Jeff Kinney

Born on 19 February, 1971 in Maryland, USA, Jeff Kinney was brushing up his artistic skills from a very early age. The first of his drawings that he can remember was of a turtle when he was just 3 years old. He started working on Greg Heffley and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series in 1988 and it took 19 years for the first book to be published in 2007. His distinctive cartoons were originally published on Funbrain.com and were already wildly successful by the time the books went into print. Presented in cartoon diary format, the Wimpy Kid books follow Greg and his family as they embark on a number of misadventures and have won many awards, as well as introducing reluctant readers to the joys of books.


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  • WKJK 9 years +

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection - 12 Books (Collection)

    Jeff Kinney

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    Containing books 1-11 in Jeff Kinney's bestselling (10 million and counting!) series all the way up to Double Down, plus a Do-it-Yourself activity book, this is a collection that belongs on every young reader's bookshelf. Zoo-wee-mama!

    Greg is an average American schoolboy, but he has a habit of getting into embarrassing but hilarious situations. These laugh-out-loud books follow his journal as he makes observations on his days and doodles away.

    From classic road trips to tales of hard luck and the terrifying prospect of finding a date for Valentine's Day, these misadventures are sure to have children (and you!) laughing out loud.
    This collection contains books 1-11 in Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
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  • DAQ2 8 years +

    Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid (Hardback)

    Jeff Kinney

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    Bestselling author Jeff Kinney introduces the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid author - Rowley Jefferson - in this hilarious journal that follows his best friend Greg Heffley's life in the Wimpy Kid world.

    In Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, Rowley writes a journal of his own about his experiences and agrees to play the role of biographer for Greg along the way. But it soon becomes clear that Rowley might not be the best fit, as his 'biography' is a laughable mess!

    Wimpy Kid fans won't want to miss out on this fun-filled book that lets readers see even more of the Wimpy Kid world through Rowley's eyes.
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  • WKA2 9 years +

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (Hardback)

    Jeff Kinney

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    The Meltdown is the 13th hilarious book in Jeff Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. It's full of laugh-out-loud doodles and diary entries.

    When snow shuts down Greg Heffley's middle school, his neighbourhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson.

    It's a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighbourhood meltdown. When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day?
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  • GTK2 9 years +

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (Paperback)

    Jeff Kinney

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    Greg Heffley and his family return for another laugh-out-loud misadventure in The Getaway - the twelfth book in Jeff Kinney's all-conquering Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

    It's getting cold and Christmas is coming so the Heffleys decide there's only one thing to do: head off to a tropical island to escape the stress of the season and enjoy some much-needed rest and relaxation.

    A few days in paradise is meant to work wonders but, as ever with the Heffleys, things are never that simple. They suffer sun poisoning, stomach trouble, venomous creatures and so much more.

    Can anything save their holiday or will the getaway end up being a grand disaster? Complete with the trademark illustrations and plenty of funny situations and observations, this is a must for any Wimpy Kid fan. Zoo-wee-mama!
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  • AEPHJ 9 years +

    The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary (Hardback)

    Jeff Kinney

    Imagine all the Wimpy Kid laughs you've had from reading the diaries, all the best bits you talk about with your friends and all the cartoons of Greg Heffley you've had a go at drawing yourself. Now imagine it all - on screen! "The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary" goes behind the scenes of each of the three Wimpy Kid movies to tell the story of Greg Heffley from the funniest cartoon character ever, to a real live person on the big screen. A full-colour diary complete with photographs, script pages, storyboard sketches, costume designs, and more hilarious Wimpy Kid drawings by Jeff Kinney. "The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary" is the perfect companion to the phenomenally bestselling series.
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  • LOH2 9 years +

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Paperback)

    Jeff Kinney

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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.
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  • 6DWK 9 years +

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Paperback)

    Jeff Kinney

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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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  • AAWUH 9 years +

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (Paperback)

    Jeff Kinney

    Now in paperback - this is the next mega-selling instalment in the hilarious "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series. Greg's mom has a vision of 'family togetherness' that really doesn't sound a whole lot of fun. But there's a brand-new addition to the Heffley family to contend with and it looks like Greg might be outnumbered. It could be a real dog of a summer...
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  • BMFCN 9 years +

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (Paperback)

    Jeff Kinney

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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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    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School (Paperback)

    Jeff Kinney

    In Old School, the 10th book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Greg Heffley's town has voluntarily gone free from electronics - and you can imagine how well this has gone down...

    Packed with Jeff Kinney's fun humour, witty observations and comic strip illustrations, it follows Greg as he begins to miss all of modern life and its conveniences. How will he cope with going 'old school'?
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  • ALRWU 9 years +

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel (Book 7) (Paperback)

    Jeff Kinney

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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.
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    Do-it-yourself Book (Paperback)

    Jeff Kinney

    Now everyone can have their own Wimpy Kid diary! Draw your own Wimpy-Kid-style cartoons, fill in facts and lists, check out the full-colour comics inside and even write your own Wimpy Kid journal, just like Greg. This title now comes with dozens of pages of new content and a brand new cover.
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    ACMVY 9 years +

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books - 4 Books (Paperback)

    Jeff Kinney

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    This title includes such books as: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid"; "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules"; "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw"; and, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days". Get the first four books in this mega-selling series in one brilliant Wimpy Kid set - the funniest books you'll ever read.
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    The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter (The Making of the Long Haul) (Hardback)

    Jeff Kinney

    Go on a movie-making journey of epic proportions in The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter Making a movie is a lot like going on a road trip. There are twists and turns and lots of surprises along the way. Hit the road with author and illustrator Jeff Kinney and get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the latest 20th Century Fox movie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. Find out what it takes to film a flock of seagulls invading a mini-van. Learn about a robot pig and an animatronic three-year-old. And discover everything that goes into making a feature film. Complete with exclusive set photos, storyboards and original cartoons by Jeff Kinney. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: the Next Chapter is the perfect book for anyone who's ever wondered how a movie gets made. But buckle up: You're in for a wild ride.
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  • AAQGT 9 years +

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (Audio)

    Jeff Kinney

    Now on audio CD - this is the fourth mega-selling instalment in the hilarious "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series. Greg's mom has a vision of 'family togetherness' that really doesn't sound a whole lot of fun. But there's a brand-new addition to the Heffley family to contend with and it looks like Greg might be outnumbered. It could be a real dog of a summer ...Unabridged on 2 x CDs, this title is read by Ramon de Ocampo.
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  • BMFCO 9 years +

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (Paperback)

    Jeff Kinney

    The Ugly Truth is the fifth book in Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and is now out in paperback. Our geeky hero, Greg Heffley, encounters girl trauma as he's reached the age where parties involve this strange species too. Wacky illustrations and lots of laugh-out-loud madness are guaranteed to keep readers 9+ engrossed!
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  • AMCNU 9 years +

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck (Paperback)

    Jeff Kinney

    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 9 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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  • AAQGS 9 years +

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (Audio)

    Jeff Kinney

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    Catch the hapless Greg Heffley as he navigates his way through family and school life with his best friend, Rowley, by his side in a brand new "Wimpy Kid" adventure! It is unabridged on 2 x CDs.
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    Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 6) (Audio)

    Jeff Kinney

    Penguin presents the audio edition of Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney, read by Dan Russell Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he's innocent! Or at least sort of. The authorities are closing in, but then a surprise blizzard hits and the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he is going to have to face the music but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family?
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  • AQGEE 9 years +

    Old School (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 10) (Audio)

    Jeff Kinney

    Get ready, book 10 in the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is coming! 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
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  • AAAGZ 9 years +

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (Paperback)

    Jeff Kinney

    Greg's dad, Frank, is on a mission - a mission to make this wimpy kid, well, less wimpy. All manner of 'manly' physical activities are planned, but Greg just about manages to find a way out of them. That is until military academy is mentioned and Greg realizes that he's going to have to come up with something very special to get out of this one...
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  • BMTRJ 9 years +

    The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 3) (Audio)

    Jeff Kinney

    Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney, read by Dan Russell. You know how you're supposed to come up with a list of "resolutions" at the beginning of the year to try to make yourself a better person? Well, the problem is, it's not easy for me to think of ways to improve myself, because I'm pretty much one of the best people I know.But Greg's dad has other ideas. He wants Greg to change his wimpy ways, toughen up and enlist in other 'manly' endeavours. And when he threatens to send Greg to military academy, Greg realizes he has to shape up . . . or get shipped out.
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    Diary o a Wimpy Wean (Paperback)

    Jeff Kinney

    Richt, afore ye say onythin: this is a JOURNAL, aye? No a diary. I ken fine whit it says on the front. But when ma Maw went doon the shops I SPECIALLY telt her tae get yin that didnae say "diary" on it. Well seen, eh. Aw I need noo is for some bampot tae spy me cairtin this book aboot and get the wrang end o the stick. The ither thing I want tae get oot the road straicht aff the bat is that this wis ma MAW's idea, no mine. But she's no richt in the heid if she thinks I'm aboot tae stairt writin awa aboot ma "feelins" or ony o that guff. Sae if ye're waitin on me giein it aw "Dear Diary" this and "Dear Diary" that, ye can awa and run. The anely reason I'm gaun alang wi this at aw is that, wan day, when I'm pure mintit and famous, I'll hiv better things tae dae than staun aboot answerin fowk's stupit questions aw day lang. Sae this book is gonnae be wirth its wecht in gowd. Scots writer Thomas Clark has transformed Jeff Kinney's Wimpy Kid into a Wimpy Wean. In Thomas's translation, twelve year old hero Greg Heffley tells us all about his life in gallus modern easy to read Scots. A great book in any language, Diary o a Wimpy Wean is packed with laughter, gags, disasters, daydreams and plenty to keep young readers hooked until the very end.
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  • BMTQS 7 years +

    Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (Book 1) (Audio)

    Jeff Kinney

    Penguin presents the audio CD edition of Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, read by Dan Russell. Let me get something straight: this is a JOURNAL, not a diary. This was Mom's idea, not mine. But if she thinks I'm going to write down my "feelings" in here or whatever, she's crazy.The only reason I agreed to do this at all is because I figure later on when I'm rich and famous, this book is gonna come in handy.But for now I'm stuck with a bunch of morons. Today is the first day of school, so I figured I might as well write in this book to pass the time.Just don't expect me to be all "Dear Diary" this and "Dear Diary" that.
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