On November 5, the eighth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will be released. It’s a great series, and has loads of really enthusiastic fans. If you’re one of those die-hard fans and you’re having trouble waiting for Hard Luck, why not give these books a try. They just might tide you over!
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
by Tom Angleberger
Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future.
The Sasquatch Escape
by Suzanne Selfors
Spending the summer in his grandfather’s rundown town, ten-year-old Ben meets an adventurous local girl and together they learn that the town’s veterinarian runs a secret hospital for imaginary creatures.
by Tom Watson
Stick Dog and his four friends – Stripes, Mutt, Poo-Poo and Karen – will do anything to steal some sweet-smelling hamburgers from a family at Picasso Park!
Dork Diaries: tales from a not-so-fabulous life
by Rachel Renee Russo
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.
Elvis and the Underdogs
by Jenny Lee
All his life Benji, now ten, has been sickly and he has long been targeted by the school bully, but after a seizure Benji gets a therapy dog that is not only big enough to protect him, it can also talk.
This Journal Belongs to Ratchet
by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
Homeschooled by her mechanic-environmentalist father, eleven-year-old Rachel “Ratchet” Vance records her efforts to make friends, save a park, remember her mother, and find her own definition of “normal.”
The 13-Story Treehouse
by Andy Griffiths
Andy and Terry live in a treehouse. But it’s not just any old treehouse, it’s the most amazing treehouse in the world! This treehouse has thirteen stories, a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a secret underground laboratory, and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you are hungry. Life would be perfect for Andy and Terry if it wasn’t for the fact that they have to write their next book, which is almost impossible because there are just so many distractions.
I’m sure we missed some great suggestions, so feel free to share your favourites in the comments.