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Jeff Kinney
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Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and the Awesome Friendly Kid series. He is a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book and has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England, where he and his wife own a bookstore named An Unlikely Story.

Books by Jeff Kinney

The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary Volume 3

Diary of a Wimpy Kid goes Hollywood... great movie info and signature Jeff Kinney humour.

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'Kinney ably skewers familiar aspects of junior high life, from dealing with the mysteries of what makes someone popular to the trauma of a 'wrestling unit' in gym class...'

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway

Book 12 in the phenomenal, best-selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney is out now! https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-getaway-diary-of-a-wimpy-kid-bk12-9780143782797

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New from Jeff Kinney – Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid

Get ready for a whole new look into Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Introducing the newest Wimpy Kid author—Rowley Jefferson! Rowley’s best friend Greg Heffley has been chronicling his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals . . . and counting. But it’s finally time for readers to hear directly from Rowley in a journal of his own. Find out more https://www.penguin.com.au/books/diary-of-an-awesome-friendly-kid-rowley-jeffersons-journal-9781760892517

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A new Wimpy Kid story from Jeff Kinney

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal. It’s time for Greg’s best friend, the quiet under-achiever, to make his mark taking pen to paper and recording their relationship through his own eyes. Get ready to see the Wimpy World in a whole new way with Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal. https://www.penguin.com.au/books/diary-of-an-awesome-friendly-kid-rowley-jeffersons-journal-9781760892517

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A new Wimpy Kid story from Jeff Kinney

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal. It’s time for Greg’s best friend, the quiet under-achiever, to make his mark taking pen to paper and recording their relationship through his own eyes. Get ready to see the Wimpy World in a whole new way with Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal. https://www.penguin.com.au/books/diary-of-an-awesome-friendly-kid-rowley-jeffersons-journal-9781760892517

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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure (Book Trailer)

Beloved characters Rowley Jefferson and Greg Heffley are re-imagined in an epic quest by internationally bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Jeff Kinney. Adventure awaits! From the imagination of Rowley Jefferson comes an adventure of epic proportions. Join Roland and his best friend, Garg the Barbarian, as they leave the safety of their village and embark on a quest to save Roland’s mom from the White Warlock. Will our heroes survive? Find out in Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure!

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How did your kids get into reading? | Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

Buy the Wimpy Kid series: https://bit.ly/36ClRHW We asked Maria, mum of a 10-year-old boy, what got her son into reading. She says the Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney was instrumental in his interest in reading. Learn why the Wimpy Kid series is adored by kids around the world!

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DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE DEEP END | Book Trailer

Buy now: https://bit.ly/2H2omZr The #1 bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney continues with book 15 – THE DEEP END! Join Greg Heffley and his family as they hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Out 27 October!

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DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE DEEP END | UK Book Trailer

Buy now: https://bit.ly/2H2omZr The #1 bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney continues with book 15 – THE DEEP END! Join Greg Heffley and his family as they hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Out 27 October!

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Wimpy Kid is coming to NZ!

Have you heard? Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney is coming to New Zealand! Have you got your tickets yet? For more info visit penguin.co.nz/events

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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories | Book Trailer

Scare yourself silly with Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney, the #1 international bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Grab a flashlight, crawl under the covers, and dive into the twisted, unexpectedly hilarious world of Rowley Jefferson's imagination. You'll meet zombies, vampires, ghosts, and much more in these comically terrifying tales. Rowley's spooky stories might leave you laughing, but beware—you could end up sleeping with the lights on! And don’t miss Rowley Jefferson's first two awesome friendly books, the instant #1 bestsellers Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal and Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure!

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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney | Book trailer

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/rowley-jeffersons-awesome-friendly-spooky-stories-9781761043956 Scare yourself silly with Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney, the #1 international bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Grab a flashlight, crawl under the covers, and dive into the twisted, unexpectedly hilarious world of Rowley Jefferson's imagination. You'll meet zombies, vampires, ghosts, and much more in these comically terrifying tales. Rowley's spooky stories might leave you laughing, but beware—you could end up sleeping with the lights on! And don’t miss Rowley Jefferson's first two awesome friendly books, the instant #1 bestsellers Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal and Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure! #RowleyJeffersonsAwesomeFriendlySpookyStories #JeffKinney

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Jeff Kinney fast facts

Get to know Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney.

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Need a Book Week costume quickly?

Book Week is an amazing chance for your child to get creative, engage with their favourite books and dress up in character. If you need a costume, stat, here are a few ideas to help you get something incredible off the ground before the big day . . . 

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Activity pack - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown

Hold on to your hats, the new Wimpy Kid activities are here!

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Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid series available now in audio

We are excited to announce that Jeff Kinney's entire Wimpy Kid series is available for the first time in audiobook format.

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Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid - inside look at AMAZING GUY

What’s this!? A superhero based on kindness and friendship? It can only be… AMAZING GUY!

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Jolabokaflod - Your new favourite Christmas tradition

Jolabokaflod is the beautiful Icelandic tradition of gifting books on Christmas Eve.

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Binge-worthy books: the ten best kids' series that will keep on giving

Just like a good TV show, a beloved book series can lift our mood. Here are some of the best for kids.

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Greg Heffley's home activities

Wimpy Kid Greg has a few helpful suggestions for activities at home.

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9 audiobooks for the whole family to enjoy

The perfect way to listen and learn! 

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Australia’s top 12 kids books for Christmas 2020

Twelve predictions of Christmas-time bestsellers for preschoolers, juniors and teens.

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Awesome Friendly activity pack

Everything you need to celebrate the new Jeff Kinney release.

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Book trailers for kids

Find your new favourite book by checking out the book trailer first! 

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6 incredible book series to get your 7-year-old hooked on reading

Inspire an eternal love of reading with these accessible series for new readers, featuring large print, fun images, simple vocabulary, and best of all, captivating stories!

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Our 5 most popular activity packs

And other great ideas for indoor days.

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Superproofs are here!

In stores July 2021, until stocks run out.

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Easy costume hacks for Book Week 2021

Bluey masks, Roald Dahl favourites, Friday Barnes, Ginger Meggs and more.

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The phenomena behind Wimpy Kid and Bluey

We’ve all heard of the phenomena that is Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Bluey, but what is it that has made these beloved series so successful?! Here are some of our thoughts..

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Big Shot: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (16) by Jeff Kinney | Out Now

The BRAND-NEW Diary of a Wimpy Kid BOOK from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney In Big Shot, book 16 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestsetlling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and sports just don’t mix. After a disastrous field day competition at school, Greg decides that when it comes to his athletic career, he’s officially retired. But after his mom urges him to give sports one more chance, he reluctantly agrees to sign up for basketball. Tryouts are a mess, and Greg is sure he won’t make the cut. But he unexpectedly lands a spot on the worst team. As Greg and his new teammates start the season, their chances of winning even a single game look slim. But in sports, anything can happen. When everything is on the line and the ball is in Greg’s hands, will he rise to the occasion? Or will he blow his big shot? See the Wimpy Kid World in a whole new way with the help of Greg Heffley’s best friend in the instant #1 bestsellers Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal, Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure and Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories!