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.