Kids on Fire: A New Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Book!

The eighth book in the bestselling and very highly-reviewed  Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series of cartoon-illustrated, fun and funny chapter books for ages 8 and up is now available for pre-order in Kindle format, and ALL of the first seven books in the series are now available for purchase in Kindle format! The book is set for release on 11/5/13, and if you pre-order it will be automatically delivered to your Kindle or Fire on that day (Wi-Fi or cell connection required). Also note, as with any pre-order item from Amazon, your credit card or other payment method will not be charged until the day the book is actually delivered.

Just think how thrilled your young Diary Of A Wimpy Kid fan will be to find the latest installment there on the Kindle or Fire, on its release date!


Hard Luck – Diary Of A Wimpy Kid #8 (no reviews yet, ages 8 and up, priced at $7.70 for pre-order)

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?


Here’s a recap of books one through seven:


Diary Of A Wimpy Kid – Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1 (4.5/5 stars, ages 8 and up, currently priced at $7.99)

Boys don’t keep diaries—or do they?

The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to.

It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.

In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.

Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomizes the challenges of being a kid. As Greg says in his diary, “Just don’t expect me to be all ‘Dear Diary’ this and ‘Dear Diary’ that.” Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he won’t do and what he actually does are two very different things.

Since its launch in May 2004 on, the Web version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been viewed by 20 million unique online readers. This year, it is averaging 70,000 readers a day.


Rodrick Rules – Diary of a Wimpy Kid #2 (4.5/5 stars, ages 8 and up, currently priced at $7.38)

The highly anticipated sequel to the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling book!

Secrets have a way of getting out, especially when a diary is involved.

Whatever you do, don’t ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer vacation, because he definitely doesn’t want to talk about it.

As Greg enters the new school year, he’s eager to put the past three months behind him . . . and one event in particular.

Unfortunately for Greg, his older brother, Rodrick, knows all about the incident Greg wants to keep under wraps. But secrets have a way of getting out . . . especially when a diary is involved.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules chronicles Greg’s attempts to navigate the hazards of middle school, impress the girls, steer clear of the school talent show, and most important, keep his secret safe.


The Last Straw – Diary of a Wimpy Kid #3 (4.5/5 stars, ages 8 and up, currently priced at $7.99)

The highly anticipated third book in the critically acclaimed and bestselling series takes the art of being wimpy to a whole new level.

Let’s face it: Greg Heffley will never change his wimpy ways. Somebody just needs to explain that to Greg’s father. You see, Frank Heffley actually thinks he can get his son to toughen up, and he enlists Greg in organized sports and other “manly” endeavors. Of course, Greg is able to easily sidestep his father’s efforts to change him. But when Greg’s dad threatens to send him to military academy, Greg realizes he has to shape up . . . or get shipped out.

Greg and his family and friends, who make the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books a must-read for middle school readers, are back and at their best in this hilarious new installment of the series, which is sure to please current fans while attracting new ones.


Dog Days – Diary of a Wimpy Kid #4 (4.5/5 stars, ages 8 and up, currently priced at $7.99)

It’s summer vacation, the weather’s great, and all the kids are having fun outside.

So where’s Greg Heffley? Inside his house, playing video games with the shades drawn.

Greg, a self-confessed “indoor person,” is living out his ultimate summer fantasy: no responsibilities and no rules.

But Greg’s mom has a different vision for an ideal summer . . . one packed with outdoor activities and “family togetherness.”

Whose vision will win out? Or will a new addition to the Heffley family change everything?


The Ugly Truth – Diary of a Wimpy Kid #5 (4.5/5 stars, ages 9 and up, currently priced at $7.99)

Greg Heffley has always been in a hurry to grow up.

But is getting older really all it’s cracked up to be?

Greg suddenly finds himself dealing with the pressures of boy-girl parties, increased responsibilities, and even the awkward changes that come with getting older—all without his best friend, Rowley, at his side.

Can Greg make it through on his own? Or will he have to face the “ugly truth”?


Cabin Fever – Diary of a Wimpy Kid #6 (4.5/5 stars, ages 9 and up, currently priced at $7.99)

Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect.

But the crazy thing is, he’s innocent.

Or at least sort of.

The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors.

Greg knows that when the snow melts he’s going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays?


The Third Wheel – Diary of a Wimpy Kid #7 (4.5/5 stars, ages 9 and up, currently priced at $7.99)

Love is in the air–but what does that mean for Greg Heffley?

A Valentine’s Day dance at Greg’s middle school has turned his world upside down.

As Greg scrambles to find a date, he’s worried he’ll be left out in the cold on the big night. His best friend, Rowley, doesn’t have any prospects either, but that’s a small consolation.

An unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. But a lot can happen in one night, and in the end, you never know who’s going to be lucky in love.




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