Dav Pilkey Books

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Dav Pilkey is an American author best known for the Captain Underpants series of graphic novels. Born in 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio, Pilkey has ADHD and Dyslexia. The conditions made life quite difficult for him.

Order of Big Dog and Little Dog Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Big Dog and Little Dog (Short Story) 1997 Description / Buy
2 Big Dog and Little Dog Going for a Walk (Short Story) 1997 Description / Buy
3 Big Dog and Little Dog Getting in Trouble (Short Story) 1997 Description / Buy
4 Big Dog and Little Dog Wearing Sweaters (Short Story) 1998 Description / Buy
5 Big Dog and Little Dog Making a Mistake (Short Story) 1999 Description / Buy
6 The Complete Adventures of Big Dog and Little Dog (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy

Order of Captain Underpants Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Short Story) 1997 Description / Buy
2 Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets (Short Story) 1999 Description / Buy
3 Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space (Short Story) 1999 Description / Buy
4 Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants 2000 Description / Buy
5 Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman 2001 Description / Buy
6 Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1 2003 Description / Buy
7 Captain Underpants and the Big Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 2 2003 Description / Buy
8 Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People 2006 Description / Buy
9 Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers 2012 Description / Buy
10 Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers 2013 Description / Buy
11 Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 2014 Description / Buy
12 Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Captain Underpants Activity Books

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book o' Fun (Short Story) 2001 Description / Buy
2 The All New Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book O' Fun 2 (Short Story) 2002 Description / Buy
3 The Extra Big 'N' Extra Crunchy Captain Underpants Book O' Fun 2011 Description / Buy
4 Captain Underpants Super Flip-o-Rama Sticker Book (Short Story) 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Cat Kid Comic Club Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Cat Kid Comic Club 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Dog Man Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Dog Man 2016 Description / Buy
2 Dog Man Unleashed 2016 Description / Buy
3 A Tale of Two Kitties 2017 Description / Buy
4 Dog Man and Cat Kid 2017 Description / Buy
5 Lord of the Fleas 2018 Description / Buy
6 Brawl of the Wild 2018 Description / Buy
7 For Whom the Ball Rolls 2019 Description / Buy
8 Fetch-22 2019 Description / Buy
9 Grime and Punishment 2020 Description / Buy

Order of The Dragon Tales Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 A Friend For Dragon (Short Story) 1991 Description / Buy
2 Dragon Gets By (Short Story) 1991 Description / Buy
3 Dragon's Merry Christmas (Short Story) 1991 Description / Buy
4 Dragon's Fat Cat (Short Story) 1992 Description / Buy
5 Dragon's Halloween (Short Story) 1993 Description / Buy

Order of Dumb Bunnies Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Dumb Bunnies (Short Story) 1994 Description / Buy
2 The Dumb Bunnies' Easter (Short Story) 1995 Description / Buy
3 Make Way for Dumb Bunnies (Short Story) 1996 Description / Buy
4 The Dumb Bunnies Go To The Zoo (Short Story) 1997 Description / Buy

Order of Ricky Ricotta Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (Short Story) 2000 Description / Buy
2 Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury (Short Story) 2000 Description / Buy
3 Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Voodoo Vultures from Venus (Short Story) 2001 Description / Buy
4 Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mecha-Monkeys from Mars (Short Story) 2002 Description / Buy
5 Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Jurassic Jackrabbits from Jupiter (Short Story) 2002 Description / Buy
6 Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn (Short Story) 2002 Description / Buy
7 Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus (Short Story) 2005 Description / Buy
8 Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Naughty Nightcrawlers From Neptune (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy
9 Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Unpleasant Penguins from Pluto (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Ricky Ricotta Activity Books

# Read Title Published Details
1 Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Astro-Activity Book O' Fun (Short Story) 2006 Description / Buy

Order of Super Diaper Baby Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby (Short Story) 2002 Description / Buy
2 The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Dav Pilkey Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Adventures of Ook and Gluk 2010 Description / Buy

Order of Dav Pilkey Picture Books

# Read Title Published Details
1 World War Won (Short Story) 1987 Description / Buy
2 'Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving (Short Story) 1990 Description / Buy
3 When Cats Dream (Short Story) 1992 Description / Buy
4 Kat Kong (Short Story) 1993 Description / Buy
5 Dog Breath! The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis (Short Story) 1994 Description / Buy
6 Moonglow Roll O Rama (Short Story) 1995 Description / Buy
7 The Paperboy (Short Story) 1996 Description / Buy
8 The Silly Gooses (Short Story) 1998 Description / Buy
9 Dogzilla (Short Story) 1999 Description / Buy
10 God Bless the Gargoyles (Short Story) 1999 Description / Buy
11 The Hallo-Weiner (Short Story) 1999 Description / Buy
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It didn’t help that his elementary school was a quiet and solemn place that went to great lengths to create a calm and controlled environment. Because of his ADHD, Pilkey was quite disruptive. On most days, he was just the class clown that threw paper airplanes and fired spitballs.

But on occasion, he would create such a ruckus that his teachers would send him out to stand in the hallway. The author’s rowdy behavior was so persistent that the school eventually added a desk to the hallway for him to occupy.

Pilkey wasn’t particularly pleased with the development. On the one hand, he had no interest in conventional classroom lessons. Because of his dyslexia, he hated standing before his classmates to read. The experience was humiliating.

His classmates were well aware of his limitations and they would often groan whenever he was called upon to read. And yet, sitting alone in the hallway was also very boring. Fortunately, Pilkey had a talent. He did not care for books but he liked to draw. He started producing comic books.

His stories were geared towards a young audience and his classmates loved them. Though, his teachers were quick to dismiss his work. One teacher went so far as to rip his comics apart. But Pilkey wasn’t deterred. It was during these years that he created Captain Underpants.

The author believes that some of his conflicts with his teachers were the result of his sense of humor which the adult educators did not appreciate. His experiences in high school were no better than those he had encountered in elementary school.

People kept dismissing his artistic abilities. But the author wouldn’t be discouraged. Drawing was the one thing he was good at and he was determined to stick with it. His passion paid off when he created a children’s book which won a competition.

Pilkey was 19 at the time. As part of his reward, the author’s book was published. The achievement encouraged the cartoonist to continue pursuing his career as an artist. He researched children’s literature in earnest, honing his craft in the process.

The books he wrote and illustrated in the years that followed were well received by critics but they were hardly financial successes. It wasn’t until he published the first book in the Captain Underpants series in the late 1990s that the wider public took notice of Pilkey’s work.

He went on to sell tens of millions of copies of his work, earning a strong following in dozens of countries. The author also became a powerful communicator. He visits schools where he encourages children to read.

Dav Pilkey Awards

Pilkey has won various accolades including the Caldecott Honor Award, Disney Adventure Kids Choice Award, California Young Readers Medal, and the Milner Award, to mention but a few.

Dav Pilkey Books into Movies

The ‘Dragon’ series became an animated TV show. Dreamworks Animation made a Captain Underpants movie in 2017. Captain Underpants also became a Netflix series.

Best Dav Pilkey Books

Pilkey goes out of his way to write books that are easy to read. He wants to appeal to children like him who struggle with the written word. Some of his best work includes:

Adventures of Captain Underpants: Harold and George are two boys that love writing comics. They also love pulling pranks. When Mr. Krupp, their mean principal, discovers plans for their next stunt, all hope seems lost. But then the boys acquire a ring that can hypnotize people. They use it on the principal, turning him into their own superhero.

Attack of the Talking Toilets: George and Harold created Captain Underpants. They loved the superhero but he wasn’t real. After Mr. Krupp, the principal, threatened to ruin their plans, they turned him into Captain Underpants. While that particular ploy was a success, George and Harold don’t expect things to turn out the same way.

They have just brought the Turbo Toilet to life. It was an accident. Unlike Captain Underpants, the Turbo Toilet is a terrifying monster.

When Does The Next Dav Pilkey book come out?

Dav Pilkey doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Cat Kid Comic Club and was released on December, 1st 2020. It is the newest book in the Cat Kid Comic Club Series.

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