Jeff Kinney’s popular book series “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” is releasing since 2003. Main character of books is “Greg Heffley”. Books take idea from “Greg Heffley’s” notes and basic drawings. It was firstly released in internet and over 20 million people read it. Also important reviewers like Princeton Review, The NW Press and Gold Card Association gave high review points to book so book is sold over 1 million till 2008. Books are also adapted to cinema. How many books are there in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series?
There are 7 books is “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series. They are Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel.
First book “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” is released firstly in internet and read by over 20 million people. Hardcover version is firstly released in 2007. Book entered “New York Times bestseller” list in a short period. Also a film adaptation of book is available. Main stories in book are Greg Heffley’s preparation to middle school, Greg’s interaction with his father Frank Heffley and situations Greg faced on the first day of school. Movie adaptation took mixed reviews.
Second book of series “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” is released in FunBrain.com first and read over 20 million times. Hardcover version is released in 2008. A movie adaptation of book is available but it took mixed reviews like former movie adaptation. Producer made a big promotion campaign and trailer of movie is seen before Gulliver’s Travel movie. Book is mainly about Greg, his brother Roddick and their struggle.
Third book “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw” is released in 2009. Book is mainly about Greg’s seventh grade school year. A movie adaptation of book is available and will be in theatres in 2013. Book followed former books of series but it didn’t take good reviews from important criticizers. Also commercial success of book was lower than former ones.
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” is released soon after “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw” in 2009. Story is mainly about Greg Heffley and his father’s struggle about club and service. Also a city gossip Greg heard in town barber affects life of him. Greg starts to search the history. Reviewers found the book deeper than other books but some confusing especially for children. A movie adaptation of book is available and will be released in 2013. Main topic of movie is a combination of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw.
Fourth book of series “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth” is released in 2010. Main topic of book is Rowley and Greg’s fight with him. Greg tries to find a way without his best friend. Greg’s talk with “Gammie” will change lots of things in series. A movie adaptation of book is planning but there’s no definite date about it.
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever” is the sixth book of series. Book is released in 2011. Book is mainly about Greg’s Christmas holiday season. Book couldn’t take good reviews from important criticizers.
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel” is the seventh and last book of series. It’s released in 2012. Book is about Greg’s first love and love life.