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October 21, 2014

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Kids’ and teens’ graphic novels dominate end of the year charts

Kids’ and teens’ graphic novels dominate end of the year charts

Every year, comics retailer Brian Hibbs writes a lengthy and informative article on graphic novel sales, based on BookScan figures for the entire year. He posted this year’s column last week, and while he makes a lot of good points, I want to pick out the one that’s most relevant to this blog: The top [...]

Links: More Jellaby, more Wimpy Kid

Wimpy Kid Hard Luck

Abrams has revealed the cover of the latest Wimpy Kid book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck. It’s going to be a sort of electric green. Hit the link to see a very short trailer and download your own Wimpy Kid computer wallpaper. This is the eighth book in the series, for those who [...]

Wimpy Kid Author Jeff Kinney Talks About his Inspirations, the Road to Fame, and the Quest for the Perfect Shade of Brown

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In a live SLJ webcast on November 12, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” author Jeff Kinney spoke about the evolution of his career and some of the inspirations that went into his popular series, including the seventh book, “The Third Wheel,” which released last week.

Jeff Kinney LIVE!

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Monday, November 12, 2012– 1:00 PM ET Join Jeff Kinney live as he talks about the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, The Third Wheel. 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. Jeff Kinney will also answer your questions live, and discuss the origins of Wimpy Kid as well as its future! This archive is no longer available

Wimpy Kid Snow Day

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 – 10:00 AM ET Sign up now! Space is limited. We encourage you to set up an assembly so all of your kids, parents and teachers can watch. Brought to you by ABRAMS The Art of Books Since 1949, Bank Street College of Education, and School Library Journal. This archive is no longer available

Watch and Read—Spotlight on Media Tie-ins: Those Wimpy Days of Summer

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Greg Heffley, the socially beleaguered but much-beloved star of Jeff Kinney’s reader-favorite book series (Amulet), returns to the big screen in a third live-action motion picture from 20th Century Fox. Perfectly timed to stave off those summer time doldrums, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG) premieres in theaters on August 3.