If You Liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid

You may enjoy some of these other humorous stories about kids in school, many of which are told in a diary format.

Compiled by:
Julie Martin
Amazing Days of Abby Hayes: Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining

Abby Mazer
(Fiction - J Mazer)
Series: Amazing days of Abby Hayes, 1
Amelia's Notebook

Marissa Moss
(Fiction - J Mo)
Series: Amelia's notebooks

The hand-lettered contents of a nine-year-old girl's notebook, in which she records her thoughts and feelings about moving, starting school, and dealing with her older sister, as well as keeping her old best friend and making a new one.

Attack of the Mutant Underwear

Tom Birdseye
(Fiction - J Bi)

Fifth-grader Cody Carson keeps a journal of his hopes for a fresh start in a town where nobody knows about his humiliating mistakes of the past, but before school even begins so does his embarrassment.

Big Nate: In a Class By Himself

Lincoln Peirce
(Fiction - J Pe)
Series: Big Nate, 1
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading

Tom Greenwald
(Fiction - J Gr)
Dear Dumb Diary, Let's Pretend This Never Happened

Jim Benton
(Fiction - J Be)
Series: Dear dumb diary, 1

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.

Dear Max

Sally Grindley
(Fiction - J Gr)
Ellray Jakes is Not a Chicken

Sally Warner
(Fiction - J Wa)
Lawn Boy

Gary Paulsen
(Fiction - J Paulse)
The Loser List

Holly Kowitt
(Fiction - J 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.

Lucy Rose: Here's the Thing About Me

Katy Kelly
(Fiction - J Ke)
Series: Lucy Rose books, 1
Niagara Falls, or Does It?

Henry Winkler
(Fiction - J Wi)
Series: Hank Zipzer, 1
Secret Identity

Wendelin Van Draanen
(Fiction - J Vandra)
Series: Shredderman, 1

Jon Scieszka
(Fiction - J Scieszk)
Series: Spaceheadz, 1

On his first day at Brooklyn's P.S. 858, fifth-grader Michael K. is teamed with two very strange students. While he gradually comes to believe they are aliens who need his help, he has trouble convincing anyone else of the truth.