Orange: it’s the color of traffic barrels, detour signs, and the cover of The Long Haul, the ninth book in Jeff Kinney’s bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, which will see the Heffley clan heading out of town. The title and cover of the new book were revealed Monday morning during a live webcast. The announcement comes at the end of the first annual Wimpy Kid Month promotional campaign. The Amulet Books imprint at Abrams will publish The Long Haul on November 4.
“This Diary of a Wimpy kid release will also be the biggest book of the year just as in years past,” said Abrams CEO and president Michael Jacobs in a statement. “These books have turned millions of kids on to reading. The Long Haul will do the same."
Abrams announced the publication of the new Wimpy Kid ahead of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. According to the publisher, there are more than 120 million copies of the Wimpy Kid books in print.