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Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jeff Kinney Gets Boys to Read Books. What's His Secret?

Michael Levin | Posted 01.25.2015 | Books
Michael Levin

Jeff Kinney was traveling to Virginia to for a signing of The Long Haul, the 9th Wimpy Kid installment, when he took time out to speak to me about his highly unexpected (at least to himself) success.

Director Torre Catalano's Short Seasick Sailor Is Dark and Edgy

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Making a short film is no easy task. Time, energy and focus are just a few things that help make a story into a successful movie. Put Director / Writer Torre Catalano at the helm, and you've got one helluva' tale!

I Stand Up For Bookworms

Daija Spaulding | Posted 10.23.2012 | Teen
Daija Spaulding

I was always the smart girl in class, the one that everyone ignored until they needed help with homework or something like that. But reading books gave me an escape from my aloneness.

Wimpy Kid's Love is in the Air Will Be a Global Affair

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.22.2012 | Books
Rocco Staino

The release of the seventh volume in Jeff Kinney's Wimpy Kid Series Love is in the Air will definitely be a global event when it is released in November.

Why 'The Ugly Truth' Is So Appealing

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

Kids are changing faster in these years of early adolescence than at any time since infancy. They're trying to figure out not only how their bodies work but who they are going to be and where they fit in.

Graphic Novels: 5 Recommendations From A Librarian | Posted 12.17.2011 | Home

Teen Read Week begins this week as a way to get young adults to continue to enjoy reading throughout their teenage years. According to Colleen Cheshir...

Most Anticipated Fall Books

AP | By HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 10.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK -- The books arriving this fall face a radically different market from just a year ago. The Borders chain is going out of business, shutting...

Weekend Box Office: Hop Scores $38m, Source Code and Insidious Open Well, Sucker Punch Crashes

Scott Mendelson | Posted 06.03.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Until tomorrow's final numbers are released, Hop has the top opening weekend of 2011. Universal didn't even bother hyping the celebrity voices, instead selling the various cuddly characters.

'Sucker Punch' Gets Sucker Punched

AP | By DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.28.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- A wimpy kid has delivered a knock-out punch to a band of warrior vixens at the weekend box office. The 20th Century Fox family sequel ...

Weekend Box Office: Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 Knocks Out Slightly-under-performing Sucker Punch

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.27.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Stymied by the difficult-to-explain narrative and reviews that couldn't see past the fishnets and colorful visuals, the film is another example of geek excitement not translating into mainstream interest.

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

The Globe and Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When last we saw him, Greg Heffley was making a mess of things during his summer vacation from middle school. This week, when The Ugly Truth hits book...

Fall Books 2010 Highlights

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Highlights of fall books in 2010. Fiction...

DVDs: A Prophet the Next Godfather? Yep, it's That Good

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A Prophet is a masterpiece. Obviously, it won't have the same cultural impact as The Godfather, but both are nuanced, emotionally gripping, and above all, wildly entertaining.

'Diary Of A Wimpy Vampire'? Twilight Wimpy Kid Mash-Up Out In UK In May

The Independent UK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The British publisher Michael O'Mara is set to release a mash-up book combining elements of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series with Jeff Kinney's Diary...

Talking with Wimpy Kid Director, Thor Freudenthal

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

Diary of a Wimpy Kid has gone on to rack up over $45 million dollars since its release thanks in big part to not only the bestselling book series but...

`Alice' Still Reigns At Box Office, 'Wimpy Kid' Beats 'Bounty Hunter'

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Audiences are still in Mad Hatter mode as "Alice in Wonderland" stayed on top of the box office for a third-straight weekend with ...

Interview with Wimpy Kid Author, Jeff Kinney

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

It was a real special treat for me to interview bestselling author sensation, Jeff Kinney of the Wimpy Kid book series. The books have not only con...

'Wimpy Kid' 5: Newest 'Diary Of A Wimpy Kid' Book Out In November

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amulet Books has announced the publication date for the fifth book in Jeff Kinney's bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series....

Weekend Box Office Review: Alice Three-peats, Diary of A Wimpy Kid and The Bounty Hunter Open Well

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

There was a multitude of new wide and limited releases this weekend, but the top of the box office remained the same, if only for one more weekend. Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland again claimed the top spot.

Ten Minutes with: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Director Thor Freudenthal

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

Affable, approachable and sensitive to the needs of his performers, Thor Freudenthal got his start working in special effects on the Stuart Little mov...

Talking with Wimpy Kid Star, Rachael Harris

Jeff Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

If you haven't heard of Diary of a Wimpy Kid or its series of books by author, Jeff Kinney then you either have been living under a rock or haven't ...

'Diary Of A Wimpy Kid' Author Jeff Kinney Talks About The Movie (VIDEO)

The Wall Street Journal | Christopher John Farley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" is a New York Times best-selling book that has spawned a series of successful sequels. Kinney came into the Wa...

'Wimpy Kid' SEQUEL Coming Next Year

Variety | Andrew Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Fox 2000 is putting stock in its "Wimpy Kid" series, with a date firmed for the second installment. ...

Alice, Wimpy Kid, Romney: Movies And Conservatives Selling Books

USA Today | Craig Wilson and Bob Minzesheimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Alice bounds out of the rabbit hole; conservative titles are burning up the list; and Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney goes Hollywood. 'Alice' is a wond...

2009 Books: Trends And Triumphs

USA Today | Anthony DeBarros, Deirdre Donahue, Carol Memmott, Bob Minzesheimer, Craig Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Yes, Stephenie Meyer had another frighteningly good year with her sexy teen vampires and werewolves. And while Twilight is hardly about to fade into b...