Jeff Kinney

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Diary of a small town sensation: how the Wimpy Kid author built his dream bookshop
Growing up, Jeff Kinney discovered Tolkien, comics and computers at his local bookshop. When it closed he was bereft – would opening his own as an adult help to right that wrong?

Jeff Kinney

05, Oct, 2019 @9:00 AM

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JK Rowling's return to Harry Potter makes her world's richest author in 2017
As her wizarding world returns to the stage and screen, Rowling’s $95m pushes James Patterson into second place with $87m

Alison Flood

03, Aug, 2017 @2:14 PM

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Jeff Kinney: ‘I bought a typewriter to try to beat back the distractions of the internet. That lasted about 20 minutes’
The author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid on long walks, hot tubs and a productive trip to Iceland

Jeff Kinney

12, Nov, 2016 @10:00 AM

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Girl on the Train carries Paula Hawkins into list of world's richest authors
Word-of-mouth sensation has made the novelist $10m in the last year, outselling George RR Martin, but still earning a fraction of James Patterson’s $95m

Alison Flood

03, Aug, 2016 @2:39 PM

Group Reviews – a selection
Torkington Tales reading group review Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Wonder and The Name of This Book is Secret

Torkington Tales

28, Jun, 2016 @8:00 AM

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney - review
MrDude: ‘It is a sort of mystery story with unexpected twists and turns’

MrDude

02, Jun, 2016 @2:00 PM

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95 Mississippi authors condemn anti-LGBT law
Donna Tartt, John Grisham, Natasha Trethewey and Kathryn Stockett among group calling for repeal of House Bill 1523, allowing businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples

Alison Flood

12, Apr, 2016 @4:29 PM

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Jeff Kinney and Patrick Ness among 269 authors protesting North Carolina anti-LGBT law
The Fault in Our Stars author John Green and Lemony Snicket creator Daniel Handler also among signatories to open letter calling for repeal of ‘hateful’ new HB2 law

Alison Flood

06, Apr, 2016 @3:25 PM

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Guess the character in children's fiction - quiz
Would you be able to pick out which protagonist we’re talking about, with just a short description to make your decision? Can you tell your heroes from your Heffleys, your wimps from your wizards? Take our quiz to find out how much you know about some of our best-loved literary characters

Emma Bowden

30, Mar, 2016 @10:30 AM

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Why children's books love to celebrate the 'losers'
The Book Doctor investigates why books starring unsuccesful outsiders are so popular now, and since forever, from Greg Heffley to Tom Gates to Stanley Yelnats – all the way back to The Bible and Arthurian legend

Julia Eccleshare

07, Mar, 2016 @3:12 PM

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YouTube celebrity Zoella's Girl Online voted schoolchildren's favourite book
Major annual survey of pupils’ reading habits finds the YouTube star’s debut novel the best-liked, with Jeff Kinney the most popular author overall

Sian Cain

25, Feb, 2016 @12:29 PM

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How can I wean my son off Wimpy Kid re-reading?
Is there anything wrong with an eight year old re-reading the same books over and over again? The book doctor thinks not, but also offers some tempting alternatives

Julia Eccleshare

22, Feb, 2016 @8:30 AM

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