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Publication Order of Big Dog and Little Dog Books

Big Dog and Little Dog (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Dog and Little Dog Going for a Walk (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Dog and Little Dog Getting in Trouble (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Dog and Little Dog Wearing Sweaters (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Dog and Little Dog Making a Mistake (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Adventures of Big Dog and Little Dog (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Captain Underpants Books

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

Publication Order of Captain Underpants Activity Books

The Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book o' Fun (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The All New Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book O' Fun 2 (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Extra Big 'N' Extra Crunchy Captain Underpants Book O' Fun (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Captain Underpants Super Flip-o-Rama Sticker Book (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cat Kid Comic Club Books

Publication Order of Dog Man Books

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

Publication Order of The Dragon Tales Books

A Friend For Dragon (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon Gets By (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon's Merry Christmas (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon's Fat Cat (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon's Halloween (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dumb Bunnies Books

The Dumb Bunnies (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dumb Bunnies' Easter (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Make Way for Dumb Bunnies (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dumb Bunnies Go To The Zoo (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ricky Ricotta Books

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

Publication Order of Ricky Ricotta Activity Books

Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot Astro-Activity Book O' Fun (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Super Diaper Baby Books

The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Adventures of Ook and Gluk (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

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

Publication Order of Green Light Readers Level 1 Books

Halloween Mice! (By: Bethany Roberts) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Dog and Little Dog (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Dog and Little Dog Going for a Walk (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Dog and Little Dog Getting in Trouble (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Dog and Little Dog Wearing Sweaters (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cloudy Day Sunny Day (By: Donald Crews) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Dog and Little Dog Making a Mistake (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Pig and Little Pig (By: David McPhail) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Birthday Mice! (By: Bethany Roberts) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Adventures of Big Dog and Little Dog (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Brown Bear (By: David McPhail) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A New Home (By: Tim Bowers) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Todd's Box (By: Paula Sullivan) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rick Is Sick (By: David McPhail) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Get Up, Rick! (By: F. Isabel Campoy) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daniel's Pet/Daniel y su mascota (By: Alma Flor Ada) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Van (By: Holly Keller) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dot and Bob (By: David McPhail) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cerdo y Cerdito/Big Pig and Little Pig (By: David McPhail) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fourth of July Mice! (By: Bethany Roberts) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Meet Woof and Quack (By: Jamie Swenson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Guys Read: Terrifying Tales(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Creativity Project(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Can't Say That(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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3 Responses to “Dav Pilkey”

  1. Aiden James Schlecht: 2 weeks ago

    Recommended for David pilkey: Dog man the last hound. Also recommended a remaster of all your old books ok dav pilkey love Aiden schlecht HUGE FAN!

  2. LUKE: 1 year ago


    • Aiden James Schlecht: 2 weeks ago

      Also adding to the last comment can’t wait for the dog man movie and book 13! Tysm love Aiden Schlecht again HUGE FAN!


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