Dav Pilkey (Photo Credit: Karyn Carpenter)
Dav Pilkey is an American author and illustrator of children’s books. He is best known for his Captain Underpants series, and also is the author of the Ricky Ricotta, Dragon’s Tales, Dumb Bunnies and Big Dog & Little Dog series. Dav suffers from ADHD and is dyslexic. This often caused him to be put in the hallway during class, leading to the creation of the Captain Underpants character. His Dragon’s Tales series has been adapted to a Canadian stop-motion animated series called “Dragon.”

Dav Pilkey made his debut as a published author in 1987 with the picture book World War Won. Below is a list of Dav Pilkey’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Dragon’s Tales Books


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

Publication Order of Dumb Bunnies Books


The Dumb Bunnies(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dumb Bunnies' Easter(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Make Way for the Dumb Bunnies(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dumb Bunnies Go to the Zoo(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Captain Underpants Books


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

Publication Order of Captain Underpants Activity Books


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

Publication Order of Big Dog and Little Dog Books


Big Dog and Little Dog(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Big Dog and Little Dog Going for a Walk(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Big Dog and Little Dog Getting in Trouble(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Big Dog and Little Dog Wearing Sweaters(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Big Dog and Little Dog Make a Mistake(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ricky Ricotta Books


Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Voodoo Vultures from Venus(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Mecha-Monkeys from Mars(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Jurassic Jack Rabbits from Jupiter(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Uranium Unicorns from Uranus(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ricky Ricotta Activity Books


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

Publication Order of Super Diaper Baby Books


The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung Fu Cavemen From The Future(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Silly Stories to Tickle Your Funny Bone(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Love to Read!: Four Original Stories for Independent Readers(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


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

Notes: Silly Stories to Tickle Your Funny Bone also contains contributions by William Joyce and James Marshall. I Love to Read!: Four Original Stories for Independent Readers also contains contributions by Shana Corey, Peter Maloney and Rachel Vail. The Super Diaper Baby series and The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung Fu Cavemen From The Future are written as George Beard and Harold Hutchins. The Dumb Bunnies books were originally written as Sue Denim.

If You Like Dav Pilkey Books, You’ll Love…

Dav Pilkey Synopses: A Friend for Dragon by Dav Pilkey tells the story of a lonely dragon who is looking for a friend when he gets hit on the head by an apple. When he can’t find the apple, he’s again lonely. Will he be able to find it?

In Dragon Gets By by Dav Pilkey, the dragon wakes up not feeling right and everything goes wrong all day.

In Dragon’s Merry Christmas by Dav Pilkey, Dragon wants to make Christmas perfect. He picks out the right three and has all of the best presents. But he has a problem cutting down the tree and ends up giving away the presents to the needy.

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