Reviews and ramblings about children's and young adult literature by an absentminded middle school librarian. I keep my blog to remember what I've read and to celebrate the wonderful world of children's and young adult literature.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
The Daily Booktalk: #tbt: Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Heffley
Happy Thursday Summer Readers! Do you know that it was 10 years ago this past April that Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid was first published? This November will see the publication of the 12th book starring Greg Heffley and his hilariously dysfunctional family, friends and enemies. The Heffley family saga was first published in a series of online comics starting in 2004 and soon became so popular that fans asked for books. Of course, a movie was made as well. The series continues to be enormously popular at TMS. I automatically purchase two copies of each new installment. While I have not read every single book in the series, whenever I do drop in to read them, I continue to find them slyly funny. If you are ever in the Boston area, make time for a side trip to Plainville, MA., where you will find An Unlikely Story on South Street. Kinney and his wife renovated an old factory building and turned it into a beautiful bookstore/ cafe complete with party/ gathering room on the second floor! Fun piece of trivia: Jeff Kinney rocks karaoke!