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N5B: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 5:32pm -- jblock

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a favorite of a lot of kids around here, and it's no wonder why! The books are funny, they have awesome line drawings, and the main character is totally relatable. But what happens when you've read all of them... twice? Don't worry! Here are your Next 5 Books!

The Loser List by H. N. Kowitt

When Danny gets caught trying to cross his name off the "Geek" list in the girls' bathroom, he's sent to detention. Bullies torment him mercilessly -- until they discover that Danny can draw.




The Odd Squad by Michael Fry

When his school counselor insists that he needs better socialization skills after being stuffed into a locker by a bully, middle-schooler Nick finds himself, along with two other misfits, joining the school's lamest club: Safety Patrol.




Elvis and the Underdogs by Jenny Lee; illustrations by Kelly Light

All his life Benji, now ten, has been sickly and he has long been targeted by the school bully, but after a seizure Benji gets a therapy dog that is not only big enough to protect him, it can also talk.




The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang by Amy Ignatow

Two best friends embark on a project to study the behavior and taste of the popular girls at their elementary school so that by the time they get to middle school they too will be in the right crowd.



Artsy-Fartsy: An Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel by Karla Oceanak; illustrations by Kendra Spanjer

Ten-year-old Aldo Zelnick chronicles his life and adventures over the course of his summer vacation through journaling and sketches in his diary.

 

 

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