Amato, Mary     
Snarf attack, underfoodle, and the secret of life : the Riot brothers tell all

Asch, Frank     
Star jumper : journal of a cardboard genius

Barshaw, Ruth McNally     
Ellie McDoodle : have pen, will travel
Eleven-year-old Ellie McDoodle illustrates her sketchbook with chronicles of her adventures and mishaps while camping with her cousins, aunt, and uncle.

Benton, Jim     
Let's pretend this never happened : by Jamie Kelly
In her diary, middle school student Jamie Kelly describes her life at home and at school, including her attempts to triumph over her nemesis, the beautiful and popular Angeline.

Benton, Jim     
Lunch walks among us
Franny K. Stein is a mad scientist who prefers all things spooky and creepy, but when she has trouble making friends at her new school she experiments with fitting in--which works until a monster erupts from the trashcan.

Birdseye, Tom     
Attack of the mutant underwear
Fifth-grader Cody Carson keeps a journal of his hopes for a fresh start in a town where nobody knows about his humiliating mistakes of the past, but before school even begins so does his embarrassment.

Child, Lauren     
Utterly me, Clarice Bean
When someone steals the winner's trophy for the school book project, Clarice emulates her favorite book heroine, Ruby Redfort the detective.

Clements, Andrew     
Jake Drake know-it-all
Jake is determined to win the third grade science fair not only for the grand prize, but to beat the annoying class know-it-alls, as well.

Clements, Andrew     
Lunch money
Twelve-year-old Greg, who has always been good at moneymaking projects, is surprised to find himself teaming up with his lifelong rival, Maura, to create a series of comic books to sell at school.

David, Lawrence     
Horace Splattly : the Cupcaked Crusader
When his little sister's magic cookies transform him into a flying, fire-breathing superhero, ten-year-old Horace Splattly has adventures which include confronting the monster at the school playground.

De, Campi Alex     
Kat & Mouse. 1, Teacher torture

Fine, Anne     
The diary of a killer cat
Tuffy the pet cat tries to defend himself against accusations of terrifying other animals and murdering the neighbor's rabbit.

Gantos, Jack     
Heads or tails : stories from the sixth grade
Jack's diary helps him deal with his problems which include dog-eating alligators, a terror for an older sister, a younger brother who keeps breaking parts of himself, and next-door neighbors who are really weird.

Greenburg, Dan     
Great-Grandpa's in the litter box
Zack takes home from the local animal shelter a scruffy tomcat who not only talks but claims to be the reincarnation of Zack's Great-Grandpa Julius.

Gutman, Dan     
Miss Daisy is crazy!
Miss Daisy's unusual teaching methods surprise her second grade students, especially reluctant learner A.J.

Haddix, Margaret Peterson     
Dexter the tough
A sympathetic teacher and her writing assignment help fourth-grader Dexter deal with being the new kid in school after he punches a kid on the first day.

Hale, Bruce     
Prince of Underwhere
When Zeke, his twin sister Stephanie, their neighbor Hector, and Hector's cat Fitz slide into the world of Underwhere, Zeke is hailed as a prince who will, according to an ancient prophecy, free the Undies from the evil UnderLord's rule by finding and destroying his throne.

Kelly, Katy     
Lucy Rose, here's the thing about me
Eight-year-old Lucy Rose keeps a diary of her first year in Washington, D.C., her home since her parents separation, where she spends time with her grandparents, makes new friends, and longs to convince her teacher to let her take care of the class pet during a holiday.

Kerrin, Jessica Scott     
Martin Bridge ready for takeoff!
Meet Martin Bridge, a boy whose plans for a brilliant rocket, a substitute bus driver, and a very old hamster go terribly wrong in this lively trio of stories.

Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody     
Lily B. on the brink of cool
"The eventually internationally recognized writer Lily Blennerhassett" spends her thirteenth summer missing her best friend and keeping a journal of her boring life at home and exciting newly-discovered relatives.

Klise, Kate     
Regarding the fountain : a tale, in letters, of Liars and Leaks
When the principal asks a fifth-grader to write a letter regarding the purchase of a new drinking fountain for their school, he finds that all sorts of chaos results.

Kraft, Erik     
Lenny and Mel
Twin brothers observe a year's worth of holidays in some very unusual ways.

McDonald, Megan     
Stink : the incredible shrinking kid
The shortest kid in the second grade, James Moody, also known as Stink, learns all about the shortest president of the United States, James Madison, when they celebrate Presidents' Day at school.

Moss, Marissa     
Amelia's notebook
The hand-lettered contents of a nine-year-old girl's notebook, in which she records her thoughts and feelings about moving, starting school, and dealing with her older sister, as well as keeping her old best friend and making a new one.

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds     
Roxie and the hooligans
Roxie Warbler, the niece of a famous explorer, follows Uncle Dangerfoot's advice on how to survive any crisis when she becomes stranded on an island with a gang of school bullies and a pair of murderous bank robbers.

Papademetriou, Lisa     
Sixth-grade glommers, norks, and me
As Allie Kimball starts sixth grade, she discovers that middle school is a very different world, populated with glommers -- those girls who cling to each other in groups; norks -- a combination of a nerd and a dork; and worst of all, squashes -- crushes that make you feel like your heart has been stepped on. Keeping a journal of words that help define her world, Allie tries to navigate through the strange land of sixth grade. With the help of her soccer team, a few new friends, and some shocking

Pennypacker, Sara     
While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.

Pilkey, Dav     
The adventures of Captain Underpants : the first epic novel
When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.

Sachar, Louis     
Sideways stories from Wayside School
Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.

Stauffacher, Sue     
Franklin Delano Donuthead, a fifth-grader obsessed with hygiene and safety, finds an unlikely friend and protector in Sarah Kervick, the tough new student who lives in a dirty trailer, bonds with his mother, and is as "irregular" as he is.

Trine, Greg     
The curse of the bologna sandwich Curse of the Bologna Sandwich
After graduating from the Superhero Academy, Melvin Beederman heads for Los Angeles, where he unexpectedly teams up with Candace Brinkwater, school play actress, to nab the evil McNasty Brothers.

Whybrow, Ian     
Little Wolf's book of badness
Little Wolf has been behaving too courteously, so his parents send him to his uncle's Big Bad Wolf school to learn to be a proper wolf.

Winkler, Henry     
Niagara Falls, or does it?
Fourth-graders Hank, Ashley, and Frankie are excitedly preparing for a magic show at the Rock 'N Bowl when Hank's creative alternative to an English essay lands him in detention and grounded the week of the show.

  October 2009