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If you liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid, check out this list of read alikes. Meet new characters and share their sometimes funny, often relatable adventures as they navigate school, life, and friendships. The best news? You can check out 60 books with your Richland Library card, and when you've finished this list, just call your closest Richland Library location and the staff will recommend more titles!


Amazon Says: In this funny, uncannily wise portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his cla more...
Amazon Says: In this funny, uncannily wise portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda. If that weren’t strange enough, the puppet is uncannily wise and prescient. Origami Yoda predicts the date of a pop quiz, guesses who stole the classroom Shakespeare bust, and saves a classmate from popularity-crushing embarrassment with some well-timed advice. Dwight’s classmate Tommy wonders how Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. With contributions from his puzzled classmates, he assembles the case file that forms this novel.  F&P Level: T F&P Genre: RF Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/1/2010Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 8 and Up less...
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Amazon Says: Read the hilarious, candid (and sometimes not-so-nice), diaries of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything in her diary is true -- or at least as true as it needs to be. Ja more...
Amazon Says: Read the hilarious, candid (and sometimes not-so-nice), diaries of Jamie Kelly, who promises that everything in her diary is true -- or at least as true as it needs to be. Jamie is crushing on Hudson. Someone too-gross-to-be- named is crushing on Jamie. And Hudson is crushing on . . . Princess Turd of Turdsylvania (a.k.a. The Prettiest Girl in the World). Middle school may be grim, but it's no fairy tale. And crazy doesn't even begin to cover it. less...
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Amazon Says: Ginny has ten items on her big to-do list for seventh grade. None of them, however, include accidentally turning her hair pink. Or getting sent to detention for throwing frogs more...
Amazon Says: Ginny has ten items on her big to-do list for seventh grade. None of them, however, include accidentally turning her hair pink. Or getting sent to detention for throwing frogs in class. Or losing the lead role in the ballet recital to her ex-best friend. Or the thousand other things that can go wrong between September and June. But it looks like it's shaping up to be that kind of a year! Here's the story of one girl's worst school year ever -- told completely through her stuff. less...
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Amelia's BFF by Marissa Moss
Amazon Says: Amelia is so excited that Nadia, her BFF from back in California is coming to visit. She's sure that Nadia and Carly, her BFF in Oregon are going to really hit it off and they more...
Amazon Says: Amelia is so excited that Nadia, her BFF from back in California is coming to visit. She's sure that Nadia and Carly, her BFF in Oregon are going to really hit it off and they'll have a great week together. Trouble is Nadia and Carly can't stand each other and Amelia is trapped in the middle. When your two best friends are warring how do you choose sides? Who's her real BFF now? less...
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Roxie and the Hooligans by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Amazon Says: What do you do if you're buried in an avalanche? • Roxie Warbler knows what to do in all kinds of situations. And she's learned it all from her favorite book: Lord Thist more...
Amazon Says: What do you do if you're buried in an avalanche? • Roxie Warbler knows what to do in all kinds of situations. And she's learned it all from her favorite book: Lord Thistlebottom's Book of Pitfalls and How to Survive Them. But there's one situation Roxie doesn't know how to handle and that's dealing with Helvetia's Hooligans, the meanest band of bullies in school. Then Roxie and the hooligans are stranded together on a desert island, the hideout of a couple of criminals on the lam. Can five kids, armed with only a load of survival tactics and a little bit of teamwork, vanquish the villains and find their way home? • Do not panic. Dig a hole around yourself and spit. The saliva will fall downward, telling you which direction is up. less...
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Amazon Says: Stealth Freakies \stelth freekees\ 1: A feeling that comes before dread, ie, when you just feel a little sick, before you realize that anything is wrong, or that your whole li more...
Amazon Says: Stealth Freakies \stelth freekees\ 1: A feeling that comes before dread, ie, when you just feel a little sick, before you realize that anything is wrong, or that your whole life is about to change, or something else equally bad. less...
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Amazon Says: “Big Nate is funny, big time.”--Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy KidFor fans of the hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid series: Get ready to meet Big Nate! In the first more...
Amazon Says: “Big Nate is funny, big time.”--Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy KidFor fans of the hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid series: Get ready to meet Big Nate! In the first novel in the New York Times bestselling series, Big Nate is in a class by himself!Nate knows he’s meant for big things. REALLY big things. But things don’t always go your way just because you’re awesome. Nate barely survives his dad’s toxic oatmeal before rushing off to school—minus his lunch. He body slams the no-nonsense principal. He accidentally insults his least favorite teacher, the horrifying Mrs. Godfrey (aka Godzilla). And school has barely started!Trouble always seems to find him, but Nate keeps his cool. He knows he’s destined for greatness. A fortune cookie told him so.Here comes BIG NATE, accidental mischief maker and definitely NOT the teacher’s pet. Get your reader into this beloved series with Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, the perfect book for anyone who's ever been to middle school. less...
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Amazon Says: Meet Julian Rodriguez, an extra-terrestrial genius trapped in the body of an eight-year-old human boy. A hilarious, fully illustrated series for young chapter-book readers tha more...
Amazon Says: Meet Julian Rodriguez, an extra-terrestrial genius trapped in the body of an eight-year-old human boy. A hilarious, fully illustrated series for young chapter-book readers that's out of this world! Julian Rodriguez is on a mission for the Mothership. He's been sent to Earth to study human lifeforms and their bizarre habits--from their disgusting diet (orange sticks named carrots, flavorless liquid called water, and the revolting substance known as veggie-dogs) to their repressive treatment of their young (forcing them to carry out menial tasks known as chores, withholding access to the great cultural masterpieces called cartoons). When Julian's Maternal Unit assigns a hideous task, it's nearly too much for the hardened space veteran to bear--but he finds his courage at last. less...
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Amazon Says: Bad guys tremble at the sound of his name! Crime is at an all-time low in Los Angeles--but not for long. The McNasty Brothers have escaped from prison, and they want REVENGE. more...
Amazon Says: Bad guys tremble at the sound of his name! Crime is at an all-time low in Los Angeles--but not for long. The McNasty Brothers have escaped from prison, and they want REVENGE. The superheroes need all their noggin power, and a little help from a pretzel-loving rat, to capture the baddest-smelling villains around. less...
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Amazon Says: Stick Dog and his friends return, and they're hungrier than ever! As the dogs embark on their quest for hot dogs, they learn they're not the only ones on a mission—a band of more...
Amazon Says: Stick Dog and his friends return, and they're hungrier than ever! As the dogs embark on their quest for hot dogs, they learn they're not the only ones on a mission—a band of raccoons is following close behind, and they're ravenous, too!In this second book in the series, Stick Dog and his four friends, Poo-Poo, Mutt, Stripes, and Karen, must execute a master plan for stealing hot dogs. The closer they get to the hot dog vendor, the more difficult their mission becomes.The five dogs are met with many funny challenges along the way, including having to distract the frankfurter guy and Karen getting locked in a human's house. No matter what, these dogs have their eyes—and stomachs—on the prize.With hilarious text and stick-figure drawings, reluctant readers will eat this one up! Perfect for fans of the Dog Man, Big Nate, Timmy Failure, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. less...
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