Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid is an international bestselling series that really has been loved by children everywhere, and with good reason. The series is known for its quirky stories, hilarious illustrations and ever-relatable hero, Greg Heffley. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid books also have a reputation for being excellent books to give to reluctant readers to help them engage with stories that are both entertaining and easy-to-read. So, if you want to get your kids started on this ever-popular series then take a look through our list of all the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books in order below.
This first book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series introduces the quirky and hilarious story of Greg and his friends and family. Greg has just started a new school and settling in is hard, the other kids are all so much bigger and meaner than him but he does have one new friend, Rowley. As friendships are tested and Greg struggles to gain some popularity in the school, he is about to learn some important lessons about being a kid.
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules
Greg is back after an awful summer holiday. Something happened over summer that he doesn't want the school to know about. Unfortunately for Greg, his brother Roderick knows all about what happened and with Greg writing all his secrets in his handy diary, what can go wrong? School's about to get a whole lot harder for this hilarious hero.
Greg has always and will always be wimpy and there isn't any kind of training he can have to change that. Although someone really needs to tell that to Greg's dad Frank as he's about to sign him up to military academy unless Greg can convince him that he can change his wimpy ways after all.
Greg can't wait to spend his summer staying inside and playing video games until his Mom tells him that he will be participating in family bonding activities all summer long. This, of course, means Greg and his mom are at loggerheads and to make matters a little more interesting, a new furry friend may be joining the family...
Greg is growing up and with that comes the awkwardness of boy and girl parties. With growing up comes strange and uncomfortable new experiences and, soon enough, Greg will have to learn the ugly truth. Just as fun and hilarious as the other books, the fifth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is brilliant from start to finish.
Tragedy strikes when Greg gets in trouble at school for something he didn't do. Then a sudden blizzard hits Greg's hometown and he is trapped in his house with his madcap family. As Greg starts to go stir crazy, he thinks maybe he would rather be facing the punishment awaiting him in school...
It's Valentine's Day and Greg's school has organised a dance for the occasion but this causes more awkwardness and embarrassment for Greg and Rowley than its worth as they struggle to find dates. However, to everyone's surprise, Greg actually does get himself a date to the dance which makes Rowley the third wheel. But, with the dance just around the corner, is there just enough time for everything to go wrong?
Greg may just be the unluckiest kid in his school, his best friend's ditched him for a girl and making new friends isn't as easy as it seems. So, Greg's come up with an unusual solution to his unfortunate situation â to put everything down to chance. He starts making decisions based on a roll of the dice but will this improve his luck after all or just cause more chaos?
The Heffleys are going on a road trip! But, with the Heffley family, nothing ever goes smoothly and this is bound to be a trip they won't forget. Along the way they encounter seagulls, pigs, car accidents and more and Greg is documenting every hilarious part of it in his trusty diary.
Greg goes old school when his whole town decides to give up their electronics. But, how will Greg cope without the technologies of the modern world to entertain him? Things are getting tense in the Heffley household as the wacky and weird story continues.
11. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down
Greg's mom has decided that it's time for Greg to stop sitting in front of his video games all day and to start exploring his creative side. At first, Greg is reluctant to change but then he has an ingenuous idea - why not try to make a movie?! With Halloween coming up and a whole film to shoot, could Greg be in for a scare when the pressure's on?
Christmas is coming to the Heffley house but they won't be there to celebrate it as they're jetting off to a tropical island for the festive season. But there's nothing relaxing about this getaway when Greg and his family are forced to face sun poisoning, strange critters and yet even more embarrassing experiences...
Snow has fallen over Greg's neighbourhood in this wintery adventure and his school has had to close for the day. But, as the snow falls outside so a war is coming with snow ball fights breaking out and snow forts being built wherever you turn. Can Greg and Rowley survive the snow day?
Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans with be familiar with Greg's lovable best friend, Rowley Jefferson and now it's time for him to take the wheel on the Wimpy Kid stories. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid is Rowley's journal about his own thoughts and experiences but it soon comes back to Greg as Rowley agrees to become his biographer. But, this biography doesn't quite turn out the way anyone expected...
Zoo-wee-mama! Now you know where to start, you can encourage your kids to start reading a fantastic book series that will have them in stitches for days.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid books in order
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Roderick Rules
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown
- Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid