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, 224 pages
Published on April 1, 2007 by Amulet Books
ISBN-10: 0810993139
ISBN-13: 9780810993136
992 Book Reviews
  • taylorwc
    taylorwc3 months55 stars
    Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • dogohero
      dogohero3 months55 stars
      i loved it
      • dogohero
        dogohero3 months55 stars
        Really good
        • dogohero
          dogohero3 months55 stars
          I dunno if this makes me a bad person, but I love when bad things happen to greg
          • dogohero
            dogohero3 months55 stars
            It was so cool
            • dogohero
              dogohero3 months55 stars
              I hated the cheese part, though
              • dogohero
                dogohero3 months55 stars
                so good
                • dogohero
                  dogohero4 months55 stars
                  IT waz AWWEsomee
                  • newsreader277
                    newsreader2774 months55 stars
                    So funny and perfectly imitates a middle school boy in a very funny way
                    • soft_princess
                      soft_princess4 months55 stars
                      The diary of a wimpy kid by Jeff Kinney is a hilarious series, the book is simple yet the illustrations are so cute and cool. You should read this book!