August 21, 2017

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Scholastic’s Dav Pilkey Summer Reading Educator Contest Opens

One school in each state will win 500 books. Deadline to enter is April 14.

Art History Without Nudity?; Gay “Captain Underpants” | Scales on Censorship

A teacher requests that students study art selectively; complaints about gay “Captain Underpants” content; objection to a teacher’s book choices.

This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

When Book Sharing Backfires|Scales on Censorship

A parent objects when a first grader shares “Captain Underpants”; contending with parents who say their children are gifted.

This article was published in School Library Journal's August 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

#25 Dav Pilkey – Captain Underpants: The Series

Travis: Testing, testing. Hey there. This is the first post on the brand-new blog for The Yarn. We are now officially under the School Library Journal banner. Colby and I are happy to be here. On today’s episode: Dav Pilkey. This was our most unusual interview yet due to the venue: a moving vehicle. This […]

The Latest Tale of Captain Underpants Kept Out of School Book Fair

The 12th “Captain Underpants” novel will only be available to school kids in Monroe, MI, if they specifically order it. It is not in the school library or at book fairs.

When Colleagues Need Clarification About Restricting Books | Scales on Censorship

Don’t be afraid to enter the discussion about intellectual freedom, and be firm when stating your opinion.

This article was published in School Library Journal's June 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Fusenews: Pretty sneaky, sis.

I have a sister.  Did you know that?  Tis true.  She’s not a librarian and her interest in children’s literature pretty much begins and ends with me, which is probably why she hasn’t come up before.  One thing she is?  Crafty.  Crafty as all get out.  And the kicker is that she’s just started this […]

Best of Apps & Enhanced Books | March 2013

What do Dav Pilkey’s ‘Captain Underpants” and the London’s Philharmonia Orchestra have in common? They’re both featured in this month’s column.

Serving Truth, Justice, and Tighty Whities | The Captain Goes Digital

Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants bursts onto the digital scene with full-color illustrations, nifty animation, and activities galore.

Boise Librarian Wins SLJ/Scholastic Dav Pilkey Sweepstakes

Sarah Kelley-Chase, branch manager of the Boise Public Library, won a visit from author Dav PIlkey, a contest sponsored by School Library Journal and awarded by Scholastic.

Interview: Dav Pilkey on Captain Underpants #9

SLJ talks to Dav Pilkey about the creative process behind his books, working with DreamWorks to turn Captain Underpants into a 3-D animated movie, and, of course, Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers (Scholastic)—the ninth installment of his sublimely silly novels.