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The '''Diary of a Wimpy Kid series''' is a series of comedy realistic fiction graphic novels, written by American cartoonist and online game designer [[Jeff Kinney]]. They follow through the illustrations of [[Greg Heffley]], a male student in middle-school explaining his everyday adventures through his drawings and simple notes. It first started as Igdoof in the early 1990s and after its failure, he made up of which was a comic about a middle school weakling called Greg Heffley. [[Jeff Kinney]] started writing ideas and eventually made a online fiction novel, uploaded to [[funbrain.com]] in 2004-2005, where it got 20 million views and was later made into a book series, then later were made into film adaptions.
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|Row 3 info = English, Spanish
 
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|Row 4 info = Realistic Fiction, Satire
 
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|Row 5 info = Abram Books
 
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|Row 6 info = Original Series Apr. 1 2007 - Present
 
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|Row 7 info = Print (paperback and hardback) and Digital}}The '''Diary of a Wimpy Kid series''' is a series of comedy realistic fiction graphic novels, written by American cartoonist and online game designer [[Jeff Kinney]]. They follow through the illustrations of [[Greg Heffley]], a male student in middle-school explaining his everyday adventures through his drawings and simple notes. It first started as Igdoof in the early 1990s and after its failure, he made up of which was a comic about a middle school weakling called Greg Heffley. [[Jeff Kinney]] started writing ideas and eventually made a online fiction novel, uploaded to [[funbrain.com]] in 2004-2005, where it got 20 million views and was later made into a book series, then later were made into film adaptions.
 
  
==Bibliography==
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The books are published by [[Abram Books]] in the United States and [[Penguin Books]] in the United Kingdom. They are released in hardback, paperback, and digital format each.
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==Development==
 
After Jeff Kinney was unsuccessful in syndicating his comic strip, lgdoof, he started writing down his ideas for about 6 years (from 1998-2004), which eventually became Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The series are believed to be based on a family that [[Jeff Kinney]] know personally, and virtually all the characters are based off people in reality, who are replaced by fictional names to protect their identity.
 
After Jeff Kinney was unsuccessful in syndicating his comic strip, lgdoof, he started writing down his ideas for about 6 years (from 1998-2004), which eventually became Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The series are believed to be based on a family that [[Jeff Kinney]] know personally, and virtually all the characters are based off people in reality, who are replaced by fictional names to protect their identity.
  
 
[[Greg Heffley]] was made in 1998 as a middle school weakling, and Jeff Kinney started making stories about Greg in a cheap writing-pad from 1998-2004, and when a single joke was made, Jeff Kinney stuck it together with others. This resulted in a big 1,300+ pages book, which was cut to about 600 pages when Kinney uploaded it on funbrain.com in 2004. It then achieved over 25 million views, and soon after the success of the web book, he converted the series into published books.
 
[[Greg Heffley]] was made in 1998 as a middle school weakling, and Jeff Kinney started making stories about Greg in a cheap writing-pad from 1998-2004, and when a single joke was made, Jeff Kinney stuck it together with others. This resulted in a big 1,300+ pages book, which was cut to about 600 pages when Kinney uploaded it on funbrain.com in 2004. It then achieved over 25 million views, and soon after the success of the web book, he converted the series into published books.
==Books in the series==
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In total, there are thirteen books in the series, each having a different color, a photo cover and plot. From the original to the thirteen book, there have been many different books.
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==Books==
*'''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid|Book 1]]''': ''Diary of a Wimpy Kid'', released in 2007, talks about Greg and his relationship with Rowley, and the infamous [[Cheese Touch]]. This book revolves around Greg's best friend, Rowley. (Red)
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===Main series===
*'''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules|Book 2]]''': ''Rodrick Rules'', released in 2008, is about Greg and his relationship with his brother, Rodrick, and about the traumatic event that Greg experienced during the summer. This book revolves around Greg's older brother, Rodrick. (Blue)
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*'''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw|Book 3]]''': ''The Last Straw'', released in early 2009, is about Greg and his relationship with his father and how he tries to impress Holly Hills. This book revolves around Greg's father, Frank. (Green)
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*'''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days|Book 4]]''': ''Dog Days'', released in late 2009, is about Greg's worst summer ever. This book revolves around Greg's mother, Susan. (Yellow)
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*'''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth|Book 5]]''': ''The Ugly Truth'', released in 2010, is about Greg and Rowley going through puberty. This book revolves around Greg's great-grandmother, Gammie. (Purple)
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*[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever|'''Book 6''':]] ''Cabin Fever'', released in 2011, is about a snowstorm that keeps Greg and his family inside. This book revolves around Greg's younger brother, Manny. (Light Blue)
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*'''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7|Book 7]]''': ''The Third Wheel'', released in 2012, is about Greg's relationship with girls and the valentines dance. This book revolves around Greg's Uncle Gary. (Brown)
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*'''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck|Book 8]]''': ''Hard Luck'', released in 2013, is about the Hard Luck Greg faces and the Magic 8-Ball. This book revolves around Rowley’s girlfriend, Abigail Brown. (Lime Green)
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*'''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul|Book 9]]''': ''The Long Haul,'' released in 2014, is about when the Heffley family go on a road trip but things don't go to well for them. This book revolves around a man named Mr. Beardo, the father of the Beardo family. (Orange)
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|[[File:Diary of a Wimpy Kid cover.jpg|200px]]
*'''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid 10|Book 10]]''': ''Old School,'' released in 2015, is about Greg's town voluntarily unplugging and going electronics-free. This book revolves around a creepy man in the forest named Silas Scratch. (Black)
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*'''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down|Book 11]]''': ''Double Down,'' released in 2016, is about Greg's relative Nana and Greg making a movie with a movie camera to become famous. This book revolves around a kid named Maddox Selsam. (Scarlet)
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|''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid]]''
*'''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway|Book 12]]''': ''The Getaway,'' released in 2017, involves the Heffley family on a Christmas trip, but a lot of things go wrong. This book revolves around the Director of Fun. (Azure)
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|Greg tries to become popular in school and introduces his family, his friends, and the [[Cheese Touch]].
*'''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown|Book 13]]''': ''The Meltdown,'' released in 2018, is about Greg's school being shut down because of a snow storm and his neighborhood turning into a battleground with snow forts, alliances, betrayals, and "epic snow fights."[http://diary-of-a-wimpy-kid.wikia.com/wiki/Diary_of_a_Wimpy_Kid:_The_Meltdown#cite_note-0]This book revolves around Greg's neighborhood. (Dark Purple)''' '''
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|April 1, 2007
*'''[https://diary-of-a-wimpy-kid.fandom.com/wiki/Diary_of_a_Wimpy_Kid:_Wrecking_Ball Book 14]''': ''Wrecking Ball'', released in 2019, Not much is known about this book yet but, Please update this section when the book is released. (Gray)
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*'''Non Canon Books''': The other books in the series ware the ''Do It Yourself'' Book and ''The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary'' and also there are Journals with only lines and also writing pads and sketch books. There was also a Mad Libs related to the series.
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|[[File:Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules cover.jpg|200px]]
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|''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules]]''
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|Greg must prevent Rodrick from telling about an embarrassing incident.
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|February 1, 2008
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|[[File:Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Last Straw cover.jpg|200px]]
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|''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw]]''
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|When Greg's father plans to send him to military school, Greg takes up sports and joins the Boy Scouts to make him reconsider.
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|January 13, 2009
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|[[File:Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days cover.jpg|200px]]
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|''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days]]''
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|Over summer vacation, Greg is annoyed by his mother's attempts to make it the "best summer ever."
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|October 12, 2009
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|[[File:Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Ugly Truth cover.jpg|200px]]
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|''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth]]''
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|As Greg grows up, he struggles with changes such as having a different dentist and getting The Talk.
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|November 9, 2010
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|[[File:Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever cover.jpg|200px]]
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|''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever]]''
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|Greg fears that he will be sent to jail for accidentally vandalizing the school, while a snowstorm traps him in his house.
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|November 15, 2011
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|[[File:Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Third Wheel cover.jpg|200px]]
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|7
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|''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel]]''
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|Greg tries to find a date for the Valentine's Day Dance.
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|November 13, 2012
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|[[File:Diary of a Wimpy Kid Hard Luck cover.jpg|200px]]
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|''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck]]''
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|Unhappy with his decisions, Greg finds a Magic 8 Ball and uses it to make choices for him.
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|November 5, 2013
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|[[File:Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Long Haul cover.jpg|200px]]
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|''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul]]''
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|Greg and his family go on a road trip.
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|November 4, 2014
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|[[File:Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School cover.jpg|200px]]
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|''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School]]''
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|Greg's mother passes a petition to prevent use of electronics for a weekend. Greg later goes on a school field trip to a farm.
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|November 3, 2015
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|[[File:Diary of a Wimpy Kid Double Down cover.jpg|200px]]
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|11
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|''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down]]''
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|Greg's mother wants him to do creative activities, so he joins the school's band and films a movie with Rowley.
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|November 1, 2016
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|[[File:Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Getaway cover.jpg|200px]]
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|12
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|''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway]]''
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|Greg and his family board a plane and fly to a resort for Christmas vacation.
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|November 7, 2017
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|[[File:Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Meltdown cover.jpg|200px]]
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|13
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|''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown]]''
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|Greg and Rowley participate in a street-wide snowball fight.
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|October 30, 2018
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|[[File:Diary of a Wimpy Kid Wrecking Ball cover.png|200px]]
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|14
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|''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball]]''
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|Greg's family renovate their home after receiving an inheritance.
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|November 5, 2019
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===Other===
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!Cover
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! width=300|Title
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|[[File:Red DYS Book Dowk.jpg|200px]]
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|''[[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do-It-Yourself Book]]''
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|An activity book containing original illustrations.
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|October 1, 2008
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|[[File:DoaWK DIY More US cover.jpg|200px]]
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|''[[The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book]]''
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|An expanded version of ''Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do-It-Yourself Book'', containing more full-color comics and extra activities.
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|May 10, 2011
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|[[File:The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary cover.jpg|200px]]
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|''[[The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary]]''
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|A book about the creation and development of the first three ''Diary of a Wimpy Kid'' films. This book was re-released and expanded after the premiere of ''Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules'', and again after ''Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days''
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|March 19, 2010<br>March 25, 2011<br>August 3, 2012
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|[[File:The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary The Next Chapter cover.jpg|200px]]
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|''[[The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter]]''
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|A book detailing the development of ''Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul''. It is a follow-up to the original ''The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary''.
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|May 9, 2017
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|-
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|[[File:Diary-of-a-Wimpy-KId-Large.png|200px]]
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|''[[Diary of Greg Heffley's Best Friend]]''
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|A shortened version of ''Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal'', containing the first half of the book.
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|October 2018
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|[[File:Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Rowley Jefferson's Journal cover.jpg|200px]]
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|''[[Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal]]''
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|As Greg's biography, Rowley writes about his experiences with Greg.
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|April 9, 2019
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|-
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|[[File:Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure cover.jpg|200px]]
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|''[[Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure]]''
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|A fantasy story told by Rowley.
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|April 7, 2020
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==Reception==
 
==Reception==
 
The New York Times, which ranks children's book series collectively on a "Series Books" bestseller list, has included the'' Wimpy Kid'' series for 64 weeks as of April 10, 2010 . USA Today, which ranks best sellers based on sales alone regardless of genre or intended audience, has listed ''Diary of a Wimpy Kid'' in its top 150, peaking at number 8, for 141 weeks as of April 4, 2010. As of the same date, ''Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules'' has been on the list for 117 weeks (peaking at number 4), ''Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw'' has been on the list for 65 weeks (peaking at number 1), ''Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days'' has been on the list for all 25 weeks of its publication (peaking at number 1), and ''The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary'' has been listed for all three weeks of its publication, peaking at number 2. As of May 2010, more than 200 million Wimpy Kid books are sold worldwide., and the books have been sold in more than 30 countries in the world. As of 2014, Jeff Kinney has made 25 million dollars from the series.
 
The New York Times, which ranks children's book series collectively on a "Series Books" bestseller list, has included the'' Wimpy Kid'' series for 64 weeks as of April 10, 2010 . USA Today, which ranks best sellers based on sales alone regardless of genre or intended audience, has listed ''Diary of a Wimpy Kid'' in its top 150, peaking at number 8, for 141 weeks as of April 4, 2010. As of the same date, ''Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules'' has been on the list for 117 weeks (peaking at number 4), ''Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw'' has been on the list for 65 weeks (peaking at number 1), ''Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days'' has been on the list for all 25 weeks of its publication (peaking at number 1), and ''The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary'' has been listed for all three weeks of its publication, peaking at number 2. As of May 2010, more than 200 million Wimpy Kid books are sold worldwide., and the books have been sold in more than 30 countries in the world. As of 2014, Jeff Kinney has made 25 million dollars from the series.
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==Film Adaptations==
 
==Film Adaptations==
 
* In March 2010, Fox Film 2000 released a movie named [[Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010 film)|Diary of a Wimpy Kid]], based on the first book. The film garnered mixed reviews, and is rated 55% on Rotten Tomatoes.
 
* In March 2010, Fox Film 2000 released a movie named [[Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010 film)|Diary of a Wimpy Kid]], based on the first book. The film garnered mixed reviews, and is rated 55% on Rotten Tomatoes.
 
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* In 2011, a second movie named [[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (film)|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules]] hit theaters. 47% of critics gave the film a positive review, according to the aforementioned Rotten Tomatoes.
* In 2011, a second movie named [[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (film)|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules]] hit theaters. 47% of critics gave the film a positive review, according to the aforementioned Rotten Tomatoes.
 
 
 
 
* In 2012, a third movie named [[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (film)|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days]] was released. It got 51% on Rotten Tomatoes unlike the first two films. Dog Days combined the third and fourth books (The Last Straw and Dog Days).
 
* In 2012, a third movie named [[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (film)|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days]] was released. It got 51% on Rotten Tomatoes unlike the first two films. Dog Days combined the third and fourth books (The Last Straw and Dog Days).
 
 
* In 2017, a fourth movie named [[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (film)|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul]] was released. It got 20% on Rotten Tomatoes which received negative reviews because of the new casting changes. This film combined the ninth and tenth books (The Long Haul and Old School).<nowiki/>
 
* In 2017, a fourth movie named [[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (film)|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul]] was released. It got 20% on Rotten Tomatoes which received negative reviews because of the new casting changes. This film combined the ninth and tenth books (The Long Haul and Old School).<nowiki/>
  
==<nowiki/>Trivia==
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==Covers==
*In the first teaser trailer of [[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul]], the location of the movie was possibly revealed in Indiana, Ohio, or West Virginia. When [[Greg]] and [[Rowley's Diary|Rowley]] look at the map, they say that Indianapolis is only 2 inches away. Also, it shows a map of Indiana. In the car, the GPS says the car is on Blue Ridge Parkway. A similar shaped road also named Blue Ridge Parkway is in West Virginia. There is also an Ohio license plate on the van.
 
*The first three films were shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
 
*The Character appearing with Greg on the title page for each book, is the main antagonist.
 
*Only two books have Jeff Kinney's name in the right corner, Those books being The Long Haul and Wrecking Ball.
 
 
 
==The Books/Movies Covers==
 
 
<gallery columns="3" navigation="true">
 
<gallery columns="3" navigation="true">
Diary of a wimpy kid.jpg|Diary of a Wimpy Kid|link=Diary of a Wimpy Kid
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid cover.jpg|Diary of a Wimpy Kid|link=Diary of a Wimpy Kid
 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules cover.jpg|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules|link=Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules cover.jpg|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules|link=Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Last Straw cover.jpg|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw|link=Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Last Straw cover.jpg|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw|link=Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School cover.jpg|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School|link=Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School cover.jpg|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School|link=Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Double Down cover.jpg|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down|link=Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down
 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Double Down cover.jpg|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down|link=Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down
Getaway.jpg|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway|link=Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Getaway cover.jpg|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway|link=Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway
 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Meltdown cover.jpg|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown|link=Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown
 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Meltdown cover.jpg|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown|link=Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown
Red DYS Book Dowk.jpg|Do-It-Yourself Book (2009 Version); Red|link=Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do-it Yourself Book (original color)
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Wrecking Ball cover.png|Wrecking Ball|link=Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball
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Red DYS Book Dowk.jpg|Do-It-Yourself Book (2009 Version); Red|link=Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do-it Yourself Book
 
--.jpg|Do-It-Yourself Book (2009 Version);Orange|link=Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do-it Yourself Book
 
--.jpg|Do-It-Yourself Book (2009 Version);Orange|link=Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do-it Yourself Book
 
The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book cover.jpg|The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book|link=The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
 
The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book cover.jpg|The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book|link=The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book
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The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary The Next Chapter cover.jpg|The Fourth Movie Diary Cover
 
The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary The Next Chapter cover.jpg|The Fourth Movie Diary Cover
 
Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Rowley Jefferson's Journal cover.jpg|Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal|link=Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal
 
Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Rowley Jefferson's Journal cover.jpg|Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal|link=Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Wrecking Ball.jpg|Wrecking Ball|link=https://diary-of-a-wimpy-kid.fandom.com/wiki/Diary_of_a_Wimpy_Kid:_Wrecking_Ball
 
 
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The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is a series of comedy realistic fiction graphic novels, written by American cartoonist and online game designer Jeff Kinney. They follow through the illustrations of Greg Heffley, a male student in middle-school explaining his everyday adventures through his drawings and simple notes. It first started as Igdoof in the early 1990s and after its failure, he made up of which was a comic about a middle school weakling called Greg Heffley. Jeff Kinney started writing ideas and eventually made a online fiction novel, uploaded to funbrain.com in 2004-2005, where it got 20 million views and was later made into a book series, then later were made into film adaptions.

The books are published by Abram Books in the United States and Penguin Books in the United Kingdom. They are released in hardback, paperback, and digital format each.

Development

After Jeff Kinney was unsuccessful in syndicating his comic strip, lgdoof, he started writing down his ideas for about 6 years (from 1998-2004), which eventually became Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The series are believed to be based on a family that Jeff Kinney know personally, and virtually all the characters are based off people in reality, who are replaced by fictional names to protect their identity.

Greg Heffley was made in 1998 as a middle school weakling, and Jeff Kinney started making stories about Greg in a cheap writing-pad from 1998-2004, and when a single joke was made, Jeff Kinney stuck it together with others. This resulted in a big 1,300+ pages book, which was cut to about 600 pages when Kinney uploaded it on funbrain.com in 2004. It then achieved over 25 million views, and soon after the success of the web book, he converted the series into published books.

Books

Main series

Cover # Title Plot Release date
Diary of a Wimpy Kid cover.jpg 1 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Greg tries to become popular in school and introduces his family, his friends, and the Cheese Touch. April 1, 2007
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules cover.jpg 2 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Greg must prevent Rodrick from telling about an embarrassing incident. February 1, 2008
Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Last Straw cover.jpg 3 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw When Greg's father plans to send him to military school, Greg takes up sports and joins the Boy Scouts to make him reconsider. January 13, 2009
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days cover.jpg 4 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Over summer vacation, Greg is annoyed by his mother's attempts to make it the "best summer ever." October 12, 2009
Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Ugly Truth cover.jpg 5 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth As Greg grows up, he struggles with changes such as having a different dentist and getting The Talk. November 9, 2010
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever cover.jpg 6 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever Greg fears that he will be sent to jail for accidentally vandalizing the school, while a snowstorm traps him in his house. November 15, 2011
Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Third Wheel cover.jpg 7 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel Greg tries to find a date for the Valentine's Day Dance. November 13, 2012
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Hard Luck cover.jpg 8 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck Unhappy with his decisions, Greg finds a Magic 8 Ball and uses it to make choices for him. November 5, 2013
Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Long Haul cover.jpg 9 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Greg and his family go on a road trip. November 4, 2014
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School cover.jpg 10 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School Greg's mother passes a petition to prevent use of electronics for a weekend. Greg later goes on a school field trip to a farm. November 3, 2015
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Double Down cover.jpg 11 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down Greg's mother wants him to do creative activities, so he joins the school's band and films a movie with Rowley. November 1, 2016
Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Getaway cover.jpg 12 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway Greg and his family board a plane and fly to a resort for Christmas vacation. November 7, 2017
Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Meltdown cover.jpg 13 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown Greg and Rowley participate in a street-wide snowball fight. October 30, 2018
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Wrecking Ball cover.png 14 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball Greg's family renovate their home after receiving an inheritance. November 5, 2019

Other

Cover Title Description Release date
Red DYS Book Dowk.jpg Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do-It-Yourself Book An activity book containing original illustrations. October 1, 2008
DoaWK DIY More US cover.jpg The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book An expanded version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Do-It-Yourself Book, containing more full-color comics and extra activities. May 10, 2011
The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary cover.jpg The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary A book about the creation and development of the first three Diary of a Wimpy Kid films. This book was re-released and expanded after the premiere of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, and again after Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days March 19, 2010
March 25, 2011
August 3, 2012
The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary The Next Chapter cover.jpg The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter A book detailing the development of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. It is a follow-up to the original The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary. May 9, 2017
Diary-of-a-Wimpy-KId-Large.png Diary of Greg Heffley's Best Friend A shortened version of Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal, containing the first half of the book. October 2018
Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Rowley Jefferson's Journal cover.jpg Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal As Greg's biography, Rowley writes about his experiences with Greg. April 9, 2019
Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure cover.jpg Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure A fantasy story told by Rowley. April 7, 2020

Reception

The New York Times, which ranks children's book series collectively on a "Series Books" bestseller list, has included the Wimpy Kid series for 64 weeks as of April 10, 2010 . USA Today, which ranks best sellers based on sales alone regardless of genre or intended audience, has listed Diary of a Wimpy Kid in its top 150, peaking at number 8, for 141 weeks as of April 4, 2010. As of the same date, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules has been on the list for 117 weeks (peaking at number 4), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw has been on the list for 65 weeks (peaking at number 1), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days has been on the list for all 25 weeks of its publication (peaking at number 1), and The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary has been listed for all three weeks of its publication, peaking at number 2. As of May 2010, more than 200 million Wimpy Kid books are sold worldwide., and the books have been sold in more than 30 countries in the world. As of 2014, Jeff Kinney has made 25 million dollars from the series.

Film Adaptations

  • In March 2010, Fox Film 2000 released a movie named Diary of a Wimpy Kid, based on the first book. The film garnered mixed reviews, and is rated 55% on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • In 2011, a second movie named Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules hit theaters. 47% of critics gave the film a positive review, according to the aforementioned Rotten Tomatoes.
  • In 2012, a third movie named Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days was released. It got 51% on Rotten Tomatoes unlike the first two films. Dog Days combined the third and fourth books (The Last Straw and Dog Days).
  • In 2017, a fourth movie named Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul was released. It got 20% on Rotten Tomatoes which received negative reviews because of the new casting changes. This film combined the ninth and tenth books (The Long Haul and Old School).

Covers

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese グレッグのダメ日記
Gureggu no dame nikki
Greg's Useless Diary
Spanish Diario de Greg Greg's Diary
French Journal d'un dégonflé (stylized as "gonflé," meaning the opposite of "wimpy") Diary of a Courageous Kid
Dutch Het leven van een loser The Life of a Loser
German Gregs Tagebuch Greg's Diary
Italian Diario di una schiappa Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Danish Ikke en dagbog Not a Diary
Polish Dziennik Cwaniaczka Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Welsh Dyddiadur Dripsyn
Bulgarian Дневникът на един дръндьо
Dnevnikŭt na edin drŭnd’o
Afrikaans Dagboek van 'n Wimpy Kid Diary of a Wimpy Kid