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    Nate Wright is a rebellious eleven-year-old who is convinced that he is a genius destined for greatness. Despite any evidence to the contrary (for example, being the all-time record holder for detentions in school history), his belief in his destiny is unshakeable. After all, he read it in a fortune cookie, so it must be true.

    Whether it is as a talented comic book artist, the self-proclaimed king of the class or the motivational leader of the school sports team, Nate approaches everything with reckless confidence and resolute enthusiasm. Nate will not let anything get in his way, even if it means landing in detention AGAIN.

    Big Nate started out as the star of the popular American comic strip by Lincoln Peirce. Peirce started making comics in the 6th grade, just like Big Nate himself. He created the Big Nate comics in 1991, naming the main character after his nickname for his big brother, and they have appeared in over 300 American newspapers as well as daily on gocomics.com. Following the success of the Peanuts-style online cartoon, Peirce has gone on to write a series of eight Big Nate books and there is even a 3D animated Big Nate movie in the works for 2021.

    The Big Nate books are perfect for comic lovers and fans of Diary of A Wimpy Kid, The Beano or Captain Underpants will love their silly humour and brilliant cartoons. 

    The reading level for Big Nate is classified as AR 3.3 and we recommend the series for children aged 9 and over. However, the adventures of Big Nate and friends are easy to read and laugh-out-loud funny, so work for any reading level.

    Big Nate Book 1 is The Boy With the Biggest Head in the World but you don’t need to read them in any particular order. You can also check out the compilations of the original Big Nate comic strips  - the first of which is Big Nate: From the Top.

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    All the Big Nate books in order:
    Book 1: Big Nate: The Boy with the Biggest Head in the World (2010)
    Book 2: Big Nate Strikes Again (2010)
    Book 3: Big Nate on a Roll (2011)
    Book 4: Big Nate Goes for Broke (2012)
    Book 5: Big Nate Flips Out (2013)
    Book 6: Big Nate in the Zone (2014)
    Book 7: Big Nate Lives it Up (2015)
    Book 8: Big Nate Blasts Off (2016)

    All the Big Nate comic strip collections in order:
    Book 1: Big Nate From the Top (2010) 
    Book 2: Big Nate Out Loud (2011)
    Book 3: Big Nate and Friends (2012)
    Book 4: Big Nate: What Could Possibly Go Wrong (2012)
    Book 5: Big Nate: Here Goes Nothing (2012)
    Book 6: Big Nate Makes the Grade (2012)
    Book 7: Big Nate All Work and No Play: A Collection of Sundays (2012)
    Book 8: Big Nate: I Can’t Take It (2013)
    Book 9: Big Nate: Genius Mode (2013)
    Book 10: Big Nate: Game On! (2013)
    Book 11: Big Nate: Great Minds Think Alike (2014)
    Book 12: Big Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild (2014)
    Book 13: Big Nate: Say Good-bye to Dork City (2015)
    Book 14: Big Nate: Welcome to my World (2015)
    Book 15: Big Nate: Thunka, Thunka, Thunka (2016)
    Book 16: Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs (2016)
    Book 17: Big Nate: What’s a Little Noogie Between Friends (2017)
    Book 18: Big Nate: A Good Old-Fashioned Wedgie (2017)
    Book 19: Big Nate: Silent But Deadly (2018)
    Book 20: Big Nate Goes Bananas (2018)
    Book 21: Big Nate Hug it Out! (2019)
    Book 22: Big Nate: Payback Time! (2019)
    Book 23: Big Nate: Blow the Roof Off! (2020)
    Book 24: Big Nate: The Gerbil Ate My Homework (2020)
    Book 25: Big Nate: In Your Face! (2021)
    Book 26: Big Nate: Aloha! (2021)
    Book 27: Big Nate: Beware of Low-Flying Corn Muffins (2022)
    Book 28: Big Nate: Release the Hounds(2022)

    Big Nate Activity Books:
    Book 1: Big Nate Boredom Buster (2011)
    Book 2: Big Nate Fun Blaster (2012)
    Book 3: Big Nate: Doodlepalooza (2013)
    Book 4: Big Nate: Laugh-O-Rama (2014)
    Book 5: Big Nate Super Scribbler: Cheezy Doodles, Crazy Comics and Epic Laughs (2015)
    Book 6: Big Nate: Puzzlemania (2016)

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    Book 1
    Book 1

    The Boy with the Biggest Head in the World

    Meet classic comic-strip character Big Nate - The Boy with the Biggest Head in the World - as he stars in his own super-... More

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    Book 21
    Book 21

    Big Nate: Hug It Out!

    In this brand-new collection of comics from the New York Times bestselling series Big Nate, everyone's favorite sixt... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    Big Nate Strikes Again

    Big Nate is back starring in the second instalment of his own super-funny series. Big Nate is created by Lincoln Peirc... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    Big Nate on a Roll

    Big Nate is back, starring in the third instalment of his own super-funny series. Big Nate is created by Lincoln Peirc... More

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    Big Nate: Thunka, Thunka, Thunka

    There's never a dull moment with Nate Wright in the picture. Whether getting caught playing table football in the librar... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Big Nate Goes for Broke

    Big Nate is back in the fourth instalment of his own super-funny series. Big Nate is created by Lincoln Peirce, who in... More

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    Book 5
    Book 5

    Big Nate Flips Out

    Big Nate is back the fifth instalment of his own super-funny series. Big Nate is created by Lincoln Peirce, who inspir... More

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    Book 6
    Book 6

    Big Nate in the Zone

    Big Nate is back the sixth instalment of his own super-funny series. Big Nate is created by Lincoln Peirce, who inspir... More

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    Book 10
    Book 10

    Big Nate: Game On!

    Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is the star of Big Nate. Nate is eleven years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the al... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    Big Nate: I Can't Take It!

    The second collection of all-colour SundayBig Natecartoons! Big Nate All Work and No Play,the first all-Sunday collectio... More

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    Book 7
    Book 7

    Big Nate Lives it Up

    This is the 7th novel in the bestselling Big Nate series! And with a new kid to convince that his school's the coolest, ... More

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    Book 11
    Book 11

    Big Nate: Great Minds Think Alike

    Nate Wright is a wisecracking 11-year-old who knows he's destined for greatness. Nate is the star of Big Nate, the daily... More

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    Book 8
    Book 8

    Big Nate Blasts Off

    The 8th title in the New York Times bestselling Big Nate series! With a new crush, and the annual Mud Bowl coming up, ... More

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    Book 1
    Book 1

    Big Nate: From the Top

    Big Nate, a.k.a. middle schooler Nate Wright, is eleven years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the wunderkind creatio... More

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    Book 2
    Book 2

    Big Nate Out Loud

    Big Nate, a.k.a. middle schooler Nate Wright, is eleven years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the wunderkind creatio... More

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    Book 3
    Book 3

    Big Nate and Friends

    Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is the star of Big Nate, the daily and Sunday comic strip distributed by Newspaper Enter... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Big Nate Compilation 1: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

    A super-sized, super-funny compilation of all the most hilarious moments from Big Nate's long running, much-loved comi... More

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    Book 13
    Book 13

    Big Nate: Welcome to My World

    Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is eleven years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the all-time record holder for deten... More

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    Book 4
    Book 4

    Big Nate Makes the Grade

    Nate Wright is known to his pals and teachers for many things, his penchant for mischief and his school record for deten... More

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    Book 15
    Book 15

    Big Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs

    It's one, two, three strikes, you're out, as the Cream Puffs seek sweet revenge! Here come the Cream Puffs! Nate and ... More

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    Book 16
    Book 16

    Big Nate: What's a Little Noogie Between Friends?

    Nate Wright's a winner--in his own mind, anyway. So when things go wrong, he's at a loss to explain why. How does his so... More

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    Book 17
    Book 17

    Big Nate: A Good Old-Fashioned Wedgie

    Need a way to shut up some snooty kid when he gloats about his private school? Looking for the perfect response when... More

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    Book 18
    Book 18

    Big Nate: Silent But Deadly

    Middle school is a breeding ground for mischief and dreaming big for Big Nate and his pals! NEW YORK TIMES BES... More

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    Book 19
    Book 19

    Big Nate Goes Bananas!

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR! The last days of school are always the hardest, even if your least favori... More

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    Book 9
    Book 9

    Big Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild!

    Aspiring cartoonist Nate Wright is the star of Big Nate, the daily and Sunday comic strip, which has been nationally syn... More

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    Book 13
    Book 13

    Big Nate: Say Good-bye to Dork City

    A sixth-grader's take on all things kid-related returns in this chronological collection of Big Nate, where annoying you... More

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    Book 22
    Book 22

    Big Nate: Blow the Roof Off!

    Now an animated series with Paramount+ and Nickelodeon! Bestselling author Lincoln Peirce takes readers on a hilari... More

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    Book 23
    Book 23

    Big Nate: The Gerbil Ate My Homework

    Now an animated series with Paramount+ and Nickelodeon! Middle school is back in session and so is the New York T... More

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    Book 24
    Book 24

    Big Nate: In Your Face!

    Now an animated series with Paramount+ and Nickelodeon! Like a sudden soccer ball to the gut, this thrilling inst... More

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    Book 25
    Book 25

    Big Nate: Aloha!

    Now an animated series with Paramount+ and Nickelodeon! The latest installment in the thrilling, bestselling Bi... More

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    Book 26
    Book 26

    Big Nate: Beware of Low-Flying Corn Muffins

    Now an animated series with Paramount+ and Nickelodeon! The latest installment in the thrilling, bestselling ... More

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    Book 27
    Book 27

    Big Nate: Release the Hounds!

    The newest collection of comics featuring Big Nate, who is now the star of a new animated TV series on Paramount+ and ... More

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    Book 28
    Book 28

    Big Nate: Nailed It!

    The newest pranks, adventures, and school drama from Big Nate , now an animated series on Paramount+ and Nickelod... More

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    Book 29
    Book 29

    Big Nate Compilation 2: Here Goes Nothing

    A second super-sized, super-funny compilation of all the most hilarious moments from Big Nate's long running, much-lov... More

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    Book 20
    Book 20

    Big Nate: Payback Time!

    The latest in this NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING series Look out, Big Nate fans, it's Payback Time! In this newest ... More

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    Book 32
    Book 32

    Big Nate Boredom Buster 1

    The perfect companion or introduction to the highly successful Big Nate books. Packed with laughs and 224 pages of cre... More

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    Book 33
    Book 33

    Big Nate Fun Blaster

    The perfect companion or introduction to the highly successful Big Nate books. Packed with laughs and 224 pages of cre... More

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    Book 34
    Book 34

    Doodlepalooza

    Packed with laughs, this companion to the bestselling Big Nate series is 224 pages of activities and fun! Big Nate is ... More

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    Book 35
    Book 35

    Big Nate: Laugh-O-Rama

    Big Nate is back! This companion activity book to the bestselling Big Nate series is packed with laughs, activities an... More

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    Book 36
    Book 36

    Puzzlemania

    Big Nate is back! This companion activity book to the bestselling Big Nate series is packed with laughs, activities an... More

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