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Jeff Kinney
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Jeff Kinney is the #1 USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Diary of Wimpy Kid series and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Wrecking Ball, book 14, was published in November 2019, and was an instant #1 global bestseller. Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure was published in August 2020, was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, and has remained on the New York Times bestseller list since publication. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway

Book 12 in the phenomenal, best-selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney is out now! https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-getaway-diary-of-a-wimpy-kid-bk12-9780143782797

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New from Jeff Kinney – Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid

Get ready for a whole new look into Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Introducing the newest Wimpy Kid author—Rowley Jefferson! Rowley’s best friend Greg Heffley has been chronicling his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals . . . and counting. But it’s finally time for readers to hear directly from Rowley in a journal of his own. Find out more https://www.penguin.com.au/books/diary-of-an-awesome-friendly-kid-rowley-jeffersons-journal-9781760892517

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A new Wimpy Kid story from Jeff Kinney

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal. It’s time for Greg’s best friend, the quiet under-achiever, to make his mark taking pen to paper and recording their relationship through his own eyes. Get ready to see the Wimpy World in a whole new way with Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal. https://www.penguin.com.au/books/diary-of-an-awesome-friendly-kid-rowley-jeffersons-journal-9781760892517

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A new Wimpy Kid story from Jeff Kinney

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal. It’s time for Greg’s best friend, the quiet under-achiever, to make his mark taking pen to paper and recording their relationship through his own eyes. Get ready to see the Wimpy World in a whole new way with Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal. https://www.penguin.com.au/books/diary-of-an-awesome-friendly-kid-rowley-jeffersons-journal-9781760892517

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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure (Book Trailer)

Beloved characters Rowley Jefferson and Greg Heffley are re-imagined in an epic quest by internationally bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Jeff Kinney. Adventure awaits! From the imagination of Rowley Jefferson comes an adventure of epic proportions. Join Roland and his best friend, Garg the Barbarian, as they leave the safety of their village and embark on a quest to save Roland’s mom from the White Warlock. Will our heroes survive? Find out in Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure!

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What’s this!? A superhero based on kindness and friendship? It can only be… AMAZING GUY!

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Wrecking Ball: Diary of a Wimpy Kid - design your own cover

The latest Dairy of a Wimpy Kid story has smashed into bookshops, now it's your turn to design your own cover. Click the image below to download and give it a go!

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Greg Heffley's home activities

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Awesome Friendly activity pack

Everything you need to celebrate the new Jeff Kinney release.

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Make your own Wimpy Kid mask!

Are you more of a Greg or a Rowley? Take your pick then DIY your Wimpy Kid costume with these printable masks.