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Jeff Kinney - Author

About the Author

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is an international bestseller and has now been made into three blockbuster films. As well as being a bestselling author, Jeff is also an online developer and designer. He was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in 2009. He lives with his family in Massachusetts, USA. www.wimpykidclub.co.uk

Featured books by Jeff Kinney

Double Down

Double Down

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2016

Get ready, Book 11 in the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is coming! The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his 'creative side'. As if that's not scary enough, Halloween's just around the corner and the frights are coming at Greg from every angle. When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie ...and will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double Greg's troubles?

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Old School

Old School

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2015

Get ready, book 10 in the phenomenally bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is coming! 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? 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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The Long Haul

The Long Haul

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2014

Get ready, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is coming! Greg Heffley and his family hit the road in author-illustrator Jeff Kinney's ninth installment of the phenomenal bestselling 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). As well as being the international bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney is also an online developer and designer. He is the creator of the children's virtual world, Poptropica. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine's most influential people in the world. His original Diary of a Wimpy Kid was voted 'Best Children's Book of the Last 10 Years' by UK readers. Jeff lives with his family in Massachusetts, USA.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2013

The Wimpy Kid is back! In the most hotly-anticipated children's book release of the year, the hilarious, globally-bestselling and award-winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, sees Book 8 hit our shelves this November! Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story? This book is perfect for readers of 8+ and also reluctant readers. You can also discover Greg on the big screen in any one of the three Wimpy Kid Movie box office smashes. 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). As well as being the international bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney is also an online developer and designer. He is the creator of the children's virtual world, Poptropica. Jeff has been named one of TIME magazine's most influential people in the world. His original Diary of a Wimpy Kid was voted 'Best Children's Book of the Last 10 Years' by UK readers. Jeff lives with his family in Massachusetts, USA.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Cabin Fever

Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Cabin Fever

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/01/2013

The hilarious, award-winning and global bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever is now in paperback! The sixth instalment in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series - it's perfect for readers of 8+ and also reluctant readers. And you can also discover Greg on the big screen in any one of the three Wimpy Kid Movie box office smashes. 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? 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 ). 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 with his family in Massachusetts, USA.

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Other books by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14)

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/11/2019

Book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series - from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney. In Wrecking Ball, an unexpected inheritance gives the Heffley family a chance to make major improvements to their home. But they soon find that construction isn't all it's cracked up to be. When things get rough, will the Heffleys be able to stay . . . or will they be forced to move? And don't miss Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal - the instant #1 bestseller, told from Rowley's perspective!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14)

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2019

Book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series - from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney. In Wrecking Ball, an unexpected inheritance gives the Heffley family a chance to make major improvements to their home. But they soon find that construction isn't all it's cracked up to be. When things get rough, will the Heffleys be able to stay . . . or will they be forced to move? And don't miss Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal - the instant #1 bestseller, told from Rowley's perspective!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14)

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2019

Pre-order book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series - from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney! In Wrecking Ball, an unexpected inheritance gives the Heffley family a chance to make major improvements to their home. But they soon find that construction isn't all it's cracked up to be. When things get rough, will the Heffleys be able to stay . . . or will they be forced to move? And don't miss Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal - the instant #1 bestseller, told from Rowley's perspective!

Dialann Duradain An Fhirinne Shearbh

Dialann Duradain An Fhirinne Shearbh

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (book 13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (book 13)

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

*It's the 13th hilarious book in Jeff Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series!* 'Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet' - Independent 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? 'The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Sun With millions of books sold around the world in 65 editions and 56 languages, Wimpy Kid has turned millions of kids into readers.

Dyddiadur Dripsyn: 9. y Trip

Dyddiadur Dripsyn: 9. y Trip

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2019

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Rowley Jefferson's Journal

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Rowley Jefferson's Journal

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/05/2019

A BRAND NEW DIARY OF A WIMPY KID STORY that will have you rolling with laughter, from number one bestselling author Jeff Kinney! Hi my name is Rowley Jefferson and this is my book. Now I have a diary just like my friend Greg... Rowley's best friend Greg Heffley has chronicled his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals. Now it's Rowley's turn to give his side of the story. But Rowley has agreed to tell Greg's story along the way, too. (After all, Greg says one day he will be rich and famous and the world will need to know how he managed it). But Rowley's stories about Greg might not be quite what his friend had in mind . . . The opening of Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid was originally published as the NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING World Book Day 2019 title - Diary of Greg Heffley's Best Friend. Praise for Jeff Kinney: 'Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet'- Independent 'The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Sun 'Hilarious' - Telegraph

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Rowley Jefferson's Journal

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Rowley Jefferson's Journal

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2019

A BRAND NEW DIARY OF A WIMPY KID STORY that will have you rolling with laughter, from number one bestselling author Jeff Kinney! Hi my name is Rowley Jefferson and this is my book. Now I have a diary just like my friend Greg... Rowley's best friend Greg Heffley has chronicled his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals. Now it's Rowley's turn to give his side of the story. But Rowley has agreed to tell Greg's story along the way, too. (After all, Greg says one day he will be rich and famous and the world will need to know how he managed it). But Rowley's stories about Greg might not be quite what his friend had in mind . . . The opening of Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid was originally published as the NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING World Book Day 2019 title - Diary of Greg Heffley's Best Friend. Praise for Jeff Kinney: 'The books contain meaty themes to do with family and friendship [...] more please'. The Telegraph 'No-one does the straight to camera narrative style of the diary better than Kinney ... This is as authentic and funny as the original Wimpy Kid books and makes just as irresistible reading.' - Andrea Reece, LoveReading4Kids Reviewer 'Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet' - Independent 'The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Sun 'Hilarious' - Telegraph

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12)

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2019

**Don't miss the brand new Wimpy Kid story, Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, available now!** 'The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Sun The only holidays I want to hear about are the ones where things went WRONG. That way, I don't feel bad about missing out. Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town in the twelfth instalment of Jeff Kinney's bestselling series. With the cold weather setting in and the stress of the Christmas holiday approaching, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for Greg and his frazzled family. But they soon discover that paradise isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Sun-poisoning, stomach troubles and venomous creatures all threaten to ruin the family's vacation. Can their trip be saved, or will this island getaway end in disaster? Whether a loyal fan already or new to the Wimpy Kid books, THE GETAWAY is the perfect book for young readers! _______ 'Hilarious' - Telegraph '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

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (book 13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (book 13)

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: eBook Release Date: 30/10/2018

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney, read by Dan Russell. When snow shuts down Greg Heffleys 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. Its 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?

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (book 13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (book 13)

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 26/10/2018

Penguin presents the audio CD edition of The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney, read by Dan Russell. 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?

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (book 13)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (book 13)

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2018

The 13th hilarious book in Jeff Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. 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? With millions of books sold around the world in 65 editions and 56 languages, Wimpy Kid has turned millions of kids into readers.

Diary o a Wimpy Wean

Diary o a Wimpy Wean

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2018

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.