Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series)

series of books

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is an ongoing series of currently fifteen books written by Jeff Kinney. The series is about a middle school student named Greg Heffley. The books are written in the style of Greg's diary. They contain many drawings, all with no color.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
AuthorJeff Kinney
CountryUnited States
GenreRealistic fiction
PublisherAmulet Books / Puffin Books
Publication date
April 1, 2007  –
Media typePrint (paperback), (hardback)


In 2019, a book called Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal was released. It is written by Greg's best friend, Rowley. In 2020, another Rowley book called Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure was announced.


The series has four movies, each based on the book of the same name.

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017)



  • Greg Heffley is a middle school student who wants to be popular. He gets upset when things don't usually go his way.
  • Rodrick Heffley is Greg's older brother. He is a teenager who likes heavy metal music. Rodrick plays the drums in his band.
  • Manny Heffley is Greg's younger brother. Greg thinks that his parents like Manny more than him and Rodrick.
  • Frank Heffley is Greg's father. He thinks Greg is weak. Frank wants Greg to stop playing video games and play sports instead.
  • Susan Heffley is Greg's mother. She is nice, but does not know very much about things that Greg and Rodrick like. She does not like technology and smartphones.
  • Rowley Jefferson is Greg's best friend. Greg thinks he is not mature. Rowley is nicer than Greg. Rowley benefits in multiple ways because of Greg. Rowley has also made journals (he was inspired by his best friend Greg.) His journal is about his and Greg's middle school life and just their ordinary lives.