Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1
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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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  • dogo0656
    dogo0656Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7:07 am44 stars
    This book is about Greg Heffley and his best friend Rowley Jefferson's first day of middle school. They realize at the end of the day, that getting along with other kids at the school, isn't the easiest thing...
    • iamcanada
      iamcanadaThursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:40 pm
      i am in grade two but i still really enjoyed reading this even though it is not my reading level i enjoyed having it read to me.
      • nana280
        nana280Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 3:21 pm
        Me too I agree
      • wabbit
        wabbitThursday, March 5, 2015 at 12:17 pm55 stars
        this book was hilarious, i really enjoyed it and i recomend it to all ages.
        • day-day55
          day-day55Friday, February 27, 2015 at 12:06 pm
          i decided to read this book because i love diary of a wimpy kid books
          • butternut
            butternutSunday, February 22, 2015 at 9:42 am55 stars
            OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it. My opion is that ALL of the series is tottly great! I have not read all but 2. The long haul and do it yourself book.I want to read badly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            • oc23
              oc23Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:18 pm
              i love diary of the wimpy kid books and movies they are so funny!!! i just got one of them from the libray evenb though i already watch it is so funny i wanna watch it again with my family (AKA) my sisters.
              • sierrabennettTuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10:31 am
                THIS BOOK IS SOMETHING THAT Happen to me. ps: .... this book is good I love it.
                • fernando10
                  fernando10Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10:24 am
                  I decided to read this book because I like this kind of books. It is a good book to read so you can read about what Greg dose in his life.
                  • lilbro
                    lilbroSaturday, January 31, 2015 at 12:17 pm55 stars
                    i really like this book you should read it
                    • jayeshkc
                      jayeshkcFriday, January 16, 2015 at 7:09 pm55 stars
                      This is the best book ever. It was a very great one. This is great for me to write a review.

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