I love any book that I can recommend to a reluctant boy reader and they actually might walk out of my library with it. Big Nate works it well and I'm glad to say that he has three books out now and more are on the way from Lincoln Peirce. I liked this Book Trailer for it.
Why like Nate? He isn't afraid to make up some hilarious nicknames for his teachers, he will take a speed eating dare with whatever vegetables are surplused in the cafetorium, and has a "do-gooder" arch nemesis. In other words, he's very relatable and funny.
So I created a Lit Guide for it in the hopes that one of my teachers would use it with her small group of reluctant boy readers who like graphic novels like the Amulet series. It's for sale at my Teachers Pay Teacher's store. I created a card game to go with it. The object of the game is to collect DETENTIONS.