When Julian Trimble was in second grade, he always made a big scene during drop-off time at school and one time was by holding his mom tightly because he had a strong grip on his mom as he did not want his mom to leave until the vice principal came down to peel them apart. Julian figured he had decided to go to this trip on his own, but Greg remembered that the scene in the morning that he started to wonder if his mom actually tricked him into it. Julian is shocked that his mom had tricked him and she drove off with her minivan after she drop her son off in school. But during the mail call, she sent a letter to her son at Hardscrabble Farms, and when she did she make her huge mistake to sent a photo showing she and her pet dog on it and Julian started blubbering because he missed her during the trip. The next day, Julian decided to make himself sick on purpose by eating a deodorant and he groaned in bed. This means it was the end of the road for him. Upon hearing this, Julian's mom drove all the way to Hardscrabble Farms and brought along her pet dog. She arrived in a few hours later to pick her son up. But then she drove away with her son and pet dog from Hardscrabble Farms heading straight home, and Julian seemed to have made a full recovery when he is seated in the minivan and waves bye to his friends when driving away from Hardscrabble Farms.
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School (First and only appearance)