What to do while you wait to check out Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 6:00 am

by Kathryn I.

The eighth installment of the mega-popular series by Jeff Kinney is was published on November 5th, 2013… but I’m on the holds wait list! If you’re on the holds wait list too, here’s some stuff to keep you occupied until you and Greg Heffley can be reunited at last:

Read some other stuff!
We recommend The Dork Diaries series by Rachel Renee Russell, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger, Schooled by Gordan Korman, Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look, Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce, and the Stink books by Megan McDonald.

Build a Time Capsule!
In The Last Straw, Greg and Rowley decide to leave a legacy for future kids to find. You can do the same by taking an old coffee can or a large jar and filling it with stuff that’s important to you or that represents your life. Make your own or get your friends and family in on it, too! Bury it in your yard or just hide it in your attic.

Play some games!
There are some official DoaWK games out there (Cheese Touch, Don’t Scramble the Egg). You can also just play tag with your friends and rename it Cheese Touch! If you get super bored, take a toilet seat, prop it atop a wastebasket and chuck mini-cereal boxes into it.

Start your own journal!
You can illustrate it a la Greg’s style, or use magazine pages or clip art. Get creative!

Cover image for Diary of a wimpy kid : hard luck / by Jeff Kinney.

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