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Judy Moody

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Judy Moody

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter Reynolds

Meet Judy Moody, a third grader with plenty of attitude and a mood to fit every occasion. This delightful series is loaded with laughs and moments of wisdom as readers follow Judy through her oddball adventures. Enjoy the reviews, fast facts, author info and really cool games!

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Judy Moody

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written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter Reynolds - Children's, Fiction

To start, Judy Moody doesn't have high hopes for third grade. Her new desk won't have an armadillo sticker with her name on it. Her new classroom will not have a porcupine named Roger. And with her luck, she'll get stuck sitting in the first row, where Mr. Todd will notice every time she tries to pass a note to her best friend, Rocky. An aspiring doctor, Judy does have a little brother who comes in handy for practicing medicine, a cool new pet and a huge Band-Aid collection.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Family Life, Fiction, Humor

Jealous of classmate Jessica Finch, that is, who gets her picture on the front page of the newspaper. When Judy sets off in pursuit of her own fame and happiness, watch out! She's so determined, she just might find it, or she might merely become more INFAMOUS than ever.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter Reynolds - Children's, Environment, Fiction

It all started with the Crazy-Strip contest --- and the dream that she, Judy Moody, might one day see her very own adhesive-bandage design covering the scraped knees of thousands. But when her "Heal the World" motif merits only an honorable mention, Judy Moody realizes it’s time to set her sights on something bigger.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Fiction, Humor

Judy definitely has a mood for every occasion. And now she has a mood ring to prove it! The mood ring’s Extra Special Powers have put Judy in a predicting mood, and her outrageous predictions have everyone wondering if Judy really is psychic.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Careers, Children's, Fiction

It's no secret that Judy wants to be like Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman doctor, when she grows up. So when Class 3T starts to study the Amazing Human Body, Judy can hardly wait to begin her better-than-best-ever third-grade projects: show-and-tell with something way rarer than a scab, a real-live ooey-gooey operation, and a cloning experiment that may create double trouble for Judy and her friends.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Fiction, Humor

When Judy meets an English girl named Tori at the Tea Party ship, she is gobsmacked to learn how many liberties her British friend enjoys --- her very own phone, private loo and pounds of allowance. When a day of cheerfully doing her chores doesn't earn Judy Moody more rights, and staging a revolt in the form of a tea-throwing Boston Tub Party has her dad reading the riot act, Judy is forced into temporary retreat.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Fiction

The seventh installment in the popular and best-selling series starring independent-minded third-grader, Judy Moody. Learning about Nellie Bly in school has Judy dreaming about global travel.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Fiction, Humor

Judy Moody is in a mood. Not a good mood. And definitely NOT a math mood. The substitute teacher in Class 3T thinks Judy's math skills need improving. So Judy has to start meeting with a math tutor. Does this mean flash cards? Does this mean baby games? Does this mean school on weekends? But when Judy meets her tutor --- a sick-awesome college student with an uber-funky sense of style --- and gets a glimpse of college life, Judy's bad math-i-tude turns into a radical glad-i-tude.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Fiction, Mystery

Judy Moody is in a mood. A sleuthing, Nancy Drew kind of mood. So what’s a WBMS (world’s best mystery solver) to do? Go find a mystery, that’s what! And she doesn’t have to snoop for long: when Mr. Chips, a beloved crime-dog-in-training, goes missing, Judy Drewdy and her chums, agents Dills Pickle (Frank), Spuds Houdini (Rocky) and James Madagascar (Stink) find themselves smack-dab in the middle of a reallife, scare-your-pants-off whodunit.

by Megan McDonald - Children's, Fiction

Roar! It’s not bad enough that Mom and Dad are heading to California, leaving Judy and Stink with Aunt Awful (er, Opal), but now two of Judy’s friends are going Splitsville, too. Just when it looks like her summer is going to be BOR-ing- eureka! --- Judy comes up with the most thrill-a-delic plan ever.

written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Fiction, Mystery

The lucky penny in Judy Moody's pocket sure does seem to be working. She can't stop winning --- at bowling, spelling, the unbeatable Prize Claw, everything! She's confident she'll be able to ride that wave of good fortune all the way to Washington, D.C. But that was before her lucky penny did a belly flop into a porcelain bowl of yucky, blucky UNluck. Has the coin's magic gone kerflooey?

by Jamie Michalak - Children's 5-8, Youth Fiction

Judy is desperately trying to earn thrill points, so she plans a trip to the Cemetery Creep n Crawl. Meanwhile, Stink has been collecting all the samples and evidence he can in his efforts to catch Bigfoot. Add in Aunt Opal s crazy driving (and bad sense of direction), and somehow they all end up at an abandoned amusement park, eating scat sandwiches. That s gotta be worth some thrill points. . . .

by Jamie Michalak - Children's, Fiction, Popular Culture

Judy Moody is psyched for summer --- that is until she realizes that two of her three best friends aren’t going to be around: Rocky will be teaching lions to jump through hoops at circus camp, and Amy is going to be searching for lost tribes in the rain forests of Borneo. How can Judy’s summer ever compare?

Written by Megan McDonald with illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds - Children's, Children's 6-9, Humor

Judy is visiting Grandma Lou one day when she accidentally finds an uber-mysterious list of activities --- a Bucket List! Judy then decides that she’ll make her own bucket list of all the things she wants to do, and soon Judy is off running and trying to cross off all her items. But what happens if Grandma Lou achieves everything on her list? Does that mean she’ll be ready to...kick the bucket?