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Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a series of fiction books written by American author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney. All the books are the journals of the main character, Greg Heffley. The books have been successful, selling over 200 million copies and becoming one of the bestselling book series of all time.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley’s Journal is the first book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. It was first published on April 1, 2007.
The book is about Greg Heffley, a middle school student, and his struggles with growing up. It chronicles his adventures over the course of an academic year, from back-to-school worries to summertime fun.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is the second book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. It was first published on February 1, 2008.
The book is about Greg Heffley’s struggles with his older brother, Rodrick. It chronicles their adventures over the course of an academic year, from school pranks to family road trips.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw is the third book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. It was first published on January 13, 2009.
The book is about Greg Heffley’s efforts to change his ways and become more popular at school. It chronicles his adventures over the course of an academic year, from Valentine’s Day to summer camp.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is the fourth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. It was first published on October 12, 2009.
The book is about Greg Heffley’s summertime adventures, from getting a job to going to swim class with his best friend, Rowley.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is the second book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. It was published in 2008 and follows the story of middle schooler Greg Heffley as he tries to navigate his way through family life and school.
The book is set during Greg’s second year at middle school, where he is facing new challenges both at home and at school. His older brother, Rodrick, is constantly tormenting him, his parents are constantly nagging him, and his best friend Rowley is beginning to outgrow him.
To make matters worse, Greg discovers that his mother has enrolled him in a father-son bonding program called “Man-Time”, which forces him to spend even more time with Rodrick.
With all this going on, Greg finds it hard to focus on anything else – including his secret diary. But as he begins to document all the ups and downs of his life, he starts to realize that there might be more to being a kid than just surviving each day.
The book was received positively by critics and was a bestseller upon its release. It has been adapted into a successful movie franchise, with the first film being released in 2011.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
In Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw, the third book in the highly successful Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Greg Heffley is faced with a number of challenges. His mom thinks video games are turning him into a couch potato, his dad thinks he’s not taking his soccer team seriously enough, and his best friend, Rowley, has been ditched in favor of new friends.
To add to the drama, school bully Royce Duvall is making Greg’s life miserable. And if that’s not enough, Greg discovers that his family may be forced to move out of their cozy suburban neighborhood.
It all comes to a head when Greg and Rowley go on a road trip with the family to visit Greg’s great Grandma—a trip that quickly goes from fun to fiasco.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw is another hilarious installment in Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Parents and kids alike will laugh out loud at the misadventures of wimpy kid Greg Heffley.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
In Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, it’s summer vacation, and Greg Heffley finds himself bored and counting the days until school starts again. To remedy the situation, Greg’s dad hires him as a caddy at his golf club, but after a traumatizing event on the job, Greg wonders how he will make it through the dog days of summer.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is the fourth book in Jeff Kinney’s popular series. The book was first published in 2009 and has been translated into 36 languages.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
In Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, Rowley Jefferson’s best friend Greg Heffley is dealing with some family issues. Greg’s mom has just had a baby, and his dad is spending more time at work. To make matters worse, Rowley seems to be hanging out with other kids more than he is with Greg.
Greg starts to worry that he might not be the most important person in Rowley’s life anymore. When Greg learns that his family is going to send him to a terrible summer camp, he hatches a plan to get out of it. But his scheme backfires, and he ends up in an even worse situation.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth is the fifth book in the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Author Jeff Kinney brings his trademark sense of humor to this hilarious and heartwarming story about friendship, family, and growing up.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
In Cabin Fever, the Heffley family is snowed in during the winter holidays. Greg, stuck inside with the rest of his family, becomes cabin feverish and starts to go stir-crazy. When a blizzard hits and school is canceled for the week, it looks like a great opportunity for Greg to spend more time with Rowley. But a surprise blizzard ends up trapping them both indoors. And as the days start to blend together, Greg finds it harder and harder to keep his patience in check.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel
In Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel, love is in the air—but what does that mean for Greg Heffley? A Valentine’s Day dance at Greg’s middle school has everyone scrambling to find a date, including Greg, who doesn’t have any prospects. When Greg’s best friend Rowley volunteers to be his wingman, Greg accepts, even though he knows that Rowley will probably end up being more of a hindrance than a help. Sure enough, when the big night finally arrives, everything starts to go wrong just as Greg feared it might.
Greg ends up going to the dance with several other kids from school as part of an embarrassing group date. Meanwhile, Rowley ends up having so much fun without Greg that he wishes he had just gone alone! In the end, Greg learns that sometimes the best way to avoid being lonely is simply to be yourself.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
In Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, the touching story of Greg Heffley’s struggle to be popular finally comes to a close. Just when Greg thinks things can’t get any worse, his mom enrolls him in BEACH BODY BOOT CAMP, a summer fitness program for “troubled” kids. Greg is sure he won’t survive Boot Camp, but with the help of his best friend Rowley, he might just make it through the summer.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is the ninth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by American author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney, preceded by Hard Luck and followed by Old School. It was released on November 4, 2014. The book’s release was celebrated with events in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.
The book was originally planned to be released on February 17, 2015, but due to the early leak of its manuscript and illustrations onto the internet in September 2014, the release date was moved up to November 4, 2014.
The plot follows protagonist Greg Heffley as his family goes on a cross-country road trip over summer vacation, during which Greg has various misadventures.
The book was generally well-received by critics and became a best-seller.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book was released on October 28, 2009. It is a guide to making your own comics.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School is the tenth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The book was released on November 3, 2015.
The book picks up where it left off in The Long Haul, with the Heffleys spending a week on a farm. Things quickly go downhill when Greg finds out that there is no Internet or TV on the farm, and he is forced to find other ways to entertain himself.
To make matters worse, Grandpa ends up breaking his leg and has to stay in the hospital, leaving Greg in charge of taking care of him. Greg soon realizes that taking care of an elderly person is not as easy as it looks.
The book also features flashbacks to when Grandpa was a kid, and how he and his friends used to have adventures on their own farm.