If you liked….Diary of a Wimpy Kid
“Meet middle school kids chronicling the challenges of school, home, and friendships in a Diary of a Wimpy Kid read-alike.”
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger 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.
Frindle by Andrew Clements When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher’s love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.
Big Nate by Lincoln Pierce
Supremely confident middle-school student Nate Wright manages to get into mischief.
- Tales from a not-so-fabulous life
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.
Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar
- Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.