
- Lunch Rush
- Tell Me, Magic Shell
- Ice Cream Time
- Patrick at the Krusty Krab
- Around Town
- The Blurry Day
- Mussel Beach
- Bikini Bottom Adventures
- Spring Cleanup
- Storm Warning
- Stop the Clock
- Clean Sweep
- Get the Pest
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