Best Diary of a Wimpy Kid Books


The Top Ten

1 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

I love cabin fever! I've read it over fifty times the bit were santas scout is in the bathroom and Greg opens the blind is funny

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

Best, ugly truth in my opinion is the worst book, not saying it's bad, but not as good as the rest. So vote Cabin Fever.

I think double down is the best one

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2 Rodrick Rules

I love this book I always read it keep making more books! 111!

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.

Rodrick is awesome. I like him the best that's because I like rodrick rules the book and the movie. I agree with the person who said rodrick rules is the funniest. it should be number 1 that's right number 1 it is the best diary of a wimpy kid book ever ps Rodrick does rules

I haven't read this book yet but it is looking very intrusting in the rewiew so I wish I can read it very soon

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3 The Last Straw

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.

I vote the last straw because how Greg's dad was being nice to Lenwood, because that's crazy.

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.

This book was the last straw? haha get it?

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4 The Long Haul

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.

How can you vote for something that hasn't gotten out yet. I've read EVERY BOOK I know this will be awesome. Unless they move to Storybook village and he becomes a Super reader

It is hilarious. FUNNIEST BOOK IN THE SERIES. They face so many problems. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Petrol station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender and a runaway pig but even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure.

I love this book

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5 Dog Days

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.

It's a good book! There's a very bad dog. I read the book many times and I never get board of reading it.

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.


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6 Diary of a Wimpy Kid

It's the best one by far. Should be way ahead of the third wheel, which wasn't that great

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.

God book I have ever readd

I love this book it is the best book ever

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7 Hard Luck

This book just came out on the 5th I got it on the 9th! That's how much I love the series and this book just wowed me it should be number 1. Definitely the best book Jeff Kinney has made

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!

Really good. An improvement over the third wheel

It should be 1st

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8 The Ugly Truth

It's the newest and the only one for me I read more then once I can't wait until they make the movie!

They might not make the movie and if they are it be in at least 10 years or it might be an animation - NoiseVisitor

Definitely the best of them all, which means it is the best book on earth, because diary of a wimpy kid is the best series on earth, so it's the best book on earth and no one can ever make a book or series better than this book because this book and the book series are the best books ever and you just can't make a better books or series whatsoever I mean seriously, you just can't make anything better, you just can't because they are they best, no joke, it is just impossible to make anything better, ok I am done annoying the $hit out of you guys. - GORILLA_MAN

The Newest and The Purple Cover - $$PS3$$

Griffin is cool

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9 Old School

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!

Very fun to read. It flowed well and it was fun to read about the camp antics and what would happen next. This book should make the list at at least 7 or 8

I just finished reading this book, and personaly I loved it. Of course there was some negative parts, like for example, what I didn't like about it was that they practically changed the whole story when he went on the field trip, but that's ok. What I also loved about it was the plot twist in the end. Not gonna spoil it.

This is my favorite wimpy kid book

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10 The Third Wheel

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 book is hilarious!

It was funny when Greg was born and he said put me back in, but why have they only bring one new wimpy kid 2014 its should two books coming out in my opinion

It is the best book in the diary of a wimpy kid series it has many interesting different things.Here is who my list would go.You know that Jeff Kinney worked the hardest on this book because he knew this was the best diary of a wimpy kid book ever he drew 17! hours a day on this! book
1.The Third Wheel
2.Hard Luck
3.Old School
4.Rodrick Rules
5.The Last Straw
6.Rodrick Rules
7.Cabin Fever
8.Dog Days
9.Diary Of A Wimpy Kid the first one
10.The Getaway
11.The Meltdown
12.The Do It Yourself Book
13.The Movie Diary
14.The Movie Diary:The Next Chapter
15.A Journal

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The Newcomers

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Best diary of a wimpy kid book ever!

The Contenders

11 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book

My little brother has the whole series of the diary of a wimpy kid and he is quite a dog he won't let me read them because he worries I'm going to ruin his pages or bend them. All in all, they are the best books

It's so much fun to use because it's like you are Greg and your making your own journal and comic strip

I have it and it's good. - turtwig

Funny - Lunala

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12 The Meltdown

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. - pershian

The Meltdown is a great book, not to spoil it but there's an epic, maybe a little confusing, climax that kept me reading until the end on the day I got this book. Should be in the top 10 or top 5. - thefaultinourcars

Got it on Monday, and I have to say, this is by far one of my favorite books in the entire series! I have all the books, and this made it to #2 on the list! So close, Meltdown, so close! - FuffleyandPeetah

The meltdown is definitely the best because of the big snowball fight here’s how I would rank them

1. The Meltdown
2. The Getaway
3. Old School
4. The Ugly Truth
5. Rodrick Rules
6. Double Down
7. The Long Haul
8. Hard Luck
9. Cabin Fever
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
11. The Third Wheel
12. The Last Straw
13. Dog Days

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13 Double Down

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

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 hope it will be like the Halloween chapters of the first book, which are some of my favorite in the series. Basically, I hope this will be a Halloween based book, similar to how Cabin Fever was Christmas based.


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14 The Getaway

HILARIOUS BOOK! My favorite part is where Greg tries to dry his sock with a hand dryer in the bathroom and then it catches fire and goes flying into a urinal.

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.

Coming in six months. I can't wait!

Best book ever

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15 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down

On here twice - 23windomt

It is a really funny book and from the first sentence to the last you would love it☺

16 Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Third Wheel

Decent - 23windomt

I think it’s the best book in the series

17 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

There's already a dog days.

Hmm okay


Greg: you got a tattoo?
Rodrick: You don't know everything about me
Greg and Rowley look at each other in suspense - puglover2008

18 Whistle Shop

Best thing ever

19 Wimpy Kid Wall Calendar


The 14 book I'm not waiting for Meltdown to come
but wall calendar

maybe it will be good

20 The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary

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

Pretty interesting to learn how the movie was made and stuff

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.

It's sad how low this book is. - EdRed

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21 Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Next Chapter

It show how The Long Haul movie was made.

It's obvious that this is last. - EdRed

Related to the long haul

This is the best thing. (except for the movie, it’s horrible)

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22 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Who put this on the list twice?!

I don't know

23 The Stress

Great web book

24 Dork Diaries 13: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday

This book is worse than any book


Great book.

This isn’t diary of a wimpy kid, take it off

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Top Remixes (54)

1. The Meltdown
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
3. Old School
1. The Long Haul
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
3. Hard Luck
1. The Last Straw
2. The Ugly Truth
3. Rodrick Rules

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