Judy Moody

Judy Moody

Book - 2010
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Any kid who's ever been in a bad mood will relate to the feisty, funny, ever-changing Judy Moody. (Ages 6-10)

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.
Judy also has an abundance of individuality and attitude, and when Mr. Todd assigns a very special class project, she really gets a chance to express herself! Megan McDonald's spirited text and Peter Reynolds's wry illustrations combine in a feisty, funny first chapter book for every kid who has ever felt a little out of sorts.
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2010, c2000.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763648497
Branch Call Number: j FY MCDONALD
Characteristics: 152 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Alternative Title: Judy Moody was in a mood


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vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Judy Moody is starting third grade and she is in a mood—a very bad mood! In fact, she isn’t excited to start school at all until her teacher assigns the class a special “Me Project” where Judy can really express herself. Ages 6-12.

Apr 01, 2015

A funny read, excellent for big sisters and reluctant readers. Judy's a bit too sassy for my tastes -- but kids do love her.

Nov 26, 2014

this book couldn't get any better1

TDSRC2013_IR Jul 30, 2013

My favourite part was that her teacher left.
The best character was her brother.

Dec 14, 2012

I love this book !

Nov 16, 2012

Yet another kids book series that everyone should read, preferably when they're in elementary school. But if you haven't read it yet, check it out. The firs book you can probably get through pretty quick.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jul 04, 2012

amazing and full of fun and really good!

Apr 16, 2012

Judy Moody is in a mood. It's the first day of school and she is separated from her best friend Rocky. He gets to sit in the back of the class while forced to sit at the front, next to Frank "Eats Paste" Pearl. To make matters worse, Frank invites Judy to his birthday party, something Judy is not really wanting to do.

And so starts the first instalment of the Judy Moody series, focusing on a tom boy heroine who is not afraid to play jokes on her brother and hang out with boys. Good for the non-princess girls in your life.

Savannah7 Apr 04, 2012

Hi I think this is a great book.

Twoey Gray
Feb 14, 2009

Read this book in the third grade. Hated it with a passion. I'm sure I would have appreciated it more had I read it in my Grade 1 Junie B. Jones phase. By grade 3 I had moved on to more "sophisticated literature".

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

im judy moody and am happy not moody

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Stink Moody: You call that driving?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Aunt Opal: I'm sorry but I'm afraid we need this bike.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Judy Moody: No one in this family has any imagination!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

Amy: He better not jump on my face.


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Aug 04, 2016

blue_hamster_1067 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

Jul 17, 2014

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 17, 2012

After school finishes for the summer third grader, Judy Moody sets out to have the most thriller summer of her life. However, her parents are going away to California, and she and her brother, Stink are staying home with their Aunt Opal . She decides to make a "Thrill Points" list for herself and her friends to go by: "The Judy Moody Mega-Rare NOT a Bummer Summer Dare". But her plan backfires when she discovers her friends are getting more thrill points than her. To keep up her not-bummer summer goal, she, along with her awesome Aunt Opal, decides to help Stink catch Bigfoot.


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