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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Read-A-Likes

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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.

Swindle
by Gordon Korman

After an unscrupulous collector cons him out of a valuable baseball card, sixth-grader Griffin Bing puts together a band of misfits to break into Palomino’s heavily guarded store and steal the card back, and use the money to finance his father’s failing invention.

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.

I Funny: A Middle School Story
by James Patterson

Wanting to become the world’s greatest stand-up comedian, wheelchair-bound middle school student Jamie Grimm endures bullying from his mean-spirited cousin and hopes he will be fairly judged when he enters a local comedy contest.

My Life as a Book
by Janet Tashjian

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.

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.

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.

Stick Dog
by Tom Watson

Stick Dog and his four friends – Stripes, Mutt, Poo-Poo and Karen – will do anything to steal some sweet-smelling hamburgers from a family at Picasso Park!

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.

When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.

Dragonbreath
by Ursula 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.

The Terrible Two
by Mac Barnett

When master prankster Miles Murphy moves to sleepy Yawnee Valley, he challenges the local mystery prankster in an epic battle of tricks, but soon the two join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen.

Star Wars: Jedi Academy
by Jeffrey Brown

The story of Roan Novachez, Jedi Academy student, is told through comics, journal entries, letters, doodles, and newspaper clippings.

The Last Kids on Earth
by Max Brailler

After a monster apocalypse hits town, average thirteen-year-old Jack Sullivan builds a team of friends to help slay the eerily intelligent monster known as Blarg.

Dog Man
by Dav Pilkey

Dog Man, a crimefighter with the head of a police dog and the body of a policeman, faces off against his arch-nemesis Petey the Cat.

Roller Girl
by Victoria Jamieson

A graphic novel adventure about a girl who discovers roller derby right as she and her best friend are growing apart.

Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

The school lunch lady is a secret crime fighter who uncovers an evil plot to replace all the popular teachers with robots.