Before we get started I want to wish my awesome husband a Happy Happy Birthday! Yeah, he’s pretty cool!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish so that us book bloggers can talk even more about what we love best, books and all things bookish!
This week’s Top Ten theme is Books for People Who Like X Author. I chose to focus on the middle grade side of things this week and am providing you with a list of books you might like if you enjoy Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The Wimpy Kid books are wildly successful all over (I know the copies in my Media Center are never on the shelf!) and some of those readers might be looking for read-alike books to dig into.
Well, fear not because today I have a list of Books for People Who Like Jeff Kinney! These are all books that are written in a journal-like style and often include little drawings and doodles that add to the story. I will include an asterisk (*) next to the titles I have read. If it doesn’t have an asterisk, I still recommend the title because I’ve heard great things about it!
1. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger *
2. The Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell *
3. Dear Dumb Diary by
4. The Loser List by H.N. Kowitt
5. Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald *
6. Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce *
7. Middle School is Worse than Meatloaf by Jennifer L. Holm
8. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
9. The Boy Project by Kami Kinard *
10. Journal of a Schoolyard Bully: Notes on Noogies, Wet Willies and Wedgies by Farley Katz
Hopefully this will help guide your own future reading or help you pick books out for the middle grade reader in your life!
Hi! I hope you’re having a wonderful day today!
It’s that time of the week where I post about a book I am eagerly anticipating. This weekly event is called Waiting on Wednesday and is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.
This week I’m spotlighting the soon to be newest installment of Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, The Third Wheel! If you don’t already know (you must not know any middle schoolers) this book series is a pretty big deal. I seriously can’t keep them on my shelves, which is fine with me! A new Wimpy Kid book means more of my students reading and an increase in my circulation! You can’t go wrong with that! Seriously, if Jeff Kinney just keeps writing new additions to this series, my job will be that much easier! (Thanks Mr. Kinney!)
So, this new Wimpy Kid title will answer some serious questions:
Will Greg finally get a girlfriend?
Can Manny become any less annoying?
Will Rodrick ever give Greg a break?
We can’t wait to find out!
I know my students are going to be asking me about this book as soon as school starts in August, which means I’ll have three and a half months of telling them that The Third Wheel is scheduled to be released by Amulet Books on November 13, 2012 (which also happens to be my birthday!).
Are you waiting on a specific book this week?! Leave a comment with the title – I always love to hear about some upcoming new reads!
My students love the Dear Dumb Diary series by Jim Benton and it looks like he has created a second series Dear Dumb Diary: Year Two. My kids might freak out if they know about this and I don’t have it on the shelves, so I’ll probably be buying this new middle grades series. It really is a cute female version of the Wimpy Kid books. Watch the trailer to see for yourself!
Also, there is still time to enter the Tempest Audiobook Giveaway! The giveaway ends Sunday at midnight!
In my Media Center, the Dork Diaries books are rarely on the shelf. Think of them as a girl’s version of the wildly popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney.