Category Archives: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

November 1, 2016

Trivia: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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Diaryofawimpykid_130Book #11 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down comes out on November 1, 2016, so I’d like to throw some vintage Diary of a Wimpy Kid trivia at you! Do you remember these facts from the first book?

  1. What did Uncle Charlie get Greg for Christmas?
  2. What game do Greg and Rowley play with Greg’s Big Wheel?
  3. How does Greg improvise a weightlifting set?
  4. What does Fregley say when he needs to go to the bathroom?
  5. What does Barry Palmer owe Bryan Little?

Good luck! Props if you know these off the top of your head, and if you don’t, you can thank me later for making you go back to that hilarious book. Here are the answers. Continue reading

July 20, 2016

10 Things Diary of a Wimpy Kid Fans Understand

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double DownHave you read all 10 Diary of a Wimpy Kid books? Are you eagerly awaiting the release of Book #11 Double Down coming out November 1, 2016? If so, we’ve got just the thing to get you through. Check out our Top 10 list of…

10 Things Only Wimpy Kid Fans Understand

10. You will never eat a slice of deli cheese again.

9. When your mom asks you to change your baby sister/brother’s diaper you start singing the “Exploded Diaper” song.

8. Other people’s parents try to talk to them while on the toilet, too?

7. Why taking a “shower” at camp with baby wipes… is actually a pretty good solution.

6. Why wearing your older brother or sister’s hand-me-down underwear is a problem.

5. Silas Scratch.

4. The difference between a purse and an embroidered book bag.

3. That scary moment when you have to stop going to the kiddie dentist … and start the adult dentist.

2. When you take a picture of somebody’s bent inside-of-the-elbow, but your photography teacher thinks it is somebody’s butt (and of course you get in trouble).

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

Are you a huge Diary of a Wimpy Kid fan? Let us know in the Comments below!

-Ratha

March 9, 2016

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy KidDiary of a Wimpy Kid Book Review

Out of the books I picked to be my favorite over time, the very best is the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. I like these books the best because they are really funny, are an easy read, have entertaining artwork, and they relate to the real world and how you are feeling as a middle schooler sometimes.

The books are about a boy named Greg who has a troublesome older brother and an annoying little brother. They are funny because Greg gets blamed for everything his little brother, Manny, does. His older brother, Rodrick, gets in a lot of trouble, but the blame always ends up on Greg.

Those are some reasons why the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series are the books that I enjoy the most.

Leah, Scholastic Kids Council

August 5, 2015

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 10

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Book #10 Is Out!Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney

Life was better in the old days. Or was it? That’s the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn’t cut out for an old-fashioned world.

With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going “old school” just too hard for a kid like Greg?

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 10

illustrations and text copyright Jeff Kinney

AND . . . Book #11 Double Down is coming out November 1! While you’re waiting for November, read our Wimpy Kid readalikes!

Sonja

January 15, 2014

Dav Pilkey & Jeff Kinney Webcast Today

Jeff Kinney and Dav Pilkey Create a “Story Smashup” Live On Stage in an Exclusive Scholastic Webcast Today

WHEN: Today at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT
WHO: Jeff Kinney, creator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and Dav Pilkey, creator of the Captain Underpants series.

CU_attackoftalkingtoiletsWHERE: Scholastic Headquarters in NYC, but we will be live-chatting about the event on the Reading Buzz Message Board. And you can watch the webcast video here.

AND download the contest entry form to create your own brilliant, one-of-a-kind, three-panel ending to Kinney and Pilkey’s original story! One Grand Prize Winner will have his or her entry framed alongside Kinney and Pilkey’s first six panels, autographed by each author. Ten Runners-Up will receive their very own illustrated storytelling extravaganza book collection. So, yeah, you will want to enter that!

Mail your entry by February 14 to:
The Mini-Story Cliff-Hanger Contest
P.O. Box 714
New York, NY, 10013-0714

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. All students in grades 2 through 8 in a U.S. school who are legal U.S. residents are eligible to enter, except those who have family members employed by Scholastic Inc. Every entry MUST include student name, teacher name, grade/age, school name, address and phone number and mailed to: Mash-Up Mini-Story Cliffhanger Contest, P.O. Box 714, New York, NY, 10013-0714. One (1) Grand Prize Winner (approx. retail value: $300) and ten (10) Runners Up (approximate retail value: $75) will be selected based on clarity of thought, execution and creativity. Winners will be notified on or about March 13, 2014. Void where prohibited.

Hope to see you in the chat!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

January 6, 2014

Captain Underpants Meets Wimpy Kid Webcast!

Jeff Kinney and Dav Pilkey Create a “Story Smashup” Live On Stage in an Exclusive Scholastic Webcast

Jeff Kinney, creator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and Dav Pilkey, creator of the Captain Underpants series joined forces for a “Story CU_attackoftalkingtoiletsSmashup” webcast event at Scholastic.

Superstar artist-authors Jeff Kinney and Dav Pilkey worked together to create an original story with art and pictures based on suggestions from an audience of kids. In the webcast, you can also watch Kinney and Pilkey’s hilarious attempts to draw each other’s characters and to see if they can draw their own characters, Greg Heffley and Captain Underpants, blindfolded! Watch the webcast video.

And . . . There’s more! You can enter a contest based on Jeff Kinney and Dav Pilkey’s story starter. Download the contest entry form and create your own brilliant, one-of-a-kind, three-panel ending to Kinney and Pilkey’s original story! One Grand Prize Winner will have his or her entry framed alongside Kinney and Pilkey’s first six panels, autographed by each author. Ten Runners-Up will receive their very own illustrated storytelling extravaganza book collection. So, yeah, you will want to enter that!

Mail your entry by February 14 to:
The Mini-Story Cliff-Hanger Contest
P.O. Box 714
New York, NY, 10013-0714

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. All students in grades 2 through 8 in a U.S. school who are legal U.S. residents are eligible to enter, except those who have family members employed by Scholastic Inc. Every entry MUST include student name, teacher name, grade/age, school name, address and phone number and mailed to: Mash-Up Mini-Story Cliffhanger Contest, P.O. Box 714, New York, NY, 10013-0714. One (1) Grand Prize Winner (approx. retail value: $300) and ten (10) Runners Up (approximate retail value: $75) will be selected based on clarity of thought, execution and creativity. Winners will be notified on or about March 13, 2014. Void where prohibited.

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

September 25, 2013

STACKS Book Club: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Meeting 2

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StacksBookClubSTACKS Book Club: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel

So many laughs! So many doodles! What a great ending to Jeff Kinney’s hilarious book Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel. Did you enjoy the ending as much as I did? The second half of this book was filled with so much excitement, I can’t wait to discuss it with all of you.

If you missed the first discussion, you can see what we discussed in Meeting 1. And now, here are the official discussion questions for this week’s STACKS Book Club meeting.diarywk7_thirdwheel

  • What do you think of Greg’s crazy attempts at finding a date to the dance? My favorite was wearing his dad’s leather jacket to school. Which was your favorite?
  • How funny was Greg’s failed attempt at babysitting? Would you trust Greg to watch your little brother or sister?
  • What did you think when Abigail agreed to go to the dance with both Greg and Rowley?
  • Remember when Rowley thought he had chickenpox? What an awful way to start a night! Have you had a funnier story from a school dance?
  • What did you think of the gang’s wacky dinner at Corney’s?
  • Wasn’t the school dance such a bizarre time? What was your favorite part of the Valentine’s Day dance?

Feel free to answer any or all the questions in the Comments below, or pose your own questions to the STACKS Book Club. Also, if you love Diary of a Wimpy Kid, check out this amazing video with the author, Jeff Kinney! And if you are looking for more books like this, try our Wimpy Kid Readalikes.

image from kids.scholastic.comBrian, STACKS Writer (a.k.a. BlackBird268)

September 18, 2013

STACKS Book Club: Wimpy Kid Meeting 1

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StacksBookClubSTACKS Book Club: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel

It’s time again to get excited for the latest meeting of the STACKS Book Club. Our latest book is Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney. This fantastic tale of grade school drama follows Greg Heffley as he tries to navigate the difficult world of dating. When Greg’s school announces it will hold a Valentine’s Day dance, Greg, along with the help of his best friend Rowley, must do everything he can to find a date. The Third Wheel is the seventh book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

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  • Aren’t Greg’s doodles the funniest parts of the story? What is your favorite sketch so far?
  • Greg grows up with such a wacky family. What member of Greg’s family is most similar to yours?
  • Learning dance in gym class sounds like so much fun! Who in the Greg’s school would you want to be your partner?
  • Wasn’t it hilarious watching Greg help Rowley run for student council? Who would you vote for, Greg or Rowley? And why?
  • Were you excited when they announced the Valentine’s Day Dance? What do you think will happen next?

Feel free to answer any or all of the questions or pose your own questions in the Comments below. Then click here to discuss the exciting end to Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel.

image from kids.scholastic.comBrian, STACKS Writer (a.k.a. BlackBird268)

August 21, 2012

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Readalikes

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WimpyKid_ColorTitle_130Diary of a Wimpy Kid Readalikes

Today’s Readalikes are for the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. These books follow Greg Heffley as he enters middle school with the goal of increasing his popularity. Unfortunately, Greg is just kind of an average kid, probably not destined for mega-popularity.

There are 10 books in the series (Book #11 comes out November 1!), and 3 movies, but once you’ve finished all those, what to read next? Look for these other funny books for ages 9-12 about life, school, and just being a regular kid. Get ready for a whole bunch of other Diary of a Wimpy Kid Readalike books you might also love. Continue reading