Eight Great Websites That Suggest Read-Alikes for Diary of a Wimpy Kid
If your children love Diary of a Wimpy Kid, these sites will suggest other books that will keep them laughing.
Librarians having been busy composing lists of read-alike books for the best-selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and these site offer some of the best lists around.
Jeff Kinney’s “Wimpy Kid” books have become a publishing blockbuster, selling more than 32 million books in 30 countries. The combination of cartoons and wry storytelling make kids eager, not only to read the books, but to share their favorite cartoons with their friends. The cartoon aspect makes them especially attractive to children who don’t like to read big blocks of text.
Many of the books on the following lists follow a similar format, including lots of illustrations and humor.
1. Elmhurst Public Library
This concise list breaks the suggestions into two categories: one for boys ages 8-11, and one for girls ages 8-11. A short description accompanies each title.
2. Wake County Public Libraries
This pdf file includes some of the cover art as well as brief descriptions of the titles.
3. Reading Public Library
The Reading Public Library provides links from all their suggestions to their library catalog. When you click on the link, you’ll then see all the books in a series mentioned, along with a picture of the cover and a description of the book.
4. Weber County Library
When you click on the cover art in this list, you are taken to a window with a wealth of information, including published reviews and link in which you can choose certain book criteria to search for even more similar titles.
5. Champaign Public Library
The Champaign Public Library has made a name for itself, and this list, which includes cover art, is simple and up-to-date.
6. East Lansing Public Library
Display in a handy brochure format, this list packs a lot of titles into a little space. It describes the criteria the creators followed for including the book and also includes a the address of a website on which kids can follow the “wimpy kid’s” continuing adventures.
7. Amazon.com “Diary of a Wimpy Kid Read-a-Likes”
Librarians are busy creating lists on Amazon.com, too. If you want to be able to click and buy the items on a list, one like this is handy.
8. Amazon.com “Classic and New: Nerdy and Geeky Heroes for Kids”
Here’s a new spin for the kids who like Greg Heffly because he is a self-described wimp.
This list of nerdy and geeky heroes includes books you don’t see on other read-alike lists.
There you have it – plenty of lists to keep your kids reading after they finish the last Wimpy Kid book.