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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

HOW TO BE A SUPERVILLAIN by Michael Fry

ORIGAMI YODA series by Tom Angleberger

POPULARITY PAPERS series by Amy Ignatow***

STICK DOG (and STICK 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

       

BABYSITTER'S CLUB graphic novels

EL DEAFO by Cece Bell***

BE PREPARED by Vera Brosgol

AWKWARD by Svetlana Chmakova

BRAVE by Svetlana Chmakova

CRUSH by Svetlana Chmakova***

CUB by Cynthia L. Copeland

THE DUMBEST IDEA EVER! by Jimmy Gownley***

MAKING FRIENDS by Kristen Gudsnuk

REAL FRIENDS and sequel by Shannon Hale

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

ALL SUMMER LONG by Hope Larson

INVISIBLE EMMIE (and sequels) by Terri Libenson

THE TIME MUSEUM by Matthew Loux

THE WITCH BOY (and sequels) by Molly Ostertag 

THE CARDBOARD KINGDOM by Chad Sell***

SHEETS by Brenna Thummler

THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER by Jen Wang

 

***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 realistic fiction that encourages kindness and empathy, and get at what it might be like to be in someone else's shoes.

MS. BIXBY'S LAST DAY by John David Anderson

THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN by Katherine Applegate

WISHTREE by Katherine Applegate

ALMOST HOME by Joan Bauer

EL DEAFO by Cece Bell

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HUMPHREY by Betty Birney

THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

EFREN DIVIDED by Ernesto Cisneros

THE TRUTH AS TOLD BY MASON BUTTLE by Leslie Connor

BECAUSE OF MR. TERUPT by Rob Buyea

OUT OF MY MIND by Sharon Draper

CAN YOU SEE ME? by Libby Scott

SO B. IT by Sarah Weeks

HARBOR ME by Jacqueline Woodson

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.

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