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Grades 3 - 7Grades 1 - 3n/a2.511730

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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  • doglover35
    doglover35Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 1:59 pm55 stars
    These book are awesome!
    • nate12307
      nate12307Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 5:44 pm
      this book was great loved it:)
      • nneika
        nneikaThursday, March 21, 2013 at 4:29 pm55 stars
        read it all loved it so much :)
        • nneika
          nneikaWednesday, March 20, 2013 at 7:13 pm55 stars
          not done reading this book but i think it is good so far
          • cat jonesTuesday, March 19, 2013 at 11:20 am
            there is people who dont read books and just right comments on it well thats wrong u should read the book then write about it cause the will be the right think to do so i hope you learned something from me cat jones:)
            • nate12307
              nate12307Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 5:43 pm
              cat Jones you seem conceded if they don't read all of it then there probably tired of reading it
            • 91078
              91078Monday, March 11, 2013 at 8:22 pm55 stars
              i like this book
              • me2cool4you
                me2cool4youWednesday, January 9, 2013 at 6:12 am55 stars
                Funny book! This is one of the best ones in the Big Nate series.
                • mnm123
                  mnm123Monday, December 3, 2012 at 2:54 pm
                  i've read many books from the series but i have to they're really cool
                  • sydney Monday, December 3, 2012 at 9:43 am
                    this book is funny it is awesome
                    • Awesome girl Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm
                      This is a good book if you like lots of funniness :) ;) $