Best Diary of a Wimpy Kid Books

The Top Ten
1 Cabin Fever Cabin Fever Product Image

Awesome book. Love the ending where the cops think the action Greg performed was to open the soup kitchen and how greg got in the newspaper was amazing as well.

This to me is Jeff Kinney's best work. I only wish he could return to his original form. Nothing has been the same since he released this book, and everything after pales in comparison to it. It has the best moments among characters in my opinion. Greg and Rowley's chemistry in the book is the best here, as well as between his family. Manny in the previous entries has come off as annoying, and in some ways unneeded, however here, he establishes himself as being an enjoyable character to see despite what he may have caused his family.

The events that take place within the book are the best here. The stakes are high, while not being over the top like newer entries of the series. Greg's newspaper, and him and Rowley's holiday bazaar were fantastic story elements. The individual stories as well that happen overtime come off as realistic, and believable as well as enjoyable to read all at the same time.

The writing has never been better. The stories build up, and central plot ...more

Ok, I'm 15 years old, and I may have been a long-time fan of the series, since 2007 or 2008, but I have gotten way too old for the series, and I've read all the books, to realize how terrible this series is nowadays. Here is how I would see the book.

1. The Original Book - Not too bad of a book, but the plot is stupid. 7/10
2. Rodrick Rules - Better, and the best in the series. - 8/10
3. The Last Straw - Not terrible, but he tries to send a kid to military school because he was weak, and it was not nearly as funny as the first two books. - 6/10
4. Dog Days - I honestly think they should've ended with The Last Straw, but still ok, I guess. - 5.5/10
5. The Ugly Truth - Just not a good book, really stupid. - 4/10
6. Cabin Fever - I guess it doesn't suck nearly as much as The Ugly Truth. - 5/10
7. The Third Wheel - Only one good part where his mom comes to school to embarrass him. The rest of the book was garbage. - 4/10
8. Hard Luck - The last book in the ...more

Cabin Fever is a fantastic book! It really showcases the chemistry between Greg and Rowley with the Holiday Bazaar. The tension building up in the second half with the snow-storm and the newspaper article had me flying through pages. To top it all off, the end of the book really establishes what we've been looking forward to all 200 so pages and we see all loose-ends finally unite for Christmas. Such a magical story, but sadly, it's never been the same after this one.

2 Rodrick Rules Rodrick Rules Product Image

Well I like almost every part of this book. The starting of this book is really great when his dad thinks that he is destined to be a great swimmer and what all he does in the swimming school is really funny. And the Mum Bucks and all are just really creative. His friend Rowley really does it for this book. Everything else like the party, the projects that he does etc. are all amazing. I really think that this one needs to be at the top of the list.

This book is great can't wait for me to get the next one.
I vote Rodrick rules because it is brill.
Not another like it.
This book is better than any that I've read but one more to read dog days but very unlikely to be better than this it was great

1. Rodrick rules

2. Cabin fever

3. Hard luck

4. The third wheel

5. The ugly truth

6. Dog days

A great one! I have it in hardcover. The swimming parts and the horrible thing that happened to Greg in the summer (no spoilers!) make for great comedy!

This is such a good book. I don't know how Cabin fever is even CLOSE to this one. I've read every single diary of a wimpy kid book except for 'the sticker book' and 'big nate' I have read a big nate book, yet it is not part of the wimpy kid series, but its good. anyways, none even come close to bein better than this. the plants sneezing and dancing mom really make this good. no great. no awesome. no, aww... just forget it

3 The Last Straw The Last Straw Product Image

I just don't know how I'm going to say this. In fact, I haven't even read that book before. It's just that I'm promised a book trade to Edgar, my friend, -Rodrick Rules for The Last Straw and I'm hoping that I've made a good decision. I also love the cover of the book as I find it more humorous and interesting than any other Wimpy Kid Books.

This one is superb, every thing was super great, it is funny when he is in church and also when he starts soccer, and valentines day, and when he was at the Snella party and his pants fall of the tree and his Wonder Woman underwear are and video tape. It was also funny when he was locked out of the hotel in his tighty whities.

I read these books for their story, but mainly for the brand of comedy that goes into the story perfectly, this has got to be the funniest one by far.

I love all the dairy of a wimpy kid books. But I like this one the most beacose I like the dressing gown bit and I think there should be more of holly hills in them.

4 Dog Days Dog Days Product Image

It's hilarious, and I also think the Third Wheel should be at number 2, so I'll make it like this:
1. Dog Days
2. The Third Wheel
3. Cabin Fever
4. The Last Straw
5. The Ugly Truth
6. Rodrick Rules (The movie rocks! )
7. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
8. Do it yourself book
9. Movie Diary
First I thought Dog Days would be my least favorite but I slap myself in the face, pow, pow, it's my favorite, impressive comedy, and the dog was funny, the Cranium Shaker was awesome, I haven't seen the movie Dog Days, but I sill for sure.

I like the part were Greg and Rowley camp out at a video game store to go to a video gaming tournament and Rowley wins and instead of entering for the tournament he grabs a box of chocolate raisens. I like the muddy hand also. The beach part is funny. And when he gets hair cuts at the lady salon he starts to go crazy of tabloids. It is also funny when their dog

Easily the best Diary of a Wimpy Kid book because it makes the most sense to it's necessarily young readers. Basically, the summer goes by quickly and you need to make the most of it.

I think I have read all of them, and this one is just an all around great book. But my favorite, would probably be The Third Wheel, this, then Cabin Fever.

5 The Long Haul The Long Haul Product Image

Honestly, this is probably the second best book in the series. An amazing read, and very funny, it is second only to the getaway-

Rowley Jefferson

This was my favorite one out of the entire series. It was nice, because it used the new idea of a road trip. It's way better than Rodrick Rules, which was horrible, and I hope This book gets past Rodrick Rules.

I think the book is funny intertaining and never lets me down I read this book every day and I wont stop reading it every day until I finish it.I read it for many hours before bed. I love this book so much and I love the rest of the book I have the hole entire colection and every movie.

I love the ones that take place in the summer, and my favorite used to be dog days. But this one was so exiting and funny that I HAD to promote it to the top of the list.

6 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Diary of a Wimpy Kid Product Image

I loved the diary of a wimpy kid books. This was the first one I read and I instantly fell in love with it. From there in went on to read the rest of the books.

This one is great because it is the maiden voyage of the series. It has some awesome Christmas features, and Halloween features. I like the school play and when he beans Patty Farrel in the head with an apple. It also has great comics in it to.

This is my second favorite. It establishes the good of the series, and has very little bad. The Halloween chapters are some of my favorite in the series, nothing like those chapters have been done since.

This book introduces the whole of Greg's first year at middle school, and it is written according to months. Good plot and it is filled with humor.

7 Hard Luck Hard Luck Product Image

The first Wimpy Kid book I ever read, it will always have a special place in my heart. It was also very easy to pick up as someone who hadn't read the books before it in the series. It was also quite funny, and the magic 8 ball jokes and Uncle Gary plotline were quite good too.

I think this book is the best Diary of a Wimpy Kid book that Jeff Kinney ever made. It is really funny and just a lot of greatness. For me 1 out of Infinity I would give this an Infinity+. And this is just what I think. Here is a list of the books that I like...
1. Hard Luck
2. Cabin Fever
3. The Ugly Truth

I like what books he finds in his mother's closet. People who haven't read this book, I deeply suggest it. Wait until this part and the part when they talk about the Easter egg hunt!

After the book third wheel jeff kinney went back to what made diary of a wimpy kid diary of a wimpy and blew us out of the park. this one should at least be top 3, I can clearly remember everything that happened.

8 The Ugly Truth The Ugly Truth Product Image

In Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, one of the main themes is growing up, something a kid never wants to to in their life. When Greg realizes that puberty is a big thing for middle school kids growing up he does not want to grow up anymore.

I think the best part about the ugly truth is when they went to the school for the overnight lock down and everybody ended up wanting to go home.

I don't think it is a bad book because how Greg wants to grow up early and what type of things he faces.
I was hatting rowley to leave him but a the end they became friends. Nice book I suggest.

Honestly, this is the worst Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. It's boring and has no clear plot it was heading for. But this was the only bad book in the series

9 Old School Old School Product Image

Yet again shows how dumb Greg's mom is.

She comes up with a crazy plan to unplug electronics in town. She really tries to force greg to see things her way. Greg never like that idea.

After running from the girl scouts and almost being force to leave town with a criminals (Thanks to Mom's crazy idea), she was force to give up her electronic free weekend. She got upset that her electronic free weekend ruined. It was her fault for putting Greg endanger in the first place.

I bet if she tried to restart it again, it will never happened after she reveal to be a hypocrite.

this would have been a new good gag, that every-time she comes up with a new idea, it gets ruined and no one wants to support her idea again and she'll never get a second chance on her idea and was force to come with a new idea which will fail again

It was quite nice to see the return of Greg's Grandpa! I also liked the twist at the end, but I'm not one to spoil these things. Less funny, but more intriguing and captivating than the previous books. Overall, a great read!

Great book! They kept it nice and simple, and I finished it in like an hour! It was an improvement from the Long Haul, which I thought was the worst book of the series because it was way too plot focused (Rowley appeared like what, once? ) The only negative was the restaurant that Rodrick worked at, which was an obvious recycling of Corny's from The Third Wheel. Overall, very great book though! Deserves to at least be higher on this list!

This book was AWESOME! The only part that is strange is that when Mom makes the whole neighborhood electronic-free and when people are eating dinner or doing whatever at home, they gotta turn OFF the lights! I think it deserves the fourth or fifth place. I'll give a like to Jeff Kinney for writing this book.

10 The Third Wheel The Third Wheel Product Image

Quite a good one, this book explores Greg's failings in love as the big dance approaches. Well written and entertaining, it's not the series' best but it's better than many of the books after it in the series.

This is LEGIT! So great, like chicken pox, his uncle Gary, Corny's, the party, I also liked Strong Steve, and all the toilet paper fights. And the assemblies, it was also really good when it explained Greg's childhood, Manny's crusty stub remains of the umbilical cord on the belly button still scares the crap out of me. This book is awesome. Just take my advice.

This may not be even close to the best, but it is way better than the worst ones at the top (not bad, just less good than all the other ones), such as cabin fever, rodrick rules, and the last straw-
Rowley Jefferson

This book is really nice. It's the first book I have read of the series of wimpy kid.
Then second shoul be The Ugly Truth
And third shoul be Hard Luck and etc.

The Contenders
11 The Meltdown The Meltdown Product Image

I would say Cabin Fever, but this book took the crown. I had low expectations for this one, because the last two had been mediocre. But from the first page, I was captivated by this one. It introduces a completely new form of writing which is both interesting and refreshing. Not to mention, the plot is amazing.

Not to spoil anything, but there is one part in the book that truly positively shocked me. I had never seen Kinney use such a technique in his books before, and it was fantastic.

I also love the GameOfThrones-esque tone of this one. The battles, alliances that are formed, betrayal, and "tragedy." Definitely fit my taste.

This one is low on the list because it was released just a few weeks ago, but I hope with time this one can climb up. It truly deserves it.

This book? 3 stars! This book really just got me into it. It is so interesting compared to the other winter book Cabin Fever and has a great storyline. The best part was the snow fight. I would say that from old school to the meltdown are great improvements. Rodrick Rules and The Getaway were in TOP 3, but this one really stunned me. I actually wasn't so prepared for such a great book after reading Cabin Fever. From lower surrey kids and upper surrey kids battle, to safety patrols and surrey kids battle and to whole town and Mingo kids battle. Such an awesome book. I read this book about ten times.
And here is my list:
1. The Meltdown
2. The Getaway
3. Rodrick Rules
4. Double Down
5. Old School
6. Original diary of a wimpy kid
7. The Long Haul
8. Cabin Fever
9. The Third Wheel
10. Hard Luck
11. The Last Straw
12. Dog Days

It really stinks how most of the new ones, like getaway, meltdown, and wrecking ball, are so low, because they really are pretty good, and the only reason why stuff like #2, 3, and 5 are so high are because people voted for them when they were the only existing diary of a wimpy kid books-
Rowley Jefferson

Ok, I was sincerely surprised on how inpressingly good this book to the series was. It brought a lot of new battle to the series and finally had a real winter setting that was key many of the major plot points including the lower surrey street kids, the goat man, the epic snowball fight in the end, and best of all... Baby Gibson fighting with Greg and Rowley! God baby Gibson's the best!

12 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book Product Image

The Wimpy Kid Do it yourself book Diary is a book about the making of the first film, which features stills and brand-new illustrations. Jeff Kinney dedicated the book to the film's main stars, Zachary Gordon and Robert Capron.

This is a book in which we can we draw or write something about
My daily journal, a noble, or tell your life story. But make it sure it is a journal not a Diary.

This is one of the best book for me!
I have the book at my house and I really enjoyed doing the activites.I have the big copy of the do it yourself book.The best part I enjoy is when they ask you about what you do in the future and you put it your own answer.I really like this book so It should the top for me.I am sure you will really like it when you do the activites!

I have this book, and it makes me feel like I'm greg. the only thing I'm worried about, is if I am filling in Fart Police, will santas scout get any ideas?

13 Double Down Double Down Product Image

The eleventh book in Kinney's Wimpy Kid series, the young adult novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down follows middle-schooler Greg Kinney on his humorous experiences that he encounters while being forced by his mom to spend less time on video games and more time on being creative.

I got this when it came out! I liked how it gave flashbacks but it really just went back and forth, some times I get confused if it's the present or a flashback. However it was a great book and it didn't fill me up with a whole page of words. I loved the pictures to add extra effect!

I just wanna' say that this book MUST be higher in this list! This is the last book of the series and a bestselling book and it is SO low in this list. I read all the books and I just loved this book, I loved the Halloween parts and none of the other books in the series has such special and interesting story as this one. I would just say that people should vote more on this book than the others

This is easily the best book in the series because of all the detail and different storylines.
It goes from the discount goosebumps author to Mendoza's party to Maddox. It's a shame that this isn't even in the top 10.

14 The Getaway The Getaway Product Image

This is getting ridiculous. Clearly, the Getaway is better than Cabin fever in every way possible. It has a much better plot, better characters, better vocabulary, even the drawings are much better! This is by far the best diary of a wimpy kid book of all time and if you don't like it... then you are an enemy of me, Rowley Jefferson. Of course, it kind of sucks that I'm not in the book very much, but oh well-
Rowley Jefferson

Awesome! It came on 3rd November 2017. The plot is totally amazing and epic! This is the only book about Greg and his family going on holiday and the rest of the books are about Greg and his middle school. Sadly, this is the last book in the series. I loved the book title and cover AND story, so this is a book that I won't forget.

The entire book is just Greg and his families endless summer struggle. It isn't funny, it doesn't have a lesson, and the endless amount of crap getting thrown at these characters you've grown attached to for 12 years for the sake of comedy is just hard to read. Easily the worst book in the series.

It is hilarious. I loved it when Greg asked the flight attendant she many questions during the flight. I was laughing constantly. This one is by far my favourite book in the series.

15 Wrecking Ball Wrecking Ball Product Image

This is in dead last, and is behind terrible stuff like duplicates, movie posters, and books that aren't even part of the series, and freaking calendars. This book has been out for over a year, so it is ludicrous to see it so low. Please, realise how bad Wrecking ball is doing and move it higher, fellow top tenners, and we can change the fabric of our very reality! But seriously, it needs to at least be in top 5, not 21st. (there are only 14 books)-
Rowley Jefferson

The irony and terrible stuff that happens makes this one a fun read. I will say, kind of repetitive, but whatever.

The best book
Must read

Wrecking ball rocks

16 The Deep End The Deep End Product Image
17 Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal Product Image

UGH it is horrible I absolutely despise this thing. Greg is such a bad character in all the books, but this one is the one where greg becomes the devil.

I read this one in the library. Quite entertaining and interesting to see it from Rowley's point of view, even if it does show how terrible a friend Greg is to him.

Its nice to see this from Rowley's perspective. I feel bad for Rowley having such a bad friend but this book is hilarious!

Rowley finally got his own spin off!

18 Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure Product Image

I just wish rowley kept the alien, but other than that, I loved this book.

19 Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories Product Image
20 The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary Product Image

This book was a little too basic. It wasn't in-depth enough, it covered the bare basics of how they made the movie. I can enjoy it though. Not as an actual book in the series.

In my opinion, it's dumb to make a movie out of a book and than decide to make a book out of the movie about the book.

Better than Do-It Yourself. It was pretty interesting to learn about the production of films.

It's sad how low this book is.

21 The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter Product Image

It show how The Long Haul movie was made.

It's obvious that this is last.

Related to the long haul

The movie was horrible.

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