Big Nate Series

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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)
Book 29: Big Nate: To be confirmed (2023)

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-... MoreThe Boy with the Biggest Head in the World

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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... MoreBig Nate: From the Top

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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... MoreBig Nate Out Loud

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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 Peirce,... MoreBig Nate Strikes Again

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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... MoreBig Nate and Friends

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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 Peirce,... MoreBig Nate on a Roll

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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... MoreBig Nate Makes the Grade

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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 insp... MoreBig Nate Goes for Broke

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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 inspired... MoreBig Nate Flips Out

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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 inspired... MoreBig Nate in the Zone

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Book 6
Book 6

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... MoreBig Nate: Game On!

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Book 7
Book 7

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... MoreBig Nate: I Can't Take It!

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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, ... MoreBig Nate Lives it Up

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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, ca... MoreBig Nate Blasts Off

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Book 8
Book 8

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... MoreBig Nate: Great Minds Think Alike

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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... MoreBig Nate: The Crowd Goes Wild!

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Book 12
Book 12

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... MoreBig Nate: Say Good-bye to Dork City

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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... MoreBig Nate: Welcome to My World

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Book 14
Book 14

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... MoreBig Nate: Thunka, Thunka, Thunka

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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 hi... MoreBig Nate: Revenge of the Cream Puffs

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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... MoreBig Nate: What's a Little Noogie Between Friends?

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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 y... MoreBig Nate: A Good Old-Fashioned Wedgie

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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 BESTSELLING A... MoreBig Nate: Silent But Deadly

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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 favorite teacher i... MoreBig Nate Goes Bananas!

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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 Big Nate... MoreBig Nate: Payback Time!

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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 sixth-gr... MoreBig Nate: Hug It Out!

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Book 22
Book 22

Big Nate: Blow the Roof Off!

Bestselling author Lincoln Peirce takes readers on a hilarious, romantic, rock-and-roll adventure in this installment of... MoreBig Nate: Blow the Roof Off!

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Book 23
Book 23

Big Nate: The Gerbil Ate My Homework

Middle school is back in session and so is the New York Times bestselling series that's been brightening the funny paper... MoreBig Nate: The Gerbil Ate My Homework

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Book 24
Book 24

Big Nate: In Your Face!

Like a sudden soccer ball to the gut, this thrilling installment in the enormously popular Big Nate series will take you... MoreBig Nate: In Your Face!

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Book 25
Book 25

Big Nate: Aloha!

Another fun Big Nate adventure in the laugh-out-loud bestselling series by Lincoln Peirce.Aloha can mean hello or goodby... MoreBig Nate: Aloha!

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Book 26
Book 26

Big Nate: Beware of Low-Flying Corn Muffins

A 2023 Children's Book Council Children's Favorite Winner!In this series of hilarious Big Nate comics by bestsellingauth... MoreBig Nate: Beware of Low-Flying Corn Muffins

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Book 27
Book 27

Big Nate: Release the Hounds!

The newest collection of comics featuring Big Nate and friends!Nate Wright's life kind of stinks. His dad's habit of han... MoreBig Nate: Release the Hounds!

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Book 28
Book 28

Big Nate: Nailed It!

Sixth grader Nate Wright is on a roll in this new collection of comics featuring Big Nate!You can’t win ‘em all—especial... MoreBig Nate: Nailed It!

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Book 29
Book 29

Big Nate: Move It or Lose It!

A new comics collection featuring Big Nate, the star of the bestselling book series and the Emmy-nominated animated TV s... MoreBig Nate: Move It or Lose It!

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Book 30
Book 30

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 comic ... MoreBig Nate Compilation 1: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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Book 31
Book 31

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-loved... MoreBig Nate Compilation 2: Here Goes Nothing

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Book 33
Book 33

Doodlepalooza

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

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Book 34
Book 34

Big Nate Boredom Buster 1

The perfect companion or introduction to the highly successful Big Nate books. Packed with laughs and 224 pages of creat... MoreBig Nate Boredom Buster 1

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Book 37
Book 37

Big Nate Fun Blaster

The perfect companion or introduction to the highly successful Big Nate books. Packed with laughs and 224 pages of creat... MoreBig Nate Fun Blaster

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Book 39
Book 39

Big Nate: Laugh-O-Rama

Big Nate is back! This companion activity book to the bestselling Big Nate series is packed with laughs, activities and ... MoreBig Nate: Laugh-O-Rama

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Book 41
Book 41

Puzzlemania

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

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Book 42
Book 42

Big Nate Stays Classy: Two Books in One

A special Big Nate volume including all of the comics from Big Nate: From the Top and Big Nate Out Loud.Big Nate is in a... MoreBig Nate Stays Classy: Two Books in One

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Book 43
Book 43

Big Nate Better Than Ever: Big Nate Box Set Volume 6-9

One thousand pages of Big Nate hilarity!Whether he’s taking the baseball field or surviving sixth grade, middle-school h... MoreBig Nate Better Than Ever: Big Nate Box Set Volume 6-9

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