Diary of a Wimpy Kid

by Jeff Kinney (Author/Illustrator)

Book Cover for Diary of a Wimpy Kid

   Book 1   
Pages: 224
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 new-found popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion. Filled with handwritten notes and hilarious sketches, ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ is the perfect way to encourage reluctant readers.

Recognition: Borders Original Voices Award for YA or Independent Reader (2007); ALA Teens' Top Ten (2008); West Australian Young Readers' Book Award (WAYRBA) for Younger Readers (2009); Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (2009)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Reading level: 8+
Books in series: 14
Read in order? Yes
Website: www.wimpykid.com
Tags: comedy & humour  cartoon  friendship  illustrated  school  boys 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   Diary of a Wimpy Kid  (2007)
2.   Rodrick Rules  (2008)
3.   The Last Straw  (2009)
4.   Dog Days  (2009)
5.   The Ugly Truth  (2010)
6.   Cabin Fever  (2011)
7.   The Third Wheel  (2012)
8.   Hard Luck  (2013)
9.   Long Haul  (2014)
10.   Old School  (2015)
11.   Double Down  (2016)
12.   The Getaway  (2017)
+   The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book  (2011)
+   The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: How Greg Heffley Went Hollywood  (2010)