Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney
Posted on 02/05/2019
Photo of Diary of a Wimpy Kid“Students, both boys and girls, enjoy the adventures - or misadventures - of Greg Heffley and his friend Rowley as they deal with school and family life. The story along with the cartoon illustrations draws kids in and engages them to become independent readers.”
Tommy Brown, librarian at East Side Elementary

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney is the Hamilton book of the week nominated by Tommy Brown, the librarian at East Side Elementary School. Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a series of fiction books. All of the main books are the journals of the main character, Greg Heffley. The books are filled with hand-written notes and simple drawings of Greg's daily adventures befitting a teen’s diary. There are thirteen books in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and four additional books: The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Special Cheesiest Edition.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a blockbuster multi-book series starring middle-schooler Greg Heffley, who usually doesn't do the right thing the first time around. His cluelessness about what would keep him out of trouble and why parents, teachers, and friends are upset with him is part of the book's humor, which leads the reader to any lesson Greg should be learning. Parents will appreciate that Rowley's dad researches video games on a parenting website to see if they have too much violence. Also, it is clear that Greg's mom is working hard to raise respectful sons.

Hamilton Book of the Week seeks to move Hamilton County Schools closer to district goals found in the Future Ready 2023 action plan. We hope to encourage kids to read more books for fun by sharing books popular at area schools.

Goals more students reading will address include:
• Reading improvement will increase the number of students on-track or mastering English language arts
• Improve the district ACT score to a district average of 21
• Reach the target goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2023