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‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ author to visit Seattle area

The 18th book out soon; Jeff Kinney local appearances Nov. 5-8.

The author of the bestselling “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books will be in the Seattle area for four upcoming appearances.

Jeff Kinney’s “The No Brainer Show” has two purposes: One, to celebrate “No Brainer,” the 18th “Wimpy Kid” book. In addition, Kinney wants to bring attention to book banning, highlight the importance of diversity in reading and support librarians.

First, the book: “No Brainer” (on sale Oct. 24) follows middle-schooler Greg Heffley as he attempts to save his crumbling school before it’s shuttered for good.

Second, the show: “The No Brainer Show” is described as family-oriented brainiac-style fun. Contestants will join Kinney on stage to face off in fun challenges and show off their “Wimpy Kid” knowledge. Organizers say Kinney plans to donate books, plus $100,000 in funds, to libraries across the country.

In addition, he is said to be conducting a nationwide search for extraordinary librarians, who he will treat to a special weekend in Boston. Finally, one grand prize-winning librarian will get a trip to New York City and grandstand seats to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.


‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ author appearances

Here are the Seattle-area dates and locations for the “No Brainer Show” (ticket information in the links):

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Julie Hanson

Julie Hanson is a longtime journalist, South King County resident and mom to a 15-year-old girl.