Friday, 5 December 2014

30 days of books for christmas - dork diaries

Rachel Renee Russell's Dork Diaries series has been a huge hit for Sophie this year. Each book features Nikki as the central character, 'tales from a not-so-fabulous life'. Themes include starting at a new school, bullies, friendship, falling in love (!), fighting for a cause and following your dreams. Soph, aged 8, says she really enjoys the books and finds them very funny. One of her favourites is How to Dork Your Diary when Nikki loses her diary. It also contains tips about diaries and a diary section for the reader.

Soph has read many of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, but thinks Dork Diaries is way funnier - and not just because this series is about a girl. She loves the little sister, Brianna, who is always getting into trouble (a bit like her own younger brother, Jono!). We found a beautiful boxed set with titles including Dear Dork, Skating Sensation, Pop Star and Party Time. As a parent, I'm keen on anything that keeps kids reading, so I'm giving it a big thumbs up too!

Have the Dork Diaries made an appearance at your house? What have your kids been reading?

PS Cover image via here and collage via Picmonkey.

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