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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1)

by Jeff Kinney

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 toIt’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where...

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 Funbrain.com, 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 - 224 pages - in English - $13.95
ISBN: 0810993139 (ISBN13: 9780810993136)
Published Apr 1, 2007 by Amulet Books
First published 2001

requested by

Mrs. Cox (4th Grade Teacher)

at Clear Lake Elementary School, Eugene, OR

Here since Jul 23, 2015

Books received - 7

This year marks my 14th year in education. I started my career teaching 5th grade and then served as an elementary school principal. Prior to serving as 4th grade teacher, I worked with an international non-profit that provides teacher training. I have loved each part of my journey, but my heart is truly in the classroom. I love coming to school each day to help my students learn and grow!

why I requested this book

Struggling readers and proficient readers alike LOVE the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series! Doesn't matter if they can whip through it in an afternoon or it takes...

Struggling readers and proficient readers alike LOVE the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series! Doesn't matter if they can whip through it in an afternoon or it takes them all of Winter Break to read it, students will pick up title after title in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. These books are one of the most favored by my students, so I would like to get copies for our classroom library so as many kids who want to read them can!

the class

My students are eager to please and hard-workers. Our school serves a large population of high-poverty students, so having reading materials readily available...

My students are eager to please and hard-workers. Our school serves a large population of high-poverty students, so having reading materials readily available at school is particularly important.

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