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Big Nate: In a Class by Himself (Big Nate series)


  • "This fully developed protagonist debuted in a comic strip; this is Peirce’s first book about him, and it is a successful, laugh-out-loud venture. Readers meet a variety of characters, each with a unique personality or trait." – School Library Journal


  • Angleberger, Tom. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. Amulet, 2010.
  • Byars, Betsy. The 18th Emergency. Viking, 1973.
  • Ferraiolo, Jack D. The Big Splash. Amulet, 2008.
  • Gauthier, Gail. A Year with Butch and Spike. Putnam, 1998.
  • George, Kristine OConnell. Swimming Upstream: Middle School Poems. Clarion, 2002.
  • Getz, David. Almost Famous. Henry Holt, 1992.
  • Gorman, Carol. Dork on the Run. HarperCollins, 2002.
  • Holm, Jennifer L., and Matthew Holm. Babymouse: Our Hero. Random House, 2005. (And others in the Babymouse series.)
  • Kinney, Jeff. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffleys Journal. Amulet, 2007. (And others in the Wimpy Kid series.)
  • Korman, Gordon. This Cant Be Happening at Macdonald Hall. Scholastic, 1978.
  • Mass, Wendy. 11 Birthdays. Scholastic, 2009.
  • Peirce, Lincoln. Big Nate Strikes Again. HarperCollins, 2010.
  • Peirce, Lincoln. I Smell a Pop Quiz!: A Big Nate Book. United Media, 2009.
  • Russell, Rachel Renee. Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life. Aladdin, 2009. (And others in the Dork Diaries series.)
  • Watterson, Bill. The Days are Just Packed: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection. Andrews McMeel, 1993.
  • Vernon, Ursula. Dragonbreath. Dial, 2009.
  • Winkler, Henry, and Lin Oliver. Niagara Falls, or Does It? Grosset & Dunlap, 2003. (And others in the Hank Zipzer series.)
  • Yee, Lisa. Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time. Scholastic, 2005.