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If you loved a book or series and don't know what to read next...

IF YOU LIKE DIARY OF A WIMPY KID

More books that mix writing, drawings, humor, and (mostly) real-life situations. Also see Lincoln Peirce's BIG NATE books, James Patterson's I FUNNY and MIDDLE SCHOOL books, and Rachel Russell's DORK DIARIES books.

        

13-STORY TREEHOUSE series by Andy Griffiths***

MARTY PANTS series by Mark Parisi

JEDI ACADEMY series by Jeff Brown***

FUNNY KID FOR PRESIDENT by Matt Stanton

OLGA AND THE SMELLY THING FROM NOWHERE by Elise Gravel

HOW TO BE A SUPERVILLAIN by Michael Fry

MY LIFE AS A...books by Janet Tashjian

ORIGAMI YODA series by Tom Angleberger

POPULARITY PAPERS series by Amy Ignatow***

STICK DOG (and cat) books by Tom Watson

TIMMY FAILURE series by Stephan Pastis

ZOMBIEKINS by Kevin Bolger

 

***STAFF FAVORITES

 

IF YOU LIKE ESCAPE FROM MR LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY

...or The Mysterious Benedict Society, check out the "Puzzles, Codes, and Contests" box on the Series page.

IF YOU LIKE SMILE & RAINA TELGEMEIER

       

EL DEAFO by Cece Bell***

AWKWARD by Svetlana Chmakova

BRAVE by Svetlana Chmakova

THE DUMBEST IDEA EVER! by Jimmy Gownley***

REAL FRIENDS by Shannon Hale

MIGHTY JACK series by Ben Hatke (part reality, part fantasy)

SUNNY series by Jennifer L. Holm

THE POPULARITY PAPERS series by Amy Ignatow***

ALL'S FAIRE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL by Victoria Jamieson***

ROLLER GIRL by Victoria Jamieson

INVISIBLE EMMIE by Terri Libenson

THE TIME MUSEUM by Matthew Loux

THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER by Jen Wang

THE WITCH BOY by Molly Ostertag 

BE PREPARED by Vera Brosgol

ALL SUMMER LONG by Hope Larson

THE CARDBOARD KINGDOM by Chad Sell***

SHEETS by Brenna Thummler

MAKING FRIENDS by Kristen Gudsnuk

 

***STAFF FAVORITES!

IF YOU LIKE WARRIORS

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THE LOST RAINFOREST: MEZ'S MAGIC by Eliot Schrefer

KULIPARI series by Trevor Price

WINGS OF FIRE series by Tui Sutherland

SILVERWING (and sequels) by Kenneth Oppel

THE SIGHT by David Clement-Davies

THE UNDERLAND CHRONICLES by Suzanne Collins (has humans, but also warring Crawlers (giant roaches), Fliers (giant bats), Gnawers (giant rats), and more. Epic!

FOXCRAFT series by Inbali Iserles 

 

IF YOU LIKE WONDER BY R.J PALACIO

    

More heartfelt reads that encourage kindness and empathy.

MS. BIXBY'S LAST DAY by John David Anderson

THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN by Katherine Applegate

WISHTREE by Katherine Applegate

EL DEAFO by Cece Bell

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY by Betty Birney

THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

BECAUSE OF MR. TERUPT by Rob Buyea

OUT OF MY MIND by Sharon Draper

SO B. IT by Sarah Weeks

IF YOU LIKE HARRY POTTER OR PERCY JACKSON

Check out the "Action, Adventure, and Fantasy" series list on the Series page--all are recommended by Library Pages and staff.

Emily's number one recommendation for Potter and Percy fans? The Underland Chronicles series by Suzanne Collins. Start with Gregor the Overlander.