Books by Rachel Renée Russell (Author of Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life)
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When we last left our courageous hero, Max Crumbly, and his trusty sideki When we last left our hero, Max Crumbly, he had crash-landed on Nikki Maxwell has the worst luck. Of all the schools she could have been assigned to for the student exchange week program, Introducing Max Crumbly! Nikki and her friends Brandon, Chloe, and Zoey are teamed up on an important mission in the tenth book in the 1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series. After a bump on the head in gym class on April Fool's Day, Nikki has a wild dream in which she, her BFFs Chloe and Zoey, her crush Brandon, and mean girl Mackenzie all end up playing the roles of some familiar classic fairy tale characters.
Rachel Renee Russell is the author of the Dork Diaries series, based on her own experiences in middle school as well as partially those of her two daughters Erin and Nikki, who help out writing the books as well as illustrating them, with Erin helping with the writing and Nikki, the younger daughter, helping with the illustrations. She grew up in Saint Joseph, Michigan, the oldest child of five children. Saint Joseph is a relatively small city situated on the shore of Lake Michigan. She has siblings, two younger sisters and two younger brothers that are twins. She wrote the first dork diaries book when she was in the sixth grade as a present to her twin brothers Donney and Ronney on their birthday. She continued writing the books when she was going to go school to become an attorney. She wrote the books while studying and working towards her degree in law and eventually graduated and began working as an attorney in the real world.
Rachel Renée Russell is an American author of the children's book series Dork Diaries and The Misadventures of Max Crumbly. Dork Diaries, written in a diary.
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She is the oldest child and has two younger twin brothers and two younger sisters. She wrote her first unofficial book in 6th grade as a birthday present for her twin brothers. Russell's Dork Diaries series dramatically chronicles the daily life of Nikki Maxwell as she struggles to both fit in and survive middle school. It is written in a diary format and includes doodles, drawings and comic strips. Her older daughter, Erin, helps with writing and her younger daughter, Nikki, helps with illustrations. Currently, there are over 50 million copies of the Dork Diaries books in print in the United States.
The books are similar to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series in that they're written diary-style with a font that looks like handwriting, along with doodles, drawings, and cool text features. The Dork Diaries series opens up tons of relevant and meaningful discussion with tweens, which is one of the things I really appreciate about the book. Chatting with your child about the book can lead to conversations about trust, friendship, and what's really important in life. And who is the superstar author behind this awesome series? Russell is the oldest of five children and has two younger sisters and two younger twin brothers. She wrote her first book in 6th grade as a birthday gift for her brothers.