Diary of a Wimpy Kid Read-alikes

By: Amato, Mary.
When Ms. Wurtz leaves a blank book in the Writer's Corner with a note encouraging those who find it to "talk to each other" in its pages, the student's entries spark a classroom-wide battle.
By: Krosoczka, Jarrett.
The school lunch lady, a secret crime fighter, investigates a suspicious author after he visits the school and the gym teacher goes missing.
By: Look, Lenore.
A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.
By: Moss, Marissa.
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, also includes reflections on keeping her old best friend and making a new one.
By: Townsend, Michael (Michael Jay), 1981-
While preparing for his move, Kit Feeny recalls all the special and crazy things he and his best friend did together and suddenly starts to worry about what is to come when his friend is no longer in his life.
By: Vail, Rachel.
Relates the daily worries and problems of Justin Case as he struggles to survive third grade.
By: Vernon, Ursula.
Danny Dragonbreath and his friend Wendell get an up-close underwater tour of the Sargasso Sea from Danny's sea-serpent cousin, encountering giant squid and mako sharks--and learn about standing up to bullies in the process.
By: Yee, Lisa.
When Bobby inadvertently gets into a fight with his best friend Holly, their disagreement develops into a boys versus girls war involving their whole fourth-grade class.
By: Angleberger, Tom.
Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future.
By: Aronson, Marc.
Presents a collection of exciting trivia for boys, including information on supercars, pizza statistics, and nature's deadliest poisons, and provides tips on such subjects as fighting sharks, creating codes, and escaping.
By: Barshaw, Ruth McNally.
Eleven-year-old Ellie McDoodle illustrates her sketchbook with chronicles of her adventures and mishaps while camping with her cousins, aunt, and uncle, of which she is determined to hate every single minute.
By: Buckley, Michael.
While running a spy network from their elementary school, five unpopular misfits combine their enhanced abilities and use cutting-edge gadgetry to fight evil around the world.
By: Cammuso, Frank.
On his first day at a new middle school, Artie opens a locker that no one else ever could, and he and his new friends are challenged to beat a group of bullies at dodgeball or be expelled.
By: Holm, Jennifer L.
Ginny starts out with ten items on her to-do list for seventh grade, but notes, cartoons, and other "stuff" reveal what seems like a thousand things that go wrong between September and June, both at school and at home.
By: Gownley, Jimmy.
Amelia and the gang encounter mobs, makeovers and bad catch phrases in a daring attempt to not be unpopular.
By: Gutman, Dan.
Four fifth-grade students--a geek, a class clown, a teacher's pet, and a slacker--as well as their teacher and mothers, each relate events surrounding a computer programmed to complete homework assignments.
By: Ignatow, Amy.
A whimsical tale told in scrapbook style follows the haphazard efforts of a pair of best friends who resolve to conquer middle school, an endeavor that tests the limits of their friendship.
By: Korman, Gordon.
After his hippie grandmother ends up in the hospital, Cap Anderson is forced to leave the commune where he is homeschooled and attend Claverage Middle School, where his odd looks and behavior make him the target of bullies.
By: Krieg, Jim.
Determined to keep the hallways of his middle school free of illegal activities, badge-wearing Patrol squad member Griff Carver links a popular boy to a counterfeit hall pass ring and risks losing his badge in order to close the case.
By: Lubar, David.
Tired of continually having his feelings hurt by popular students and bullies, fifth-grader Nathan agrees to try an experimental formula, Hurt-Be-Gone, and becomes a half-dead zombie, a condition which, he soon discovers, has some real advantages.
By: Paulsen, Gary.
As twelve-year-old Duane endures the confusing and humiliating aspects of puberty, he watches a newborn bird in a nest on his windowsill begin to grow and become more independent, all of which he records in his journal.
By: Peirce, Lincoln.
Supremely confident middle-school student Nate Wright manages to make getting detention from every one of his teachers in the same day seem like an achievement.
By: Roy, James, 1968-
After playing a prank on one of his "geeky" classmates, sixth-grader Max Quigley's punishment is to be tutored by him.
By: Russell, Rachel Renée
Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group.
By: Tashjian, Janet.
Dubbed a "reluctant reader" by his teacher, twelve-year-old Derek spends summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list.