Jeff Kinney's Wrecking Ball swings into number one

Jeff Kinney's Wrecking Ball swings into number one

Jeff Kinney has come in like a Wrecking Ball, with the 14th Wimpy Kid title knocking Lee Child’s Blue Moon (Bantam) from the UK Official Top 50 number one spot. Wrecking Ball (Puffin) sold 48,848 copies in its launch week and notched up Kinney’s third week in the top spot this year alone, after the success of his World Book Day title Diary of Greg Heffley’s Best Friend.

Kinney already holds third and fifth place in the Children’s category for 2019 to date, with the WBD title selling 184,786 copies and Diary of An Awesome Friendly Kid, the spin-off set from the point of view of Rowley Jeffe...

This is subscriber-only content

Not a subscriber? Get unrestricted access to all the news, charts, previews, data & analysis by subscribing from as little as £3 per week.


Why Subscribe?

Every issue of The Bookseller magazine

Unlimited access to thebookseller.com (single user)

The Bookseller e-edition app for tablet and mobile

Subscriber-only newsletters

Twice yearly Buyer's Guides worth £50

Discounts on The Bookseller Awards and Conferences

Click here to subscribe now