Friday, November 5, 2010

What's Greg Up To Now?

diary of a wimpy kid cover
Wimp WS
It's November! Do you know what that means? The wait is almost over. The 5th Diary of a Wimpy Kid book by Jeff Kinney is almost available! It's going to be released on Tuesday, November 9th. We already have an entry for it in our catalog, so be sure to put your copy on hold and find out what Greg Heffley's up to now.

What is it about these books? Do kids love them because of their informal, journal-like quality? Do they like the cartoons? Whatever draws kids' attention, the books are a hit.

If the books are already checked out, try some of these books that are similar:

dork diaries
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life (and sequel) by Rachel Russell

How to Grow Up and Rule the World: Vordak the Incomprehensible by Scott Seegert

Let's Pretend this Never Happened (and other books in the Dear Dumb Diary series) by Jim Benton

Max Quigley: Technically Not a Bully by James Roy

The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang by Amy Ignatow

Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius (and others) by Frank Asch (available through Link+)

Sweet Farts by Raymond Bean

And, just for fun: You can make yourself into a Wimpy Kid character! Try it out. Wimp Yourself. (Ahem, the one you see above is supposed to be Youth Services Librarian WS!)

As always, ask a Youth Services Librarian for help finding more books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

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