Auckland Council Libraries: Children's diaries

Children's diaries

Lots of people write their stories every day and don’t realise it. They do it by keeping a diary. Putting a few notes on a page of what happened that day or how they feel. Here are some books that are written like diaries to give you an idea. Maybe you could start your own.

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Journey to Tangiwai

David Hill

This is one of the books in the 'My New Zealand story' series, which takes in the highs and lows of some of the most important events in our history, from Waitangi through to the Christchurch earthquakes. Kiwi kids telling our stories.

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Battle of Britain

Chris Priestley

Just like the 'My New Zealand story' series, there are other series set in different parts of the world including Britain, Europe, Australia and America. This is a great read for boys, set in 1939.

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Greg Heffley's journal

Jeff Kinney

Book one in the extremely popular 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' series, which is now up to book 13 in time for Christmas (The Meltdown).

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Tales from a not-so-fabulous life

Rachel Renee Russell

Another popular series. This is book one in the 'Dork Diaries' series.

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The Mother Goose diaries

Chris Colfer

Part of the 'Land of Stories' series which takes you for a journey into the secrets of some of our best-loved tales.

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Diary of a Minecraft zombie. book 1, [A scare of a dare]

'Diary of a Minecraft Zombie' book one takes you adventuring through the eyes of Zack Zombie, a 12-year-old Minecraft Zombie. The Minecraft Creeper has his own series.

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Eva's tree top festival

Rebecca Elliott

An early (Step 4) chapter book this is the first in the 'Owl Diaries' series. There are plenty of other animals that also have diary series including the dogs and the horses.

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From the notebooks of a middle school princess

Meg Cabot

A spin-off by Meg Cabot into the world she created in 'The Princess Diaries.' The first book of the series.

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The fincredible diary of Fin Spencer

Ciaran Murtagh

Fin wants to be a famous stuntman. But first, he has to survive school. Does the battered old diary the fortune teller gave him really have powers? Book one in a series.

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Terry Lynn Johnson

Eleven-year-old Travis and twelve-year-old Stacey, separated from their families after being thrown into the Atlantic off the coast of Washington, battle hypothermia as they struggle to survive. Book one in the Survivor Diaries series.

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The top secret undercover notes of Buttons McGinty

Rhys Darby

Finally, and if you can get your hands on a copy, this brand new book has just hit the shelves and is in high demand. It is the beginning of a series and there are lots of puzzles to decode as well as fun to be had.

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