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The Resource Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Label
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Title
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Statement of responsibility
Jeff Kinney
Title variation
  • Greg Heffley's journal
  • Diary of a wimpy kid
Title variation remainder
Greg Heffleys journal
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Language
eng
Summary
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 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
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Summary
Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Books I Love Best Yearly (BILBY), Younger Reader, 2010.
  • Books I Love Best Yearly (BILBY), Younger Reader, 2012.
  • Buckeye Children's Book Award (Ohio), Grades 3-5, 2008.
  • Colorado Children's Book Award, Junior Book, 2009.
  • Garden State Children's Book Award (New Jersey), Children's Fiction, 2010.
  • Golden Archer Awards (Wisconsin): Middle/Jr. High, 2010.
  • Great Stone Face Children's Book Award (New Hampshire), 2009.
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award (Wyoming), 2009.
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award for Grades 3-5, 2009.
  • Maine Student Book Award, 2009.
  • North Carolina Children's Book Award, Junior Books category, 2009.
  • West Australian Young Readers' Book Award (WAYRBA), Younger Readers, 2009.
  • West Virginia Children's Choice Book Award, 2010.
  • Young Reader's Choice Award (Pacific Northwest), Junior, 2010.
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163804
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kinney, Jeff
Index
no index present
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950
Literary form
fiction
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  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Diary of a wimpy kid
Series volume
0001
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  • Comic and Graphic Books
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Humor (Fiction)
Target audience
juvenile
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Greg Heffley's journal
Label
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ee506aa4-009f-4867-8419-7abf70d13a50
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781613122433
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ee506aa4-009f-4867-8419-7abf70d13a50
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781613122433
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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