Shared booklist

BKLYN BookMatch: Books for a Fan of Katie Kazoo and Dork Diaries!

This list was created by a librarian with the Brooklyn Public Library for a reader who enjoyed the Katie Kazoo and Dork Diaries series. Would you like your own personalized list of reading suggestions? Visit Bklyn BookMatch, here:

6 items

Jasmine Toguchi, mochi queen

Florence, Debbi Michiko. | PRINTED MATL

Eager to do something her big sister has not done first, Jasmine Toguchi, eight, decides to pound mochi with the men and boys when her family gets together for New Year's.

The popularity papers

Amy Ignatow. |

Two best friends embark on a project to study the behavior and taste of the popular girls at their elementary school so that by the time they get to middle school they too will be in the right crowd. Novel appears in the form of a scrapbook.

You wouldn't want to work on the Brooklyn Bridge!

written by Tom Ratliff ; illustrated by Mark Bergin ; created and designed by David Salariya. |

Profiles the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and why you wouldn't have wanted to work on it! For someone who likes the Who Was… series of books, the fact-filled, fun and visually focused You wouldn’t Want To… series of books could be a good non-fiction fit.

Let's pretend this never happened

[by Jim Benton]. |

In her diary, middle school student Jamie Kelly describes her life at home and at school, including her attempts to triumph over her nemesis, the beautiful and popular Angeline. More diary format school age dramedy.

My life as a book

Janet Tashjian ; illustrated by Jake Tashjian. |

Twelve-year-old Derek spends summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list. Another cartoonily illustrated diary format book full of humor. Later titles in the series include My Life as a Gamer, My Life as a Coder, My Life as a Youtube Star and the forthcoming My Life as a Tik Tok Star…

Charlie Joe Jackson's guide to not reading

Tommy Greenwald. |

Middle schooler Charlie Joe is proud of his success at avoiding reading, and gets around school assignments by bribing friends with snacks for their help, but eventually his schemes go too far. The story mixed with the How-To guide format plus the illustrations gives it a Dork Diaries feel, plus it is funny and has good tips on how to convince people you are reading…