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Readalikes...Wimpy Kid

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1theexiledlibrarian
Déc 15, 2009, 2:42pm

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is incredibly popular at my school. Yesterday, a student who has read them all asked if there were other any books like them. Any suggestions?

2Sodapop
Déc 15, 2009, 4:24pm

I'm interested in the answer too as both my boys (8 and 13) have read and loved all of them and I don't know of any other that are really like them.
My boys have both read and enjoyed a few Andrew Clements - Frindle, Lunch money. They're realistic fiction and I think aimed at the same kind of age group as the Wimpy Kid books but other than that they're not like them.

3shelf-employed
Modifié : Déc 16, 2009, 1:18pm

I think one of the reasons that it's so popular is because it's so unique! That being said, I have a few suggestions that might be of interest, depending on the age of your student:
Herbert's Wormhole, anything from the Stone Rabbit series, anything from the Regarding the series.

These books are skewed a little younger than the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, but I've found that the Diary books are attracting a younger and younger crowd. Good luck!

4omayao
Déc 17, 2009, 1:21pm

Here's what I recommend at the bookstore when I'm working and people ask for Wimpy Kid-esque books. They are either wanting humor and/or graphic novels, usually.

Kit Feeny is a beginning reader graphic novel series that is very funny.

Also Donuthead by Sue Stauffacher is funny.

The Day My Butt Went Psycho is supposed to be really funny too, although I haven't read it.

Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I want to be your Class President for middle schoolers and up. Hilarious!

5smammers
Déc 19, 2009, 1:08pm

I always recommend the Bone series by Jeff Smith to kids who like Wimpy Kid. Since Wimpy Kid is sort of graphic novel-y, other graphic novels tend to go over well with fans. And Bone is awesome even if you're an adult.