Best Diary of a Wimpy Kid Books

The Top Ten

1 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

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.

Best book because manny literally turned off all the power except his room ( in his house ) and the doll that Greg had when he picked it up was weird it gave me a weird feeling

2 Rodrick Rules Rodrick Rules Product Image

This is the goat of them all! ALL the way, the best movie and the best book!

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

3 The Last Straw The Last Straw Product Image

First book I read awesome because I am a die hard fan of football.

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.

4 The Long Haul The Long Haul Product Image

Brilliant and rejuvenating after some harder themed books

! It's so good I love the movie I agree with Greg Player Expo here we come!

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

5 Dog Days Dog Days Product Image

Mom said we should name the dog Sweetheart. I think that's a TERRIBLE name, because Sweetie is a BOY, not a GIRL.

Dog days was a really good read for me. out of all the diary of a wimpy kid books from my childhood, I remember this one the most.

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 wanted to name the dog Ripjaw or Shredder, but Mom said they were too violent.

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 should be number 1.
This book started the trilogy and got me into reading at school!

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.

7 Hard Luck Hard Luck Product Image

Honestly just a really clever funny and well written book also just the situations he got himself in were just great

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

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.

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

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.

The Newest and The Purple Cover

9 Old School Old School Product Image

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!

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.

10 The Third Wheel The Third Wheel Product Image

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!

Read the 8th book abigails a _____ she hates greg but I mean he did scream in her face

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

The Contenders

11 The Meltdown The Meltdown Product Image

The Meltdown has got to be my favourite because it is basically a giant snow war.

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

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.

AMAZING. The climax with the snowball fight is epic. Definitely my favourite in the series.

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

I had it when I was like eight and it was all about me and the strange life of a second grader...

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.

13 The Getaway The Getaway Product Image

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 Getaway is BY FAR the best diary of a wimpy kid book that I have read. Just saying I have read book 14

I like how his little brother finds the most feared jellyfish

It is fun, awesome and amazing because it inspires people about trips

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.

EXTREMEMLY underrated great and funny especaily the whole halloween aspect of the book like the spineticklers and that stuff

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

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

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


My favorite

I think it’s the best book in the series

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

On here twice

It is so funny and cool.

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

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

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

This book is really good and probably the funniest

Funniest book in the series and I've read all of them 10+ times

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


I read it every day

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

It's the best book

one of my favorites

20 The Son of Neptune The Son of Neptune Product Image

This is a super good book as good as Diary of A Wimpy Kid The Getaway.

Why is there a Heroes of Olympus book here.It's a great book, but it shouldn't be on this list

Yup I just love this diary of a wimpy kid book

This is the best Diary of a Wimpy Kid book

21 Steel Ball Run

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

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

Best diary of a wimpy kid book

Jojo reference by the way

22 Wimpy Kid Wall Calendar Wimpy Kid Wall Calendar Product Image

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

Peter Pan pope

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

maybe it will be good

23 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

24 Whistle Shop

Best thing ever

25 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Fourth Wheel

It was a great book

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