Recommendations based on The Last Strawby Jeff Kinney

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  1. Dog Days

    by Jeff Kinney
    A funny story of a young boy's summer vacation, full of imaginative adventures.

    The book starts with Greg Heffley describing how he is an "indoor person," and how he intends to spend his summer vacation playing video games. His mother, Susan, wants him to go outdoors more often. ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Rodrick Rules

    by Jeff Kinney
    Greg's older brother Rodrick torments him while their parents are away, leading to hilarious mishaps and sibling rivalry.

    At the start of the book, Greg Heffley explains how bad his summer vacation was in which after being signed up with the swim team without his consent, he had to deal with practice at 7:00 AM, being ... (Wikipedia)

  3. The Ugly Truth

    by Jeff Kinney
    Greg Heffley navigates the ups and downs of middle school, including crushes, friendships, and embarrassing moments.

    Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up. But is getting older really all it’s cracked up to be? Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased ... (Goodreads)

  4. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself

    by Lincoln Peirce
    Follow the hilarious misadventures of sixth-grader Nate Wright as he navigates school, friends, and family.

    Nate Wright is dreaming when he wakes up to another ordinary morning of his life: breakfast of lumpy raisin oatmeal, his older sister, Ellen, and school. Believing that there will be a test that day ... (Wikipedia)

  5. Big Nate on a Roll

    by Lincoln Peirce
    Sixth-grader Nate Wright navigates middle school life with his friends, teachers, and family.

    Nate Wright is in detention, as earlier his art teacher Mr. Rosa asks him to hold a ladder for his rival Artur, so that he can paint the scenery for the school play. He recalls Artur dripping paint ... (Wikipedia)

  6. The Maze of Bones

    by Rick Riordan
    An adventure to uncover the truth behind the mysterious Cahill family, and save the world from destruction.

    Many of the well-known names in history are said to be part of the real-life Cahill family, making it "the most powerful family in the world." Amy and Dan, the main protagonists, currently live in ... (Wikipedia)

  7. One False Note

    by Gordon Korman
    Young sleuths solve a centuries-old mystery of a missing musical masterpiece.

    Dan, Amy, and their au pair Nellie, found music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the end of The Maze of Bones, leading them to Vienna, Austria, to learn about him and find a related clue. In Vienna, Amy ... (Wikipedia)

  8. Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life

    by Rachel Renée Russell
    Middle school drama queen, Nikki Maxwell, navigates the ups and downs of friendships, crushes, and embarrassing family members.

    It’s , ,, Diary of a Wimpy Kid , ,, for girls in this hilarious novel!,, Meet Nikki Maxwell! She's starting eighth grade at a new school—and her very first diary packed with hilarious stories and art ... (Goodreads)

  9. Big Nate Strikes Again

    by Lincoln Peirce
    Sixth-grader Nate Wright navigates middle school life with his friends and family, often getting into trouble along the way.

    As Nate Wright and his friends Francis and Teddy look at a bulletin board that had baby pictures of the entire sixth grade, Nate points out one picture that he believes is Jenny, but it turns out to ... (Wikipedia)

  10. Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star

    by Rachel Renée Russell
    Nikki Maxwell navigates the ups and downs of middle school while pursuing her dream of becoming a pop star.

    It’s , ,, Diary of a Wimpy Kid , ,, for girls in this hilarious novel!,, Nikki’s Road to Stardom Checklist:,[Tick] Diva showdown,[Tick] BFF feud,[Tick] Talented entourage to back up VIP (Very ... (Goodreads)

  11. Swindle

    by Gordon Korman
    A group of kids team up to retrieve a valuable baseball card from a swindler. Action-packed adventure ensues.

    A smart, young boy named Griffin Bing decides to invite his entire class grade over for a sleepover in an old house about to be demolished after the town's plan for using as a new space in their town ... (Wikipedia)

  12. The Cay

    by Theodore Taylor
    A young boy and an elderly man, stranded on a small island, confront the challenges of survival together.

    When World War II breaks out, 11-year-old Phillip Enright and his mother board the S.S. Hato to Virginia because his mother feels it is unsafe to stay in Curaçao with the German submarines ... (Wikipedia)

  13. The Austere Academy

    by Lemony Snicket
    Three siblings set out on a mission to uncover the truth behind a mysterious boarding school.

    NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES As the three Baudelaire orphans warily approach their new home Prufrock Preparatory School, they can't help but notice the enormous stone arch bearing the school's motto ... (Barnes & Noble)

  14. The Miserable Mill

    by Lemony Snicket
    A young boy faces danger and misfortune at a sinister mill in a mysterious town.

    Violet , Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire are traveling on a train heading for Paltryville, the location of the children's new home, the Lucky Smells Lumbermill. Upon arrival, the children learn that they ... (Wikipedia)

  15. Best Friends for Never

    by Lisi Harrison
    Two former best friends compete for popularity in a new school, leading to betrayal and drama.

    In the second book starring Westchester County's most privileged middle schoolers, the Clique declares Massie a hero for hosting the first boy/girl Halloween party of 8th grade. Massie's already ... (Goodreads)

  16. The Slippery Slope

    by Lemony Snicket
    Three siblings must outrun danger and outwit a villain in an epic adventure.

    Continuing on from, The Carnivorous Carnival, , Violet and Klaus are in a caravan rolling down the Mortmain Mountains. Sunny is trapped in a car with Count Olaf, Esmé, and the theater troupe, which ... (Wikipedia)

  17. Darth Paper Strikes Back

    by Tom Angleberger
    A group of friends create a new origami character, Darth Paper, to fight against their strict school principal.

    The second case file of the, New York Times, bestselling Origami Yoda series from Tom Angleberger! Not such a long time ago, in a middle school not so far away . . . . . . Something amazing happened. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  18. The Clique

    by Lisi Harrison
    A new girl tries to fit in with the popular clique at school, but learns the cost of popularity.

    Mean Girls, meets, Middle School, in, The Clique,... The only thing harder than getting in, is staying in. Enter Claire Lyons, the new girl from Florida in Keds and two-year-old Gap overalls, who is ... (Goodreads)

  19. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

    by James Patterson
    Rafe Khatchadorian's hilarious journey through middle school, breaking every rule in the book to make it more bearable.

    Rafe is bored at Hills Village Middle School with sixth grade at first, but he and his friend Leonardo the Silent invent "Operation R.A.F.E." (stands for "rules aren't for everyone"), a challenge to ... (Wikipedia)

  20. The Julian Chapter

    by R.J. Palacio
    A young boy learns to confront his fears by talking to an imaginary figure of his enemy.

    Over 1 million people have read Wonder and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Now readers will have a chance to hear from the book's most ... (Goodreads)

  21. Hatchet

    by Gary Paulsen
    A boy must learn to survive in the wilderness after a plane crash leaves him stranded.

    Brian Robeson is a thirteen-year-old son of divorced parents. As he travels from Hampton, New York on a single engine Cessna bush plane to visit his father in the oil fields in Northern Canada for ... (Wikipedia)

  22. The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby

    by Dav Pilkey
    A baby with superpowers fights evil villains and saves the world from destruction.

    The first epic novel by George and Harold, the co-stars of Dav Pilkey's mega-bestselling Captain Underpants series. Now with super-cool foil covers! Shiny! Fun! Oh, no! It's not enough that George ... (Goodreads)

  23. Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl

    by Rachel Renée Russell
    Nikki's adventures continue as she tries to navigate the social hierarchy of middle school and plan the ultimate party.

    It’s , ,, Diary of a Wimpy Kid , ,, for girls in this hilarious novel!,, Recipe for disaster: 4 parties. Add 2 friends and 1 crush. Divide by 1 mean girl out to RUIN Nikki. Mix well, put fingers over ... (Goodreads)

  24. The Pretty Committee Strikes Back

    by Lisi Harrison
    The clique of Massie, Alicia, Dylan, Kristen, and Claire are back with more drama and fashion in their exclusive world of Westchester County.

    A tragic haircut leaves Kristen looking manlier than a New York Jets linebacker. Will she be condemned to a season of trying to find cute hats when, as everyone knows, hats are so over? Meanwhile, ... (Barnes & Noble)

  25. Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets

    by Dav Pilkey
    Two pranksters must save their school from an army of evil talking toilets created by a mad scientist.

    JH Elementary School is planning on hosting its second annual Invention Convention . Upon seeing the poster for it, George and Harold think to themselves what it would be like to be principals for ... (Wikipedia)

  26. Tonight on the Titanic

    by Mary Pope Osborne
    A young girl and her brother travel back in time to the fateful night of the Titanic's sinking.

    Jack and Annie are in for an exciting, scary, and sad adventure when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the decks of the "Titanic." Is there anything they can do to help the ill-fated ship? ... (Goodreads)

  27. The Adventures of Captain Underpants

    by Dav Pilkey
    Mischievous fourth-graders prank their principal, creating a superhero in the process.

    One day, fourth graders George and Harold pull a series of practical jokes at the school's football game, from putting black pepper in the cheerlader’s pom-poms to filling the ball with helium, which ... (Wikipedia)

  28. Judy Moody Was in a Mood. Not a Good Mood. A Bad Mood.

    by Megan McDonald
    Judy Moody is in a bad mood and determined to find something to cheer her up.

    The book that started it all–now in paperback! Judy Moody was in a mood. Not a good mood. A bad mood. A mad-faced mood. Judy Moody doesn't have high hopes for third grade. But she does have an ... (Goodreads)

  29. Bone, Vol. 2: The Great Cow Race

    by Jeff Smith
    The Bone cousins are caught up in a cow race, but things take a dangerous turn when they discover a sinister plot.

    The cornerstone of GRAPHIX, our new graphic novel imprint, BONE is the incredible comic book saga of an unlikely hero who must save an idyllic valley from the forces of evil. In THE GREAT COW RACE, ... (Goodreads)

  30. Spy School

    by Stuart Gibbs
    Ben Ripley is recruited to attend a secret spy school, where he must use his wits to solve a dangerous mystery.

    Can an undercover nerd become a superstar agent? Ben Ripley sure hopes so—and his life may depend on it! Ben Ripley may only be in middle school, but he’s already pegged his dream job: C.I.A. or ... (Barnes & Noble)