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Dear Diary: Books Written in Diary Form

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Amelia's Notebook
by Marissa Moss Details
The hand-lettered contents of a nine-year-old girl's notebook, in which she records her thoughts and feelings about moving, starting school, and dealing with her older sister, as well as keeping her old best friend and making a new one.
Cartboy and the Time Capsule
by L.A. Campbell Details
Sixth-grader Hal gets a year-long journal-keeping assignment in his least favorite class, history, much to the delight of his history buff father.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal
by Jeff Kinney Details
Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-so-Fabulous Life
by Rachel Renee Russell Details
Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group.
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Dork diaries
by Cathy Hapka Details
Around the year 1000, the Icelandic horse named Elska is born and learns about life and her role in the herd, as well as love and friendship, when she rescues the girl to whom she originally belonged. Includes facts about Icelandic horses and Iceland.
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Horse diaries
I Walk in Dread: The Diary of Deliverance Trembley, Witness to the Salem Witch Trials
by Lisa R. Fraustino Details
Twelve-year-old Deliverance Trembley writes in her diary about the fears that arise during the 1692 witch hunt and trials in Salem Village, Massachusetts, especially when her pious friend, Goody Corey, is condemned as a witch.
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Dear America
Never Do Anything Ever
by Jim Benton Details
Jamie Kelly shares with her diary her search for inner beauty, dealing with fund raising, and problems in Phys ed class.
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Dear Dumb Diary
Palace Beautiful
by Sarah DeFord Williams Details
After her move in 1985 to Salt Lake City, thirteen-year-old Sadie finds a journal in a hidey-hole in the attic, and along with her sister and new friend she reads about the influenza epidemic of 1918.
Stuck In the Middle of Middle School: a Novel In Doodles
by Karen Romano Young Details
Doreen has vowed to make her new middle school work for her, but it is still a challenge given her ADHD, her younger sister is growing popularity, and tensions between her parents Good thing Doreen has her doodle journal!
The Demigod Diaries
by Rick Riordan Details
Four short stories plus original art, interviews, puzzles, and games, reveal new insights into the world of Percy Jackson and the other heroes of Olympus.
The Fake Friend!
by Marissa Moss Details
In her diary of doodles and writings, Daphne explores her efforts to become friends with Imogen, a fellow fourth-grader, which means pretending to become pals with Imogen's best friend, Darla.
The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins Myers: a World War II Soldier
by Walter Dean Myers Details
A seventeen-year-old soldier from central Virginia records his experiences in a journal as his regiment takes part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and subsequent battles to liberate France.
The Wondrous Journals of Dr. Wendell Wiggins: Describing the Most Curious, Fascinating, Sometimes-Gruesome, and Seemingly-Impossible Creatures That Roamed the World Before Us
by Lesley M. Blume Details
Presents the journal of a paleozoologist who departed England in 1850 on a journey around the world seeking to learn the ways and fates of the most ancient creatures, accompanied by a strange pet, Gibear, and with the chiding voice of his mother often in his ear.
Tracking Your Nightmare
by Baron Specter Details
Jared Jensen is being pursued by a pair of ghostly graverobbers, and he and his friends, the Zombie Hunters, need to find a solution before Jared himself is turned into a ghost.
Updated 05/03/2013
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