Author & Illustrator

Dav Pilkey

Biography

When Dav Pilkey was a kid, he was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. Dav was so disruptive in class that his teachers made him sit out in the hallway every day. Luckily, Dav loved to draw and make up stories. He spent his time in the hallway creating his own original comic books–the very first adventures of Dog Man and Captain Underpants. In college, Dav met a teacher who encouraged him to illustrate and write. He won a national competition in 1986 and the prize was the publication of his first book, World War Won. He made many other books before being awarded the 1998 California Young Reader Medal for Dog Breath, which was published in 1994, and in 1997 he won the Caldecott Honor for The Paperboy. The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby, published in 2002, was the first complete graphic novel spin-off from the Captain Underpants series and appeared at #6 on the USA Today bestseller list for all books, both adult and children’s, and was also a New York Times bestseller. It was followed by The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung Fu Cavemen from the Future and Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers, both USA Today bestsellers. The unconventional style of these graphic novels is intended to encourage uninhibited creativity in kids. His stories are semi-autobiographical and explore universal themes that celebrate friendship, tolerance, and the triumph of the good-hearted. Dav loves to kayak in the Pacific Northwest with his wife.

Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea
Collaborations
On Purpose
Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot
Perspectives
Brawl of the Wild
Lord of the Fleas
Dog Man and Cat Kid

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Book Stats

52
Authored
39
Illustrated
1
Collaborators

All Dav Pilkey Books

YearTitleIllustratorPages
2023Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the SeaDav Pilkey240
2022CollaborationsDav Pilkey224
2022On PurposeDav Pilkey224
2022Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-LotDav Pilkey208
2021PerspectivesDav Pilkey224
2021Brawl of the WildDav Pilkey224
2021Lord of the FleasDav Pilkey256
2021Dog Man and Cat KidDav Pilkey256
2021A Tale of Two KittiesDav Pilkey256
2021Dog Man UnleashedDav Pilkey224
2021Dog ManDav Pilkey240
2021Mothering HeightsDav Pilkey224
2020Cat Kid Comic ClubDav Pilkey176
2020Dragon's Merry ChristmasDav Pilkey64
2020Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-BoxersDav Pilkey224
2020Grime and PunishmentDav Pilkey240
2020Dragon's HalloweenDav Pilkey64
2019Dragon Gets ByDav Pilkey64
2019Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy TinkletrousersDav Pilkey304
2019Fetch-22Dav Pilkey240
2019Dog Breath: The Horrible Trouble with Hally TosisDav Pilkey32
2019Dragon's Fat CatDav Pilkey64
2019Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty PeopleDav Pilkey176
2019For Whom the Ball RollsDav Pilkey240
2019A Friend for DragonDav Pilkey64
2019Big Dog and Little Dog Tales of Adventure120
2018Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 2: The Revenge of the Ridiculous Robo-BoogersDav Pilkey176
2018Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1: The Night of the Nasty Nostril NuggetsDav Pilkey176
2017Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie WomanDav Pilkey176
2016Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Unpleasant Penguins from PlutoDan Santat128
2016Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Naughty Nightcrawlers from NeptuneDan Santat128
2015Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor PoopypantsDav Pilkey160
2015Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from UranusDan Santat128
2015Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Stupid Stinkbugs from SaturnDan Santat128
2014Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies From Outer Space (And the ... the Equally Evil Lunchroom Zombie Nerds)Dav Pilkey160
2014Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Jurassic Jackrabbits from JupiterDan Santat128
2014Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000Dav Pilkey224
2014Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mecha-Monkeys from Mars (Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot #4)Dan Santat140
2014Adventures of Super Diaper BabyDav Pilkey125
2014Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Video Vultures from VenusDan Santat128
2014Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mutant Mosquitoes from MercuryDan Santat128
2014Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot #1) (Library Edition): Volume 1 (Library)Dan Santat112
2014Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Video Vultures from Venus (Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot #3), Volume 3Dan Santat128
2014Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury (Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot #2), Volume 2Dan Santat128
2014Ricky Ricotta's Mighty RobotDan Santat112
2014Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking ToiletsDav Pilkey160
2013The Adventures of Captain UnderpantsDav Pilkey144
2011The Invasion of the Potty SnatchersDav Pilkey192
2011The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the FutureDav Pilkey175
2005The Dumb BunniesDav Pilkey32
2004'Twas the Night Before ThanksgivingDav Pilkey32
1999The Hallo-WienerDav Pilkey32

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