READ-ALIKES: Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell
The latest in the “Dork Diaries” series, number 11, will be released on October 18, 2016. These diary-like books feature lots of cartoon ink drawings, similar to Jeff Kinney’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series. But “Dork Diaries” features a female protagonist, which is refreshing since most novels with cartoon drawings highlight a male leading character.
Cabot, Meg. From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess.
Calonita, Jen. I’m with the Band.
Chmakova, Svetlana. Ackward.
Coville, Bruce. Cursed: The Enchanted Files.
Friedman, Laurie B. Mallory series.
Holm, Jennifer. Sunny Side Up.
Ignatow, Amy. The Popularity Papers series.
Jamieson, Victoria. Roller Girl.
Kelley, Gretchen. Superheroes Don’t Eat Veggie Burgers.
Kelsey, Annie. Love and Chicken Nuggets.
Patterson, James. Homeroom Diaries.
Paulsen, Gary. Six Kids and a Stuffed Cat.
Pichon, L. The Brilliant World of Tom Gates series.
Spady, Angela. The (Desperate) Diva Diaries series.
Tashjian, Janet. My Life as a… series.
Telgemeier, Raina. Smile.
Vail, Rachel. Rules, Tools, and Maybe a Bully.
Watson, Tom. Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties.
Weston, Carol. Ava XOX.
Young, Karen Romano. Stuck in the Middle (of Middle School: A Novel in Doodles.
Penny Peck, San Jose State University, iSchool