Dear Dumb Diary
Dear Dumb Diary is a series of children's novels by Jim Benton. Each book is written in the first person view of a middle school girl named Jamie Kelly. The series is published by Scholastic in English and Random House in Korean. Film rights to the series have been optioned by the Gotham Group.
Critical reception for the series has been mixed to positive, with Publishers Weekly writing that the lead character "makes the occasional funny observation, more often her stabs at humor miss their mark or are so protracted that the comic moment fizzles". A reviewer for the Indian Express compared My Pants are Haunted! to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, saying that fans of Wimpy Kid would like the series.
- 1. Let's Pretend This Never Happened (2004)
- 2. My Pants Are Haunted! (2004)
- 3. Am I the Princess or the Frog? (2005)
- 4. Never Do Anything, Ever (2005)
- 5. Can Adults Become Human? (2006)
- 6. The Problem With Here Is That It's Where I'm From (2007)
- 7. Never Underestimate Your Dumbness (2008)
- 8. It's Not My Fault I Know Everything (2009)
- 9. That's What Friends Aren't For (2010)
- 10. The Worst Things In Life Are Also Free (2010)
- 11. Okay, So Maybe I Do Have Superpowers (2011)
- 12. Me! (Just Like You, Only Better) (2011)
- 1. School. Hasn't This Gone Long Enough? (2012)
- 2. The Super-Nice Are Super-Annoying (2012)
- 3. Nobody's Perfect. I'm As Close As It Gets (2013)
- 4. What I Don't Know Might Hurt Me (2013)
- 5. You Can Bet on That (2014)
- 6. Live Each Day to the Dumbest (2015)
- 7. Dumbness is a Dish Best Served Cold (2016)
A film version had been filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah, starring Emily Alyn Lind and Mary-Charles Jones.
The movie premiered on Hallmark Channel on September 6, 2013 and is now on Netflix and other streaming services.
- Jim Benton at Fantastic Fiction
- "Gotham books global deal". Variety. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
- "Review: Dear Dumb Diary 9". Kidsreads.com. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
- "Review: Dear Dumb Diary 1". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
- Fernandes, Sharon. "Just Right For Kids". Indian Express. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
- Official Dear Dumb Diary site from Scholastic.