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KIDS

BOOKLISTS

Ages 9-12

If You Like "Diary of a Wimpy Kid"

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Ben Franklin's in My Bathroom! by Candace Fleming
"When ten-year-old Nolan and his little sister, Olive, find Ben Franklin in their kitchen, they do their best to guide Ben through the new world he helped form."
Camp Jupiter Classified : A Probatio's Journal by Rick Riordan
"When mysterious incidents start wreaking havoc throughout Camp Jupiter, suspicion falls on the Fourth Cohort's newest probatio. But is she really to blame? Find out the truth by delving into the pages of her personal journal.--|cProvided by publisher."
Curtain Call by  Jennifer L Holm
"Babymouse tries out for the middle school play, but instead of landing the lead role, she gets stuck with playing a clown with one line of dialogue--|cProvided by publisher."
Dog Diaries by James Patterson
"When the evil Mrs. Stricker threatens to send Junior, Rafe Khatchadorian's dog, back to the pound, Junior and Rafe go to obedience school to learn how to follow the rules."
From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess by Meg Cabot
A middle-grade spinoff of The Princess Diaries, about the long-lost sister of Mia Thermopolis, Princess of Genovia
Homerooms & Hall Passes by Tom O'Donnell
"In the mystical realm of Bríandalör, every day the brave and the bold delve into hidden temples or forgotten dungeons, battling vile monsters and evil wizards to loot their treasure hoards for sweet, sweet magic items. But in their free time, our heroes--Thromdurr the mighty barbarian, Devis the shifty thief, Vela the noble paladin, Sorrowshade the Gloom Elf assassin, and Albiorix the (good!) wizard--need to relax and unwind. That's why they meet up once a week to play Homerooms & Hall Passes: a role-playing game where they assume the characters of average American eighth graders. But when the five young adventurers are magically transported into their H&H game by an ancient curse, they must band together to survive their toughest challenge yet: middle school. Who knew that battling ogres would be easier than passing algebra or navigating the cafeteria social scene? They must use what they've learned from playing Homerooms & Hall Passes to figure out how to save their game world (which might actually be real...).--|cPublisher's description. Ages 8-12."
Master of Disaster by James Patterson
"Rafe and Jimmy, two misunderstood troublemakers, are finally up to something good. They're in charge of a huge celebration of books and reading -- but when a small issue snowballs into a big problem that threatens to derail the whole event, they need to work fast to keep things on track! In this blockbuster installment of the bestselling Middle School series, Rafe and the other favorite characters from James Patterson's books for kids join forces for the first time in a hilarious adventure!--Amazon.com."
Middle School Bites by  Steven Banks
"Thanks to a series of unfortunate bites, eleven-year-old Tom is a triple threat: he's a Vam-Wolf-Zom. And just in time for the first day of middle school. So much for his Invisible Tom Plan. He never thought to make a What If I Turn Into A Vampire Werewolf Zombie Plan. Maybe it's time for a Run Away and Live Somewhere Else Plan? With the help of his irrepressible best friend, Zeke, Tom tries to accept his future. Zeke thinks being a Vam-Wolf-Zom sounds EXCELLENT! (Zeke thinks everything sounds EXCELLENT!) At least he'll be able to stand up to the sixth-grade bully. The question is will the rest of Hamilton Middle School accept the Vam-Wolf-Zom, too?"
Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks
Ravi has just moved to the United States from India and has always been at the top of his class; Joe has lived in the same town his whole life and has learning problems--but when their lives intersect in the first week of fifth grade they are brought together by a common enemy (the biggest bully in their class) and the need to take control of their lives.
Stu Truly by Dan Richards
"Sixth-grader Stuart Truly has confusing feelings about new student Becca, and it does not help that he, the son of a butcher, told her that his family, like hers, is vegetarian."
The Case of the Missing Action Figure : & Other Mysteries by Janet Tashjian
" Marty Frye, a seven-year-old who likes to read poetry and talk in rhymes, solves three separate mysteries for a classmate, a toy store owner, and his younger sister."
WeirDo by  Anh Do
"Weir Do, the new kid in school with an unforgettable name, desperately tries to fit in and win the attention of Bella Allen, his crush."
Updated 12/11/2020