Books featuring Sonic the Hedgehog
From Sonic Retro
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The following are a list of books featuring Sonic the Hedgehog:
Stay Sonic by Mike Pattenden was published in the UK in 1993 by Penguin Group under their "Fantail" imprint, which is itself part of their "Puffin" imprint. Stay Sonic is a handbook featuring numerous sections, including a retelling of the "Kintobor origin" for Sonic and Dr. Robotnik that had originally been established in Sega of America's "Sonic Bible" documents and had subsequently been featured in the Sonic promotional comic. Other sections of the book include guides to the zones of Sonic 1 and Sonic 2, and guides to the boss fights in the 8- and 16-bit versions of Sonic 2.
James Wallis, Marc Gascoigne and Carl Sargent (under the pseudonym of "Martin Adams") wrote four Sonic the Hedgehog novels based on the origin established in Stay Sonic. They were published by Virgin Publishing.
- Sonic the Hedgehog in Robotnik's Laboratory
- Sonic the Hedgehog in the Fourth Dimension
- Sonic the Hedgehog and the Silicon Warriors
- Sonic the Hedgehog in Castle Robotnik
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Sonic the Hedgehog: Robotnik's Revenge
- Sonic the Hedgehog: Fortress of Fear
- Sonic the Hedgehog: Friend or Foe?
- Sonic & Knuckles
- Sonic X-Treme
Michael Teitelbaum also worked on the following related books under Troll Associates.
- Sonic the Hedgehog: The Invisible Robotnik
- Sonic the Hedgehog: Robotnik's Oil
- Sonic the Story - Another retelling of the Kintobor origin, narrated by Tails.
Golden Books Entertainment
A series of 3 books written by John Michlig and illustrated by Art Mawhinney were published by Golden Books Entertainment under their "Look Look Books" banner. Originally available through Scholastic book clubs, these books have sold a combined total of over half a million copies worldwide. While the two who worked on the books never met, Michlig later praised the way Mawhinney drew out his scripts. 
- Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic's Shoes Blues
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2: The Secret Admirer
- Sonic the Hedgehog 3: Up Against the Wall
A number of gamebooks were published in the mid-90's for the U.K. market featuring Sonic the Hedgehog.
Ladybird published a series of four "adventure gamebooks", which are dissimilar to the typical format in that they're largely pictorial and involve instructions such as "Count up the flying badniks – the total is the number of the next page."
- Sonic the Hedgehog Adventure Gamebook 1
- Sonic the Hedgehog Adventure Gamebook 2
- Sonic the Hedgehog Adventure Gamebook 3
- Sonic the Hedgehog Adventure Gamebook 4
Once again under their "Puffin" imprint, Penguin published a series of six Sonic Adventures gamebooks (unrelated to the similarly-titled game) in the traditional format.
- Book 1 - Metal City Mayhem by James Wallis
- Book 2 - Zone Rangers by James Wallis
- Book 3 - Sonic v Zonik by Nigel Gross and Jon Sutherland
- Book 4 - The Zone Zapper by Nigel Gross and Jon Sutherland
- Book 5 - Theme Park Panic by Marc Gascoigne and Jonathan Green
- Book 6 - Stormin' Sonic by Marc Gascoigne and Jonathan Green
Once again, Ladybird used the Sonic the Hedgehog license to release a series of "Puzzle Books," which were a series of activities and riddles.
Ladybird also published a series of "find the hidden items" books in the style of the Where's Wally?/Where's Waldo? franchise
Sonic X Books
- Meteor Shower Messenger by Paul Ruditis
- Spaceship Blue Typhoon by Diana Gallagher
- Aqua Planet by Charlotte Fullerton
- Dr. Eggman Goes to War by Charlotte Fullerton
- Battle at Ice Pallace by Charlotte Fullerton
- Desperately Seeking Sonic by Charlotte Fullerton
This is a list of other assorted Sonic the Hedgehog books that don't fit into the above categories.
- Sonic the Hedgehog Paint 'n' Marker, published by Golden Books Entertainment
- Sonic the Hedgehog Book, published in Japan
- Sega Pro-Master Volume 1 by Jason Orbaum.
- The Official Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook 1, published by Grandreams
- The Official Sonic the Hedgehog Yearbook 2, published by Grandreams (1995?)
- Pense Bem: Uma Aventura Científica com Sonic the Hedgehog by Regina Gomes de Sousa, Art by MW Ilustrações Ltda.
- Pense Bem: Sonic the Hedgehog e Tails em Alta Velocidade, published by Nova Cultural Ltda.
- Sonic the Hedgehog (Play-A-Sound) by Raymond MacKemp, Art by Rod Vass, Sounds by Kristan Nordine
- Sonic the Hedgehog Colouring Activity Book, published by Ladybird
- Sonic the Hedgehog Joke Book, published by Ladybird
- Summer of Sonic 2009 Art Book, a free publication exclusively made for Summer of Sonic.
- Sonic the Hedgehog Sticker Collection, published by Factory Entertainment.