Because Greg is so relatable, Diary of a Wimpy Kid has a reputation for making little and big laughs. Even if there isn’t a family discussion about every book’s outcome, bad characters encourage children to make moral judgments. How many diary of a wimpy kid books are there? Penn Book will provide you with the most in-depth information in the following article.
How Many Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Books Are There?
This is a list of books from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. This series is very popular among children all over the globe. There have been 15 Main series books published as of October 2020. A 16th book is due in October 2021. The Deep End was the most recent. Seven supplementary books, including The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary (The Next Chapter) and The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary (The Next Chapter), have also been published.
Where to start with the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books
You’ll follow the adventures and misadventures of Greg Heffley, a frail child, in Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. This earth-conquering children’s series features 15 books or illustrated journals. It allows readers to join Greg as he travels through middle school. It’s not an easy ride.
Here’s a list of all books in the series, along with a summary. You can choose which order you prefer, but we recommend starting at the beginning.
We’ve included the spin-off series for Greg’s best friend, Rowley. There are always two sides to every story.
List of Diary of a Wimpy Kid books
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Book 1) (2007)
You should start from the beginning if you want to binge-read all 13 of Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid novels. Diary of a Wimpy Kid will introduce readers to Greg Heffley – and we can assure you that we have all been Greg at some point or another. Greg summarizes his situation very well, and it’s a nice start for us. “I’ll become famous one day, but right now, I’m still in middle school.” Yes, it is a new school year for Greg. Greg wants to show his maturity since he’s now in middle school. But how will Greg cope with Rowley’s rising star at school?
Rodrick Rules (Book 2) (2008)
Hurrah! Now you’re reading Rodrick Rules book 2. Greg is keeping a secret from his summer vacation in this book. It’s the beginning of a new school year, and Greg has a brand new journal. The past is over (right?). Rodrick, Greg’s little brother, knows everything. He doesn’t intend to keep his little brother’s secrets. Greg’s not-quite cool reputation makes it difficult for him to make it through the new school year. Greg takes his second journal very seriously.
The Last Straw (Book 3) (2009)
Will Greg Heffley be third time lucky? Heffley can only read one book (sorry, journal) without drama! It’s not possible. Where’s the fun? Greg’s father is on a mission with Greg to make his favorite wimpy child happy by introducing him to various physical activities. Greg manages to avoid his father’s devious plans, but his dodge comes to an abrupt halt when the phrase “military academy” is mentioned. Gulp. To get out of this, he’ll need to think of something EPIC.
Dog Days (Book 4) (2009)
Greg invites readers to join him on his summer vacations in book four. Our child is more of an “indoor person”, so he’s looking forward to spending some serious TV and video gaming time in his dark bedroom for the next few weeks. Mum has other plans. Greg’s summer plans are thrown into disarray by her desire for more ‘family togetherness’ this summer. Worse, Greg is left somewhat outnumbered by a new addition to his Heffley family. This could be one helluva summer. It’s your chance!
The Ugly Truth (Book 5) (2010)
Greg Heffley wants to be treated like a grown-up. But is he ready for all that growing up brings? It is not an easy journey, and it can even get quite ugly. This is what Greg will find out in Jeff Kinney’s fifth installment of the series. Greg is suddenly faced with new challenges, including boy-girl parties and increased responsibilities. Greg could use the support of a friend, but Greg and Rowley got into a major fight. Greg now has to face the ugly truth on his own.
Cabin Fever (Book 6) (2011)
Can Greg weather the storms Cabin Fever has in store for his book six? Guess what? Greg is being held responsible for recent damage to school property. He’s innocuous (sort of). Just as the authorities close in on him, a massive blizzard strikes, trapping the Heffleys indoors. What’s worse? What’s worse? Being in huge amounts of unfair trouble or being stuck indoors for days with your family?
The Third Wheel (Book 7) (2012)
Greg Heffley knows that Valentine’s Day doesn’t just involve hugs and kisses. Greg Heffley’s greatest challenge is dealing with all the day’s responsibilities. Greg’s middle school is hosting a Valentine’s Day dance, and LOVE IS IN THE AIRE; Greg’s world has been turned upside down by this. Greg and Rowley, his best friend, felt the pressure and were determined to find dates for their school dance. This is not an easy task when you are a frail child. Will they find love? Is one of them going to discover what it means to be a third wheel…
Hard Luck (Book 8) (2013)
Greg’s ex-best friend Rowley has left him, and Greg is now alone to get through middle school. He keeps hearing his mum say that friends come and go, but that family is always there for him, but it’s not helping him at the moment. Greg makes a bold decision to trust God and leave it up to the chance to find new friends after struggling to make new ones. Will luck or a game of chance guide this sluggish kid to the right path?
The Long Haul (Book 9) (2014)
Greg Heffley’s survival chances are low after reading eight books. Greg’s mom has decided to make this a summer vacation by taking the family on a minivan road trip. What could go wrong? Greg is as skeptical as you are. This book is going to be the bumpiest yet, so buckle up!
Old School (Book 10) (2015)
Everything is going backward in book 10. Greg feels that way when the entire town decides to unplug and stop using electronic devices. After all, it was simpler in the olden days. Greg must live his life’ old school’. With tension building inside the home, how will he survive? His journal is a blessing.
Double Down (Book 11) (2016)
Greg is getting scared this Halloween. His mum is his biggest fear. Greg decides to make his movie. It will not only get his mum off his back, but it will also make him famous and rich. This is a bulletproof idea. Use lights! Camera! Action
The Getaway (Book 12) (2017)
The Heffley family decides it’s time for a vacation. We ask: What could go wrong with a Diary of a Wimpy Kid story? The Heffleys quickly discover that paradise is not all it seems. You can expect sun poisoning, stomach problems, and evil creatures. This summer adventure is one Jeff Kinney would dream up!
The Meltdown (Book 13) (2018)
This entry shows how heavy snow has shut down Greg Heffley’s school. Before you know it, the entire neighborhood is transformed into a winter battlefield. Rival groups are fighting for territory, large snow forts are being built, and snowball fights are raging all over the place. Let’s hope Greg can survive this MELTDOWN in his neighborhood!
Wrecking Ball (Book 14) (2019)
The Heffleys are enjoying a positive installment. Their Aunt Reba has given them an unexpected inheritance. They are sad that their Aunt Reba has passed away, but they are excited about the possibilities for home improvements. Things don’t always go according to plan. The Heffleys will have to make difficult decisions as unwelcome creatures appear, toxic mold forms, and walls fall.
The Deep End (Book 15) (2020)
Greg and his family want to escape for the summer. They don’t have enough money to travel overseas. They decided to go on a cross-country camping trip. Their plans ran into trouble as usual. They arrive at a campsite far from their summertime dream. Greg then has an unfortunate encounter with his swimming trunks while the Heffleys are floating on a river.
Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid (2019)
Over ten years, Greg Heffley has seen things through Greg Heffley’s eyes. But have you ever wondered what Rowley Jefferson thinks? Rowley is the author of Diary of an Awesome Friendly Child. He has started his journal. Greg, Rowley’s best friend, is slightly mad and claims that Rowley has completely ripped him off. Being a good friend, Rowley has agreed to tell Greg his story (as he will be rich and famous). Rowley’s stories may not be what Greg had in mind.
Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure (2020)
Rowley is a writer and has decided to tell a great epic story. The story follows Roland the Barbarian and Garg, his best friend, to rescue Roland’s mother from the White Warlock. Rowley is eager to share the first chapter with Greg, his best friend. He is. It’s okay. Greg will help Rowley’s story become a bestseller.
Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories (2021)
Rowley is a master at fantasy adventure writing and has now taken up spooky stories. Rowley, and we’re certain Greg will assist in some way, will take you on an entertaining, frightening, and, no doubt, entertaining journey through the world of blood-sucking vampires, zombies, and other gruesome ghosts. Be careful. You may have to go to bed with the lights on.
Will, there be another book and if so, when will it be released?
Yes, Wrecking ball, the 14th Diary of a Wimpy Kid, is in my hands. It will be out on November 5, 2019. I plan to continue writing books for as long as children are still reading them.
Did you always want to be a writer?
Yes, I was born wanting to be a cartoonist in a newspaper, but no one would syndicate my work. When I managed to sneak my comics into books, I was finally successful.
When did you start writing books? What made you decide to write books for kids?
In 2007, Wimpy Kid’s first book was published. Wimpy Kid was my first book. It took me eight years to complete it. I believed I was writing a massive manuscript for adults (roughly 1,300 pages). It was intended to be a reflection of middle school life. After finding an editor who liked it, I was informed that what I had written was not a book for adults but a children’s book series.
Where do you get the ideas for your characters? Are the books based on your childhood?
The Heffley family is loosely based upon my own family. Greg is a combination of my worst moments from childhood. I try to recall funny memories from my childhood. Then I add those memories into the fiction blender. Sometimes they end up in the books.
How long does it take you to write a book?
A Wimpy Kid book takes nine months to make; six months to think up all the jokes (I need 350), one month to write, and two months to illustrate.
What is your favorite book in the series?
Because I had no success before the first, my favorite will always remain the first. The ninth is my favorite – it’s one of the most compelling stories I’ve ever told.
Who is your favorite character in the series?
Rowley is my favorite character. He loves being a child and isn’t in any hurry to grow up. That is what I love about Rowley.
What is your favorite book? Who is your favorite author?
Growing up, Judy Blume was my favorite author. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye. Now, I will read anything by Malcolm Gladwell or Bill Bryson.
What’s your advice for aspiring writers?
First, I would encourage an aspiring illustrator or author to develop an original idea and nurture it. Although it can take many years to develop a winning idea, it is worth the effort. The second step is to try writing a story that resembles the style of someone you admire. This will help you understand their style and make it easier to create your own. This will help you to develop your style. Find someone willing to give honest criticism.