Hard Luck, book 8 of the hilarious, globally-bestselling and award-winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, is now out in paperback.
Francesca Dow, m.d. of Penguin Children’s, said: “Millions of kids in the UK are readers because of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. And Jeff’s new book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, is the funniest yet. Alongside Jeff’s funniest tour ever, this is set to be another great milestone for this incredibly popular and original superbrand.”
Jeff Kinney is the second biggest selling writer of children’s fiction in the UK this year (behind David Walliams), and sales of his books totalled £2.9m from the beginning of the year until the end of August, according to Nielsen BookScan.
The eighth book in the series, Hard Luck, had a UK first printing of 800,000 copies, making it Penguin's biggest-ever first printing of a children's book.
Greg Heffley's on a losing streak.
His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story?
You can also discover Greg on the big screen in any one of the three Wimpy Kid Movie box office smashes. His original Diary of a Wimpy Kid was voted 'Best Children's Book of the Last 10 Years' by UK readers.
It's not essential to read the books in order but in case you want to here's the order...
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The most hotly anticipated children's book of the year is here - Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Big Issue
|Publication date:||29th January 2015|
|Publisher:||Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Reluctant Readers, eBooks|
|Other Categories:||Audio Books|
Jeff Kinney has won six Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, two Children’s Choice Book Awards and, earlier this year, Diary of a Wimpy Kid was voted by schools in the UK as the most popular book in primary schools in the annual What Kids are Reading Awards. Wimpy Wonderland Island on poptropica.com, a virtual world for kids, remains one of the most visited pages on the popular website. 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 ...More About Jeff Kinney