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Jeff Kinney was named Author of the Year for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by the Children’s Book Council at the annual Gala, held last night in New York City. This is Kinney’s second consecutive win!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner— tomorrow to be exact. And what’s on our minds here at Amulet Books? Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel, of course!
Enter to win a Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel Valentine’s Day prize pack! Included in the prize pack (pictured) is one copy of the book, Greg Heffley tattoos, an official Third Wheel magnet, and chocolate. You’ll win the same kind of chocolate that was given to every Abrams employee on the official release day!
Lindy sits diagonally across from my desk, in a warmly lit, comfortable office. She’s my island of calm on hectic days and I love that we can see each other perfectly from our desks. She’s a very quiet, very hard worker, that Lindy, and is always here long after I leave.
If you don’t have a son or daughter under the age of 15 (or so) and you work in an office (as I do) you may not have the chance to actually visualize the success of the Wimpy Kid books first hand. My boys are grown-ups (18, 22, 27) and will read a Wimpy book if there’s one lying around the house, but they aren’t Mr. Kinney’s audience.
November 13th, 2012 was the much anticipated release day of the biggest book of the year: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney, published by Amulet Books! Jeff toured seven states and reached forty-nine booksellers in the Midwest. Learn more about the tour here, and go behind the scenes of the last leg of the tour and Jeff’s Today Show appearance after the break!
2012 marked the 3rd appearance of the giant helium Greg Heffley Wimpy Kid balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It is always exciting to walk, but even more so when the weather is terrific. it was in the 40s—NICE! This year we had a terrific group of ABRAMS employees walk wth the ballon. Some were relative veterans, others totally new to the experience. View photos from the parade after the break!
I love parades. It’s true! I’ve been on the sidelines of parades for years while my kids were in marching band, but my favorite is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade which I am lucky enough to march in. I’ve marched in the last two Thanksgiving Day Parades and it has been an extraordinary experience and surprisingly hard work. Read some interesting balloon facts after the break!
The biggest book of the year, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney, is now out and available for purchase! Jeff is on the road, touring seven states and reaching forty-nine booksellers. Learn more about the tour here. On the release day (yesterday, November 13th) Abrams held an in-house celebration, complete with hot chocolate, baked goods, a costume contest, and copies of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel for everyone!
Today, November 13th, 2012, is the much anticipated release day of the biggest book of the year: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney, published by Amulet Books! Jeff is on the road, touring seven states and reaching forty-nine booksellers. Learn more about the tour here, and check out tour updates after the break!
We over here at ABRAMS KIDS have started a campaign on Instagram and Twitter called A for ABRAMS ( #aforabrams ) We are collecting A’s that are artful, well designed, or just plain cool from anywhere that you might find them. The idea is whenever you happen to see one of these artful A’s out and about you can join us by hash tagging your A #aforabrams as well as including our Instagram or twitter handle @abramskids. Have some fun and we hope you all get to see the world around you a little better.