Rachel Renee Russell

The creator of the New York Times Bestselling Dork Diaries series of books (15 million copies old worldwide and translated into 32 languages), Rachel Renee Russell is an author and attorney. The Dork Diaries books follow Nikki Maxwell’s life through a series of doodles, drawings and comic strips and are all based on Rachel’s own experiences.

The winner of two Children’s Choice Awards for Book of the Year and the 2014 Milner Award for Children’s Literature, Rachel says writing the Dork Diaries helped her cope with divorce. She was born in Michigan but now lives in Northern Virginia.


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Rachel Renee Russell Books

  • DORD 9 years +

    New Dork Diaries Collection - 12 Books (Collection)

    Rachel Renee Russell

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    Meet Nikki Maxwell and prepare to read some truly a-dork-able stories - including (for the first time in paperback) Frenemies Forever - with this 12-book collection of Dork Diaries stories by Rachel Renee Russell.

    Written in a fun-filled diary format, these books offer an insight into the life of the tween dork, Nikki. When she moves to a new school she decides it's the perfect time to leave her old lame ways behind - but things are never that simple.

    With fun sketches and doodles, the diary entries find Nikki opening up her heart as she battles with her arch-nemesis Mackenzie over her dreams of becoming a pop star and tackles the subject of love with hilariously dorky consequences.

    These books will be enjoyed by any child aged 9 or over who enjoys (or endures!) the sparklier side of tween life.

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  • BPXSI

    Dork Diaries: Crush Catastrophe (Paperback)

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    Nikki Maxwell's adventures continue in the twelfth instalment in the bestselling DORK DIARIES series! Now with over 30 million copies in print worldwide! In Nikki's newest diary, it's the countdown to the end of the school year, and Nikki's juggling some big questions about how she'll spend her summer. She's also facing an unexpected crush catastrophe - there's a new kid interested in Nikki, but the last thing she wants to do is accidentally hurt Brandon! It all comes down to a big decision Nikki has to make, and drama like she's never faced before!
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    Misadventures of Max Crumbly 3 (Paperback)

    Rachel Renee Russell

    When we last left our courageous hero, Max Crumbly, and his trusty sidekick Erin, they had just finished foiling the plans of some bumbling thieves. But Max and Erin were trapped in a smelly, dangerous dumpster of doom and about to be discovered by the last people they wanted to find them. Now in this latest installment of Max's journals, Max and Erin face foes both new and old as their misadventures continue. Can the two friends avoid detection-and detention!-while keeping South Ridge Middle School safe from bullies and criminals?
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  • ALJWZ

    Dork Diaries OMG: All About Me Diary! (Hardback)

    Rachel Renee Russell

    Ever wanted your very own Dork Diary? Then look out for this special dork-tastic journal filled with questions from Nikki for you to answer across the year. Includes a squeee-worthy sticker sheet too! Perfect for Dork fans everywhere! As Nikki Maxwell knows, keeping a journal is a great way to get to know the most important person in your life: YOU! This special Dork Diaries guided journal features questions for every day of the year. Nikki chimes in with her answers and artwork as well, making this a must have title for Dork Diaries fans!
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    Dork Diaries: Frenemies Forever (Paperback)

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    Nikki Maxwell, Queen of the Dorks, is back in the eleventh instalment of the bestselling series! Nikki is spending a week at North Hampton Hills as part of the school transfer programme. The good news is that NHH is super-cool and preppy. The bad news is that Nikki's nemesis MacKenzie started there two weeks ago! But, faced with NHH queen bee Tiffany, who takes meanness to a whole new level, Nikki might need to work WITH Mackenzie if she's going to survive the week! Can Nikki and MacKenzie overcome their differences and become BFFs ...Best Frenemies Forever?!
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  • AUMLY

    Dork Diaries: Puppy Love (Paperback)

    Rachel Renee Russell

    When the animal shelter Brandon volunteers at is too full to take a litter of abandoned puppies, Nikki decides to look after them until the shelter has more room. Simple. There's only one slight problem...her parents won't allow dogs in the house so Nikki has to hide them at home and take them to school in secret. But with seven puppies to hide, things are going to get messy...Is Nikki's plan going to end in a pawfully dorky disaster? The brand NEW instalment from the internationally bestselling DORK DIARIES series, from Rachel Renee Russell, author of The Misadventures of Max Crumbly (June 2016). Perfect for fans of Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates, Jacqueline Wilson and James Patterson.
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  • BPXOW

    Dork Diaries: Birthday Drama! (Hardback)

    Rachel Renee Russell

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    The thirteenth instalment in the bestselling DORK DIARIES series, now with over 30 million books in print!
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  • BYMTM

    Dork Diaries: Drama Queen (Paperback)

    Rachel Renee Russell

    TOTAL DISASTER!!! Mean girl MacKenzie has stolen Nikki's diary! What if she tells everyone Nikki's totally secret thoughts?! But reading Nikki's diary isn't the only thing MacKenzie's interested in. Get ready for Dork Diaries with a twist as MacKenzie takes over and tells all about her GLAMFABULOUS life! What does the queen bee really think about Nikki and her dorky friends? The brand NEW instalment from the internationally bestselling Dork Diaries series! Perfect for fans of Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates, Jacqueline Wilson and James Patterson. The ninth book in the bestselling Dork Diaries series by Rachel Renee Russell, author of The Misadventures of Max Crumbly (publishing June 2016).
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  • ACRSU

    How to Dork Your Diary (Paperback)

    Rachel Renee Russell

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    Nikki Maxwell has been writing in a diary since the start of the school year, and she usually takes it everywhere she goes, so she can't believe it when one morning she can't find her diary! The hunt is on, and while she looks, pursuing various theories about where it could be, Nikki can't help putting together a list of important diary-keeping lessons to remember in case of missing diary emergencies like this one. Overflowing with Nikki's trademark humour and art this special DIY edition of DORK DIARIES not only features a brand new story featuring all of your favourite characters from the series, but also includes tips from Nikki about keeping your own diary and space for readers to write and draw their own entries.
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    The Misadventures of Max Crumbly (Paperback)

    Rachel Renee Russell

    A brand-new series from #1 bestselling Dork Diaries author Rachel Renee Russell! Introducing Max Crumbly, the new Dork on the block...Max is about to face the scariest place he's ever been - South Ridge Middle School! He has been home-schooled by his grandmother until now, and he's begged his parents to finally let him start attending a real school. He's starting to question that choice, though, with the Doug aka Thug Thurston Problem. As in, Thug keeps stuffing Max in his locker. If only Max could be like the hero in all the comics he likes to read - or the ones he draws - and magically escape the locker and defeat Thug. Unfortunately, Max's uncanny, almost superhuman ability to smell pizza from a block away won't exactly save any lives or foil bad guys. But that doesn't mean Max won't do his best to be the hero his school needs!
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    Skating Sensation (Paperback)

    Rachel Renee Russell

    Nikki Maxwell's tips for a perfect skate-a-thon: 1) Find a worthy cause to skate for (major points if Brandon loves it too!) 2) Have fun by teaming up with BFFs Chloe and Zoey 3) Make sure you actually know how to skate...Can Nikki transform from a dork-on-ice to an ice-princess? Squeee! Get ready to embrace your inner dork in the fourth title of the phenomenally successful Dork Diaries series! Perfect for fans of Jeff Kinney, Liz Pichon and Jacqueline Wilson.
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    Dork Diaries: Crush Catastrophe (Hardback)

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    Nikki Maxwell, Queen of the Dorks, is back in the twelfth instalment of the bestselling series! Now with over 30 million copies in print worldwide!
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  • AOKQV

    Holiday Heartbreak (Paperback)

    Rachel Renee Russell

    It's the biggest dance of the year and Nikki Maxwell is hoping her crush, Brandon, wants to be her date. But time is running out. What if he doesn't want to go with her? Or worse - what if he ends up going with Mackenzie?!! In the sixth book in the blockbuster Dork Diaries series-now with more than 19 million copies in print-join Nikki, Chloe and Zoey as they tackle the topic of love, Dork Diaries style! Perfect for fans of Jeff Kinney, Liz Pichon and Jacqueline Wilson.
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    Double Dork Diaries #5 (Paperback)

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    A special bumper edition of dorkiness featuring Drama Queen and Puppy Love from the bestselling DORK DIARIES series! From a missing-diary disaster (leading to a mean-girl takeover!) to a puppy problem of epic proportions, Nikki Maxwell's life if never dull and always dorky! Get ready to dive into Nikki's dork-tastic life with this fabulous two-in-one bind-up. It's time to embrace your inner dork!
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    Double Dork Diaries (Paperback)

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    From TV Star to the dorkiest princess around, life is anything but dull for Nikki Maxwell! This dork-tastic bind-up features TV STAR and ONCE UPON A DORK as Nikki goes from being the star of her own reality TV show to living out a fairy tale with some familiar faces...Leap into Nikki's world and let your inner dork shine through!
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  • AMVNU

    Dork Diaries (Paperback)

    Rachel Renee Russell

    Nikki Maxwell is not popular, in fact Nikki Maxwell is the opposite of popular; she's a total dork! But Nikki's hoping that by moving to a new school she might just stand a chance of making some friends and leaving her old lame-ways in the past. But life is never that simple! Follow Nikki's life through sketches, doodles and diary entries as she starts her new school, battles with her mum for an iPhone and meets her arch-nemisis, the school's queen bee, Mackenzie. Enter Nikki's world through her sketches, doodles and daydreams. Perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates and Jacqueline Wilson.
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    Double Dork Diaries #2 (Paperback)

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    A special bumper edition of dorkiness featuring books three and four in the bestselling DORK DIARIES series! It's time to embrace your inner dork! DORK DIARIES has millions of fans worldwide who all love the hilarious super-private diaries of the not-so-perfect Nikki Maxwell. Through sketches, doodles and diary entries Nikki spills the beans on everything from first crushes to BFF dramas, mean girls to bratty little sisters and, of course, all the mega-cringe moments that make her a dork-extraordinaire! In Pop Star Nikki's school is holding a talent competition and she can't wait to enter with her BFFs Chloe and Zoey, to have some fun and hopefully impress her super-crush Brandon too. But then Nikki finds out tht her arch-nemesis MacKenzie is entering the contest...Can a dork take on the most popular girl in school and win? In Skating Sensation Nikki tries to help her local animal shelter by raising money at an ice-skating fundraiser, the only problem? Nikki can't skate! Will she be able to transform from dork-on-ice to an ice-princess in time to save the shelter from closing for good?
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    Double Dork Diaries (Paperback)

    Rachel Renee Russell

    Two dork-alicous tales from the hilarious Nikki Maxwell in one brilliant bind-up! In DEAR DORK, Nikki is enlisted to write the school agony aunt coloumn. But when her own life is a disaster zone, how is she expcted to dish out good advice to the rest of the school? In HOLIDAY HEARTBREAK, everyone is excited about the biggest dance of the year and Nikki's hoping her crush, Brandon, wants to be her date. But time is running out. What if he doesn't want to go with her? Or worse - what if he ends up going with Mackenzie?!!
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  • AMVNW

    Pop Star (Paperback)

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    Let the spotlight showdown commence...Nikki Maxwell's school is holding a talent competition and Nikki can't wait to start practising dance moves with her BFFs, Chloe and Zoey, and impressing Brandon, her crush, with her singing skills! But then Nikki finds out that her arch-nemesis, MacKenzie, is entering the contest too, and she's determined to steal the limelight from Nikki and her friends. Can a dork like Nikki take on the most popular girl in school and win?
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  • AMVNV

    Party Time (Paperback)

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    Nikki is finally starting to adjust to life at her new school and things are looking up. She's made some real friends and her major crush, Brandon, even asks her to be his lab partner in science, Hello! Seriously awesome developments! But, when Nikki overhears mean girl Mackenzie bragging that Brandon's going to take her to the Halloween dance, a bummed Nikki agrees to spend Halloween at a kids' party for her little sister Brianna. It's only after she makes the commitment that she finds out Mackenzie was lying and that her dream of going to the party with Brandon could be a reality. Now she's got two parties to juggle, what's a girl to do?
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    Misadventures of Max Crumbly 3 (Hardback)

    Rachel Renee Russell

    When we last left our hero, Max Crumbly, and his trusty sidekick, Erin, they had just foiled the plans of three bumbling burglars. In the depths of a smelly, dangerous Dumpster of Doom, the two pals hid from the vengeful thieves - and the police! Now, Max and Erin face foes old and new as their misadventures continue. Can the two friends avoid detection - and detention! - while keeping South Ridge Middle School safe from bullies and criminals?
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  • AUOTS

    Dork Diaries: Frenemies Forever (Hardback)

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    Nikki and her friends Brandon, Chloe, and Zoey are up for another adventure in the eleventh book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series.
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    Dork Diaries: Puppy Love (Hardback)

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    The brand NEW instalment from the internationally bestselling DORK DIARIES series, now with 13 million copies in print worldwide! Perfect for fans of Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates, Jacqueline Wilson and James Patterson. Nikki's diary is up to the month of May, and springtime is sure to bring more adorkable fun for Nikki and her friends Chloe, Zoey and Brandon!
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    Dear Dork (Paperback)

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    Dear Miss-Know-It-All, I think my arch-nemesis is spreading rumours about me. Help! OMG!!! Does your arch-nemesis have a name that starts with 'Mac' and ends with 'Kenzie'?? Maybe YOU can give ME advice!! Your friend, Miss-Know-It-All Nikki Maxwell, Queen of the Dorks, turns agony aunt in the fifth title of the phenomenally successful Dork Diaries series! Squeee! It's time to embrace your inner dork! Perfect for fans of Jeff Kinney, Liz Pichon and Jacqueline Wilson.
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