Top 10 Best Diary of a Wimpy Kid Books

The Top Ten
1 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. It has the best moments among characters, in my opinion.

Greg and Rowley's chemistry in the book is at its peak, as well as the dynamics within his family. Manny, in the previous entries, has come off as annoying and, in some ways, unneeded. However, here, he establishes himself as an enjoyable character, 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 in newer entries of the series. Greg's newspaper, and his and Rowley's holiday bazaar, were fantastic story elements. The individual stories that happen over time come off as realistic, believable, and enjoyable to read all at the same time.

The writing has never been better. The stories build up, and the central plot is great. The commentary provided within the pages is excellent to see in a children's book and provides an incentive to continue reading.

It is a perfect children's book to me. I see no flaws with the book at all. It, to me, deserves a full 10/10.

2 Rodrick Rules

Well, I like almost every part of this book. The start of the book is really great when his dad thinks he is destined to be a great swimmer, and what he does in swimming school is really funny. 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, both 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. P.S. Rodrick does rule!

3 The Last Straw

I just do not know how to say this. In fact, I have not even read that book before. It's just that I have promised a book trade to Edgar, my friend - Rodrick Rules for The Last Straw, and I am hoping that I have 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. Everything was super great. It is funny when he is in church and also when he starts soccer, and Valentine's Day, and when he was at the Snella party and his pants fall off the tree and his Wonder Woman underwear are on videotape. It was also funny when he was locked out of the hotel in his tighty whities.

4 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 is great)
7. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
8. Do It Yourself Book
9. Movie Diary

At first, I thought Dog Days would be my least favorite, but I slap myself in the face. It's my favorite. The comedy is impressive, and the dog was funny. The Cranium Shaker was awesome. I haven't seen the movie Dog Days, but I will for sure.

I like the part where Greg and Rowley camp out at a video game store to attend a video gaming tournament. Rowley wins, and instead of entering the tournament, he grabs a box of chocolate raisins. I like the muddy hand also. The beach part is funny. And when he gets haircuts at the lady's salon, he starts to go crazy over tabloids.

5 Diary of a Wimpy Kid

This one is great because it is the maiden voyage of the series. It has some awesome Christmas 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 too.

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

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, I went on to read the rest of the books.

6 The Long Haul

This is my favourite Diary of a Wimpy Kid book in the entire series. It's really funny, and I would highly recommend this book. I think it's funny how they stop and things don't go as planned.

It's the funniest and greatest in my opinion, and yes, the first one is the most classic. I think this one is a little bit better. It's my go-to Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, no doubt, and it's a different style compared to the rest. I think this is the best one of them all.

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

7 Hard Luck

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 quite funny, and the magic 8 ball jokes and Uncle Gary's storyline were quite good too.

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

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

8 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, a very great book though! Deserves to be higher on this list!

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

9 The Ugly Truth

In Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, one of the main themes is growing up, something a kid never wants to do 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.

The very first book I ever read of all the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. This book, in particular, was in my school library, and ever since then, I have bought every single book.

I think the best part about The Ugly Truth is when they went to the school for the overnight lockdown and everybody ended up wanting to go home.

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 me. This book is awesome. Just take my advice.

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 that come after it in the series.

The Contenders
11 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. However, from the first page, I was captivated by this one. It introduces a completely new form of writing that 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 Game of Thrones-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.

12 Double Down

I got this when it came out! I liked how it gave flashbacks, but it really just went back and forth. Sometimes, I got confused if it was 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 that added extra effect!

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. He encounters these while being forced by his mom to spend less time on video games and more time being creative.

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

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

Very nice book. The questions are interesting. The main downfall for me is that you need to draw. Well, that is my opinion, and I don't know how to draw, but it's a very nice book.

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

14 The Getaway

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 do not like it... then you are an enemy of me, Rowley Jefferson. Of course, it kind of sucks that I am not in the book very much, but oh well- Rowley Jefferson

Awesome! It came out on November 3rd, 2017. The plot is totally amazing and epic! This is the only book about Greg and his family going on holiday, while 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, cover, and story, so this is a book that I won't forget.

15 Wrecking Ball

With all that commotion going on, and Manny using his BIG BRAIN to build a MANSION with just toy tools and scrap, and yet open a party with a bunch of 3-year-olds.

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

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

16 Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal

I read this one in the library. It was 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.

It's 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!

17 Diper Överlöde

It is about Greg knowing the band of his elder brother Rodrick.

18 Big Shot

Big Shot was definitely an improvement upon the previous two books in the series. It has a focused plot, and I really liked how Jeff Kinney brought back some old characters (Ruby Bird, the Woodleys, Edward Mealy). It was also realistic, unlike the endings of the last two books in the series. I really liked the new characters, especially Preet. It is not my favorite of the DOAWK books, but I think this book has great potential to be the beginning of a renaissance era for the series.

19 Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure

Very nice book. It's a little corny, but who can change Rowley's imagination, right?

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

20 Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories

Actually, this book did not scare me. Anyway, the book is very nice.

Why is this so low? It was a funny book.

21 No Brainer
22 The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary

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

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

An amazing book that shows the movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Amazing book and everyone should read it. Awesome!

23 The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter

The Long Haul is my favorite movie! I love how it explains the moviemaking process and gives us tips for our own movies!

It shows how The Long Haul movie was made.

24 The Deep End

Best Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. I love the plot. Probably read it about 2-3 times already, but it's very nice.

The whole thing about Jimmy Dogfish was just really funny, and so was the skunk story.

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