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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, 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, 1120 pages
Published on September 1, 2011 by Amulet Books
ISBN-10: 1419701533
ISBN-13: 9781419701535
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  • wosazeke-156539765239
    wosazeke-156539765239Monday, December 2, 2019 at 1:35 pm55 stars
    its popular too
    • wosazeke-156539765239
      wosazeke-156539765239Monday, December 2, 2019 at 1:34 pm55 stars
      i love it because its funny and its nice and cool
      • mike-6613006
        mike-6613006Monday, November 25, 2019 at 9:29 am55 stars
        I read this book because it is cool other people read it their are a lot of book of it so it popeler.
        • chocolate168
          chocolate168Monday, November 18, 2019 at 12:48 am55 stars
          This is a really funny book.
          • wosazeke-156539765239
            wosazeke-156539765239Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 12:48 pm55 stars
            i have all the books of this all of them are funny REALLY
            • JaydaMonday, October 21, 2019 at 5:25 pm
              I love the book and the other ones in the season
              • setherboss1
                setherboss1Monday, October 21, 2019 at 12:04 pm22 stars
                that's a good book def should read the whole series
                • sheashea
                  sheasheaFriday, October 18, 2019 at 4:11 am
                  Jeff Kinney relates to middle school students in this humorous book. It is written as a journal of a boy Greg. It relays events and thoughts that many middle school students can identify with.
                  • SamTuesday, October 15, 2019 at 8:03 am
                    Funny book.
                    • TessThursday, October 10, 2019 at 3:22 pm
                      I love it