Books Jeff Smith Books by Jeff Smith Jeff Smith has written books about: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Children's Books Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Jeff Smith Repeat Offender: Dav Pilkey created artwork for Banned Books Week featuring his frequently complained-about hero, Captain Underpants. Dav Pilkey hide caption toggle caption Dav Pilkey The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Too Graphic? 2014 Banned Books Week Celebrates Challenged Comics September 24, 2014 Captain Underpants has once again topped the list of most-challenged books. Author Dav Pilkey says his tighty-whities-clad hero teaches kids a healthy lesson about questioning authority. Too Graphic? 2014 Banned Books Week Celebrates Challenged Comics Listen · 3:30 3:30 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/350881667/351074998" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Reviews Noir Storytelling And Art Thievery In Living Color In 'RASL' September 24, 2013 RASL collects all 15 issues of Jeff Smith's comic of the same name, about a time-jumping physicist-turned-art-thief who knows more than is good for him about interdimensional travel. Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky says RASL's female characters can be a little one-dimensional, but overall the book is full of surprises. 100 Best Books The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14 August 5, 2013 More than 2,000 of you weighed in with your nominations for the best books for young readers.