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Big Nate: In a Class by Himself

By Lincoln Peirce, Illustrated by Lincoln Peirce

Big Nate is funny, big time.”--Jeff Kinney, author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

For fans of the hilarious Diary of a Wimpy Kid series: Get ready to meet Big Nate! In the first novel in the New York Times bestselling series, Big Nate is in a class by himself!

Nate knows he’s meant for big things. REALLY big things. But things don’t always go your way just because you’re awesome. Nate barely survives his dad’s toxic oatmeal before rushing off to school—minus his lunch. He body slams the no-nonsense principal. He accidentally insults his least favorite teacher, the horrifying Mrs. Godfrey (aka Godzilla). And school has barely started!

Trouble always seems to find him, but Nate keeps his cool. He knows he’s destined for greatness. A fortune cookie told him so.

Here comes BIG NATE, accidental mischief maker and definitely NOT the teacher’s pet.

Get your reader into this beloved series with Big Nate: In a Class by Himself, the perfect book for anyone who's ever been to middle school.

  • Grade level: 4
  • Interest Level: 3-7
  • Guided Reading Level: R
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On Sale: 11/30/-0001
  • ISBN: 9780061944345
  • ISBN 10: 0061944343
  • ISBN 13: 9780061944345
  • Pages: 224
  • Trim Size: 5.50 x 8.25 in
  • Subcategory:
  • Juvenile Fiction / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
  • Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Friendship
  • Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories

Horn Book (starred review)“Many laugh-out-loud moments...There is so much to like here...The millions of Wimpy Kid fans will be thrilled to find another cartoon buddy to read about, this good-hearted king of detention.”

Publishers Weekly“Though Nate may not achieve the fame he seeks with his classmates, this sharp-witted and unflappable protagonist just might find it with readers.”

Kirkus Reviews“Thank goodness sequels are planned!”

School Library Journal“Laugh-out-loud!”

Booklist“Nate’s persistent good cheer and moxie make him a likeable new proxy for young misfits.”

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books“Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, or of Nate himself will savor P.S. 38’s most beleaguered hero. What carries the day are the zany illustrations and unflagging enthusiasm of Nate himself.”

The Horn Book (starred review)Praise for BIG NATE STRIKES AGAIN: “The millions of Wimpy Kid fans will be thrilled to find another cartoon buddy to read about, this good-hearted king of detention.”

Kirkus ReviewsPraise for BIG NATE STRIKES AGAIN: “Fans will be in heaven; thank goodness number three is already on the way.”

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)Praise for BIG NATE ON A ROLL: “[T]he slickest of this series...On a roll indeed!”

The Horn BookPraise for BIG NATE ON A ROLL: “Nate is often compared to Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid and will appeal to the same audience, he bears more resemblance to the tricksters of folklore...the interplay between text and pictures remains fresh, as does the distinction between Peirce’s cartoons and Nate’s own cartoons.”

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COMMON CORE STRANDS

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.1,2,3,4,6,7,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4,4a,4c
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3,3a,3b,3c,3d,4,8,9,9a,10
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.3,3a,4,4a,5
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