The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series

by Jeff Kinney (Author/Illustrator)

Book Cover for the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
Reading level: Ages 8 and up
Books in series: 14
Read in order: Yes
Tags: comedy & humour  cartoon  friendship  illustrated  school  boys 

Written in journal style and filled with hand written notes and simple drawings, this hilarious series chronicles the daily disasters of a less-than-average wimpy kid. It's a new school year, and wise-cracking pre-teen 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 a montage of words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary. Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomises 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 often two very different things.

Recognition: Winner Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Book (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012); Nominee Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Book (2009)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series Books in Order

 Print series book list

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)