The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Books in Order

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.

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1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid

This first book 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.

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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.

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3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw

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.

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4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

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...


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5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth

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.

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6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

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...

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7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel

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?

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8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

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 – 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?

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9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

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.

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10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School

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.

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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?

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12. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway

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...

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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.

  • DDR2 9 years +
    Jeff Kinney
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    The eleventh story in Jeff Kinney's all-conquering Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Double Down finds the pressure really piling up on Greg Heffley.

    Greg's mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she asks him to put down the controller and 'explore his creative side'. As if that wasn't enough, Halloween is coming around quick and he's getting frights from every angle.

    He finds a bag of gummy worms and this sparks an idea... could he make a movie to get his mom off his back? And could his directorial debut make him rich and famous? You just know things won't go quite to plan.
  • LOH2 7 years +
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    Greg Heffley is back - and this time he's heading on the road with his family... could there be anything worse? Zoo-wee-mama! The ninth book in the worldwide bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will have the whole family howling with laughter.

    Suitable for children aged 9 and over, the Wimpy Kid books have not only delighted keen readers but also those who have been reluctant to discover the joys of reading and this book finds the Heffleys taking in an epic road trip.

    We think Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul might just be Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney's funniest book yet - your children will love it, and you'll be chuckling along, too.
  • WIK2 9 years +
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    Can you believe that Greg Heffley and his family have been entertaining children all over the world for 10 years now? The tenth book in the bestselling series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School finds Greg's town voluntarily going electronics-free - and you can imagine how well this has gone down!

    Full of Jeff Kinney's trademark zeal and comic strip illustrations, Greg is missing modern life and its conveniences. As tensions mount both in and outside the Heffley household, Greg has to find a way to survive or decide if he is cut out for going 'old school'...

    A hilarious page-turner that adults will be chuckling at almost as much as the children.
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    Perfect for getting even the most reluctant readers absolutely hooked, the tales of Greg Heffley, his friends and his family in Jeff Kinney's unique, diary-meets-comic book remains a worldwide sensation.

    In this sixth instalment of the hit Wimpy Kid series, Greg finds himself in trouble at school (again) but this time he is actually innocent... for the most part anyway. Then a surprise blizzard means the worst thing EVER happens - Greg is trapped indoors with his family.

    Maybe the punishment that awaits him at school doesn't seem so bad after all...
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    More trials and tribulations for Greg Heffley to endure as he attempts to negotiate life as a Wimpy Kid. In the fourth instalment of the hit series, complete with hilarious cartoon illustrations on almost every page and a large dose of very dry humour, Greg comes into conflict with his mum when summer comes around. Greg's idea of the perfect summer is staying indoors in front of the TV, but Mom has other ideas and soon the family is spending more time together... with chaotic results!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    Jeff Kinney
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    Best-selling author Jeff Kinney should win a Nobel Prize for helping reluctant readers everywhere with his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The cartoon-strip illustrations and wacky, off-beat humour give these books tons of appeal for boy readers from 9+ who don't like reading. In Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw, Greg's dad, Frank, is determined to make a man of Greg. How can Greg escape the military academy fate awaiting him? If you're into The Simpsons, the comic capers of Greg Heffley are right up your street!

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    Jeff Kinney
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    We love Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid books here at Book People and Hard Luck - the eighth book in the worldwide bestselling series - might just find the luckless Greg Heffley and his family in their most embarrassing situation(s) yet.

    Greg's losing streak just won't come to an end - best friend Rowley has ditched him for a girl; he just can't make new friends in middle school and his family are still annoying... In an effort to improve things, Greg decides he'll leave all future decisions to the roll of a dice - but will he be lucky?

    Fresh, funny and full of situations children aged 7 and over will recognise, this is a laugh-out-loud book sure to delight them (and more than a few grown-ups who browse through).
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    The Third Wheel is the hilarious seventh book in the brilliant, bestselling and award-winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. This book is perfect for readers of 8+ and all the millions of Wimpy Kid fans. Also now a box office-busting major motion franchise with the third Wimpy Kid movie, Dog Days released in the UK in August 2012! Love is in the air, but what does that mean for Greg Heffley? A Valentine's Day dance at Greg's school has turned his world upside down. As Greg scrambles to find a date, he's worried he'll be left out in the cold on the big night. His bestfriend, Rowley, doesn't have any prospects either but that's small consolation. Then an unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. But a lot can happen in one night, and in the end, you never know who's going to be lucky in love...Share in the hilarious adventures of everyone's favourite wimpy kid, Greg Heffley, in the highly-anticipated seventh book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Praise for Jeff Kinney: "The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid". (Sun). "Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet". (Independent). "The most hotly anticipated children's book of the year is here - Diary of a Wimpy Kid". (Big Issue). "Hilarious". (Telegraph). Winner of Blue Peter's Best Book of the Last 10 Years award. Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer, and a number 1 New York Times bestselling author. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Powerful People in the World. Jeff is also creator of Poptropica.com, which was names one of Time magazine's 50 Best Websites. He lives in Massachusetts, USA.
  • 6DWK 7 years +
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    Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a worldwide bestseller that is cracking kids up from New York to Newcastle!

    When Greg finds himself thrust into a new school where undersize weaklings like him share the corridors with other kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving, he decides to piggyback on the popularity of his friend Rowley and finally become cool.

    Children from 9+ will love reading the hilarious story of how Greg and Rowley's friendship is tested to the limits!
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    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is the second volume in Jeff Kinney's Wimpy Kid series and is just as hilarious as the first! Packed with wacky cartoon illustrations, this giggle-out-loud diary is perfect for encouraging reluctant readers to get stuck into a book.

    Greg 'Wimpy Kid' Heffley is determined to be seen as 'cool' at school, but he has to battle to hide a hideously embarrassing incident from his past and a big brother who enjoys tormenting him at every turn. Life couldn't be more of an uphill struggle. Readers from 9+ will identify with Greg and his totally stomach-churning traumas!