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Wimpy Kid Readalikes

There's no doubt that Jeff Kinney's best-selling series of books about Greg Heffley have captured the attention of lots of readers. That's probaly because they're pretty funny. Or maybe it's the (mostly) realistic look at middle school. Could it be the pictures? Whatever the reason you like to read the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series odds are good you'll find a title below that reminds you a little bit of Kinney's books, one way or another.

Snarf Attack, Underfoodle, and the Secret of Life : the Riot Brothers Tell All

Snarf Attack, Underfoodle, and the Secret of Life : the Riot Brothers Tell All

Orville and Wilbur Riot have no shortage of daily adventures. Sometimes they are undercover detectives. Other times they challenge each other to see who can get the most underwear on his head in exactly thirty seconds.

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription medications wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired.

Dork on the Run

Dork on the Run

Having reluctantly agreed to run for sixth-grade president, Jerry, who has been trying to change his image as a dork, finds his opponent playing dirty tricks on him.

Mr. Docker is off his Rocker

Mr. Docker is off his Rocker

Mr. Docker, a new science teacher, is a crazy inventor who blows things up, uses potatoes for power, and has A.J. and his friends wondering whether science is for nerds or is the coolest subject ever.

The Amazing Life of Birds : (The Twenty-day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech)

The Amazing Life of Birds : (The Twenty-day Puberty Journal of Duane Homer Leech)

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.

Loser

Loser

Even though his classmates from first grade on have considered him strange and a loser, Daniel Zinkoff's optimism and exuberance and the support of his loving family do not allow him to feel that way about himself.

Secret Identity

Secret Identity

Fifth-grader Nolan Byrd, tired of being called names by the class bully, has a secret identity--Shredderman!

Regular Guy

Regular Guy

Because he is so different from his eccentric parents, twelve-year-old Guy is convinced he has been switched at birth with a classmate whose parents seem more normal.

Day of the Iguana

Day of the Iguana

Hank has never been fond of his sister's pet iguana, and their relationship worsens when she lays her eggs inside his science project.