• Diary of a Wimpy Kid  

    If You Liked 
    the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series...

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    Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett
     Princess Label Maker to the Rescue
    Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus 
     
    by Tom Angleberger
     
    Sixth grader, Dwight, makes an origami finger puppet of Yoda.
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     Origami Yoda Etc.
     
     
     
     
    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (series)
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     Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing   Double Fudge    Superfudge
     
     
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    and
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    by Andrew Clements
     
    These books introduce interesting school situations.
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    of the dictionary around on her and invents a new word that starts a chain of events.
     
    Frindle    Lunch Money
     
      
    Hank Zipzer
    (series of 14+ books)
    by Henry Winkler
     
    Hank, the world's greatest underachiever,
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    Hank Zipzer  
      
     
    How to Train Your Dragon (series of 10 books)
    by Cressida Cowell
     
    Hiccup, and his fictional tribe of Vikings, have adventures
    while training dragons as pets. 
     
    how to train your dragon    How to Train Your Dragon
     
     
     
    Wayside School stories (three books)
    by Louis Sachar
     
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     Sideways Stories from Wayside School
     
     
     
    My Weird School
    My Weird School Daze,
    My Weirder School
    (series of 40+ books)
    by Dan Gutman
     
    My Weird School series    My Weird School series
     
     
     
    Time Warp Trio (series)
    by Jon Scieszka
     
    Friends time travel to interesting periods in history
    by means of a magical book.
    Time Warp Trio  Time Warp Trio Time Warp Trio
     
      
    Guys Read: Thriller
    Guys Read: Funny Business
    Guys Read:  Sports Pages
     Guys Read:  Other Worlds
     Guys Read:  True Stories
    by Jon Scieszka
     
    Short stories that will captivate any upper grade reader. 
     
    Guys Read Thriller Guys Read Funny Business
     
     
     
    Homework Machine and
    Return of the Homework Machine
    by Dan Gutman
     
    Four 5th graders and their teachers and parents tell
    about a computer programmed to finish homework assignments. 
     
    Return of the Homework Machine
     
     
    Zach Files
    (series of 20+ books)
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    Humorous Twilight Zone for young readers :) 
     
    Zack Files  Zack Files        Zack Files       Zack Files
     
     
     
    Big Nate (series)
     by Lincoln Peirce
     
    Stories about Nate, an energetic rebellious 6th grader,
    and his teachers and school.
     
     Big Nate
     
     
    Captain Underpants
    (series of 10 books)
    by Dav Pilkey
     
     George and Harold are friends who enjoy practical jokes and making their own comic books.
    Together they create their own superhero-Captain Underpants.
     
    Captain Underpants     Captain Underpants    Captain Underpants
     
     
     
    Stink (series)
    by Megan McDonald
     
    Stink, (Judy Moody's little brother), identifies objects by their smells
    and can do it with his eyes closed.
     
    Stink   Stink
     
     
    Horrible Harry (series)
    by Suzy Kline
     
    Stories about Harry, a second grader, and his misadventures
    with his classmates and teachers.
     
    Horrible Harry  Horrible Harry  Horrible Harry
     
     
    My Life as a Book, and
    My Life as a Stuntman
    by Janet Tashjian
     
    Story about Derek, a twelve-year-old boy, who finds reading difficult.
    One reviewer writes that the books are, “a kinder, gentler Wimpy Kid with all the fun and more plot".
     
     My Life as a Book     My Life as a Stuntboy
     
     
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    For Girls:
     
     
     Clementine (series)
    by Sara Pennypacker
     
    Clementine and her friend Margaret get in and out of trouble
    at school and at home, although Clementine has a good heart. 
    The stories are very cleverly written.
     
     
    Clementine  
     
     
     Judy Moody (series)
    by Megan McDonald
     
    Judy Moody, (Stink's older sister), has a mood to fit every occasion
    and special faces she makes to go with them.
     
    Judy Moody
     
     
    Dork Diaries (series)
     by Rachel Russell
     
    Eighth grader, Nikki, writes and draws about her school,
    her best friends and the school's mean girl.
     
      
     Dork Diaries Dork Diaries   Dork Diaries
     
     
     
     Amber Brown (series)
    by Paula Danzinger
     
    Nine-year-old Amber Brown deals with some real struggles.
     Her parents are divorced, and her father has moved to New Jersey.
     She faces these and other challenges with spirit and humor
     
    Amber Brown       amber brown
     
     
     
    Dear Dumb Diary (series)
    ByJim Benton
     
    Humorous stories written in the first person
    from the perspective of Kelly a middle school girl.
     
    dear dumb diary
     
     
     
    Allie Finkle's Rules For Girls (series)
    By Meg Cabot
     
    Stories about Allie Finkle, a nine-year-old girl, as she
    interacts with friends and family.
     
    Allie Finkle       Allie Finkle          Allie Finkle
     
     
    Amelia's Notebook (series) 
    By Marissa Moss
     
    Amelia writes her thoughts and feelings about
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    Amelia        Amelia