Author and illustrator Dav Pilkey had a rough time as a kid. His attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and dyslexia made it difficult for him to sit still in class. He got sent into the hall so often, he tells us, he had his own desk out there!
Here, he explains how he used his own personality to create “Dog Man,” his most popular character:
And, as a bonus, he introduces us to a new character — Dog Man’s alter ego, Cat Man!
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Some of the most sought-after materials in the Library’s North Korean periodicals collection are now online. It’s a slice of the Asian Division’s holdings in what is one of the world’s largest repositories of North Korean publications.
Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, offers two writing exercises for young writers: framing something special, and whipping up a special recipe to make you both creative and courageous.
The letters of Julia Sand to President Chester A. Arthur have been digitized and are now online.
Dav Pilkey stops by to read from “Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas,” and to give a how-to drawing lesson for Snug, a new character in the series.
Dav Pilkey at Home: Dav Pilkey Shows You How to Draw Snug, a New Character in the Dog Man serie
The Library features new coloring pages adapted from our collections, adding to the growing number of family activities on offer since Covid-19.
This edition of “Free to Use and Reuse” showcases some of the Library’s copyright-free holdings of maps of cities.
Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, has a new weekly writing challenge: Create a book cover, maybe even for one about your own life. It’s harder than it seems.
Dav Pilkey is back with another pair of short drawing tutorials and cheerful messages. It’s sort of the brand for the author and illustrator of “Dog Man” and “Captain Underpants” fame, and we’re delighted to have him drop by on Fridays for awhile.
The Library’s Veterans History Project marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day — the end of World War II in Europe — newest installment of the online exhibit, Experiencing War.