Source
Scholastic Kids Press Corps
The Scholastic Kids Press Corps is a team of about 50 Kid Reporters around the nation.  The interactive site brings daily news to life with reporting for kids, by kids.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Five

Greg faces The Ugly Truth in middle school

By Ryan Davenport | December 13 , 2010
 
 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher/Release Date: Amulet Books/November 9, 2010
Recommended Reading Level: Ages 9 to 12


Greg Heffley is growing up and, boy, is it painful! In author Jeff Kinney's latest book Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, Greg comes face to face with middle school, boy-girl parties, puberty, and life without his best friend Rowley Jefferson. He also has to deal with some pretty strict parents.

The fifth book in Kinney's series is also one of the funniest. It is easy to read and the pictures on every page made me laugh out loud. I would recommend this book to a friend because Greg was so real, it was like getting to know someone in my own school.

It is important to understand that this is Greg's diary — although he would much rather have it called a "journal" — of his daily events. You will follow Greg as he deals with having to wear head gear to school, having to wake himself up in the mornings (his mother has gone back to school!), while dealing with a breach in his friendship with Rowley.

Will the boys overcome their differences? Will Greg get a new friend? And what is the "ugly truth" he will have to face? You can find out when you read it yourself!

And don't worry. If you haven't read the other four books in the series, The Ugly Truth stands alone just fine. Be prepared to fall in love with it and want to go back and read all the rest.

Be sure to check out Kid Reporter Ryan Davenport's interview with the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Jeff Kinney!

KIDS READ

Do you need help picking out what book to read next? Find out what Kid Reporters are saying about all the latest books by reading their book reviews in this special report.

NEWS FOR KIDS, BY KIDS

Get the latest on national and international events, movies, television, music, sports, and more from the Scholastic Kids Press Corps.

  • Teacher Store
  • The Teacher Store  
    Wolves of the Beyond 5: Spirit Wolf

    Wolves of the Beyond 5: Spirit Wolf

    by Kathryn Lasky

    Faolan, a wolf once doomed to die, struggles to fufill his destiny as the leader of the wolves of Beyond.

    No one ever saw Faolan as a leader. Banished as a pup, he survived and returned as a gnaw wolf-the lowest member of the wolf pack. But Faolan wasn't meant to be a gnaw wolf. It's not just his strange, splayed paw, or his uncanny connection with the bears. There's something about Faolan that inspires certain wolves…and leaves others deeply suspicious. Now, with a dangerous threat on the horizon, the pack must make a choice. Will they trust the silver outsider with the task of leading? If Faolan can't fulfill his destiny, it could be the end of the wolves of the Beyond.

    $29.99
    Audio CDs | Grades 4-7
    Add To Cart
    Educators Only
    Wolves of the Beyond 5: Spirit Wolf
    Grades 4-7 $29.99
    Add To Cart
  • Teacher Store
  • The Teacher Store  
    Guided Reading Level M: Chalk Box Kid Teaching Card

    Guided Reading Level M: Chalk Box Kid Teaching Card

    NEW! Downloadable Teacher Cards for Guided Reading 6-Packs! Offering the same great teaching support of our Guided Reading program in digital format!

    Every Guided Reading Teaching Card targets specific literacy skills and also includes an ELL bridge, writing activities, and extended reading lists.


    You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader® software, version 4.0 or higher, to view and print this Digital Product. Get Adobe Reader® for FREE!

    Click here to read the Terms of Use for Digital Products

    $4.95
    Teaching Card | Grades 3-4
    Add To Cart
    Educators Only
    Guided Reading Level M: Chalk Box Kid Teaching Card
    Grades 3-4 $4.95
    Add To Cart
Privacy Policy
EMAIL THIS

* YOUR FIRST NAME ONLY

* FRIEND'S FIRST NAME ONLY

* FRIEND'S EMAIL ADDRESS

MESSAGE
Here's something interesting from Scholastic.com