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, 224 pages
Published on April 1, 2007 by Amulet Books
ISBN-10: 0810993139
ISBN-13: 9780810993136
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  • batboy21
    batboy21Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:20 am44 stars
    Greg is a third the child , of in his family. is gets bullied by his big brother Rodrick and gets blamed by his little brother manny.
    • logan_meek90
      logan_meek90Monday, November 27, 2017 at 11:03 am44 stars
      I think that "Diary of a wimpy kid" is a very all age like book. But sometimes it can get a bit to out of hand in drawings. But other than that I think its a WONDERFUL book for all ages.
      • anonymous21
        anonymous21Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11:32 am44 stars
        • anonymous21
          anonymous21Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11:31 am44 stars
          actually, it's pretty good
          • anonymous21
            anonymous21Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11:30 am44 stars
            it is great
            • fireninja7789
              fireninja7789Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 3:21 pm55 stars
              i have not even read it yet and i want to read it
              • alanna_smith
                alanna_smithWednesday, November 8, 2017 at 6:59 am55 stars
                I really love this book. And i hope that you will someday will love this book too
                • gekixejago
                  gekixejagoMonday, November 6, 2017 at 11:17 am55 stars
                  Jeff Kinney is an amazing person. He's good good enough to even go on the news. Its like he can make thousands of Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. This book was really good.
                  • soruvimutu
                    soruvimutuThursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:58 am55 stars
                    i loved this book so much it was really fun because every page made me laugh
                    • dosebopoty
                      dosebopotyThursday, October 26, 2017 at 7:50 am55 stars
                      I think its a good balance of weirdness and realistic fiction

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