Amelia's Boredom Survival Guide
General information
Author Marissa Moss
Illustrator Marissa Moss
Original title Dr. Amelia's Boredom Survival Guide
Series Amelia's Notebooks
Publication date March 28, 1999
Pages 64
ISBN 9781562477943
Book in series 6
Preceded by Amelia's Bully Survival Guide
Followed by Luv, Amelia Luv, Nadia

Amelia's Boredom Survival Guide is one of Amelia's many guides, and was previously published as Dr. Amelia's Boredom Survival Guide by American Girl.


This guide is dedicated, with great excitement to Brion, who practically never gets bored.


Stuck in waiting room with nothing to do, Amelia thinks up 50 fun things to do in potentially boring situations like this. She points out things she finds interesting, such as noses, and cracks in the ceilings. She thinks of what defines good luck versus bad luck with fun quizzes, and chronicles how much time you use up, while playing that game.

Amelia makes up fun, and cool games with inspiration from friends, and family. Exploring expressions and rhymes, Amelia learns a little about herself. She makes up maps, certificates, and even her own scientific experiments. Lastly she makes up her own Table of Useful Information of stuff she really wants to know about.

Just as she finishes writing the notebook her sister's, Cleo's appointment is already over. Instead of 50 things to do, Amelia adds on one more, and advises the reader to create their own Boredom Survival Guide.




  • Amelia's mother's name is revealed to be, Patience.

See AlsoEdit

Amelia's Boredom Survival Guide
Characters Amelia - Amy - Ms. Busby - Carly Darrow - Cleo - Eli - Franny - Gigi - Ms. Jenko - Mrs. Kravitz - Leah Feinburg - Mako - Max - Maya - Melissa - Nadia Kurz - Mr. Nudel - Patience
Locations Pioneer Elementary School
Objects Amelia's Boredom Survival Guide - Cleo Alarm - De-Raisiner - Miracle Food Additive - Mood Softener - Cafeteria food

v - e - dAmelia's Noteboks
Elementary school

Amelia's Notebook | Amelia Writes Again | My Notebook (with help from Amelia)
Amelia's Are-We-There-Yet Longest Ever Car Trip | Amelia's Bully Survival Guide | Amelia's Boredom Survival Guide
Luv, Amelia Luv, Nadia | The All-New Amelia | Amelia's Family Ties | Amelia Works It Out
Amelia's Easy-as-Pie Drawing Guide | Amelia Tells All | Oh Boy, Amelia! | Amelia Lends a Hand
Amelia's School Survival Guide | Amelia's 5th-Grade Notebook

Middle school

Amelia's 6th-Grade Notebook | Amelia's Most Unforgettable Embarrassing Moments
Amelia's Book of Notes & Note Passing | Amelia's Longest, Biggest, Most-Fights-Ever Family Reunion
Amelia's Guide to Gossip | Amelia's Must-Keep Resolutions for the Best Year Ever! | Amelia's 7th-Grade Notebook
Vote 4 Amelia | Amelia's Itchy-Twitchy, Lovey-Dovey Summer at Camp Mosquito | Amelia's Guide to Babysitting
Amelia's Science Fair Disaster | Amelia's Cross-My-Heart, Hope-to-Die Guide to the Real, True You! | Amelia's BFF
Amelia's Boy Survival Guide | Amelia's Middle School Graduation Yearbook


Amelia's Middle School Survival Guide | Amelia's Summer Survival Guide | Amelia's Back-to-School Survival Guide
Amelia's Friendship Survival Guide


Amelia's Stationery Set | Amelia doll kit | Your Notebook (with help from Amelia) | Amelia's Card Game
Amelia's Moving Pictures | Amelia T-Shirt | Amelia's Amazing Art Kit | Miscellaneous products