Wimp’s the word…Diary of a Wimpy Kid the new Harry Potter…

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series written by Jeff Kinney is closing in on J.K.Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

Aimed at younger readers, the cartoon-based novel have been translated into 33 languages and over 80 million copies of various books in the series have been sold worldwide.

The latest book in the series, Cabin Fever, has appeared on the Sydney Morning Herald’s Spectrum Bestsellers list for 16 weeks in a row.  The series is more accessible to younger readers due to its cartoons.  It explores situations familiar to school children, its target audience; playground politics and childhood friendships.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is also filled with some great laughs, another reason why so librarians, teachers and children alike love this book.  Children laughing is a positive sign that they are enjoying reading, thus nurturing this important life skill.

More reading about this worldwide success:

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/be-noticed-be-admired-be-a-wimp-20120309-1upqm.html

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Filed under Love2Read, National Year of Reading 2012, NYR, Starter Reads - Start here if you haven't read a book for a while and dont know what to choose, Youth Fiction incl Children and Young Adult

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