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The Full List of Dog Man Books in Order

Updated 2020

Dog Man is a comedic graphic novel series written by famous American cartoonist, Dav Pilkey. This children’s book series is about a crime-fighting hero that is part dog, part man.

The book series includes ten books, with the last two books yet to be released in spring this year, and the other in 2021.

Who Is Dav Pilkey?

Born on March 4, 1966, in Cleveland, Ohio, Dav Pilkey was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD as a child. In the second grade, Dave was so disruptive in all of his classes that his teachers always made him sit out in the hall every single day.

Fortunately, Pilkey loved to make up and write his own stories, so he always spends his time in his sit-outs, creating his own comic books.

Pilkey was able to complete a comic book about a superhero named Captain Underpants. His teachers always told him that he would never make it in life making silly comic books. Luckily, he didn’t listen to them.

Pilkey submitted his book, World War Won, to an international competition for student authors. He was able to win in his age category. Because of the award, the book was published in 1987.

Pilkey attended Kent State University. After relocating to Washington, he met his wife, so usually, the owner of his favorite Japanese restaurant and a professional musician. They started dating in early 2005 and got married later that year.

Pilkey didn’t write for a few years to take care of his terminally ill father. However, he partnered with Scholastic in 2009 to publish four books. He released The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen From the Future in 2010, followed by Super Diaper Baby 2: Invasion of the Potty Snatchers, which got published in 2011. 

Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Re-turn of Tippy Tinkletrousers was released in 2012, and Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers was released in 2013.

To date, his Captain Underpants series has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 28 languages. His latest creation, the Dog Man series, now sold more than 30 million copies in print internationally and has been translated into more than 21 languages.

Pilkey and his wife live in Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Dog Man Series Rundown

Dog man is a popular series of comic book style novels for children. It began during a bomb explosion set up by Petey, the evil cat where Officer knight and his police dog Greg got severely injured. 

To save both of them, the doctors replaced Knight’s head with Greg’s, creating Dog Man. With the body of a super-strong cop and a super smart dog, Dog Man spends his days trying to defeat his arch-enemy, the evil cat Petey. Over time, Dog Man gains an unlikely sidekick named Cat Kid.

Dog Man Complete Booklist & Summary

Here are all the Dog Man books in chronological order for anyone who wants to get started on the book series: 

1) Dog Man – 2016

  • Dog Man books 1Book Summary: From worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey comes Dog Man, the canine cop who’s part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!George and Harold have created a new breed of justice. With the head of a dog and the body of a human, this heroic hound digs into deception, claws after crooks, rolls over robbers, and scampers after squirrels. Will he be able to resist the call of the wild to answer the call of duty?Dav Pilkey’s wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of being true to one’s self.
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2) Dog Man Unleashed – 2016

  • Dog Man books 2Book Summary: Petey is up to no good in the second Dog Man book from worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey.Dog Man is still learning a few tricks of the trade. Petey the Cat is out of the bag, and his criminal curiosity is taking the city by storm. Something fishy is going on! Can Dog Man unleash justice on this ruffian in time to save the city, or will Petey get away with the purr-fect crime?Dav Pilkey’s wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of being true to one’s self.
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3) Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties – 2017

  • Dog Man books 3Book Summary: A cute kitten disrupts Petey’s plans in the third Dog Man book from worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey.He was the best of dogs… He was the worst of dogs… It was the age of invention… It was the season of surprise… It was the eve of supa sadness… It was the dawn of hope… Dog Man hasn’t always been a paws-itive addition to the police force. While he can muzzle miscreants, he tends to leave a slick of slobber in his wake! This time, Petey the Cat’s dragged in a tiny bit of trouble — a double in the form of a kitten clone. Dog Man will have to work twice as hard to bust these furballs and remain top dog!Dav Pilkey’s wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of being true to one’s self.
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4) Dog Man and Cat Kid – 2017

  • Dog Man books 4Book Summary: Action and mystery abound on the movie set in the fourth Dog Man book from worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey.Hot diggity dog! Dog Man is back — and this time he’s not alone. The heroic hound with a real nose for justice now has a furry feline sidekick, and together they have a mystery to sniff out! When a new kitty sitter arrives and a glamorous movie starlet goes missing, it’s up to Dog Man and Cat Kid to save the day! Will these heroes stay hot on the trail, or will Petey, the World’s Most Evil Cat, send them barking up the wrong tree?Dav Pilkey’s wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of being true to one’s self.
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5) Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas – 2018

  • Book Summary: The Supa Buddies convene to deal with some new villains in the fifth Dog Man book from worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey.When a fresh bunch of baddies bust up the town, Dog Man is called into action — and this time he isn’t alone. With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, our heroes must save the day by joining forces with an unlikely ally: Petey, the World’s Most Evil Cat. But can the villainous Petey avoid vengeance and venture into virtue?Dav Pilkey’s wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of being true to one’s self.
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6) Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild – 2018

  • Book Summary: The heroic hound is send to jail in the sixth Dog Man book from worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey.Is Dog Man bad to the bone? The canine cop is sent to the pound for a crime he didn’t commit! While his pals work to prove his innocence, Dog Man struggles to find his place among dogs and people. Being a part of both worlds, will he ever fully fit in with one?Dav Pilkey’s wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of being true to one’s self.
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7) Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls – 2019

  • Book Summary: Petey learns what it means to do good in the seventh Dog Man book from worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey.The Supa Buddies have been working hard to help Dog Man overcome his bad habits. But when his obsessions turn to fears, Dog Man finds himself the target of an all-new supervillain! Meanwhile, Petey the Cat has been released from jail and starts a new life with Li’l Petey. But when Petey’s own father arrives, Petey must face his past and fight for who he loves.Dav Pilkey’s wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of doing good.
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8) Dog Man: Fetch-22 – 2019

  • Book Summary: Li’l Petey gets caught in some family drama in the eighth Dog Man book from worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey.Petey the Cat is out of jail, and he has a brand-new lease on life. While Petey’s reevaluated what matters most, Li’l Petey is struggling to find the good in the world. Can Petey and Dog Man stop fighting like cats and dogs long enough to put their paws together and work as a team? They need each other now more than ever — Li’l Petey (and the world) is counting on them!Dav Pilkey’s wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of doing good.
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Conclusion

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