Big Nate Books

The Big Nate book series, based on the Big Nate comic strip, chronicles the small and large dramas of life in the sixth grade with humor and style. Nate doesn't enjoy school, but, despite his sarcasm, he's a good kid. The mix of narrative and comics-style illustrations make each book a quick, fun read, even for reluctant readers, and the series especially appeals to boys. Other Big Nate books are collections of the comic strips. Check out both types we've reviewed. For more books with humor and visual appeal, check out our Funny Books for Kids and Graphic Novels lists.

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Big Nate: In a Class by Himself: Big Nate, Book 1

age 9+

Milder than Wimpy Kid and a sure hit with boys.

By: Lincoln Peirce (2010)
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Big Nate Strikes Again: Big Nate, Book 2

age 8+

Nate locks horns with Gina in funny, feud-filled tale.

By: Lincoln Peirce (2010)
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Big Nate on a Roll: Big Nate, Book 3

age 8+

Jealousy gets Nate into big trouble in third installment.

By: Lincoln Peirce (2011)
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Big Nate Goes for Broke: Big Nate, Book 4

age 8+

Creative underdogs win big in fun comic novel.

By: Lincoln Peirce (2012)
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Big Nate Flips Out: Big Nate, Book 5

age 8+

Nate cleans up his act to save a friendship in funny read.

By: Lincoln Peirce (2013)
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Big Nate: In the Zone, Book 6

age 9+

Nate gets cool but sticks with friends in comic adventure.

By: Lincoln Peirce (2014)
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Big Nate Lives It Up: Big Nate, Book 7

age 8+

Nate at his best, showing empathy for geeky new kid.

By: Lincoln Peirce (2015)
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Big Nate Blasts Off: Big Nate Book 8

age 8+

Warmhearted ending for popular comic series.

By: Lincoln Peirce (2016)
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Big Nate: From the Top

age 9+

Comic-strip collection makes middle-school trials relatable.

By: Lincoln Peirce (2010)
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Big Nate Out Loud

age 9+

Will appeal to Wimpy Kid fans and reluctant readers.

By: Lincoln Peirce (2011)
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