As a homeschool mom, I’ve always said that my main goal was to raise children that loved to read. When my girls were struggling readers, it was difficult to get them to love reading. However, once they found something they were interested in reading, they were able to overcome their struggles and become much more fluent. It was really a matter of finding that “magic book.”
For my youngest daughter, the magic came with the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Prior to discovering these books, recreational reading happened very infrequently; but, once the first Wimpy Kid book came into our home, her reading habits changed for the better.
Because of this, I have quite an affection with the Wimpy Kid books and I’m thrilled to not only tell you about the newest book in the series, but to give you a chance to win a copy for yourself too!
About The Third Wheel
Love is in the air—but what does that mean for Greg Heffley?
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.
An unexpected twist gives Greg a partner for the dance and leaves Rowley the odd man out. But a lot can happen in one night, and in the end, you never know who’s going to be lucky in love.
About Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Before the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books were published, stories from the first three books appeared digitally for free on the website www.funbrain.com, where they are still available. Books in the core series by Jeff Kinney include Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2007), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2008), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (2010), and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever (2011). Jeff Kinney has also written and illustrated The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book and The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary. The series is a fixture on the USA Today bestseller list and the Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. It has also remained consistently in the top spots on the New York Times lists since publication of the first book in the series in 2007.
About the author
Jeff Kinney is an online game developer and designer, and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Jeff was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives in southern Massachusetts with his wife and their two sons.
If you haven’t had a chance to read the series yet, you can get them at Amazon and in e-Book form too!
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