In my day job as an elementary librarian, I sometimes still marvel at the sustained appeal of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books. In the 5th-6th grade building I work at, they just cannot be kept on shelves. It’s a great thing. Another great thing is that the cover for the newest installment, “The Last Straw” was just released. Here it is:

The thing that’s not great: we won’t get to see it until January 17, 2009. I may pull a Rip Van Winkle on this one – wake me up when the snow flies! Click here to read more at Publishers Weekly.

(Thanks to PW for the link)