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Big Nate, a.k.a. middle schooler Nate Wright, is eleven years old, four-and-a-half feet tall, and the wunderkind creation of cartoonist Lincoln Peirce. Nate is also the star of six novelized books to be published by HarperCollins, the first of which debuted on the New York Times children's best-seller list. Big Nate Out Loud collects Peirce's Big Nate strips, originally published only in newspapers and online at

For those not familiar with Big Nate, think Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets Calvin and Hobbes. Nate is a self-described genius and a sixth-grade Renaissance man equipped with only a #2 pencil and the unshakable belief that he is destined for greatness (a fortune cookie told him so). He fights a daily battle against overzealous teachers, undercooked cafeteria food, and all-around conventionality. He's the original rebel without a clue, alternately abrasive and endearing to classmates and teachers alike. Throughout Peirce's Big Nate Out Loud, Nate blazes an unforgettable trail through the sixth grade at P.S. 38, earning straight As in laughs (and numerous detentions) along the way.

Paperback, 223 pages
Published on January 1, 2011 by Scholastic, Inc
ISBN-10: 0545427029
ISBN-13: 9780545427029
41 Book Reviews
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  • happypug12
    happypug12Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 3:41 pm33 stars
    I read this one too many times!
    • headream100
      headream100Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 5:42 pm55 stars
      I love the series!!!!! It was just as funny as the rest of the books, and it really tickled my funny bone! :) P.S. hey public library why don't you have all the Big Nate books it's freaking me out
      • nelli
        nelliThursday, January 16, 2014 at 2:50 pm
        this a good goood boook ike toldly love!!!!
        • cupcake=AWESOMESunday, January 5, 2014 at 8:47 pm
          This is so funny and great for kids my age!Lovable and very funny with comics that just totally rock.A must read!
          • nelli
            nelliThursday, January 16, 2014 at 2:51 pm
            ikr tell it like it is a good book for kids even youger then us best love it!!!!
          • braydencreekside
            braydencreeksideTuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:24 am
            • headream100
              headream100Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 5:42 pm55 stars
              I know right
            • ashtoncreekside
              ashtoncreeksideTuesday, December 17, 2013 at 8:21 am33 stars
              This book is awesome!!!!!!!!!
              • adrianna
                adriannaSunday, October 20, 2013 at 8:45 pm
                that book was amazing
                • mintshine
                  mintshineWednesday, July 24, 2013 at 5:54 pm55 stars
                  I read some big nate books and I love them! this book looks like it will be even more funnier than the previous ones!!
                  • mintshine
                    mintshineSaturday, July 20, 2013 at 9:57 am55 stars
                    cool !
                    • zee12
                      zee12Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 7:30 am