08 January 2019

Greg Heffley has been chronicling his middle school years in 13 Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals … and counting. Now it's time for readers to hear from Greg's trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson, in a journal of his own.

In Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, Rowley agrees to take on the role of biographer, recording his pal's life story because one day ‘Greg is going to be rich and famous and he says everyone will want to know his whole life's story, so they can make movies about him and stuff.’

But it turns out Rowley is a poor choice for the job, and his ‘biography’ of Greg says more about himself than it does about his best friend.

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid is a new way to look at the Wimpy world – one fans won't want to miss!

The opening of Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid will originally be published as a World Book Day 2019 book called Diary of Greg Heffley’s Best Friend, which is out on 28th February and can be redeemed using a £1 World Book Day token.

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, publishing 9th April, will contain and expand on the story and characters from the World Book Day book, allowing readers to see even more of the Wimpy Kid world through Rowley’s eyes.

Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid is available to pre-order from the following shops: Amazon | WHSmith | Eason | Waterstones

  • Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid


  • A BRAND NEW DIARY OF A WIMPY KID STORY that will have you rolling with laughter, from number one bestselling author Jeff Kinney!

    Hi my name is Rowley Jefferson and this is my book. Now I have a diary just like my friend Greg...

    Rowley's best friend Greg Heffley has chronicled his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals. Now it's Rowley's turn to give his side of the story.

    But Rowley has agreed to tell Greg's story along the way, too. (After all, Greg says one day he will be rich and famous and the world will need to know how he managed it).

    But Rowley's stories about Greg might not be quite what his friend had in mind . . .

    The opening of Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid was originally published as the NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING World Book Day 2019 title - Diary of Greg Heffley's Best Friend.

    Praise for Jeff Kinney:

    'The books contain meaty themes to do with family and friendship [...] more please'. The Telegraph

    'No-one does the straight to camera narrative style of the diary better than Kinney ... This is as authentic and funny as the original Wimpy Kid books and makes just as irresistible reading.' - Andrea Reece, LoveReading4Kids Reviewer

    'Kinney is right up there with J K Rowling as one of the bestselling children's authors on the planet' - Independent

    'The world has gone crazy for Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid' - Sun

    'Hilarious' - Telegraph

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