It's a new school year and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into the harsh landscape of secondary school. While Greg's days are focused on school survival, he's happy to have Rowley along for the ride. But when his best friend's star starts to rise at school, Greg tries to use Rowley's newfound popularity to his advantage.
Jeff Kinney was raised in Maryland, USA. In his mid 20's, Jeff Kinney decided to write a book loosely based on his childhood that would encapsulate the funniest things that happened to him and his family over the years. He had never intended to run Diary of a Wimpy Kid on the Web, but the opportunity came up to post his story on funbrain.com as he was developing it. The book launched in May 2004 and has since had over 20 million visitors. Jeff Kinney married his wife, Julie, in 1998 and the couple has two sons. He and his family now live in Plainville, Massachusetts.
Winner of Young Reader's Choice Award (Junior/Grades 4-6) 2010 and Garden State Children's Book Awards (Children's Fiction) 2010 and Buckeye Children's Book Award (Grades 3-5) 2008 and North Carolina Children's Book Award (Junior Book) 2009 and Maine Student Book Award (Grades 4-8) 2009 and Nevada Young Readers' Award (Young Readers) 2009 and Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award 2009 and Kentucky Bluegrass Award (Grades 3-5) 2009 and Colorado Children's Book Award (Junior Novel) 2009 and Golden Archer Award (Middle/Junior High) 2009 and Great Stone Face Book Award 2008 and West Virginia Children's Book Award 2010 and Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award (Grades 6-8) 2010. Commended for Book Sense Book of the Year Award (Children's Literature) 2008. Short-listed for Quill Awards (Children's Chapter) 2007 and Colorado Blue Spruce Award 2010 and Delaware Diamonds Award (Middle School) 2008.