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Publication Order of Big Dog and Little Dog Books

Big Dog and Little Dog (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Dog and Little Dog Going for a Walk (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Dog and Little Dog Getting in Trouble (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Dog and Little Dog Wearing Sweaters (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Dog and Little Dog Making a Mistake (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Complete Adventures of Big Dog and Little Dog (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Captain Underpants Books

The Adventures of Captain Underpants (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captain Underpants and the Invasion of the Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies from Outer Space (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captain Underpants and the Big, Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 1 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captain Underpants and the Big Bad Battle of the Bionic Booger Boy, Part 2 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Captain Underpants Activity Books

The Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book o' Fun (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The All New Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book O' Fun 2 (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Extra Big 'N' Extra Crunchy Captain Underpants Book O' Fun (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Captain Underpants Super Flip-o-Rama Sticker Book (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cat Kid Comic Club Books

Cat Kid Comic Club (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perspectives (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On Purpose (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collaborations (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Influencers (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dog Man Books

Dog Man (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog Man Unleashed (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tale of Two Kitties (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog Man and Cat Kid (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord of the Fleas (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brawl of the Wild (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
For Whom the Ball Rolls (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fetch-22 (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grime and Punishment (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mothering Heights (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scarlet Shedder (2024)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Dragon Tales Books

A Friend For Dragon (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon Gets By (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon's Merry Christmas (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon's Fat Cat (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon's Halloween (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dumb Bunnies Books

The Dumb Bunnies (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dumb Bunnies' Easter (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Make Way for Dumb Bunnies (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dumb Bunnies Go To The Zoo (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ricky Ricotta Books

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Voodoo Vultures from Venus (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Mecha-Monkeys from Mars (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Jurassic Jackrabbits from Jupiter (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Naughty Nightcrawlers From Neptune (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Unpleasant Penguins from Pluto (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ricky Ricotta Activity Books

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Astro-Activity Book O' Fun (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Super Diaper Baby Books

The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Adventures of Ook and Gluk (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

World War Won (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
'Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Cats Dream (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kat Kong (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog Breath! The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moonglow Roll O Rama (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Paperboy (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silly Gooses (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dogzilla (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God Bless the Gargoyles (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hallo-Weiner (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Green Light Readers Level 1 Books

Halloween Mice! (By: Bethany Roberts) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cloudy Day Sunny Day (By: Donald Crews) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Pig and Little Pig (By: David McPhail) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birthday Mice! (By: Bethany Roberts) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Brown Bear (By: David McPhail) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A New Home (By: Tim Bowers) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Todd's Box (By: Paula Sullivan) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rick Is Sick (By: David McPhail) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Get Up, Rick! (By: F. Isabel Campoy) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daniel's Pet/Daniel y su mascota (By: Alma Flor Ada) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Van (By: Holly Keller) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dot and Bob (By: David McPhail) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cerdo y Cerdito/Big Pig and Little Pig (By: David McPhail) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fourth of July Mice! (By: Bethany Roberts) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Dog and Little Dog Wearing Sweaters (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Dog and Little Dog Making a Mistake (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meet Woof and Quack (By: Jamie Swenson) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Terrifying Tales(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Creativity Project(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Can't Say That(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

David Murray “Dav” Pilkey, Jr. also known as Dav Pilkey and he writes under pen names George Beard , Harold Hutchins and Sue Denim. Apart from having several names and weird spelling having a name, he is one of the most famous writers of children in North America. He is famous for best selling series called Captain Underpants. The most interesting thing about his famous character which is Captain Underpants is that he imagined and pampered this character in his mind during elementary school days. He actually proved that how learning social skills for kids can be interesting and playful. He is a true inspiration for everyone.

He was born on March 4, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio to David Pilkey and Barbara. During elementary school, he diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), so he was unable to pay attention in class and keep him focused on books. This leads his school life quite difficult for him, even his class teacher punished him several times. The one of the most famous incident of his childhood that his teacher makes him sit outside the class room with separate bench in the afternoon. According to Dav it was nothing like punishment and he always enjoyed that outside moment with his drawing habit. Actually that was the place where this special talent of telling funny stories with brand new characters evolved in him. He was used to tell other about those funny characters and everybody liked him except his teachers. According to his personal experience for his teachers he was just an immature and incapable student who only waste his time by drawing and in his future he is going to be nothing.

His habit of telling stories with unique characters and drawing continued to high school and college as well. During his college days, in a class of English, his teacher found his drawing note book with really funny stories which were able to connect with kids easily and easy going. This was the turning point of his life. His teacher appreciated his work and suggested him to work on books for children. He was quite happy because for the first time in life his work was appreciated by a teacher and some shown him a path in his life. He entered in a National Competition for Student Authors and submitted his book named World War Won and really won in his age group. This book was published in 1987. He completed his graduation from Kent State University.

After that he never look back, everyone who ever bullied him or had a disrespectful attitude got their answer.

Dav was always mischievious by nature and his hyperactivity disorder turned out to be hypercreativity. While he was working in Pizza Hut his name got a twist and spelling of his name became DAV while still pronounced as DAVE.

His works were always children oriented and they were mostly based on imaginary characters like Dragon with humanity, Dogman and the most famous Captain Underpants. He continuously wrote books for a long time. His works A Friend for Dragon (1990),Dragon Gets By (1991),Dragon’s Fat Cat (1992),Dragon’s Halloween (1993),Dragon’s Merry Christmas (1994) were inspiration for famous Canadian Animated TV Series “Dragon” which was aired in 2004. This TV series was widely acclaimed by critics because the they were helping children to adopt several social skills like working with each other, importance of friendship and trying new thing. Mr. Frank Meschkuleit narrated this story line in TV series. His books have average rating of more than 4 out of 5 at famous reading websites like

He seems quite influenced by Dr. Seuss, Vincent van Gogh, Marc Chagall and Henri Rousseau.

When he relocated to Washington, he met Sayuri, a professional musician and also the owner of his favorite Japanese restaurant. They started dating in February of 2005 and got married in a private ceremony later that year.

He published his bestselling novel Captain Underpants in September 1997 and continuously published total 10 novels of this series till 2006. After that he took a break from writing to look after his ill father. His father died on November 13,2008.

In 2010, he agreed with scholastic to write four more books. His works also got awarded from time to time. There is list if awards he get.

1986: The National Written and Illustrated by… Awards Contest for Students, ages 14–19 category, World War Won

1997: Caldecott Honor Award, The Paperboy

1998: California Young Reader Medal, Dog Breath!: The Horrible Trouble with Hally Tosis, published in 1994

2007: Disney Adventures Kids’ Choice Awards, The Captain Underpants series

The series created by him are Dragon, Dumb Bunnies, Captain Underpants, Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot & Big Dog & Little Dog. There are some other books written by him, some of them are Kat kong, Dogzilla and The Paperboy. He published his latest work in 2016 which is Dogman : World’s greatest Cop. He have also give it a cool tagline IT’S DOG MAN, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man and ALL HERO!

The unique style of his presentation makes him differ from others and children adopt them so easily. The storyline up of Dav is always quite slow in his each novel but this make them easier for kids to understand. Some adults also found them quite interesting.

He has also published Captain Underpants spinoff in 2015 under name CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks a lot.

As in starting, I said that he is a true inspiration for every kid who is suffering from any kind of illness. He was not even able to concentrate yet he did something so creative with so much perfection. It is not easy to face the world knowing that you are dealing with some psychological problem. Dav Pilky has proved him a good social person, a good artist, a good son, a good husband and most importantly a good human being.

Now a days he lives with wife in Seattle, Washington and his life spends between moving from Bainbridge Island to Minami Izu, Japan. And yes he is still writing for the kids of this generation and I hope he will continuously write not just only to please kids but also to inspire everyone. We definitely need more persons like him, who can help to put some smiles on face of everyone and help us to make this world a better place.

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