Diary of a Wimpy Kid
"Let me just say for the record that I think middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. You got kids like me who haven't hit their growth spurt yet mixed in with these gorillas who need to shave twice a day. And then they wonder why bullying is such a big problem in middle school." In words and cartoons, middle-schooler Greg Heffley holds forth on girls, friendship, and the horrors of the "Cheese Touch." Black-and-white drawings.
JLG Release: Jun 2007
Awards & Honors
Book Sense – Book of the Year Award 2008 Children’s Literature, Honor | Book Sense Children’s Picks – Winter 2007/2008 | Publishers Weekly – Best Children’s Books 2007, Children’s Fiction | Winner of the 2007Quill Award, Children’s Chapter/Middle Grade | CCBC Choices 2008, Fiction for Children
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist, The Horn Book Guide, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
5 1/2" x 8"
Level 5.2; Points: 3;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 5.3; Points: 7;
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Journals, Middle school, Girls, Popularity, Cheese, Brothers, Tricks, Reading groups, Friends, Parents, Video games, Parental warning labels, Punishment, School elections, Haunted houses, Halloween costumes, Teenagers, Wrestling, Working out, School plays, The Wizard of Oz, Nicknames, Christmas, Wish lists, Presents, Disappointment, Thank-you notes, Injuries, Safety patrol, Snowmen, Cartoons, Doing the right thing, Sleepovers, Yearbooks, Fights,