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Jeff Kinney is the #1 USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. The Deep End, Book 15, was published in November 2020 and was an instant #1 global bestseller. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal was published in April 2019, was an immediate #1 international bestseller, and has remained at the top of the New York Times bestseller list since publication, along with the follow-up book, Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and is one of the Top 10 bestselling authors of all time. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the 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.

Books by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Book 16

Book 16 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney.

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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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How did your kids get into reading? | Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Buy the Wimpy Kid series: https://bit.ly/36ClRHW We asked Maria, mum of a 10-year-old boy, what got her son into reading. She says the Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney was instrumental in his interest in reading. Learn why the Wimpy Kid series is adored by kids around the world!

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DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE DEEP END | Book Trailer

Buy now: https://bit.ly/2H2omZr The #1 bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney continues with book 15 – THE DEEP END! Join Greg Heffley and his family as they hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Out 27 October!

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DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE DEEP END | UK Book Trailer

Buy now: https://bit.ly/2H2omZr The #1 bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney continues with book 15 – THE DEEP END! Join Greg Heffley and his family as they hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Out 27 October!

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Wimpy Kid is coming to NZ!

Have you heard? Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney is coming to New Zealand! Have you got your tickets yet? For more info visit penguin.co.nz/events

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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories | Book Trailer

Scare yourself silly with Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney, the #1 international bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Grab a flashlight, crawl under the covers, and dive into the twisted, unexpectedly hilarious world of Rowley Jefferson's imagination. You'll meet zombies, vampires, ghosts, and much more in these comically terrifying tales. Rowley's spooky stories might leave you laughing, but beware—you could end up sleeping with the lights on! And don’t miss Rowley Jefferson's first two awesome friendly books, the instant #1 bestsellers Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal and Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure!

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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney | Book trailer

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/rowley-jeffersons-awesome-friendly-spooky-stories-9781761043956 Scare yourself silly with Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney, the #1 international bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Grab a flashlight, crawl under the covers, and dive into the twisted, unexpectedly hilarious world of Rowley Jefferson's imagination. You'll meet zombies, vampires, ghosts, and much more in these comically terrifying tales. Rowley's spooky stories might leave you laughing, but beware—you could end up sleeping with the lights on! And don’t miss Rowley Jefferson's first two awesome friendly books, the instant #1 bestsellers Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal and Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure! #RowleyJeffersonsAwesomeFriendlySpookyStories #JeffKinney

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Jeff Kinney fast facts

Get to know Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney.

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Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid - inside look at AMAZING GUY

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

Wimpy Kid Greg has a few helpful suggestions for activities at home.

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Awesome Friendly activity pack

Everything you need to celebrate the new Jeff Kinney release.

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Children's books loved by the Obamas

Here's a selection of children's stories that have received a big thumbs up from Barack and Michelle Obama. 

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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.