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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, 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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  • lolSaturday, October 20, 2018 at 5:37 pm
    • slender
      slenderTuesday, October 16, 2018 at 2:29 pm55 stars
      • orangesauce
        orangesauceWednesday, October 10, 2018 at 2:49 pm55 stars
        I loved this book so much. #wimplife
        • northamericaWednesday, October 10, 2018 at 2:36 pm
          I read some of them
          • theytalkaboutme
            theytalkaboutmeTuesday, October 9, 2018 at 11:12 am55 stars
            I like books
            • theytalkaboutme
              theytalkaboutmeTuesday, October 9, 2018 at 11:12 am55 stars
              this movie looks good
              • theytalkaboutme
                theytalkaboutmeTuesday, October 9, 2018 at 10:20 am55 stars
                I love diary of a wimpy kid
                • Mr. ShafferWednesday, October 3, 2018 at 6:53 am
                  I really loved the first Wimpy Kid book. The pictures had me cracking up!
                  • mynameisnothing
                    mynameisnothingThursday, September 13, 2018 at 2:47 am55 stars
                    I have read it and it was awesome. definitely five stars. I like Greg because he is my favorite character.
                    • orangesauce
                      orangesauceWednesday, October 10, 2018 at 2:50 pm55 stars
                      #wimplivesmatter lol
                    • MinecraftGirlYTFriday, September 7, 2018 at 6:47 am
                      I LOVE THIS SERIES SO MUCH

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