The World of Dav Pilkey

Dav Pilkey book covers

What is it?

Dav Pilkey is the creator of laugh-out-loud books for children including The Adventures of Captain Underpants, and the Super Diaper Baby series. For more information about Dav Pilkey, visit

Who’s it for?

Readers ages 710

Press Contact

Charisse Meloto
(212) 389-3785

“[Pilkey is] the best-selling bad boy of children’s literature”


About the Author

Dav Pilkey created his first stories as comic books while he was in elementary school. Since then, in addition to the Captain Underpants series, his Scholastic books include numerous popular, award-winning books for children, such as Dog Breath, winner of the California Young Reader Medal; The Paperboy, a Caldecott Honor Book; The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list; The Adventures of Ook & Gluk: Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future, a #1 New York Times bestseller, and the Dumb Bunnies series. Dav Pilkey is also the creator of the Ricky Ricotta series, now available with new full-color illustrations by Caldecott Awardwinning artist Dan Santat. For more information about Dav Pilkey, visit


Press Coverage


  • There are more than 70 million Captain Underpants books in print worldwide
  • Captain Underpants is available in 22 languages
  • Dav Pilkey received the 1997 Caldecott Honor Medal for Paper Boy which he also wrote
  • Dreamworks Animation acquired film rights to Captain Underpants in the fall of 2011




 Dav Pilkey Banned Books Week Video (September 2014)


 Dav Pilkey PSA: “Reading Makes Cats Jealous”


 Dav Pilkey PSA: “Reading Gives You Superpowers”


 Dav Pilkey Talks About the Inspiration Behind Super Diaper Baby 2: Behind the Blankies