Monday, July 27, 2009

New Wimpy Kid Adventure Announced

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney is quite popular with many of the middle-school readers that come into Paragraphs. What started as an online series published at with 70 million unique followers, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid has become equally as successful in the printed format.

The books follow Greg Heffley as he navigates his way through middle school and records his experiences in a diary using hand-printed words and drawings. The format has been widely acclaimed for its popularity with the reluctant reader, and like we all know if you can just get a kid hooked on reading the rest comes naturally.

Greg and his family and friends, who make the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books a must-read for middle school readers, are back with a new volume to be released on October 12. Now fans of Greg and his family have a new edition to look forward to adding to the collection.

It’s summer vacation, the weather’s great, and all the kids are having fun outside. So where’s Greg Heffley? Inside his house, playing video games with the shades drawn.

Greg, a self-confessed “indoor person,” is living out his ultimate summer fantasy: no responsibilities and no rules. But Greg’s mom has a different vision for an ideal summer . . . one packed with outdoor activities and “family togetherness.”

Whose vision will win out? Or will a new addition to the Heffley family change everything?
Author Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. In 2009, Jeff was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives in southern Massachusetts with his wife and their two sons. When asked why he wrote the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Kinney said:
I wanted to write a story about all of the funny parts of growing up and none of the serious parts. So I decided to write a book about what its really like to be a kid or at least what it was like for me. My goal was to write a book that made people laugh.
If the next book is anything like the last three Mr. Kinney will be entertaining his readers once again.

If you would like to pre-order a copy of Dog Days just send me an email or call Paragraphs at 956-433-5057. We can have a copy delivered to your door on the release day - October 12.


Unknown said...

My fifth graders (McAllen)loved this series! I finally gave in and picked the first one up to read. It was hilarious! They were amazed at how quickly I got through the rest of them. Can't wait to get the new one.

Joni said...

It is always good to hear that teachers like a book as well as the kids. Thanks for your comment. /Joni

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