Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1

Book 1 of 10 in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
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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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  • dakayla2005Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:40 am
    itsfun
    • adamaka6909
      adamaka6909Monday, November 14, 2016 at 4:35 pm
      love it
      • popularmmoMonday, November 14, 2016 at 5:59 am
        5 stars
        • cleesa
          cleesaMonday, November 14, 2016 at 1:44 am
          5 - 10 years must read this book.
          • cleesa
            cleesaMonday, November 14, 2016 at 1:43 am
            Greg is so good, I loved it. Hooray!
            • gamer_girl101
              gamer_girl101Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 3:07 pm
              I love reading these books they're amazing
              • a_redoble
                a_redobleThursday, November 10, 2016 at 1:53 pm
                this is the best
                • swirlycool
                  swirlycoolTuesday, November 8, 2016 at 6:35 pm55 stars
                  ''Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving.'' This book is very funny, and add least one part has to make you laugh! I recommend this book to people who like reading diary kind books. This book reminds me of Dork Diaries, and both authors are amazing. Highly recommended.
                  • sp-41038
                    sp-41038Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 5:20 pm
                    I like reading this book!!
                    • sp-41038
                      sp-41038Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 4:41 pm
                      I love reading this book

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