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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Read-Alikes 
If you are a fan of Greg Heffley, here are some other books you might enjoy!

Amelia’s 6th Grade Notebook by Marissa Moss (Amelia’s Notebooks series – Book 14) (JUV FICTION)
Problems arise for Amelia when she starts sixth grade at the same middle school where her older sister Cleo is an eighth-grader, and she gets the school’s meanest teacher for three of her classes.

Attack of the Mutant Underwear by Tom Birdseye (JUV FICTION)
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.

Babymouse: Queen of the World! by Jennifer Holm (Babymouse series – Book 1) (PAPERBACK)
An imaginative mouse dreams of being queen of the world, but will settle for an invitation to the most popular girl’s slumber party.

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker (Clementine series – Book 1) (EASY STORIES)
While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.

Dear Max by Sally Grindley (EASY STORIES)
Max exchanges letters with his favorite and very famous author, and the two become good friends than just pen pals.

Diario de Greg: La Ley de Rodrick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Rodrick Rules, Book 2, Spanish Edition) by Jeff Kinney (JUV FICTION)
Greg Heffley tells about his summer vacation and his attempts to avoid trouble when he returns to middle school.

Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel by Ruth McNally Barshaw (Ellie McDoodle series – Book 1) (EASY STORIES)
Eleven-year-old Ellie McDoodle illustrates her sketchbook with chronicles of her adventures and mishaps while camping with her cousins, aunt, and uncle.

Frindle by Andrew Clements (JUV FICTION)
When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher’s love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jim Benton (Dear Dumb Diary series – Book 1) (PAPERBACK)
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.

Lunch Money by Andrew Clements (JUV FICTION)
Twelve-year-old Greg, who has always been good at moneymaking projects, is surprised to find himself teaming up with his lifelong rival, Maura, to create a series of comic books to sell at school.

Lunch Walks Among Us by Jim Benton (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist series – Book 1) (Paperback)
Franny K. Stein is a mad scientist who prefers all things spooky and creepy, but when she has trouble making friends at her new school she experiments with fitting in – which works until a monster erupts from the trashcan.

Martin Bridge: Ready for Takeoff by Jessica Scott Kerrin (Martin Bridge series – Book 1) (EASY STORIES)
In three short stories, Martin develops a crush on his new bus driver, takes care of his friend’s hamster with tragic results, and participates in a rocket exhibition that threatens a friendship.

Middle School is Worse Than Meatloaf by Jennifer Holm (JUV FICTION)
Ginny’s story of her difficult year in 7th grade is told through a collage of instant messages, cards, diary entries, and more.

Miss Daisy is Crazy! by Dan Gutman (My Weird School series – Book 1) (PAPERBACK)
Miss Daisy’s unusual teaching methods surprise her second grade students, especially reluctant learner A.J.

Niagara Falls, or Does it? by Henry Winkler (Hank Zipzer series – Book 1) (EASY STORIES)
Fourth-graders Hank, Ashley, and Frankie are excitedly preparing for a magic show at the Rock ‘N Bowl when Hank’s creative alternative to an English essay lands him in detention and grounded the week of the show.

Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar (Wayside School series) (JUV FICTION)
Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.

Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid by Megan McDonald (Stink Moody series – Book 1) (EASY STORIES)
The shortest kid in the second grade, James Moody, also known as Stink, learns all about the shortest president of the United States, James Madison, when they celebrate Presidents’ Day at school.

Utterly Me, Clarice Bean by Lauren Child (Clarice Bean series – Book 1) (EASY STORIES)
When someone steals the winner’s trophy for the schoolbook project, Clarice emulates her favorite book heroine, Ruby Redfort the detective.