The First Diary of a Wimpy Kid
The first book in the popular series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, was released in 2007. Written by Jeff Kinney, the book follows the adventures of Greg Heffley, a middle school student who is trying to navigate his way through the awkwardness and challenges of growing up.
A Popular Series
Since its release, Diary of a Wimpy Kid has become an international bestseller. The series has spawned twelve books, two movies, and even a musical. It has been translated into over 50 languages and sold more than 200 million copies worldwide.
The books have also won numerous awards, including the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Book in 2010 and 2011. In addition, Jeff Kinney was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2009.