Title: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Author: Jeff Kinney Publisher / Date: Amulet / 2007 Themes: middle school; humor Genre: fiction, chapter book Summary: Greg writes about his life as a middle schooler in his journal or diary (though he specifically says it is not a diary). Author / Illustrator, Jeff Kinney's cartoon like drawings throughout the book and diary-like pages give the book a unique appearance that sparks interest. Though the book contains mild gross humor and language that many would consider disrespectful, it's redeeming qualities are that the humor and the success this book has had for getting even reluctant readers interested in reading. Curriculum Connections: Grades 2-6: leisure reading Notes: Consider the age and maturity level of the reader / audience. This book isn't for everyone.