Join the 2015 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School Read-a-thon Challenge

The 2015 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School Read-a-thon Challenge kicked off on 1st September.  It’s open to everyone in Australia and New Zealand.  Here is how you can get involved and have the chance to win an AMAZING prize:

Here’s how the challenge works: You need to read all nine Diary of a Wimpy Kid books between now and October 16th. After you finish reading each one, go back to the Read-a-thon Challenge site and take a quiz about that book. Complete all nine quizzes before October 16th, and you’ve beaten the challenge!

You’ll get a special congratulations video message from Jeff Kinney, and unlock the entry form for the grand prize… A trip for 2 people to Sydney, where you’ll meet Jeff Kinney on his Old School World Tour! To win, you’ll have to answer this question: Who is your favourite Diary of a Wimpy Kid character, and why?

Best answer wins! You can sign up and play by yourself, or challenge some friends and race to the finish! You could even ask your teacher if the whole class at school can try the Read-a-thon Challenge together.

On November 3rd, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School will be released around the world. Finally! To celebrate, there will be a special Read-a-thon bonus round, with even more cool prizes to win. Stay tuned! More information on this website during the Read-a-thon Challenge.

I have a special 2015 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Read-a-thon Challenge Pack with posters and a couple of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books to give away, thanks to Penguin Random House NZ.  To get in the draw for this special prize pack just leave a comment on this post (along with your name and email address) telling me why you are the biggest Diary of a Wimpy Kid fan. Competition closes Friday 18 September (NZ only).

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid website is awesome!  There is heaps of info about the books, characters and Jeff Kinney himself. Plus there are some really cool downloads, including activity sheets and masks of your favourite characters. Check it out now!

Learn to draw from Oliver Jeffers and Jeff Kinney

If you’ve run out of things to keep your kids entertained in the last few days of the holidays why not get them drawing.  Who better to teach them than Oliver Jeffers and Jeff Kinney!

Oliver Jeffers teaches you how to draw a moose.

Jeff Kinney teaches you how to draw Greg Heffley

Jeff Kinney teaches you how to draw Manny Heffley