A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun . . . unless, of course, you’re the Heffleys. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Gas station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender, and a runaway pig—not exactly Greg Heffley’s idea of a good time. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure – and this is one the Heffleys won’t soon forget.
Heading on holiday with your family soon? Here are a few fun Wimpy Kid activity sheets to keep you occupied on the road.
Books are a perfect place to find a best mate. Whether you’re looking for a friend to round out your show-stopping musical act, a sidekick to help you get through your first love and the scary school dance, or simply a buddy to see you through the everyday, our list of books about BFFs has something for everyone. You never know where you’ll find your next partner-in-crime, so why not bury yourself in the pages of these tales about friendship? With a book by your side, you’re always in good company.
Christmas is coming, and gifts are on our mind. But what’s the best present for every good Puffin? A book! If you’re making a list, we suggest adding these rollicking reads to the top. We guarantee our selection of hilarious books will have you LOL’ing right through Christmas and into the new year.
The first hilarious SNEAK PEEK into Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School is here, and it’s not to be missed.
Thirsty for more Old School? You can pre-order the book here now in time for the book’s release on 3rd November – and until then, here’s a bit more information about the book as a flavour of what’s to come!
Life was better in the old days. Or was it?
That’s the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn’t cut out for an old-fashioned world.
With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going “old school” just too hard for a kid like Greg?
Thirsty for some lemonade? Here’s a recipe for some ACTUALLY NICE homemade lemonade, just the thing for these crazy hot days. If only Greg had known…
The time is almost upon us, puffins – the time we ask the single most important question of all: just who will be our Puffin Prime Minister?
There are five candidates desperate for your vote, and they’re all very different. Their policies are interesting to say the least and cover all the big issues – from transport and education to housing and the environment. They’ve been campaigning for your hearts all this week over on PopJam and now’s the time to make your choice.
This is bound to be the most important decision you make this year, so make sure you use your vote wisely…
Candidate 1: Dennis
I will scrap science lessons in schools and introduce pea-shooter lessons instead
Homework will be abolished
Poppin’ Jammy Sour Candy Toaster Tarts will be served in school canteens every lunchtime
The Dinosaur that Pooped the Past by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter. Age 3+. When they occidentally go back through history on a time-travelling swing, Danny and Dinosaur meet some new dino friends. But soon there’s a rumbling noise; it’s a volcano about to erupt! Can Dinosaur save the day by pooping them back to the future? Find out in this hysterical historical adventure.
Truckers by Terry Pratchett. Age 9+. Truckers is the fantastically funny first book of the nomes from Terry Pratchett. The nomes live under the floorboards of a large Department Store and have never been Outside. In fact, they don’t even believe in Outside. But new nomes arrive and they bring with them terrifying news…
The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson. Age 9+. Tracy is ten years old. She lives in a Children’s Home but would like a real home one day, with a real family. Follow her story and share her hopes for the future in this beautifully observed, touching and often very funny tale from one of our most loved children’s authors.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney. Age 8+. Greg Heffley’s on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg’s life destined to be just another hard-luck story?
The Wind the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Age 7+. When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning, he discovers a whole new world. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the firmest of friends, but after Toad’s latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels once and for all?
The Diary of Dennis the Menace: Bash Street bandit by Steven Butler. Age 7+. The fourth hilarious story from Roald Dahl Funny Prize shortlisted author Steven Butler. Expect dastardly deeds, adventure and of course menacing!
Kidnapped! The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog’s Sizzling Summer by Jeremy Strong. Age 8+. This is the laugh-a-minute 100th title by the King of Comedy. When Streaker goes on her summer holidays, hilarious misadventures can’t be far behind…
The Twits by Roald Dahl. Age 7+. Mr and Mrs Twit are extremely nasty, so the Muggle-Wump monkeys and the Roly-Poly bird hatch an ingenious plan to give them just the ghastly surprise they deserve!