My oldest on is a voracious reader and has many book series that he re-reads over and over again. One series he really loves is Diary of a Wimpy Kid. So I asked him if he would like to share his thoughts on the books with the STEAM Powered Family readers. He loved the idea of talking about his love for this series, so here is his list of 10 Reasons To Read The Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Books.
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Hey everyone, I started reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books a few years ago when I was just 7 years old. Now that I’m 10 years old, I still love the books and look forward to new releases from Jeff Kinney every year. I enjoy these books so much I wanted to tell you my top 10 reasons why I think every kid should read the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books!
Top 10 Reasons Every Kid Should Read the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Books
#1 – It’s really funny. Even when I reread sections I still find them funny every time I read them.
#2 – It seems like its actually a 12 year old’s diary. The way it’s written with the text and pictures is just like someone would write in the diary.
# 3 – The way Jeff Kinney draws people is interesting. I don’t know why he does it, but he draws them with round heads and missing fingers. It’s weird but fun.
# 4 – Greg Heffley is the main character and my favourite. Fregley is this crazy kid who lives across the street and I’m always shocked at what he does. It’s funny but always strange when he’s around!
# 5 – Greg’s not very attractive and has a hard time getting a date at the middle school dances. It’s so real!
# 7 – There are movies inspired by the books and they are pretty good too. I prefer the books, but the movies are definitely worth seeing. There are movies available for Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Roderick Rules and Dog Days.
UPDATE 2017 – There is a new Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie coming out in May and it looks amazing!
# 8 – I’m not in middle school yet, but I think it kinda shows you what to expect from middle school.
# 9 – There are currently 10 books in the series (I’m writing this on July 11 2016). Lots of stuff to read.
# 10 – On November 1 2016 a new one called Double Down will come out. This will be book 11 in the series and Jeff Kinney has said he will continue writing. I’m hoping that means another one next year too!
So that’s my list of ten reasons I think every kid should read Diary of a Wimpy Kid books! If you are looking for a great series for kids to read, this is a fun and interesting one to pick. It’s also not too hard, so even if you struggle to read, you will really enjoy these books.
Here are all the books in order, plus links to a few bonus books and the current movies in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid World.