Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1

Book 1 of 11 in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 10T5.219784
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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  • new23
    new23Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 8:44 am55 stars
    Okay here's why I can only talk to you people by book reviews. I can not go on dogo books,nor dogo movies. So I can not go to mac kids book club
    • ashspikachu03
      ashspikachu03Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 3:43 pm
      This book is so cool. You havent lived until you read it
      • owenMonday, December 5, 2016 at 5:18 pm
        its cool to be greg. his parents are so loud.
        • c-breezy
          c-breezyWednesday, November 30, 2016 at 11:38 am44 stars
          This book is about This boy named Greg And his bestfriend Rowley, they are starting there first year of middle school and its hard for them to fit in, no one really likes them so they try to entertain the kids and it actually works out, they become popular in such funny ways. I recommend this book to people who like Books that have pictures and are funny. I say this because it makes reading fun and makes you want to read more books like this.
          • fablifeparis
            fablifeparisWednesday, November 30, 2016 at 9:38 am
            this is a good book
            • JackattackMonday, November 21, 2016 at 9:13 am
              Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 1 by Jeff Kinney is a really good book. It’s about Greg and he is trying to fit in middle school. Outside of school Greg has a bratty younger brother named Manny,and he has a mean older named Rodrick. Also Greg has a kiddish friend named Rowley. Also in the middle school there's this thing called the cheese touch, and these boles make Rowley eat the cheese. I would recommend this to 9 to 10 year olds and people that read Funny books.
              • terrablades
                terrabladesSunday, November 20, 2016 at 2:52 pm55 stars
                A gripping story with funny pictures and bits. It shows how we can do our diaries (although we do not have diaries that long. People of all ages should read this book and encourages people to use diaries themselves. I thinks it is great.
                • stormtrooper500
                  stormtrooper500Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 1:42 pm
                  a great read! the mix of pictures and words always helps beginners to understand!
                  • din10
                    din10Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 12:43 pm
                    • din10
                      din10Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 11:13 am
                      cool i dont know if ive read this one

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