Hi I’m Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. My new book – Old School – is the tenth in the series and is out this November 3rd.
People often ask me what my favourite books were when I was growing up. So in the spirit of Old School, here are my three favourites.
First, Freckle Juice by Judy Blume. I thought Judy Blume was great at creating realistic characters and the books were filled with humour.
Second is The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. That book introduced me to the world of fantasy.
And the third book is also a fantasy book; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis. I felt like when I walked through the wardrobe with those kids, I was entering into Narnia. I thought it was great.
If I had to pick one of these books as one that I think every kid should read, I’d go with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
I hope this has inspired you to pick up something new. And don’t forget that Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School is out November 3rd. Hope you love it!