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, 217 pages
Published on April 9, 2009
ISBN-10: 1439582637
ISBN-13: 9781439582633
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  • saniyaMonday, September 25, 2017 at 8:08 am
    i like it too
    • inh8
      inh8Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 5:32 pm55 stars
      • 25mollyscherr
        25mollyscherrTuesday, September 12, 2017 at 4:22 pm55 stars
        I love this book! I'm a girl in 5th grade and it's my go-to book series whenever I'm bored! I give this book a five star rating!
        • waltlarzMonday, September 11, 2017 at 12:04 pm
          i almost have the sereies in books
          • jjMonday, August 21, 2017 at 8:04 am
            it:s so good man
            • kiwicuts24Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 7:27 pm
              exciting, funny, you really glued to it.
              • Sweetie pieTuesday, August 15, 2017 at 2:13 pm
                It's great I love it soooooooo much
                • kannonTuesday, August 15, 2017 at 6:29 am
                  i love this book soooo much
                  • jamesWednesday, August 9, 2017 at 4:08 pm
                    The best ever!!!!
                    • ccsulli
                      ccsulliWednesday, August 9, 2017 at 12:20 pm
                      i want it for school