If You Loved Diary of a Wimpy Kid.


If you loved Out of My Mind by Sharon DRAPER, you may also like these books. Click on a title to check availability in our collection.


j ANG                               Origami Yoda series

Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Books include instructions for making origami characters.

jpbk ASC                        Journal of a Cardboard Genius series

Alex works to design a spaceship that will take him so far away from Earth that not even the NASA experts can find him, yet when his brother catches on to his plan, Alex fears that his nearly finished project may be ruined before he gets his chance to take-off.

j BON                              Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy series

In the town of Superopolis, everyone has a superpower–everyone, that is, except Ordinary Boy. That won’t stop him from taking on supervillains like the sinister Professor Brain-Drain.

jmys BUC                       N.E.R.D.S. series

While running a spy network from their elementary school, five unpopular misfits combine their talents and use cutting-edge gadgetry to fight evil around the world.

j COL                              Blogtastic! series

Sixth-grader Sofia Becker writes a blog about everything she overhears in the girls’ bathroom, especially mean things about the super-popular Mia, but comes to realize that gossip has consequences and popularity is hard to achieve.

j FLE                              The Dunderheads series

When Miss Breakbone confiscates Junkyard’s crucial find, Wheels, Pencil, Spider, and the rest of the Dunderheads plot to teach her a lesson.

j FRY                              The Odd Squad series

When his school counselor insists that he needs better socialization skills after being stuffed into a locker by a bully, middle-schooler Nick finds himself, along with two other misfits, joining the school’s lamest club: Safety Patrol.

j GOS                              The Defense of Thaddeus A. Ledbetter

Twelve-year-old Thaddeus A. Ledbetter, who considers it a duty to share his knowledge and talent with others, refutes each of the charges which have sent him to “In-School Suspension” for the remainder of seventh grade.

j GRE                               Charlie Joe Jackson series

Middle schooler Charlie Joe is proud of his success at avoiding reading, but eventually his schemes go too far.

j GRI                                Dear Max

As Max, who is almost ten, and his favorite author, D.J. Lucas, exchange letters, the two writers help each other with their new books and develop a special friendship.

j HOL                               Year Told Through Stuff series

The first year of middle school can be exciting, or scary, just ask Ginny.

j KAT                                Journal of a Schoolyard Bully series

Seventh-grade bully Niko Kaylor, forced to keep a journal as a form of therapy, instead creates a how-to guide while plotting a lesson in bullying for the entire middle school, including the teachers and Vice Principal Jones.

j KLI                                 43 Old Cemetery Road series

In this story told mostly through letters, children’s book author, I. B. Grumply, gets more than he bargained for when he rents a quiet place to write for the summer.

j KOW                              The Loser List series

Bullies torment Danny mercilessly, until they discover he can draw. Danny enjoys his new “bad boy” status, supplying tattoos and graffiti, until he’s unknowingly drawn into a theft. Can he break it off with the bullies before he gets in too deep?

j LOO                               Alvin Ho series

A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.

j McDO                            Stink series

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.

j PEI & jgraph PEI          Big Nate series

Supremely confident middle school student Nate Wright manages to make getting detention from every one of his teachers in the same day seem like an achievement.

j VA                                 Justin Case series

“It’s the start of the school year, and nothing feels right to Justin. He didn’t get the teacher he wanted, he’s not in the same class as his best friend, his little sister, Elizabeth, is starting kindergarten at his school, and to top it off, he’s lost his favorite stuffed animal, but he can’t tell anyone, because technically he’s too old to still have stuffed animals. Right?”–Publisher.


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