Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1

Book 1 of 10 in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 10T5.219784
Boys don’t keep diaries—or do they?

The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to

It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.

In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.

Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomizes the challenges of being a kid. As Greg says in his diary, “Just don’t expect me to be all ‘Dear Diary’ this and ‘Dear Diary’ that.” Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he won’t do and what he actually does are two very different things.

Since its launch in May 2004 on Funbrain.com, the Web version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been viewed by 20 million unique online readers. This year, it is averaging 70,000 readers a day.
F&P level: T
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on April 1, 2007 by Amulet Books
ISBN-10: 0810993139
ISBN-13: 9780810993136
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  • ian319194
    ian319194Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 4:26 pm
    This book is SSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOO funny !
    • hihi2468
      hihi2468Friday, July 29, 2016 at 4:28 pm
      Diary of a Wimpy Kid is very funny!!! I recommend for anyone!!!
      • petitepup
        petitepupThursday, July 14, 2016 at 8:16 am
        I read this book at school and it was really funny. I still can't believe Rowley ate the cheese!
        • snakeboy111
          snakeboy111Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 7:11 pm
          This is one of the best the cheese touch is so clever.
          • madii30
            madii30Monday, July 11, 2016 at 1:18 pm
            Great, exiting and so funny
            • sherlock2004
              sherlock2004Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 9:09 am55 stars
              Everybody like Diary Of A Wimpy Kid!
              • Jannisa beyaTuesday, June 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm
                this's books are so funny
                • crazywolf2006
                  crazywolf2006Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 4:02 pm
                  Greg kinda reminds me of myself.
                  • dogcat23
                    dogcat23Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 3:49 pm
                    i think its so coolllllllll
                    • rycraft
                      rycraftThursday, June 16, 2016 at 12:35 am
                      i love this series

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