Diary of a Wimpy Kid Read-a-Likes

A Listmania! list by Madigan McGillicuddy "Librarian" (Atlanta)
The list author says: "With the 5th Wimpy Kid book, how am I to quell the insatiable demand for Jeff Kinney's wonderfully funny series? Here's what I give kids to read while they are waiting for their copy of The Ugly Truth."
Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes
1.  Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes by Kate DiCamillo
$8.66   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

My Weird School #1: Miss Daisy Is Crazy!
2.  My Weird School #1: Miss Daisy Is Crazy! by Dan Gutman
$4.04   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

My Weird School Daze #1: Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control!
3.  My Weird School Daze #1: Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control! by Dan Gutman
$4.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

Prince of Underwhere
4.  Prince of Underwhere by Bruce Hale
$5.39   Used & New from: $0.01
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Regarding the Fountain
5.  Regarding the Fountain by Kate Klise
$5.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Amelia's Notebook
6.  Amelia's Notebook by Marissa Moss
The list author says:
  "This series uses hand-lettered pages filled with doodles to give the feeling of really peeking in on a slice of Amelia's life."
$11.07   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

Max's Logbook
7.  Max's Logbook by Marissa Moss
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff
8.  Middle School Is Worse Than Meatloaf: A Year Told Through Stuff by Jennifer L. Holm
The list author says:
  "E-mails, letters and other realia give clues to the story that you have to suss out between the lines."
$11.07   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Horrible Harry in Room 2B
9.  Horrible Harry in Room 2B by Suzy Kline
The list author says:
  "There's plenty more in this series. Skews a little young for most Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans, but great for their younger siblings."
$3.80   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

The Toothpaste Millionaire
10.  The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill
The list author says:
  "Terrific, stand-alone book. Rufus Mayflower’s head for business has landed him a million dollars. Learn the secrets of his financial success and find out how he decides to spend his money."
$6.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Clementine
11.  Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
The list author says:
  "Creative and funny Clementine doesn’t mean to be a troublemaker! Expressive ink drawings by Marla Frazee keep the action humming right along. Similar to the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary and also appropriate for Junie B. Jones graduates."
$5.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

The Adventures of Captain Underpants
12.  The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
The list author says:
  "The one. The only. The original. Read the book that helped inspire Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Action, adventure, humor, cartoons, laughs; this series has it all. Fans of Captain Underpants will probably also enjoy all of Pilkey's books, including the Super Diaper Baby books and Ricky Ricotta's Giant Robot series."
$4.69   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (250 customer reviews)

Fred & Anthony Escape from the Netherworld (Fred and Anthony)
13.  Fred & Anthony Escape from the Netherworld (Fred and Anthony) by Elise Primavera
The list author says:
  "Read about the hijinks of two best friends, interspersed with plenty of cartoons and humor. Scary and funny, these stories will keep you on the edge of your seat!"
Used & New from: $5.14
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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The Knights of the Kitchen Table #1 (Time Warp Trio)
14.  The Knights of the Kitchen Table #1 (Time Warp Trio) by Jon Scieszka
The list author says:
  "Joe, Sam and Fred use their magic book to travel through time, having wacky madcap adventures all the way. The author of The Stinky Cheese Man does not disappoint with this wonderful chapter book series. The books have also been released as graphic novels."
$4.77   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel
15.  Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel by Ruth McNally Barshaw
The list author says:
  "Similar to the Amelia's Notebooks series, but geared for perhaps, just a bit of an older audience, this series features snarky, funny pre-teen Ellie, who in her first adventure is forced to go camping with her relatives in Michigan."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Dragonbreath
16.  Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon
The list author says:
  "Danny is an underachieving dragon who can't breath fire. He and his best friend Wendell (an iguana) attempt to avoid bullies and get their research for an acceptable school paper on sea life done. With green and black illustrations, this series seems visually similar to Babymouse by Jennifer and Matthew Holm."
$8.90   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

Babymouse #1: Queen of the World!
17.  Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! by Matthew Holm
The list author says:
  "Funny, funny, funny book."
$6.20   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Griff Carver, Hallway Patrol
18.  Griff Carver, Hallway Patrol by Jim Krieg
$12.60   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Heart to Heart With Mallory
19.  Heart to Heart With Mallory by Laurie B. Friedman
The list author says:
  "The only one of the Mallory books that is in true diary format, with hand-lettered pages."
$5.95   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Dear Max
20.  Dear Max by Sally Grindley
$6.91   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Schooled
21.  Schooled by Gordon Korman
Used & New from: $2.02
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews)

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Let's Pretend This Never Happened (Dear Dumb Diary, No. 1)
22.  Let's Pretend This Never Happened (Dear Dumb Diary, No. 1) by Jim Benton
$4.89   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Lunch Walks Among Us (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist)
23.  Lunch Walks Among Us (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist) by Jim Benton
$5.64   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Max Quigley, Technically Not a Bully
24.  Max Quigley, Technically Not a Bully by James Roy
$10.41   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life
25.  Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renée Russell
$8.32   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (574 customer reviews)

Rumblewick's Diary #1: My Unwilling Witch Goes to Ballet School
26.  Rumblewick's Diary #1: My Unwilling Witch Goes to Ballet School by Hiawyn Oram
$3.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
27.  The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) by Jeff Kinney
The list author says:
  "Don't overlook this book, with it's very informative insider scoop of how a movie gets made."
$11.37   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Tales from the Crypt #8: Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid (Tales from the Crypt Graphic Novels)
28.  Tales from the Crypt #8: Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid (Tales from the Crypt Graphic Novels) by Stefan Petrucha
The list author says:
  "Ugh! This one is Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets Goosebumps. Also includes a parody of Twilight."
$11.53   Used & New from: $0.01
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

The Diary of Melanie Martin: or How I Survived Matt the Brat, Michelangelo, and the Leaning Tower of Pizza (Melanie Martin Novels)
29.  The Diary of Melanie Martin: or How I Survived Matt the Brat, Michelangelo, and the Leaning Tower of Pizza (Melanie Martin Novels) by Carol Weston
$5.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius
30.  Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius by Frank Asch
$7.95   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
31.  The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
$9.64   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)

Please Write in This Book
32.  Please Write in This Book by Mary Amato
$6.88   Used & New from: $0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Stinky and Successful: The Riot Brothers Never Stop
33.  Stinky and Successful: The Riot Brothers Never Stop by Mary Amato
$7.95   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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