Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid
Written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney, Amulet Books (AGES 8-12). If your kids love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series (which is also included in this roundup), they're sure to love this spin-off book told by Greg's best friend, Rowley Jefferson. Acting as Greg's biographer, Rowley attempts to tell Greg's story but ultimately reveals more about himself in the process letting fans see the Wimpy Kid world through a different point of view. No word on if this will be expanded into a full spin-off series just yet, but we sure hope so!