More Fun Books for Kids Who Love Middle School Messes
- What: Big Nate books
- When: 7 to 12 years
- Why: Funny, affordable, entertaining
- Where: Amazon
Has your child read every Diary of a Wimpy Kid book twice? Do they want more middle school drama in a hybrid graphic novel and chapter book? If you want to expand their library, check out the adventures of Big Nate.
Big Nate: In a Class By Himself Chapter Book on Amazon
Big Nate originally appeared in the popular comic strip by author Lincoln Pierce. Pierce has since penned eight chapter books capturing the ups and downs of middle school drama for readers everywhere. Nate, a sixth grader at P.S. 38 middle school, has unbounded confidence, despite setbacks like regular attendance at detention and mediocre grades.
The collection of eight books follows Nate through various challenges of middle school, including their big rivalry with neighboring Jefferson Middle School. Together with his friends, Francis, Teddy, and Dee Dee, Nate gets into and out scrapes with his big attitude.
Choose from eight books written in chapter style, with lots of comic book illustrations provided by Nate himself. Or go for the full graphic novel series, which consists of 33 books and pages filled with pictures. Either way, both come packed from cover to cover with funny anecdotes from the life of a middle school boy.
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