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Jeff Kinney - Author

About the Author

A World Book Day Author 2019. 

Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book for his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. In 2018 Jeff Kinney was found to be the most popular author in schools in the UK in the annual What Kids are Reading Awards. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of poptropica.com, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Plainville, Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story. For more Wimpy Kid, visit wimpykid.com.

Kinney’s work has been widely praised for its ability to turn reluctant readers on to books. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has been a permanent fixture high up in the UK Nielsen Bookscan Charts as well as the USA Today, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid books are published in 70 editions in 59 languages. More than 200 million copies of the books in the series have been sold globally. Published in 2007, the first book was an instant bestseller and has remained on the New York Times bestseller list since its publication and through the release of the thirteenth book for more than 655 weeks total.

The first-ever theatrical adaptation of Diary of a Wimpy Kid was staged by the prestigious Minneapolis Children’s Theatre Company from April to June 2016. It earned rave critical reviews and had sold out shows. Four movies based on the book series have grossed more than $265 million.

Wimpy Wonderland Island on poptropica.com, a virtual world for kids, remains one of the most visited pages on the popular website.

Before the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books were published, stories from the first three books appeared digitally for free on the website www.funbrain.com, where they are still available. Books in the core series by Jeff Kinney include Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2008), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2010), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (2010), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (2011), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel (2012), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck (2013), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2014), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School (2015), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down (2016), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (2017) and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (2018). Jeff Kinney has also written and illustrated The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary and The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter.

Fans can interact with the brand at www.wimpykidclub.co.uk on Facebook at WimpyKidBooksUK and on the YouTube.com/WimpyKid channel which has over 7 million views and over 58,000 subscribers.

Featured books by Jeff Kinney

The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary The Next Chapter

The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary The Next Chapter

3+ readers

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/05/2017

Go on a movie-making journey of epic proportions in The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter Making a movie is a lot like going on a road trip. There are twists and turns and lots of surprises along the way. Hit the road with author and illustrator Jeff Kinney and get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the latest 20th Century Fox movie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. Find out what it takes to film a flock of seagulls invading a mini-van. Learn about a robot pig and an animatronic three-year-old. And discover everything that goes into making a feature film. Complete with exclusive set photos, storyboards and original cartoons by Jeff Kinney. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: the Next Chapter is the perfect book for anyone who's ever wondered how a movie gets made. But buckle up: You're in for a wild ride.

Other books by Jeff Kinney

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Rowley Jefferson's Journal

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Rowley Jefferson's Journal

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

A DIARY OF A WIMPY KID STORY that will have you rolling with laughter, from number one bestselling author Jeff Kinney! Hi my name is Rowley Jefferson and this is my book. Now I have a diary just like my friend Greg... Rowley's best friend Greg Heffley has chronicled his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals. Now it's Rowley's turn to give his side of the story. But Rowley has agreed to tell Greg's story along the way, too. (After all, Greg says one day he will be rich and famous and the world will need to know how he managed it). But Rowley's stories about Greg might not be quite what his friend had in mind . . . Praise for Jeff Kinney: 'The books contain meaty themes to do with family and friendship [...] more please'. The Telegraph 'No-one does the straight to camera narrative style of the diary better than Kinney ... This is as authentic and funny as the original Wimpy Kid books and makes just as irresistible reading.' - Andrea Reece, LoveReading4Kids Reviewer 'Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet'- Independent 'The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Sun 'Hilarious' - Telegraph

Dialann Duradain An Fhirinne Shearbh

Dialann Duradain An Fhirinne Shearbh

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Rowley Jefferson's Journal

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Rowley Jefferson's Journal

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

Introducing the newest Wimpy Kid author - Rowley Jefferson! Rowley's best friend Greg Heffley has been chronicling his middle-school years in fourteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals . . . and counting. It's finally time for readers to hear from Rowley. Rowley writes about his experiences and agrees to play the role of biographer for Greg along the way. But Rowley's 'biography' of Greg is a hilarious mess. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid offers readers a new way to look at the Wimpy world - one fans won't want to miss!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14)

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 14/11/2019

Book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series - from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney. In Wrecking Ball, an unexpected inheritance gives the Heffley family a chance to make major improvements to their home. But they soon find that construction isn't all it's cracked up to be. When things get rough, will the Heffleys be able to stay . . . or will they be forced to move? And don't miss Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal - the instant #1 bestseller, told from Rowley's perspective!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14)

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2019

Book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series - from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney. In Wrecking Ball, an unexpected inheritance gives the Heffley family a chance to make major improvements to their home. But they soon find that construction isn't all it's cracked up to be. When things get rough, will the Heffleys be able to stay . . . or will they be forced to move? And don't miss Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal - the instant #1 bestseller, told from Rowley's perspective!

Dyddiadur Dripsyn: 9. y Trip

Dyddiadur Dripsyn: 9. y Trip

Author: Jeff Kinney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2019

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