If You Like Dog Man

Dav Pilkey has created some of the funniest and most popular characters for kids ever published: Captain Underpants, Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot, and Dog Man! His books are funny, fast-paced, and wildly entertaining. Check out the "supa funny" titles below if you enjoyed the hilarious adventures of Dog Man and Cat Kid! All books are recommended for ages 9–12. 

Compiled by:
Jon S.
Agent Moose

Mo O'Hara
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Agent Moose v. 1)
Series: Agent Moose

Secret agent Anonymoose needs to crack his 100th case with his intelligent partner Owlfred. When they investigate a turtle-napping, they begin to suspect that someone from inside Woodland H.Q. might be involved. Agent Moose must outpace his rival Camo Chameleon to solve this mystery. It’s a hoot!

The Bad Guys

Aaron Blabey
(Juvenile Fiction - J Blabey)
Series: Bad Guys

Mr. Wolf. Mr. Snake. Mr. Piranha. Mr. Shark. Everyone knows them as the bad guys in the story, but these guys just want to be heroes. They just have to make sure they don’t eat the animals they’re saving! How can you be a hero when everyone sees you as a villain? This hilarious book kicks off the popular series and is the basis for the movie adaptation.

Batpig, Book 1: When Pigs Fly

Rob Harrell
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Batpig v. 1)
Series: Batpig

Pigs will fly in this hilarious superhero sendup! Bitten by a radioactive bat, Gary the pig gains superpowers and must learn that with great power comes...mandatory origin story flashbacks! Donning a heroic costume (that’s a little tight in the booty region), Gary becomes Batpig and must fight the giant potty-mouthed Repto-Man. Dog Man fans will enjoy this book’s sarcastic and scatalogical (that means “poopy”) humor.

Cat Ninja

Matthew Cody
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Cat Ninja v. 1)
Series: Cat Ninja

During the day, Claude is a humble house cat living with an 11-year-old boy named Leon. At night, Claude becomes the adorable yet deadly Cat Ninja, protector of Metro City! Cat Ninja keeps everyone safe from villains like Master Hamster and the Raccoon Bros, but Claude must also be there for his human when Leon’s parents get divorced. Vibrant, dynamic art combined with funny, heartwarming writing makes Cat Ninja a delight to read.

CatStronauts, Book 1: Mission Moon

Drew Brockington
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN CatStronauts v. 1)
Series: CatStronauts

The planet’s energy crisis can only be solved by installing solar panels on the moon, but who is brave enough to rocket into space on a moment’s notice? The CatStronauts are here to save the day! Major Meowser, Pom Pom, Blanket, and the always-hungry Waffles must train quickly to become the heroes our planet needs. Join the furry foursome in this fast-paced and funny first book in the hit graphic novel series!

Dolphin Girl, Book 1: Trouble in Pizza Paradise!

Zach Smith
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Dolphin Girl v. 1)
Series: Dolphin Girl

Dolphin Girl and her dad, Captain Dugong, are Deerburbia’s most popular father/daughter superhero/restaurateur combo! When they’re not managing Pizza Paradise with their games-master Keith, they’re completing their super secret super hero training. But the heroes must put their training to the test when they encounter Sea Cow, the president of T.B.G.C.F.B.G. (The Bad Guys Club for Bad Guys)! This is one ocean-themed showdown you will need to “sea” to believe!

El Deafo

Cece Bell
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN 741.5092 Bell Bel)

In this graphic novel memoir, elementary school student Cece must wear an embarrassing giant hearing aid after becoming deaf. She then discovers that she can hear her teacher’s remote microphone anywhere in the school (even in the bathroom!), and she imagines becoming a superhero named El Deafo! Can Cece use her powers to help her find a true friend?

The Evil Secret Society of Cats

(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-MANGA Evilsec v. 1 Pandani)
Series: Evil Secret Society of Cats

They are the Evil Secret Society of Cats, and they will teach humans to fear the feline race! Feline Commander leads the cat conspiracy to take over the world, but not even the heroic Doggoman can deny the cuteness of these kitties! A gentle series that will have all pet owners relating to the funny animal antics. This book may also serve as a good starting point for kids wanting to try reading manga.

Fann Club: Batman Squad

Jim Benton
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Fenton Fann Club Batman Squad)

Inspired by Batman, Ernest Fann becomes the crime fighter Gerbilwing to stop the evildoers of the world: the sock chewers, the lawn poopers, the bank robbers, and whatever. He’ll need help kicking crime’s butt, so he recruits the help of his best friend, his bored babysitter, and his dog. But what happens when a werewolf robs a bank? Can these goofballs save the day and punch enough grannies to serve the "justiest" justice of all?

The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza

Mac Barnett
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN First Cat In Space Ate Pizza Barnett)
Series: First Cat in Space

When rats from another galaxy begin to eat the moon, Earth’s last hope is…the first cat in space! Joined by a stowaway toenail-clipping robot and the royal Princess of the Moon, our hero must journey to the dark side of the moon and face countless dangers to save humanity. This book is so hilariously ridiculous, it will have you shouting, “Oh, my grammy’s meatloaf!”


John Patrick Green
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN InvestiGators v. 1)
Series: InvestiGators

Mango and Brash are alligator agents of Special Undercover Investigation Teams (S.U.I.T.). Their mission? Go undercover as bakers to rescue the world-famous cupcake chef Gustavo Mustachio. At the same time, the powerful Thingamabob has just been stolen from the Science Factory! It’s up to the reptilian twosome to solve the mysteries in this witty graphic novel.

Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat

Johnny Marciano
(Juvenile Fiction - J Marcian)
Series: Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat

Klawde is a cruel and bloodthirsty intergalactic emperor who is exiled to a distant planet named Earth. Raj is a lonely boy whose parents moved him across the country. After Klawde crash lands into Raj’s yard, he thinks he may have found a perfect base to enact his evil plan for revenge! This novel doesn’t have many pictures, so it may be enjoyed by readers looking to branch out from graphic novels.

Lunch Lady 2-For-1 Special: The First Helping

Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Lunch Lady Two for One Special Books 1 and 2)
Series: Lunch Lady

Things are about to get applesaucy when Lunch Lady serves school lunch...and justice! Using her cafeteria-based tools like fish stick nunchucks and helicopter spatula, Lunch Lady fights some of the most evil villains imaginable: substitute teacher cyborgs who assign too much homework and the League of Librarians plotting to steal the newest video game console. A trio of elementary school students known as the Breakfast Bunch must discover Lunch Lady’s secret in order to help her save the school!

Max Meow, Book 1: Cat Crusader

John Gallagher
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Max Meow v. 1)
Series: Max Meow

Max is just your everyday cat until he bites a radioactive meatball from space and becomes the superpowered hero Max Meow! With help from his scientist friend Mindy, Max must protect Kittyopolis from the nefarious rodent Agent M and his robotic henchman Reggie. This offbeat and fast-paced graphic novel is perfect for fans of superheroes and cute kitties.

Miles Morales: Shock Waves: A Spider-Man Graphic Novel

Justin A. Reynolds
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Spider Man Miles Morales Shock Waves)
Series: Spider-Man

Miles Morales can never catch a break. As a student at Brooklyn Visions Academy, he struggles to balance his schoolwork and family obligations with his secret superhero life as Spider-Man! But his two identities collide when a new student’s missing father is somehow connected to recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico. Fans of the Spider-Verse movies will recognize Miles’s trademark humor and heart in this excellent superhero graphic novel.

More Far Out Fairy Tales

Stephanie True Peters
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Far Out Fairy Tales v. 2)
Series: Far Out Fairy Tales

Fans of Dav Pilkey’s absurd humor will enjoy these hilariously unconventional retellings of classic stories. Goldilocks hunts vampires, Thumbelina is a wrestling champ, and Sleeping Beauty is a magic master is this collection of five funny fractured fairy tales. The laughs continue in the rest of the series: Far Out Fairy Tales, Far Out Fables, and Far Out Folktales.

Real Pigeons Fight Crime

Andrew McDonald
(Juvenile Fiction - J Mcdonal)
Series: Real Pigeons

Did you know that your town is protected by a secret squad of crime-fighting feathered friends? Well, you’re about to get schooled! Real pigeons solve mysteries and fight bad guys. Learn more about the humorous origins of the master of disguise Rock, bendy Tumbler, strong Frillback, and super-finder Homey as they solve the great bread crumb mystery and face danger at the food truck fair!

Red Panda & Moon Bear

Jarod Rosello
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Red Panda and Moon Bear v. 1)
Series: Red Panda & Moon Bear

Meet Red Panda, the girl with the strength of 12 red pandas! Meet Moon Bear, her little brother with a magic crystal. These superpowered siblings must protect their community from bad dogs that are definitely not aliens, nightmare monsters, and evil ice cream cones, all before Mami and Papi get home!

Sort of Super

Eric Gapstur
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Sort of Super v. 1)
Series: Sort of Super

After a series of accidents that give him superpowers, 11-year-old Wyatt wants to become a superhero. It’s too bad his dad says he’s too young. Luckily, his super-smart sister Adeline agrees to keep his heroics a secret, and they soon get involved in a mystery that includes the disappearance of their mother. It will take more than being sort of super to save the day! Fans of superheroes will enjoy this middle grade graphic novel.

Two-Headed Chicken

Tom Angleberger
(Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Anglebe Twohead)

Among the infinite universes in the multiverse, anything is possible. There may even be a universe where you are a two-headed chicken being chased by an enraged moose named Kernel Antlers! Take a madcap journey through dozens of bizarre universes in this side splitting graphic novel.