Books for Keeps is dreaming of and wishing for many, many copies of the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, "The Ugly Truth". We want it so bad we set up a Wish List on Amazon.

Please consider ordering a copy for us! If you order from our wishlist page, Amazon will ship all the books to us (they already have our address on file) when it's released in early November. It's on sale for $7.67 right NOW.

This book is the #1 request from the kids Books for Keeps serves. And giving kids books they want to read is the #1 way to keep them reading.

We still can't find books 1-4 in thrift stores, so our only hope of getting this book is for people to donate them. So please order a copy, and share this post with anyone who might donate the book.

Bonus: I will put the name, city & state of each donor on a book plate inside the cover of every copy we receive between release date and December 1.

Spread the word!


  1. I have just ordered a copy to be sent to you, but here's something I'm wondering. If a bunch of us each order a book, you're going to get a zillion boxes with a lot of empty space and wasted packaging. I wonder if you can contact Amazon to see if they can group the books earmarked for you into one or a few shipments? This might be made easier by the fact that the book isn't out yet, so they have time to coordinate the orders that do come in, at least up until the release date.

    Good luck!

  2. Thank you for the book Amy! I will contact Amazon. I was assuming they'd box them together since it's a pre-order, but you're right... what if they don't?

    Thank you for the suggestion, and THANK YOU for the Wimpy Kid!

  3. If you give me a few months, I should be able to send you another box. I snagged a couple Wimpy Kid books at garage sales, and a couple more Goosebumps, but can't send anything until college's winter break (January).


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