Best Diary of a Wimpy Kid Books

The Top Ten

1 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever

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

Easily the most re-readable book in the series. The Christmas theme is nailed perfectly in this book. I want Disney to make this a movie (FOX bought by Disney) and I know they will do it perfectly! This has some of the funniest moments in the series from Manny Turing off the power to the Santa's scout following Greg around. Overall the best book.

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.

I'm not a fan of this series anymore, but I still love Cabin Fever! I love Christmas. The part where Greg and Rowley where trying to start their own Holiday Bazar (? ) (I forgot how it was spelled) was very entertaining. I also admit that it scared me when the police came to Greg's house. This is a very entertaining book!

2 Rodrick Rules Rodrick Rules Product Image

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!

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

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

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 was torn between this and cabin fever but I just love the direction in this story and the ending was really setting up dog days to be a great book. It looks like out of room so I guess this THE END. lol

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.

4 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

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.

The books so GOOD! But I watched the movie, but its not that bad like you guys say it is.
I know they recasted all the characters in it, but they can't help it! the old cast is probably WAY too old for the movie! But still kinda upset they skipped the third wheel, which is my favorite :3

I read this book and I found it HILARIOUS. When Greg and the rest of his family were forced by his mom to go on a road trip. On the way, they encounter lots of things, including Manny (Greg and Rodrick's baby brother) befriending a baby pig. Definitely my favourite one in the series. - astroshark

5 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.

Sweetie is a funny dog also naughty especially when greg had to chase him up the street. Also it was funny when the dog bowl said sweaty instead of sweetie

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 is so funny. The Halloween and Christmas parts were the best. And the Cheese Touch. But it was funny all the way around.

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

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!

8 The Ugly Truth The Ugly Truth Product Image

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.

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.

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

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!

I honestly think this is the best one. Its awesome and I thought that it reflected on my life when I was in the 5th grade and I went to Camp Schmidt. This book is the best. Love It!

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Obviously the best I loved the snowball fight scene but too many words were written in the bold format. I can't wait for book #14 the title is wrecking ball

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

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

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 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

Only for you chat 2 its awesome so funny it should be the 1ST book that is better then cabin fever some mabye like cabin fever but ill give it the 2ND book that's really good.

I feel like Jeff Kinney started to realise that he needed the characters to do something in the books, instead of standing around and talk about crap all day

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.

14 Double Down Double Down Product Image

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.

I can't wait to read this book and the people you is gonna like it I will give you this question:Greg heffley is doubling down on a movie - making plan.Smart move or will it double his troubles? Guest when the book is coming.

15 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Product Image

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

There's already a dog days.

16 Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Third Wheel Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Third Wheel Product Image

I believe third wheel should be the best

I think it’s the best book in the series

So good best book ever my child loves it ❤️

17 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down Product Image

It is so funny and cool.

On here twice

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

18 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.

I like when Manny swiped the credit card in the plumber's butt crack

I like when Manny swipes the card in the plumbers butt crack

19 Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Product Image

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!

This really trash but I guess you guys aren't wrong

Rowley is so amazing I'm in love with him zoo wee mama

20 Steel Ball Run

Steel ball run is easily the best diary of a wimpy kid book hands down.

Its easily the best with greg discovering his stand and meeting jesus christ with rowley.

Best diary of a wimpy kid book

Jojo reference by the way

21 Wimpy Kid Wall Calendar Wimpy Kid Wall Calendar Product Image

I can't stop reading this calendar which days gonna die

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

maybe it will be good

Peter Pan pope

22 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School Product Image

Please delete this is a copy

Amazing, Just amazing!

I love it all

23 Whistle Shop

Best thing ever

24 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Fourth Wheel

It was a great book

25 Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made Product Image

Best diary of a wimpy kid book ever!

Lol best book

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