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Publication Order of Beezy Books

Beezy (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beezy Magic (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beezy at Bat (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beezy and Funnybone (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Judy Moody Books

with Peter H. Reynolds
Judy Moody Was in a Mood (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody Gets Famous! (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody Saves the World! (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody Predicts the Future (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody, M.D.: The Doctor is In! (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody Declares Independence (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody: Around the World in 8 1/2 Days (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody Goes to College (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody, Girl Detective (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody, Mood Martian (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody and the Bucket List (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody, Book Quiz Whiz (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody: In a Monday Mood (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Judy Moody Movie Tie-In Books

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody and the Thrill Points Race (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody Goes to Hollywood (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody and the Poop Picnic (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody's Thrill-A-Delic Hunt for Bigfoot (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Judy Moody Collections

Judy Moody's Mini-Mysteries and Other Sneaky Stuff for Super-Sleuths (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Judy Moody Non-Fiction Books

Judy Moody's Double-Rare Way-Not-Boring Book of Fun Stuff to Do (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Judy Moody Mood Journal (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody's Way Wacky Uber Awesome Book of More Fun Stuff to Do (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody's Best Mood Ever: Coloring and Activity Book (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sisters Club Books

The Sisters Club (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rule of Three (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cloudy with a Chance of Boys (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Candlewick Sparks Books

Zelda and Ivy (By: Laura McGee Kvasnosky) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales from the Waterhole (By: Bob Graham) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ant and Honey Bee (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Houndsley and Catina (By: James Howe) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zelda and Ivy: The Runaways (By: Laura McGee Kvasnosky) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Monster in the Backpack (By: Noah Z. Jones,Lisa Moser) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Squirrel's World (By: Valeri Gorbachev,Lisa Moser) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annie and Simon (By: Catharine O'Neill) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zelda and Ivy and the Boy Next Door (By: Laura McGee Kvasnosky) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Quiet Time (By: James Howe) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Houndsley and Catina and the Birthday Surprise (By: James Howe,Marie-Louise Gay) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zelda and Ivy: Keeping Secrets (By: Laura McGee Kvasnosky) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Pair of Friends at Halloween (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Joe and Sparky, Superstars! (By: Frank Remkiewicz,Jamie Michalak) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Houndsley and Catina Plink and Plunk (By: James Howe,Marie-Louise Gay) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horse Meets Girl (By: Jessie Haas,Alison Friend) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monkey and Elephant Get Better (By: Galia Bernstein,Carole Lexa Schaefer) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Give and Take (By: Jessie Haas,Alison Friend) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Joe And Sparky Get New Wheels (By: Frank Remkiewicz,Jamie Michalak) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bramble and Maggie: Horse Meets Girl (By: Jessie Haas) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Annie and Simon: The Sneeze and Other Stories (By: Catharine O'Neill) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Squirrel's Fun Day (By: Valeri Gorbachev,Lisa Moser) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ant and Honey Bee: A Pair of Friends at Halloween (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Pair of Friends in Winter (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rabbit And Robot: The Sleepover (By: Cece Bell) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monkey and Elephant Go Gadding (By: Galia Bernstein,Carole Lexa Schaefer) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spooky Season (By: Jessie Haas,Alison Friend) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ant and Honey Bee: A Pair of Friends in Winter (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poppy the Pirate Dog and the Missing Treasure (By: Liz Kessler) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monkey and Elephant and a Secret Birthday Surprise (By: Galia Bernstein,Carole Lexa Schaefer) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monkey and Elephant and the Babysitting Adventure (By: Galia Bernstein,Carole Lexa Schaefer) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Joe and Sparky, Party Animals! (By: Frank Remkiewicz,Jamie Michalak) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bramble and Maggie: Snow Day (By: Jessie Haas,Alison Friend) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rabbit And Robot And Ribbit (By: Cece Bell) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Through the Seasons (By: James Howe) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Joe and Sparky, Party Animals! (By: Frank Remkiewicz,Jamie Michalak) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frank and Bean (By: Bob Kolar,Jamie Michalak) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fergus and Zeke and the Field Day Challenge (By: Kate Messner) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frank and Bean: Food Truck Fiasco (By: Bob Kolar,Jamie Michalak) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fergus and Zeke at the Science Fair (By: Heather Ross,Kate Messner) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fergus and Zeke for President (By: Heather Ross,Kate Messner) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stink Books

with Peter H. Reynolds
Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stink: Solar System Superhero (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stink and the Ultimate Thumb-Wrestling Smackdown (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stink and the Shark Sleepover (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stink: Hamlet and Cheese (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stink and the Hairy Scary Spider (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stink: Superhero Superfan (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stink Non-Fiction Books

Stink it Up!: A Guide to the Gross, the Bad, and the Smelly (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Judy Moody & Stink Books

The Holly Joliday (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Bad Blackout (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wishbone Wish (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Grand-Slam Book-Bowl Jam (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stink-O-Pedia Books

Super Stink-y Stuff from A to Zzzzz (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Super-Stink-y Stuff from A to Z (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Judy Moody & Friends Books

Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rocky Zang in The Amazing Mr. Magic (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frank Pearl in the Awful Waffle Kerfuffle (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amy Namey in Ace Reporter (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stink Moody in Master of Disaster (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Triple Pet Trouble (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Moody in The Birthday Jinx (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
April Fools', Mr. Todd! (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody, Tooth Fairy (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not-So-Lucky Lefty (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Searching for Stinkodon (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prank You Very Much (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judy Moody and the Missing Mood Ring (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Bridge to Nowhere (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Children's Books

Lucky Star (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thrills and Chills (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild West (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shining Star (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When the Library Lights Go Out (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vacation Story: Princess Caroline and Me (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daisy Jane, Best-Ever Flower Girl (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Is This a House for Hermit Crab? (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Potato Man (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whoo-Oo Is It? (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Pumpkin Switch (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Insects are My Life (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My House Has Stars (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tundra Mouse (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bone Keeper (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bedbugs (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Night Iguana Left Home (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reptiles are My Life (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baya, Baya, Lulla-by-a (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Penguin and Little Blue (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beetle McGrady Eats Bugs! (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saving the Liberty Bell (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hen Hears Gossip (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hinky-Pink (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's Picture Day Today! (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shoe Dog (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dear America Books

When Will This Cruel War Be Over?: The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson, Gordonsville, Virginia, 1864 (By: Barry Denenberg) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, Mayflower, 1620 (By: Kathryn Lasky) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winter Of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary Of Abigail Jane Stewart (By: Kristiana Gregory) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1865 (By: Joyce Hansen) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie (By: Kristiana Gregory) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Picture Of Freedom (By: Patricia McKissack) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Early Sunday Morning: the Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows, Hawaii, 1941 (By: Barry Denenberg) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl, New York City, 1903 (By: Kathryn Lasky) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
West to a Land of Plenty: The Diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi (By: Jim Murphy) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan, Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, 1763 (By: Mary Pope Osborne) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Line in the Sand: The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence (By: Sherry Garland) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stationery Pack (By: Patricia McKissack) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic 1912 (By: Ellen Emerson White) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Railroad Race (By: Kristiana Gregory) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Railroad Race (By: Kristiana Gregory) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Heart is on the Ground (By: Ann Rinaldi) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow: The Diary of Sarah Nita, a Navajo Girl (By: Ann Turner) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin (By: Karen Hesse) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North (By: Patricia McKissack) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Coal Miner's Bride: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska, Lattimer, Pennsylvania, 1896 (By: Susan Campbell Bartoletti) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Secret War: The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck, Long Island, New York 1941 (By: Mary Pope Osborne) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping: The Diary of Julie Weiss, Vienna, Austria to New York 1938 (By: Barry Denenberg) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift, Indianapolis, Indiana 1932 (By: Kathryn Lasky) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Valley of the Moon: The Diary of María Rosalía de Milagros, Sonoma Valley, Alta Valley, California, 1846, (By: Sherry Garland) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Face to the Wind: The Diary of Sarah Jane Price, a Prairie Teacher, Broken Bow, Nebraska 1881 (By: Jim Murphy) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Christmas Comes Again: The World War I Diary of Simone Spencer (By: Beth Seidel Levine) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Secret War : The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck (By: Kathryn Lasky) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time for Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen, Washington, D.C. 1917 (By: Kathryn Lasky) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where Have All the Flowers Gone? (By: Ellen Emerson White) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: The Diary of Bess Brennan, The Perkins School for the Blind, 1932 (By: Barry Denenberg) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Survival in the Storm: The Dust Bowl Diary of Grace Edwards, Dalhart, Texas 1935 (By: Katelan Janke) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
So Far From Home: the Diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1847 (By: Barry Denenberg) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Thy Neighbor: The Tory Diary of Prudence Emerson (By: Ann Turner) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Land of the Buffalo Bones: The Diary of Mary Ann Elizabeth Rodgers, An English Girl in Minnesota (By: Marion Dane Bauer) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All the Stars in the Sky (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seeds of Hope: The Gold Rush Diary of Susanna Fairchild, California Territory 1849 (By: Kristiana Gregory) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seeds of Hope: The Gold Rush Diary of Susanna Fairchild, California Territory 1849 (By: Kristiana Gregory) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Look to the Hills: The Diary of Lozette Moreau, a French Slave Girl, New York Colony 1763 (By: Patricia McKissack) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hear My Sorrow: The Diary of Angela Denoto, a Shirtwaist Worker, New York City 1909 (By: Deborah Hopkinson) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Walk in Dread: The Diary of Deliverance Trembley, Witness to the Salem Witch Trials, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1691 (By: Lisa Rowe Fraustino) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fences Between Us: The Diary of Piper Davis, Seattle, Washington, 1941 (By: Kirby Larson) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Like the Willow Tree (By: Lois Lowry) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cannons at Dawn (By: Kristiana Gregory) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Standing in the Light (By: Mary Pope Osborne) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With the Might of Angels: The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson, Hadley, Virginia, 1954 (By: Andrea Davis Pinkney) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Behind the Masks: The Diary of Angeline Reddy, Bodie, California, 1880 (By: Susan Patron) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Down the Rabbit Hole, Chicago, Illinois, 1871: The Diary of Pringle Rose (By: Susan Campbell Bartoletti) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A City Tossed and Broken: The Diary of Minnie Bonner, San Francisco, California, 1906 (By: Judy Blundell) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of American Girl: History Mysteries Books

Hoofbeats of Danger (By: Holly Hughes) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trouble at Fort Lapointe (By: Kathleen Ernst) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Night Flyers (By: Elizabeth McDavid Jones) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets on 26th Street (By: Elizabeth McDavid Jones) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Smuggler's Treasure (By: Sarah Masters Buckey) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Voices at Whisper Bend (By: Katherine Ayres) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery of the Dark Tower (By: Evelyn Coleman) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Watcher in the Piney Woods (By: Elizabeth McDavid Jones) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows in the Glasshouse (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under Copp's Hill (By: Katherine Ayres) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Minstrel's Melody (By: Eleanora E. Tate) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Enemy in the Fort (By: Sarah Masters Buckey) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Circle of Fire (By: Evelyn Coleman) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery on Skull Island (By: Elizabeth McDavid Jones) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Riddle of the Prairie Bride (By: Kathryn Reiss) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whistler in the Dark (By: Kathleen Ernst) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery at Chilkoot Pass (By: Barbara Steiner) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Strange Case of Baby H (By: Kathryn Reiss) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gangsters at the Grand Atlantic (By: Sarah Masters Buckey) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger at the Wild West Show (By: Alison Hart) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Light on Graveyard Shoal (By: Elizabeth McDavid Jones) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Betrayal at Cross Creek (By: Kathleen Ernst) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of American Girl: Julie Books

Meet Julie (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Julie Tells Her Story (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happy New Year, Julie (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Julie and the Eagles (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Julie's Journey (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Changes for Julie (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tangled Web: A Julie Mystery (By: Kathryn Reiss) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Puzzle of the Paper Daughter: A Julie Mystery (By: Kathryn Reiss) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silver Guitar: A Julie Mystery (By: Kathryn Reiss) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost in the City: A Julie Mystery (By: Sergio Geovine,Kathleen O'Dell) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Message in a Bottle: A Julie Mystery (By: Juliana Kolesova,Kathryn Reiss) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Day I Lost My Class Hamster(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Megan McDonald is American author of children books. She is famously known for her series of books which focus on Judy Moody, a third-grade girl. The series is written for grade three and four. The author has also written lots of picture books for younger children and continues to write.

McDonald was born 1959 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Mary Louise and John McDonald. She is the youngest of five girls, and this served as her inspiration for The Sisters Club. She graduated with a B.A degree in 1981 from Oberlin College and in 1985 she graduated with an M.L.S from University of Pittsburgh.

She started her career as a children’s librarian, working for Adams Memorial Library, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Minneapolis Public Library. Her first novel Is This a House for Hermit Crab was inspired by her patrons always asking her to find a story that she had told children at a library.

McDonald is married to the love of her life Richard Haynes and resides in Sebastopol, California. Some of her novels have been adapted into films, for instance, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer was adapted into a movie by the same name and premiered in 2011. The film was directed by John Schultz and featured Jordan Beatty who played the role of Judy Moody. Subsequently, McDonald wrote a television screenplay in collaboration with Kathy Waugh, award winning writer famously known for the television series Curious George, Arthur, and Big and Small.

Judy Moody

Judy Mood is the first novel in Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald. The books pick up by introducing us to Judy Moody a third-grade pupil struggling to find good mood while she deals with her school projects, her little brother, and the friendship as well.

The novel is divided into episodic chapters which are entertaining. The book tells the little protagonist started her third grade. Most of the young readers will sympathize with Judy moods and frustrations over the class project and her attempts at friendship from the paste-eating pupils. As a lead character, you will notice that Judy is a no girly girl, but rather she is opinionated and determined.

Her relationship with her smaller brother Stink is somehow divided between animosity and friendship and her friendship with her classmates is authentic. Plenty of the illustrations that the author attempts bring Judy personality to life. The book size and style combined with lots of kid humor makes it a great read for the readers who are getting started with chapter books.

One of the thing that you will appreciate about this novel is that the lead character, Judy is eventually portrayed in such a manner that she could serve as a role model for the teen girls. For instance, she wishes to be a doctor someday, and her role model is Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor in the USA. She collects original items such as Bad-Aids, scabs, dead moths and she is not afraid of holding toads. In other words, she is a realistic representation of 8/9-year-old girls. The author does an excellent job by using the first book in the series to introduce the readers to Judy via the Me Collage Project.

Judy Moody Gets Famous

In the second book in the Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald, we find Judy Moody desperately trying to be famous. Her classmate, Jessica Finch, had won a spelling bee, and in response, Judy saw that this had got Jessica fame and so she wanted the same as well. So she tries to make up a lie regarding an ancient cherry, she also attempts to have a pet that performs a trick and also efforts to break a world record, but unfortunately, this ends all wrong for the ambitious Judy and still does not make her famous.

One day, she accidentally steps on her friend’s finger and ends up breaking it. They take her friend to the hospital and while in the hospital she meets a girl who had undergone a heart transplant. While playing with the girl in the playroom, Judy notices that all the toys that the hospital had been all broken and ended up stealing the dolls and takes them home to repair them. Subsequently, she sends them back to the hospital anonymously so that the children at the hospital to play with.

Later an article is featured in the paper about a Phantom Doll Doctor, but Judy and her family know who did it but the hospital never does, and thus she becomes famous without her name having to be featured everywhere.

The second book in Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald is a great read for young readers. The novel has a great and vigorous message for teens about being famous and undertaking things that will benefit others and not for personal fame.

Judy Moody Saves the World

In the third series installment, Judy Moody returns, and this time she is ready to take on the world. It starts with the Strip contest, and the Judy dreams that she would one day see her very own bandage design used to cover thousands of scraped knees. However, when her Save the World idea only gets an recognition mention, Judy realizes that it is high time that she set her goals to something much bigger than anything else.

Class 3T is learning about the environment and the sorrounding, and Judy is happy to find out more about the damage of the endangered species, the rain forest, and her family nasty recycling habits. Now she is in a mood to get the planet back into shape. The third series installment is a representation of what kids are capable of doing. Judy hears about how the environment can change the world and then suddenly an opportunity comes up where Judy has the chance to create her own unique Crazy Strips Bandaid design hoping that she will emerge the winner of an of brand new roller blades. However, this changes when she later learns that her brother won the prize and thus came with another way to save the world.

This is an excellent and fun to read story for children and has a great moral lesson that shows the children can save the world despite how young they can be.

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