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READ-ALIKES: Diary of a Wimpy Kid


READ-ALIKES: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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The strange case of Origami Yoda Juvenile Book The strange case of Origami Yoda

Angleberger, Tom.
J ANGLEBE

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.




Ellie McDoodle :  have pen, will travel Juvenile Book Ellie McDoodle : have pen, will travel

Barshaw, Ruth McNally.
J BARSHAW

Part graphic novel, part confessional journal, part wilderness survival guide, this volume--told by 12-year-old Ellie McDougal--is a treat for young campers, vacationers, or anyone looking for a great summer read. Eleven-year-old Ellie McDoodle illustrates her sketchbook with chronicles of her adventures and mishaps while camping with her cousins, aunt, and uncle.




The rat brain fiasco Juvenile Book The rat brain fiasco

Berry, Julie, 1974-
J BERRY

Cody Mack's misdeeds land him in a reformatory school, where he soon discovers that the principal and teachers are actual monsters with a sinister plan to alter the boys' brains.




Dear Max Juvenile Book Dear Max

Grindley, Sally.
J GRINDLE

When nine-year-old Max writes a fan letter to his favorite author, Max has no idea what's in store for him. Told through hilariously illustrated letters and postcards, this book tells the story of an unlikely friendship.




Middle school is worse than meatloaf :  a year told through stuff Juvenile Book Middle school is worse than meatloaf : a year told through stuff

Holm, Jennifer L.
J HOLM

Told entirely through notes, grocery receipts, report cards, bottle caps, newspaper clippings, and other pieces of a young girls life, Newbery Honor winner Holm delivers the story of Ginnys seventh-grade year using all the things that "really" matter.




The popularity papers : research for the social improvement and general betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang Juvenile Book The popularity papers : research for the social improvement and general betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang

Ignatow, Amy.
J IGNATOW

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.




Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Furious Fry Juvenile Book Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Furious Fry

Lewis, Josh.
J LEWIS

When Fern Goldberg arrives at Bert Lahr Elementary School, he's just an average kid. Then he falls into the green liquid inside the pool-type container behind Bogie's Burger Barn. Now whenever his skin comes into contact with condiments, he transforms into a bona fide deep-fried superhero who's not afraid to take on villains great and small. And that includs the giant, mutant french fry that threatens to crush the whole school beneath its massive, starchy feet.




Amelia's notebook Juvenile Book Amelia's notebook

Moss, Marissa.
J MOSS

AMELIA'S NOTEBOOK SERIES. The hand-lettered contents of a nine-year-old girl's notebook, in which she records her thoughts and feelings about moving, starting school, and dealing with her older sister, as well as keeping her old best friend and making a new one.




Max's logbook Juvenile Book Max's logbook

Moss, Marissa.
J MOSS

Max's log book of observations, drawings, experiments, and inventions reveals the rich world of his imagination and his feelings about his parents' divorce.




Big Nate in a class by himself Juvenile Book Big Nate in a class by himself

Peirce, Lincoln.
J PEIRCE

Supremely confident middle school student Nate Wright manages to make getting detention from every one of his teachers in the same day seem like an achievement.




Stuart goes to school Juvenile Book Stuart goes to school

Pennypacker, Sara, 1951-
J PENNYPA

The first day of school is here, and Stuart is worried. What if he gets stuck in the boys' bathroom? What if he doesn't have anything to show for show and tell? Worst of all, what if his mother really makes him wear those green plaid pants and a shirt with little cowboys on it? Doesn't she know that on a make-friends-or-else kind of day like this what Stuart really needs to wear is his cape?




Otis Dooda : strange but true Juvenile Book Otis Dooda : strange but true

Potter, Ellen, 1963-
J POTTER

Nine-year-old Otis Dooda confronts a series of zany changes when his family has to move to a New York City apartment, where Otis is cursed by a guy in a potted plant in their apartment building lobby and has to team up with a new friend and a gassy miniature horse to break the curse.




Max Quigley : technically not a bully Juvenile Book Max Quigley : technically not a bully

Roy, James, 1968-
J ROY

After playing a prank on one of his "geeky" classmates, sixth-grader Max Quigley's punishment is to be tutored by him.




Tales from a not-so-fabulous life Juvenile Book Tales from a not-so-fabulous life

Russell, Rachel Renee.
J RUSSELL

Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group.




Sideways stories from Wayside School Juvenile Book Sideways stories from Wayside School

Sachar, Louis, 1954-
J SACHAR

WAYSIDE SCHOOL SERIES. Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.




Spaceheadz. [Book 1] Juvenile Book Spaceheadz. [Book 1]

Scieszka, Jon.
J SCIESZK

On his first day at Brooklyn's P.S. 858, fifth-grader Michael K. is teamed with two very strange students, and while he gradually comes to believe they are aliens who need his help, he has trouble convincing anyone else of the truth.




Milo : sticky notes and brain freeze Juvenile Book Milo : sticky notes and brain freeze

Silberberg, Alan.
J SILBERB

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.




Dragonbreath Juvenile Book Dragonbreath

Vernon, Ursula.
J VERNON

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.




Little Wolf's book of badness Juvenile Book Little Wolf's book of badness

Whybrow, Ian.
J WHYBROW

LITTLE WOLF SERIES. Little Wolf has been behaving too courteously, so his parents send him to his uncle's Big Bad Wolf school to learn to be a proper wolf.




Frankie Pickle and the closet of doom Juvenile Book Frankie Pickle and the closet of doom

Wight, Eric, 1974-
J WIGHT

Fourth-grader Frankie Piccolini has a vivid imagination when it comes to cleaning his disastrously messy room, but eventually even he decides that it is just too dirty.




Doodlebug : a novel in doodles Juvenile Book Doodlebug : a novel in doodles

Young, Karen Romano.
J YOUNG

Moving is tough. But the hardest thing of all about the move that Doreen "Dodo" Bussey's family is making is that she suspects it might be because of her. Her mother gives Dodo a blank notebook, which she uses to chronicle the move and the first days in a new city.




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