Tag Archives : Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Illustrated Novel with Heart and Baseball


Today I have an illustrated novel with heart and baseball.  When your position on the team is bench warmer, you have to posses a certain realistic attitude about life.  Steve is self effacing and funny and the bumbling antics of the adults around him only add to the fun.  Some slapstick and some honest analysis make this a book with…

Book After Diary of a Wimpy Kid


Every parent needs a book after Diary of a Wimpy Kid to hand their child.  Illustrated novels are a great thing, and they keep the reading going. But let’s be honest, you may only be able to stand your kid reading the same story over and over for so long until you feel compelled to give them something else.  Jake the…

Chapter Book Full of Heart and Laughs


Today I have a chapter book full of heart and laughs.  I recommended it recently to a few parents and despite being published a few years back, this book continues to delight kids.  This is the one story that got my then third grader to move up to chapter books.  With its very real look at the struggles in third grade, combined…

Book for Kids Who Love Illustrated Novels


My nephew loves most illustrated novels in the vein of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates.  As his book loving aunt, I must come up with a winning book related Christmas gift for the season.   This year I am going with The 13-Story Treehouse series.  It is funny, full of ridiculous antics and plenty of hysterical pictures.  A…

Get Kids Educated on the Election Process


With the election so near (and yet feeling so far away!) I want to share a fun book to get kids educated on the election process.  It is fiction, but brings in so many elements of tailoring your message to your audience, and targeting certain blocks of voters that kids will get quite a lesson on  what is going on this election…

Funny Books for Kids


I like funny books for kids and I especially like funny books that get pulled off the shelf over and over again by my son that aren’t Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  Don’t get me wrong … I love Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  I just like to see my son with something different in his hands from time to…

Book for Kids About Being in the Movies


How many kids secretly hope that they will be discovered for a role in motion pictures?  This book for kids about being in the movies is a wonderful story about an everyday kid who has a chance at fame.  It is also a realistic portrayal about the ups and downs of getting what you wish for.  I like that there…

Julius Zebra Is Gladiator Fun for Kids


I took a trip with my family to Rome several years back, and I wish this book had been available then!  It would have been a great way to prepare my kids for what they would see and experience without feeling as though I was trying to teach them something.  Because we all know how they hate getting lectured to…