Dork Diaries 5: Tales from a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All

Book 5 of 13 in the Dork Diaries Books Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 5n/a4.728356

Nikki Maxwell authors an advice column for the school newspaper in this fifth book of the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series.

Nikki Maxwell develops a sudden interest in student journalism that may or may not (okay, definitely does) have to do with the fact that mean girl Mackenzie has started writing a gossip column. And there just might be some juicy info involving Nikki’s crush, Brandon, that Nikki doesn’t want Mackenzie reporting to the world. So Nikki joins the school newspaper staff—and ends up as an advice columnist! It’s fun at first, answering other kids’ letters. But when Miss Know-It-All’s inbox is suddenly overflowing with pleas for guidance, Nikki feels in need of some help herself. Fortunately she has BFFs Chloe and Zoey on her side—and at her keyboard!

Hardcover, 368 pages
Published on October 2, 2012 by Aladdin
ISBN-10: 1442449616
ISBN-13: 9781442449619
383 Book Reviews
  • kcakes
    kcakes2 months55 stars
    I loved it
    • starburst114
      starburst1143 months55 stars
      great book highly reccomend for 8-12 yr olds ;) love all the dork diaries as well though, wonderful story telling
      • popster2twinney
        popster2twinney3 months44 stars
        It's like a better version of A Diary Of A Wimpy Kid! I love all these books and think that this one is especially great.
        • lulo
          lulo4 months55 stars
          Can I add more. Okay. The part that I love is that Nikki was having her secret crush and she wouldn't even talk about it when Clhoey,Zoey and her, playing truth or dare 😳. But going to Mckenzie's house was really mischievous honestly. Anyway I had more fun reading books 📚.
          • lulo
            lulo4 months55 stars
            This book is kinda mischievous but was also fun
            • todoroki_15
              todoroki_155 months55 stars
              In the fifth volume of the Dork Diaries series, Nikki and her BFFs Chloe and Zoey sneak to MacKenzie's house and toilet-paper it! MacKenzie joins the school paper and threatens to reveal what Nikki, Chloe, and Zoey did to the whole school! Nikki is forced to join the paper to prevent her from doing anything, and to keep an eye on her. She hopes to work as a team with her crush, Brandon, but a CCP takes her spot instead. Nikki speaks with the paper's advisor, Mr. Zimmerman, and she becomes Miss Know-It-All, the school's new advice columnist! Can she maintain her secret identity and stop MacKenzie from revealing their "harmless little prank"? Find out in Dork Diaries 5: Tales From A Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All! (Phew, that's a mouthful!)
              • strawberrycow13
                strawberrycow136 months55 stars
                This book is probably my second favorite!! When Nikki doesn't get a job on the newspaper team, she gets something extra special- an advice column!! She calls herself Miss Know it All, and she writes great advice. And her passwords? Lets just.say they're creative.
                • kittylover111
                  kittylover1116 months33 stars
                  Congrats, Nikki! She's just been chosen by her teacher to run the school's letter column, and she's so excited! Chloe and Zoey help set her up, and soon enough, she's got some letters! She's got ones from teachers, who need advice, kids who are sad, and prank ones of course. However, this one wasn't my fav, it was still good. Read for more details in dork diaries #5!
                  • bigbookworm
                    bigbookworm8 months55 stars
                    I like it. It keeps you turning the pages. :) ;P
                    • tulip_kitty
                      tulip_kitty8 months
                      I want to read this book.