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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, 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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  • Greg heffleyWednesday, April 17, 2019 at 6:01 am
    It is awesome
    • mrgrasshopper
      mrgrasshopperTuesday, April 16, 2019 at 9:05 am55 stars
      Really funny book XD
      • spider-man1937Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:14 am
        i have all the books
        • Sammy123Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6:28 am
          I real want to read this book.
          • luke manWednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:08 am
            • Sammy the twiceSaturday, April 6, 2019 at 8:49 am
              Erm,well,it is a very good book with lots of funny parts and great things too.I give it 4 stars really, you should read it.
              • Sammy123Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 8:46 am
                Erm,it is a very good book with some funny parts and some great things.The characters are very friendly too. I give it 4 stars really.
                • T Ella Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 8:20 am
                  Amazing I love it because it funny lol
                  • The UntouchableFriday, April 5, 2019 at 5:50 pm
                    Dis book is da bomb!!!!!!😄😄😄😄
                    • ninja69Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 1:45 pm
                      5 stars really

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