8 books to read while you wait for the next Wimpy Kid!

Kristen Joerger  //  Oct 22, 2013

8 books to read while you wait for the next Wimpy Kid!

Do you know a The Diary of a Wimpy Kid fan who can't wait for Book 8? Read on for some excellent book recommendations from Maggie McGuire at the Scholastic Parents Raise a Reader blog to keep them hooked on reading until the release date!

When my boys are really into a book series, they can’t wait for the next one to come out.  Choosing books while they wait can send us on a hunt for just the right book that’s going to connect with them as much as the book they loved and the one they’re waiting for – and it’s important they connect with what they’re reading. 

So, while we wait for the next Wimpy Kid book in our house, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, (yes, my boys have read them all – more than once!) we’ve come up with a list of 8 books that’ll connect with your kids and keep them laughing, spellbound, wondering and, well, non-stop reading.  (Yes!)

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Book #1 in this spellbinding, wonderous series!  You likely already know this one – but I had to put it on the list. It’s an absolute FAVORITE in our house!
  2. Swindle – fun and funny!
  3. Amulet, Book One: The Stonekeeper – Fantastic graphic novel series. My boys have read all 5 – and can’t wait until  #6 comes out!!
  4. Dear Dumb Diary #1 - Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – laugh out loud funny.

For the rest of the book suggestions, visit Raise a Reader!