Other Books to Read If Your Child Loves Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a hilarious series that has grabbed the attention of children everywhere. The books are about Greg, an awkward schoolboy who faces many ridiculous situations in school and at home with his incredibly barmy family. If your child is a huge fan of these books then you may be looking for something similar for them to enjoy. In this list, we have children's fiction books and collections that are filled with humour and memorable characters that will truly capture the imaginations of Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans.

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1. The World of David Walliams: Best Boxset Ever 5-Book Collection

David Walliams

If they love Diary of a Wimpy Kid for its quirky humour then they'll have loads of fun exploring David Walliams hilarious children's stories. In The Boy in the Dress, Mr Stink, Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny and Ratburger you can read about a whole host of unusual characters that feel as though they don't fit in getting to embark on some really wacky adventures.

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2. 13 Storey Treehouse Collection - 7 Books

Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

These books are wacky, weird and endlessly fun. Andy and Terry have some mad adventures in the world's greatest treehouse. Find out what they keep on each of the treehouse's 13 storeys in the first book (like a marshmallow machine and a tank full of man-eating sharks!) and then see this bizarre home expand in each book to incorporate even more weird items. With short chapters and loads of fun illustrations, these books are bound to entertain the young minds that were captured by Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

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3. The Dragonsitter Collection

Josh Lacey

Edward has no idea what he's signing up for when he agrees to look after his Uncle Morton's pet whilst he's away. Over the 8 books in this collection, readers will become well acquainted with the strange friendship between Edward and Ziggy the dragon. To make them even more fun and engaging, all the books are illustrated by the brilliant Garry Parsons. Quirky and hilarious, these books are perfect for filling up the bookshelves of Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans.

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4. Jeremy Strong Collection - 14 books

Jeremy Strong

This collection of children's books brings together the best of Jeremy Strong's work including his My Brother's Famous Bottom and The Hundred-mile-an-hour Dog series and all are great for reluctant readers. These stories will have your children rolling around with laughter as well as giving them the chance to learn about important topics like history and family. If your kids are looking for some new funny easy-reading books then now is the best time to introduce them to Jeremy Strong's brilliant books.

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5. Beast Quest: Series 4-6 Collection - 18 Books

Adam Blade

An evil wizard is threatening the kingdom of Avantia and only the Good Beasts can save everyone but there's one problem. Only true heroes can free the Good Beasts so who will step up and save the kingdom? These gripping books are great for helping your kids become more confident readers whilst engaging them in some really exciting stories they won't be able to put down.

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6. Flat Stanley

Jeff Brown

This modern classic tells the story of a young boy and his unusual condition. After a pinboard falls on top of him during the night he ends up being flattened and this leads onto a new, and quite odd, phase of life for Stanley. This strange story with its funny illustrations would make a timeless addition to your children's bookshelves and is great for fans of Jeff Kinney's series.

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7. Flying Fergus Collection - 6 Books

Sir Chris Hoy

The books in this series by Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy are as fun as they are magical. Fergus Hamilton isn't very happy when gets an old bike for his 9th birthday but when he takes his bike for a ride he realises something amazing - this bike is magic! Riding the bike transports him to a place called Nevermore where cycling is forbidden but Fergus and his friends are determined to not let anything stop them from riding their bikes... not even the evil king of Nevermore! Treat your little bookworms to a series that'll entertain them for hours.

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8. The Adventures of King Arthur

Russell Punter

If your children love stories filled with action and adventure and find having pictures useful or more exciting in a book then Russell Punter's graphic novel about King Arthur is the perfect book to add to their collection. They can learn about the legend of Camelot through bright and compelling comic-strip-style images. Let them throw themselves into a thrilling story of knights, fights and timeless legends with this graphic novel.

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9. The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

Liz Pichon

Tom Gates is a rather cheeky schoolboy. He writes stories like Camping Sucks, the tale of his worst ever holiday, and doodles in his notebook... which gets him in trouble with the nasty Mr Fullerman. Things start looking up when Tom's favourite band comes to town. He decides he will do anything to see them but first, he's going to have to face his weirdo big sister. This is the first in Liz Pichon's hilarious Tom Gates books, the perfect remedy for the running-out-of-Wimpy-Ki-stories blues.

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10. The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Dav Pilkey

George and Harold love to write and draw their own comic books and play pranks around their school. But when their principal, Mr Krupp, catches them in the act they decide to seek revenge. They buy a 3-D Hypno-Ring and use it against Mr Krupp, hypnotising him into being the one and only Captain Underpants, the hero of their comics. Filled with funny pictures and countless laugh-out-loud moments, the first in Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants series will really have your kids hooked.

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Now you've got plenty of books to keep your kids occupied, whatever their interests.

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    A classic adventures of everybody's favourite flat boy - Jeff Brown's Flat Stanley is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary problem. One night, a giant pinboard falls on top of him leaving him completely flat. At first, Stanley enjoys the benefits of his strange predicament, but it's not always easy being different, and, once the novelty begins to wear off, Stanley wishes he could be just like everybody else again.

    Comical and modern illustrations make this hilarious collection of Stanley Lambchop's antics perfect for introducing young readers to the best-loved character.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    George and Harold have created the greatest superhero in the history of their school - and now they're about to bring him to life! MEET CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS! HIS TRUE IDENTITY IS SO SECRET, EVEN HE DOESN'T KNOW WHO HE IS! FIGHTING FOR TRUTH, JUSTICE AND ALL THINGS PRE-SHRUNK AND COTTONY!
  • The Dragonsitter Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781783445608 - Josh Lacey
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    7 years +
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    Edward thinks it will all be so easy when his Uncle Morton asks him to look after his unusual pet while he goes on holiday. Edward couldn't be more wrong... that 'unusual' pet just happens to be a fire-breathing dragon!

    As Edward gets to grips with this fantastical creature (which is called Ziggy, of course), he realises looking after something so big is hard work. The fridge is empty, the curtains are blazing and the postman is afraid to approach.

    This Roald Dahl Funny Prize-shortlisted collection contains eight pacy, laugh-out-loud stories from the bestselling series by Josh Lacey. To make the books even more appealing, they have fantastic illustrations by Garry Parsons.

    Format: paperback
    This collection contains books 1-8 in Josh Lacey's The Dragonsitter series
  • Jeremy Strong Collection - 14 Books - Collection - 9780241335260 - Jeremy Strong
    JSTG 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Children should prepare to laugh their socks off with the one and only Jeremy Strong. This bumper collection means bumper laughs!

    Containing five My Brother's Famous Bottom stories, six The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog books and one each covering mothers, Egyptian, Roman and Viking times, these are laugh-out-loud books, full of charm and appeal. In fact, they're so funny that they'd even inspire children who wouldn't normally pick up a book to love reading.

    The My Brother's Famous Bottom books follow Nicholas as he enjoys a series of misadventures with his family when his baby brother becomes a national celebrity; The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog books are about Streaker, a mixed-up kind of dog who could be described as 'a rocket on four legs with a woof attached'.

    Format: Paperback
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    Children can learn all about the dramatic reign of King Arthur with this comic strip-style book.

    Gripping from start to finish, this is an epic tale of swords and sorcery that has detailed illustrations that are sure to excite and entertain young readers.

    Children will want to learn more about the legend as they read through this narrative retelling.
  • Beast Quest: Series 4-6 Collection - 18 Books - Collection - 9781408353417 - Adam Blade
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    The Beast Quest books are hugely exciting adventures set in the kingdom of Avantia and they're great for newly independent readers.

    There's a dark wizard threatening the kingdom and only true heroes will be able to free the magical Good Beasts to defeat the forces of evil. Are Tom and Elenna the chosen ones?

    This 18-book collection contains series 4-6 from the popular run of books - which have now sold 11 million and counting! We guarantee your children will be quickly grabbing for the next book after finishing each story.

    Please note that these books do not come with any collector cards.
    Format: paperback
  • The World of David Walliams: Best Boxset Ever - 5-Book Collection - Collection - 9780007532216 - David Walliams
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    David Walliams is one of the greatest storytellers around at the moment and his stories are inspired by the devilish humour of Roald Dahl.

    Presented in a keepsake slipcase, this collection includes his first five novels. We start with The Boy in the Dress, a book all about a boy who just doesn't fit in. When he tries on a dress, his life changes. But should he keep this a secret? Mr Stink follows and this is a book about a stinky tramp who has a surprising past.

    Billionaire Boy is a book all about how money can't buy you everything, especially friends; and Gangsta Ganny proves that grandmas may have hidden traits - including being a jewel thief. Finally, Ratburger follows Zoe as she tries to keep her beloved rat safe from Burt of Burt's Burgers.

    Books that will make children think, cry and laugh (a lot!), these belong on every young reader's bookshelf. Don't be surprised if you end up enjoying them just as much as your children!

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  • Chris Hoy's Flying Fergus Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781848126541 - Chris Hoy
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    7 years +
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    Children will be racing all the way through the six books featured in this exciting collection of Flying Fergus books. Written by Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy, the pacy reads combine cycling with magic and adventure.

    The Best Birthday Bike, the first book in the series, finds Fergus Hamilton getting a rusty old bike for his 9th birthday from his mum and granddad. It's not the Sullivan Swift he was after, but when he cleans it up and takes it for a test run, something amazing happens... He finds himself transported to Nevermore, a land where cycling is banned by the wicked King Woebegot.

    Soon Fergus, his chimp and their new friend Princess Lily are ignoring the king's rule and bunny-hopping on their bikes over the Swamp of Certain Death. When Fergus returns to the real world, he remembers he needs to complete a time trial in order to join the local cycling team. Will he be able to impress without the help of magic?

    With fantastic illustrations from Clare Elsom, these books combine the craziness of Adventure Time with cycling success from a popular Olympian. They're a golden read!
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    When my teacher, Mr Fullerman, doesn't have his BEADY EYES on me, I like to draw pictures and write stories about stuff, like when we had the worst holiday ever (camping sucks), and when my parents came to school for parents' evening (groan). And about how Marcus Meldrew is the most annoying boy in the world and how I don't want to sit next to him in class. All I want to do is get tickets to see the best band ever, DUDE3, when they come to town. It's not easy when I'm up against Delia, my weirdo big sister, and all my plans seem to get me into MAJOR TROUBLE ...again.
  • 13 Storey Treehouse Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9781509887255 - Andy Griffiths
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    For fans of Barry Loser, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and David Walliams, Andy Griffiths' The 13-Storey Treehouse books are wonderfully wacky, amazingly anarchic and marvellously madcap. In fact, we'd go as far to say you'll be laughing at these tales just as much as the kids!

    Andy and Terry live in the world's greatest treehouse and in the first book (The 13-Storey Treehouse) you will learn about how it houses everything from a giant catapult to a tank of man-eating sharks and, perhaps best all, a machine that fires marshmallows at you when you're hungry.

    As the series progresses, this magical treehouse receives a number of 13-storey extensions - and things continue to get crazier! The 29-Storey Treehouse finds it being home to an ice-cream-serving robot called Edward Scooperhands; The 39-Storey Treehouse has a roller coaster providing the thrills; The 52-Storey Treehouse is home to a real-life game of Snakes & Ladders; The 65-Storey Treehouse has a birthday room where it's ALWAYS your birthday; The 78-Storey Treehouse only finds an ALL-BALL sports stadium being added to the development; and the 91-Storey Treehouse contains a human pinball machine.

    The short chapters and wild plots make these paperback books instantly appealing and Terry Denton's amazing illustrations just add to the thrills!
    This collection includes books 1-7 in Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's The 13-Storey Treehouse series.
    Format: paperback