My daughter is currently reading all the books of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. She has not yet decided what to read after. I have been thinking about it too and found 3 books that should appeal to a Diary of a Wimpy Kid fan.
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Three books to read if you liked Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- Nicholas (by Sempé and Goscinny) : The books are told from the point of view of Nicholas, a little boy living in France in the 50s. Nicholas does, like Greg, tend to put himself in difficult situations. The books are full of humor and are very popular in France. The illustrations are very cute and funny.
- The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ (Sue Townsend): This is another series of books told by the point of view of the main character. Adrian, like Greg, has a high opinion of himself and a complicated life. I would say however that the book is for older readers than the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. This is especially true for the sequels of the book as Adrian Mole is an adult in the last books.
- My Father’s Glory (Marcel Pagnol): Marcel Pagnol is a very famous French novelist, playwright and filmmaker. He wrote 4 autobiographical books about his childhood, the first one and most famous being My Father’s Glory. The books are full of humor and tenderness. They are well-written and easy to read and they will introduce you to life in Southern France at the beginning of the 20th century.