In news that sure to bring joy to elementary- and middle-school students across the land, the 10th book in the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series is to be published Nov. 3. Those who don't get the book right away will have plenty of time to ask for it for Christmas.
They'll have to stay tuned to ask for it by name, however. The title of the new book has not yet been announced.
The book will follow wimpy kid Greg as he goes on a weeklong field trip to a farm. The books, which chronicle the travails of Greg in cartoon form have been huge sellers: By the release of No. 8 ("Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck"), more than 115 million copies of the books had been sold. There have also been movies and a TV series.
"The tenth Wimpy Kid book gives me a chance to reset the series," author Jeff Kinney said in a statement. "I've thought a lot about what's made these books work and how it all got started. So for me, personally, it's back to basics. I'm carrying that theme through the book."