DORK DIARIES Reading Levels

Welcome to our Dork Diaries support page. You'll find Lexile and Accelerated Reading information (where available) for all the books in this series, as well as the AR Quiz numbers.

Sample pages are available for all of these fun books.

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DORK DIARIES
by Rachel Renee Russell

A Wimpy Kid for girls! Nikki Maxwell navigates the halls of middle school.

Book #1
bookcover of TALES FROM A NOT-SO-FABULOUS LIFE (Dork Diaries #1) by Rachel Renee RussellTALES FROM A NOT-SO-FABULOUS LIFE
4.17 avg rating — 20,045 ratings

14 year old Nikki Maxwell is a character many girls can relate to.  She tries to be popular in school, and she argues with her mom about getting a cell phone.  What's great is that she writes and sketches in her diary about her struggles.  (And eventually figures out that it's best just to be herself.)

Reading Information:
Word Count: 29,745
Page Count: 288
Accelerated Reader: 5.4 / points: 5.0
AR quiz: 132957
Lexile: 890L

Espanol
Cronicas De Una Vida Muy Poco Glamurosa 
(Dork Diaries: Tales From A Not-So-Fabulous Life)
no reading information available


Book #2
bookcover of TALES FROM A NOT-SO-POPULAR PARTY GIRL (Dork Diaries #2) by Rachel Renee Russell
TALES FROM A NOT-SO-POPULAR PARTY GIRL
4.30 avg rating — 17,607 ratings

Filled with the stuff girls face.  Crushes on lab partners... kooky plans... boy-crazy friends, and  pesky little sisters. 

Word Count: 24,123
Page Count: 288
Accelerated Reader: 5.1 / points: 4.0
AR quiz: 137932
Lexile: 840L

Espanol 
Cuando No Eres La Reina De La Fiesta Precisamente 
(Tales From A Not So Popular Party Girl)
no reading information available


Book #3
bookcover of TALES FROM A NOT-SO-TALENTED POP STAR (Dork Diaries #3) by Rachel Renee Russell
4.33 avg rating — 15,086 ratings

Aggh!  Nikki's nemesis is MacKenzi, and MacKenzi isn't a very nice person.  When Nikki enters a talent contest, Mac threatens to tell EVERYONE that Nikki's dad is only an exterminator.

Word Count: 27,459
Page Count: 320
Accelerated Reading level: 4.9 / points: 4.0
AR quiz: 144765
Lexile: 770L


Book #3.5
bookcover of HOW TO DORK YOUR DIARY (Dork Diaries #3.5) by Rachel Renee Russell
HOW TO DORK YOUR DIARY
4.35 avg rating — 4,048 ratings

Nikki has lost her diary, and in the process of looking for it, she gives tips on writing and keeping a diary.

Word Count: 11,627
Page Count:184
Accelerated Reader: 4.4 / points: 2.0
AR quiz: 149466
Lexile: 710L


Book #4
bookcover of  SKATING SENSATION: Tales From A Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess (Dork Diaries #4) by Rachel Renee Russell
SKATING SENSATION:
Tales From A Not-So-Graceful Ice Princess #4 


 4.42 avg rating — 7,798 ratings

Nikki's crush, Brandon, lets her know that the animal shelter where he volunteers is going to be closed for lack of funds.  The gang gets together to try to win a skate contest that features a nice $$ prize.  But with MacKenzi interfere?

Word Count: 28,373
Page Count:  368
Accelerated Reading level: 4.5 / points: 4.0
AR quiz: 152355
Lexile: 750L


Book #5
bookcover of TALES FROM A NOT-SO-SMART MISS KNOW-IT-ALL  (Dork Diaries #5) by Rachel Renee Russell
 4.46 avg rating — 8,248 ratings

It's all convoluted in this one.  Nikki joins the school paper because she doesn't want MacKenzi to blab about her crush on Brandon.  As it works out she becomes the Miss Know-It-All columnist... a role she's not exactly prepared for.  Will her friends be enough help?

Word Count: 28,356
Page Count:  321
Accelerated Reader: 4.7 / points: 4.0
AR quiz: 154900
Lexile: 750L


Book #6
bookcover of HOLIDAY HEARTBREAK  Tales From A Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker (Dork Diaries #6) by Rachel Renee Russell
HOLIDAY HEARTBREAK
Tales From A Not-So-Happy Heartbreaker 

4.48 avg rating — 5,342 ratings

True teen angst.  The dance is coming up and Brandon hasn't asked Nikki.  Does that mean he's asked MacKenzie?

Word Count: 28,726
Page Count: 352
Accelerated Reader: 4.2 / points: 4.0
AR quiz: 159057
Lexile: HL690L

Book #7
bookcover of TALES FROM A NOT-SO-GLAM TV STAR (Dork Diaries #7) by Rachel Renee Russell
4.41 avg rating — 1,254 ratings

Everything is so BUSY. With the camera crews following Nikki and her friends around, how is she ever going to have some down time with Brandon (her crush)?  Will there be a kiss?


Word Count: 27,603
Page Count: 336
Accelerated Reader: 4.6 / points: 4.0
AR quiz: 166963
Lexile: 710L

Book #8
bookcover of TALES FROM A NOT-SO-HAPPILY EVER AFTER! (Dork Diaries #8) by Rachel Renee Russell
4.41 avg rating — 1,254 ratings 

This is fun!  After a bump on the head Nikki has a dream in which she casts her friends, Brandon, and mean girls in a storybook story.



Word Count: 23,500
Page Count: 304
Accelerated Reader: 4.3 / points: 3.0
AR quiz: 169753 
Lexile: 660L

Book #9
TBD
June 2, 2015  -- PREORDER at amazon

compiled by Pam
updated November 2014