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, 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
853 Book Reviews
Add a Rating
  • tyauna(kk)Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:48 am
    I love this book its like your In a book but your not.......FOR REAL
    • jefndgfbudjbvtdFriday, February 15, 2019 at 12:47 pm
      ok this book is cool
      • Vanessa Monday, February 11, 2019 at 9:25 am
        A cool book!
        • sarod425
          sarod425Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7:57 am
          I love diary of a wimpy kid
          • PlayerAwesomeThursday, February 7, 2019 at 4:04 pm
            I used to like Bad Kitty books but now Diary of a Wimpy Kid is my favorite book!
            • RhyseySaturday, February 2, 2019 at 12:10 pm
              I used to read these at school
              • TimmyThursday, January 31, 2019 at 3:11 pm
                i've reAD up to hard luck
                • #awsomeThursday, January 31, 2019 at 2:06 pm
                  I think this book rules!!!😜
                  • #awsomeThursday, January 31, 2019 at 2:05 pm
                    I think this book is so humorous I about laughed my head of😆😆😋😜
                    • superomegagamer
                      superomegagamerWednesday, January 30, 2019 at 11:49 am55 stars
                      I hav read all the books b4 meltdown was here

                      Our Apps and Plugins