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If you liked "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" or "Dork Diaries"


Books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Dork Diaries






Tommy Greenwald
J GREEN

Middle schooler Charlie Joe is proud of his success at avoiding reading, but eventually his schemes go too far. (9-12)
Dream On, Amber
Emma Shevah

As a half-Japanese, half-Italian girl with a ridiculous name, Amber's not feeling molto bene (very good) about making friends at her new school. But the hardest thing about being Amber is that a part of her is missing. Her dad. He left when she was little and he isn't coming back. Not for her first day of middle school and not for her little sister's birthday. So Amber will have to dream up a way for the Miyamoto sisters to make it on their own. (9-13)
Joe Schreiber
J SCHRE

When videogame obsessed Pete Watson discovers his dad is not only a super-spy but has been kidnapped and is now trapped inside a video game, he has to use his super gaming skills and enter the game to rescue him. And if he succeeds, who will save Pete from his massive crush on Callie Midwood? (9-13)
Rose Cooper
FICTION COOPE

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 realized that gossip has consequences and popularity is hard to achieve. (9-14)
James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts
FICTION PATTE

When Rafe Kane enters middle school, he teams up with his best friend, "Leo the Silent," to create a game to make school more fun by trying to break every rule in the school's code of conduct. (9-13)
Alan Silberberg
J SILBE

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. (9-12)
Janet Tashjian
FICTION TASHJ

Dubbed a "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. (9-14)
Jeffrey Brown
J COMICS GRAPHICS STAR

Roan's one dream is to leave home and attend Pilot Academy like his older brother, father, and grandfather. But just as Roan is mysteriously denied entrance to Pilot School, he is forced to attend Jedi Academy, where he passes time drawing comics of his daily life. (8-14)
Amy Ignatow
J IGNAT

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. Novel appears in the form of a scrapbook. (8-13)
Tom Angleberger
FICTION ANGLE

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. (9-12)