Readalikes for Diary of a Wimpy Kid
How did Jon Scieszka get so funny? He grew up as one of six brothers with Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, and jokes told at family dinner.
CHILDREN BIOGRAPHY Scieszka, J.
Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.
Eleven-year-old Ellie McDoodle
illustrates her sketchbook with chronicles of her adventures and mishaps while camping with her cousins, aunt, and uncle.
In her diary, middle school student Jamie Kelly describes her life at home and at school, including her attempts to triumph over her nemesis, the beautiful and popular Angeline.
Allie Finkle has rules for everything and is even writing her own rule book, but her world is turned upside-down when she learns that her family is moving across town, which will mean a new house, school, best friend, and plenty of new rules
Sixth-grader Sofia Becker writes a blog about everything she overhears in the girls' bathroom, especially mean things about the super-popular Mia, but comes to realize that gossip has consequences and popularity is hard to achieve.
As fifth grade comes to an end, 'Cheesie' Mack
and his best friend find their summer plans are drastically changed, due in part to a valuable coin that may belong to the mysterious inhabitants of a
place they call The Haunted Toad.
When Miss Breakbone confiscates Junkyard's crucial find, Wheels, Pencil, Spider, and the rest of the Dunderheads
plot to teach her a lesson.
Simone, a new student, seems intent on stealing Molly away from Nick and the only way Nick can think to stop her is by teaming with his old anti-bullying ally, but that will require Nick using himself as bait--both as the bullied and bullier.
Claudia wants to prove that she should be a junior counselor at Blue River Camp
next year, but first she must face mean girls, the boy she has a crush on, a seven-year-old rascal she often babysits, her own bad luck, and a challenging swimming test
constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey
has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription meds wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired.
When thirteen-year-old David Greenberg's best friend makes the start of middle school
even worse than he feared it could be, David becomes friends with Sophie, who shares his love of television shows and posts one of their skits on YouTube, making them wildly popular--online, at least.
Middle schooler Charlie Joe
is proud of his success at avoiding reading
, but eventually his schemes go too far.
The first year of middle school
can be exciting, or scary, just ask Ginny.
Two best friends embark on a project to study the behavior and taste of the popular girls at their elementary school so that by the time they get to middle school they too will be in the right crowd.
When Danny gets caught trying to cross his name off the "Geek" list
in the girls' bathroom, he's sent to detention. Bullies torment him mercilessly -- until they discover that Danny can draw.
Legendary Griff Carver
joins the Rampart Middle School Hallway Patrol and with the help of his new friends, Griff
solves the case of counterfeit hall passes.
and his best friend dress up as girls to infiltrate the Cupcake
Cadet troop in an attempt to win the
Windjammer Whirl model sailboat contest, and the
prize money that comes with it
Through a series of letters to his father, a private investigator, fifth-grader PJ "Clueless" McGee tells of his efforts to discover who stole macaroni and cheese from the school cafeteria.
When her mother gets a new boyfriend, sixth-grader Annabelle gets to cope with a new town, a new school, and a new puppy and, while training her puppy, she decides to apply some of the same techniques to tame the unruly boys
making her middle-school life miserable.
Meet Timmy Failure
, the founder, president, and CEO of the best detective agency in town, probably the nation. And his lazy sidekick, total, a 1,500-pound polar bear.
Things get out of hand for a twelve-year-old boy when a neighbor convinces him to expand his summer lawn mowing business.
Fourteen-year-old Kevin is very good at lying and doing so makes life easier, but when he finds himself in big trouble with his friends, family, and teachers, he must find a way to end his lies forever.
After playing a prank on one of his "geeky" classmates, sixth-grader Max Quigley's
punishment is to be tutored by him.
In love with the girl he sneezed on the first day of school and best pals with Marshall, the "One Eyed Jack" of friends, seventh-grader Milo
Cruikshank misses his mother whose death has changed everything at home.
Rodney, an admitted coward, moves to
Ohio where the
middle school bully
immediately singles him out, but when a stray baseball knocks the bully
out just as he is about to beat
Rodney up, Rodney gains an undeserved reputation as a tough guy.
A quirky and utterly logical seventh-grade girl named Emma-Jean Lazarus
discovers some interesting results when she gets involved in the messy everyday problems of her peers.
"reluctant reader" by his teacher, twelve-year-old Derek spends summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list.
It's the start of the school year, and nothing feels right to Justin
. He didn't get the teacher he wanted, he's not in the same class as his best friend, and his little sister, Elizabeth, is starting kindergarten at his school.
Fifth-grader Nolan Byrd, tired of being called names by the class bully, has a secret identity--Shredderman!
Danny Dragonbreath and his friend Wendell get an up-close underwater tour of the Sargasso Sea from Danny's sea-serpent cousin, encountering giant squid and mako sharks--and learn about standing up to bullies in the process.
Doreen has vowed to make her new middle school work for her, but it is still a challenge given her ADD, her younger sister's lack of popularity, and tensions between her parents. Good thing Doreen has her doodle journal!