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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1) | Jeff Kinney
Boys dont keep diariesor do they?
The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to
Its 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 youre 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 Rowleys star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friends 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 dont expect me to be all Dear Diary this and Dear Diary that. Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he wont 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.
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Mccall0113
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Came home from work to find this. :)

ravenlee 😍 3mo
Nute A lovely sight!😍 3mo
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alanholland

the mood is light and optimistic. Tone depends on Gregory's mood. It can be arrogant, boastful, happy, frustrated, disappointed and so on.

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PageShifter
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Pickpick

This was really fun to read and I am going to continue this series. This made me to think my own school time and for me this felt really realistic - also by showing how children always find some way to do what they shouldn't. :D

#SeriesRead2022 #TheSupernaturalYear (Journal) #JumpStart2022 #19822022 (9/41)

Lizpixie Nice work👍 7mo
Librarybelle This is a series I have yet to read! 7mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 7mo
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WilsonAlyssa
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Pickpick

Great book!

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thanek
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I‘ve been reading these books all the way up until Big Shot, when I decided to stop buying them at bookstores. But yeah I think this is a charming, funny, and VERY honest depiction of middle school from the perspective of one self-absorbed kid. It‘s a must see I kid you not.

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Booksanduniverse
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Ok... I read this book's whole series an year ago, and still are reading ( it's what you call binge-reading) let me tell you, this book is a heaven of humor!!!! I love how Greg deals with his life being a wimp! This book, or any book from this series always have weird ,funny and cool endings!

BooksChocolatesCoffees I love this series too! 13mo
BooksChocolatesCoffees Welcome Kavya!!! I hope you enjoy Litsy!!! If you have any questions, just ask! 13mo
wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 13mo
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Nawfil Ahsan
Pickpick

Cool

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Whalien99
Mehso-so

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Ericaj
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Pickpick

This is RF. This is great for LC. This book won a Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award. This book is the first book written from the famous series a Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It is about a boy going into middle school and trying to fit in. He faces trouble throughout the book. It is a funny book for older elementary students to read. https://www.wimpykidclub.co.uk/wp-content/themes/wimpy-default/_inc/pdf/01%20DOA...

Ericaj This article provides a guide for teachers to use. Also, it has questions that can be asked throughout the book. UDL 9.3 Develop self-assessment and reflection. ESOL strategy # 6 Continually monitor students‘ comprehension. Throughout each meeting, the teacher can check upon the students to see if they understand the book. #UCFLAE3414SP21 1y
Adodd1 This book would also be great for an IR with your students, while still using ESOL strategy number 6 to check for your students comprehension 1y
ztorres Diary of the wimpy kids is a great series and always good to have in the classroom. Especially those upper elementary students that can somewhat relate to the main character who just started middles school. Really good books! 1y
DrSpalding I agree wholeheartedly that this would make an excellent literature circle/book club option in your middle grade classroom. Your universal design and English learner strategies work beautifully. 1y
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rachelm
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Photographic proof that for at least 15 minutes the kids‘ bookshelf was organized.

Kenyazero That's a good looking kids' shelf! 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 15 minutes is great!!! 👍 1y
rachelm @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😂isn‘t that the truth 1y
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i just finished reading this book. some parts are about his reputation other parts just about what happened to him through his years as a “kid“ in school. personally my favourite part was when he threatened to call the cops, then the teens went all rage on trying to get Rowley and Greg.

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britt_brooke
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Big bro (8.5) reading aloud to little bro (*almost* 7) while mom and dad watch football. Sweet, sweet babies!

#raisingreaders

AlaMich Awww!! Sweet photo! 2y
Texreader ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Leftcoastzen Awww! Getting big those 2 . 2y
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britt_brooke @AlaMich Thank you! 2y
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen So big!! 😭😭 My baby will be 7 in a couple of weeks. 2y
Reviewsbylola They‘re adorable! 2y
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cewilf
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Panpan

I couldn‘t figure out how to copy and paste, so here‘s my Goodreads review. This book is not funny and I just don‘t get the appeal. I‘m usually a teacher who is happy whenever kids are reading, but if this is it, I‘m not so sure. I‘m hoping to find better options with more positive representation if I end up staying in 6th, as most of the class books I have are for 8th grade.

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jmtrivera
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Mehso-so

Overall it's cute enough and I can see why so many of my students over the years have been fond of it. Still, while Greg's inability to see his own missteps and learn from them might have been humorous and true to life, it impacts the satisfaction quotient. It was like having the silly humor of Calvin and Hobbes, with none of the depth which made Watterson brilliant. So, just fine.

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Emily92Bibliophile
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Coffee and Book Lovers UNITE! 📚 ☕️ Hit me with your best Literary Cup Of Jo! No wrong answers! Doesn‘t have to be a classic- just think along the lines that a teenager would think is funny/ catchy. Short and sweet. This is not my cup of tea but I‘ll be trying to get my creative juices flowing as well!

Emily92Bibliophile Another example : The Clockwork Orange 🥛 (Chi Tea Orange Latte) - a strong concoction of milk and orange spice to create something truly devious ( haven‘t read this book or seen movie - just from what I know !) 2y
Chrissyreadit I like the mr Darcy 2y
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mandarchy
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Found this bookmark in this donated book. Made be laugh out loud.

CogsOfEncouragement That is hilarious. Thanks for sharing! 2y
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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Pickpick

I finally read it. And. Ok I see why my boys have read it so many times-the humor is spot on for them. As a mom, I wish Greg saw more direct consequences for treating his friend so poorly, but then I doubt kids would read it as much. #bbrc #middlegrade #readerschoice #bookspinbingo

SiameseCatsRead Read the first two books to my son, then bailed. My 6 year old wasn't into it. I know he's young...but they just weren't for us. 2y
Sarahreadstoomuch @kelly_anne I‘m not going to encourage them, but my boys discovered and loved these around 3rd-4th grade. The younger is going into 6th now, and he‘s rereading them. Again. I stole this from his library pile! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 2y
LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 2y
SiameseCatsRead @Sarahreadstoomuch I agree that that's a better age group for the books. Most of the jokes went right over his head, or some of the words were objectionable in our house, so I kept having change words on the fly 😂 If he wants to read them in a few years, I would be ok with it. Lucky yours had them to steal from for bingo!!! 2y
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LaurenMags
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Panpan

I read this book to my library kids online. The kids love it but I am not a fan. It is just stupid humor and the main character is mean and lazy.

Powered_By_Plants My son loved these. I remember him talking about ‘the cheese touch‘ 😂 2y
LaurenMags It is a popular book with the kids at the library! They LOVE this kind of humor. The cheese touch has to be my favorite part of the whole book. That part is funny and I can see kids joking around about it. 🤣🤣 @Powered_By_Plants 2y
Powered_By_Plants They do!! We currently have a book on our shelf called ‘i need a new bum‘ 🙄🙈🙈 my 6 year old cant get enough . I must admit I was trying to encourage him to read something that would make him think but it comes with age though and has finally moved on from them 😂 2y
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BookofWords
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Pickpick

This was my son‘s first chapter book that he read on his own. I read the book along with him, more like a buddy read so we could discuss it after. This kid is really a jerk. So it did provide the opportunity for us to speak about some of his behaviors in the book. Is he grown up Cailou???

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LapReader
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Pickpick

Self isolating but only because it‘s wet and windy. Stew and the kids spent the morning at the Scout‘s Fun Day while I did some errands then Autumn arrived😭

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Christinak
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That piece of #cheese has been sitting on the blacktop since last spring. #QuotsyJan20

TK-421 😂 3y
Gissy ☺️ 3y
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Panic70
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Took my 9 year old to a used book store and she made quick work of picking out some books from a couple series she enjoys.

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MarkusLibanan
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Book 1 read Aug this year

ValkyrieAndHerBooks Welcome to Litsy! 3y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #litsywelcomewagon 3y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳🎈 3y
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MrsMalaprop
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How I love that this kid loves reading as much as me 🙏📚😍👩‍👦💞. #raisingreaders #schoolholidays

Cinfhen Great photo 💙 3y
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SW-T
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"...the brain is like a muscle, and if you don't exercise it by reading and doing creative stuff, it'll get weak and mushy." - from the tagged book

#quotes

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Owlizabeth
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#librarian #autism #mom #bookseller friends - please help! I have a 17 year old autistic son who hates reading, but has to do 20 minutes a day over the summer for school. His reading comprehension skills are very low and he only likes the Wimpy Kid books. We‘ve tried Big Nate, he wasn‘t a fan. He‘s huge into Nintendo. Any suggestions? #HELP #litsyloveslibraries

LibrarianRyan Last Kids on earth,
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Elizabeth2 Does he like Star Wars? Jedi Academy is a series. 3y
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Palimpsest Percy Jackson? Fablehaven? I know these are more fantasy based and not exactly like Nintendo games. Although there are some Nintendo comics if that counts. Nintendo comic systems and I think there are Zelda comics if you choose to google them. 3y
Hoopiefoot Not Nintendo related but my nephew who doesn‘t like reading but really got into the Dragon Masters books. 3y
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Sharpeipup
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#bfc #bookishfitnesschallenge #week3checkin @wanderinglynn
With the holiday, my days are all topsy turvy & I just realized it‘s Saturday ... which means I forgot to post my checkin. I revised my goals to account for the new job (more importantly the commute) which doesn‘t give me as much time to exercise. This week:
3 gym workouts
2 yoga sessions
2 more audiobooks (6 total now)

Photo credit: my friend‘s daughter

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 a great week 3! (Oh and how I miss the days when I could read upside down like that. 😉) 3y
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Kshakal
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We made our flip grid videos about our favorite book!!! He loves this book and has worked hard to read it this year!!! #teachersoflitsy

GatheringBooks awesome pic! 🧚🏼‍♀️📚 3y
LauraBrook Way to go, little dude!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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jjbowenkunkler

Zoo-Wee Mama

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jjbowenkunkler

I thought that this book was cool because it tells a story of a kid that's having a hard time in middle school and it relates to me.

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jjbowenkunkler
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Contemporary Realistic Fiction and was written in 2010. This book is about a young boy trying to find his way through middle school. Greg thinks middle school is hard especially when everyone thinks he's weird. When Greg tries to do something cool he just falls and tries again. His best friend Rowley gets on his nerve all the time until Greg does something stupid to break it off.

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megansimon

“I‘ll be famous one day, but for now I‘m stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons.”

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megansimon

I loved this book in elementary school and I‘m sure kids would still love it. Definitely a classroom staple in older grades.

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megansimon
Pickpick

This book would be great for slightly older kids (4th and 5th grade) to read because it‘s something that they can or soon will be able to relate to. The illustrations are fun and the plot is simple. The book is fun and engaging.

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Makenziebrumfield

“First of all, let me get something straight: this is a JOURNAL, not a diary. I know what it says on the cover, but when Mom went out to buy this thing I SPECIFICALLY told her to get one that didn‘t say ‘diary‘ on it.”

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Makenziebrumfield

I think children would like reading this book because they know that when it ends, there are still more books that they can read about Greg Heffley (the journey doesn‘t “end”).

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Makenziebrumfield
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Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
A great prequel to the book, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules”. I love that this author has made many different books about this character and how the story is told with cartoon illustrations.

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Haleysantucci
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Diary of a wimpy kid, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney is a New York Times bestseller and is a hilarious realistic fiction. I loved reading these books in middle school and was thrilled when they came out with the movie series based off the book. This book follows the life of a scrawny boy who is starting middle school and his hilarious friends.

Haleysantucci Each book is filled with stories that are geared to make you laugh! I would love for my students to do a dramatic read for this book as sort of a comical experience. I would utilize the UDL principle 1.3 by allowing them to act it out and give another visual representation of the story. 3y
Haleysantucci I would use the ESOL strategy number 2 by having them work in small groups to read aloud dramatically to one another. 3y
Haleysantucci https://www.wimpykidclub.co.uk/teachers-resources/ This is a site all for the diary of a wimpy kid series. It has lesson plans and teachers resources! #LAR3414sp19 3y
LaGasseSam1996 I loved Diary of a Wimpy Kid as a kid. I think having students working in a small group would be a good idea for this book. It allows students to get feedback from one another. 3y
DrSpalding This is another series much like Harry Potter that encouraged children to read and read so many books because of the alluring character and format including images somewhat like a graphic novel. 3y
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sydneybrooks

You can‘t expect everyone to have the same dedication as you.

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sydneybrooks

My mom actually used this series to get my brother into reading when he was younger. He loved them and even still enjoys looking back through them!

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sydneybrooks
Pickpick

This is such a quick read! I think this would definitely ease kids into longer books. It‘s such a fun, up down story that I think many kids can really relate to.

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fandom_hellspawn99
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#AwkwardReads I decided to take a more literal approach 😂 #LiteraryLuck @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻 3y
vkois88 Lol I love your choices!!! I want to read them all. They all look fun and cute 3y
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