Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1

Book 1 of 11 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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  • nikesbguyFriday, February 17, 2017 at 8:18 am
    this is my favriote book series
    • gdog17
      gdog17Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:43 am
      This is great reading series!
      • umanbro
        umanbroWednesday, February 15, 2017 at 10:04 am
        this is the story of a teen boy diary of a wimpy kid is a series made by jeff kinney
        • donutprez
          donutprezMonday, January 30, 2017 at 3:26 pm33 stars
          it tells you about a life of a loser and how to live it
          • pizzagirl7
            pizzagirl7Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1:45 pm55 stars
            I love this book its sooooo funny!!!!!!
            • candylover10
              candylover10Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 4:49 am
              I love the diary of wimpy kid books.How can you read it
              • DOGGYLOVERTuesday, January 24, 2017 at 10:54 am
                I have not read this book yet but I am going to read it.Do you like this book.If you do please tell me in here. ❤️💛💚💙💜💖 😍😍
                • drew1306Monday, January 23, 2017 at 11:18 am
                  Awesome!
                  • looloo123
                    looloo123Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7:32 pm
                    Great book! Read it about 25 times.
                    • orchid17
                      orchid17Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 2:25 pm
                      Diary of a Wimpy Kid is so funny! A little gross and somewhat mean, but it is laugh out loud funny! Especially Fregly, is is totally the most funny! I read ALL of Jeff Kinneys books, AND the ones he suggests!

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