Friday, February 26, 2016

If You Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid ...

This semester, my students are sharing book reviews in a different format, linking one book they thought many people in the class might have read and another that would appeal to a reader of the first book. (Please note that my third graders read a wide variety of books across a wide variety of genres, levels, and topics. Do not think that these books are "only" for third graders.)

This "If you like ... read this next ..." format was inspired by the We Need Diverse Books summer reading series. They used the format to encourage people to find and read diverse books, so all of their "read this next" choices highlight great, diverse book choices. You can find their posts here on their Tumblr page.

If You Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid ...

By: Brady

If you like the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney, you should read The Brilliant World of Tom Gates series by Liz Pinchon. They both have great humor and it's like a diary, just like Diary Of A Wimpy Kid.

They both do not like their sibling(s). Another book you might like is the Big Nate series.

Rating: 1234567890000000% (So far.)

I love it so far. So you probably will too!

If You Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid ...

By: Seamus

If you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, you should read the Stink Moody books by Megan McDonald

It is a funny book. Stink and his 3 friends Webster, So Fenian of the elves, and some times Judy Moody (his annoying sister) go on adventures.

Stink is a small kid and doesn't like any sports (besides thumb wrestling) he doesn't have a lot of muscles. Stink is a small and he some times gets in trouble with his friends.

So he's a wimpy kid just like Greg, but Greg has a brother not a sister.

If You Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid ...

By: Aydin

If you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, you should read the Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce. I recommend these books because they both have humor and there are comics so that is why I recommended these books!

If You Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid ...

By: Umber

If you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, you should read My Life as a Book Series by Janet Tashjian.

Both series are hilarious and have the same kind of "journal" feeling. My Life as a Book and My Life as a Stunt Boy are in Katie's room. Unlike Diary of a Wimpy Kid, "My Life as a.." has chapters.


Looking for more book recommendations? Check out the #3rdfor3rd tag for book recommendations written by my third graders about their favorite books or the Read This Next tag for more recommendations like this one!


  1. These are great recommendations to further young boy's love of reading. Thanks for sharing them on Literacy Musing Mondays. I remember Nat the Great from my library. They flew off the shelves.

    1. Thanks, Mary! Actually, the Wimpy Kid (and Big Nate) books are very popular with my girl readers too. Our in-class bin is nearly always empty.

  2. Good recommendations! My sons love Diary of a Wimpy Kid and I'm always looking for new ideas for them. Found you on Literacy Musing Monday!

    1. Welcome! Wimpy Kid is hugely popular in my class too, which is why so many kids chose to write about it. Hope your boys enjoy these suggestions!


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