Dav Pilkey

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This biography introduces readers to humorous author and illustrator Dav Pilkey, creator of the Captain Underpants series and Caldecott Honor winnerfor The Paperboy. Readers will learn about Pilkey's childhood and college days in Ohio, his difficulty in school that led to the inspiration for Captain Underpants, his move to the West Coast, and the success and controversy that have accompanied the publication of his books. He is the successful author of the Captain Underpants series, the Ricky Ricotta series, the Super Diaper Baby series, and numerous other titles. Easy-to-read text and full-color photos highlight Pilkey's childhood, education, and life as an author and illustrator.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF007030, JNF063000, JNF011000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Biographies, Language Arts
Copyright 2013
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Season 2013-01-01
ISBN 9781617835773, 9781614809364
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 818
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Lexile 800
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 4.6
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 157345
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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Children's Authors Set 7 – School Library Journal

These biographies provide clear and concise information for reports and may inspire aspiring writers by focusing on the authors’ childhoods, overcoming obstacles, and dedication to writing. . . . They are good additions where similar biographies are in demand.

Author: Jill C. Wheeler