For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Big Nate comes the third book in this laugh-out-loud series about a class clown faking his way through middle school from comedian and film star Craig Robinson, #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Mansbach, and NAACP History Maker recipient and cartoonist Keith Knight.

Life couldn't be better for Jake. He's a student at Music and Arts Academy and a budding comedian, and he finally put an end to his fake-ster ways . . . or so he thought. There's a new girl at school, and Jake would do anything to impress her, even pretending to be a master chef. And a world-renowned barber?

But at home, Jake is less impressed with his mom's news: she's pregnant. Now Jake has to fake being happy about becoming the Middle Child. The King of Cool is about to drop his chill.

Luckily, he has good friends and laughs on his side.
Praise for Jake the Fake:
A Publishers Weekly African-American Young Readers selection!

"A fast and funny alternative to the Wimpy Kid." -Kirkus Reviews

"Robinson and Mansbach amp up the laughs in this wry novel." -Booklist

"Jake showcases an unforgettable kid whose imagination will blow your mind." -Essence

"Jake wouldn't worry about making it through sixth grade if he knew the all-star team he has behind his adventures. The laughs you'll have reading this book are definitely not fake!" -Jeffrey Brown, author of Lucy & Andy Neanderthal and Jedi Academy

"Everything about this book is funny. OK, maybe not the page numbers. But the words and pictures are hilarious; I laughed until boogers came out of my nose. (Don't worry, I put them back.)" -Dave Barry, author of Worst Class Trip Ever