BookIf You Like Judy Moody...

Browse the list below for a selection of great books for readers who enjoyed Judy Moody. Click the book cover or title to go to the book in the online catalog. Click the author's name to search for more books by that author.

Ivy + Bean Ivy + Bean
Barrows, Annie.
When seven-year-old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor, who is less boring than Bean first suspected.

Sophie the awesome Sophie the awesome
Bergen, Lara Rice.
"Sophie MIller's life is boring. Average. Blah. She's not the oldest or the youngest, the tallest or the shortest. She's not even the only Sophie in her third-grade class! Sophie knows she's special. And she's come up with the perfect name to show it: Sophie the Awesome! But living up to her name won't be easy--especially if super-annoying Toby Myers has anything to say about it. Can Sophie prove her awesomeness... and prove everyone wrong"--P. [4] of cover.

Superfudge Superfudge
Blume, Judy.
Peter describes the highs and lows of life with his younger brother Fudge.

Moving day Moving day
Cabot, Meg.
Nine-year-old Allie Finkle has rules for everything and is even writing her own rule book, but her world is turned upside-down when she learns that her family is moving across town, which will mean a new house, school, best friend, and plenty of new rules.

Utterly me, Clarice Bean Utterly me, Clarice Bean
Child, Lauren.
When someone steals the winner's trophy for the school book project, Clarice emulates her favorite book heroine, Ruby Redfort the detective.

Ramona Quimby, age 8 Ramona Quimby, age 8
Cleary, Beverly.
The further adventures of the Quimby family as Ramona enters the third grade.

Nibble, nibble, Jenny Archer Nibble, nibble, Jenny Archer
Conford, Ellen.
Jenny Archer is excited about making a television commercial for a new snack food, until she discovers that the food she liked so much was meant for gerbils.

Amber Brown is not a crayon Amber Brown is not a crayon
Danziger, Paula, 1944-2004.
The year she is in the third grade is a sad time for Amber because her best friend Justin is getting ready to move to a distant state.

No room for Dessert No room for Dessert
Durand, Hallie.
Eight-year-old Donahue "Dessert" Schneider is feeling completely ignored and unloved at home, but she is certain that will change when her invention wins the Thomas Edison Contest at school.

Nikki & Deja Nikki & Deja
English, Karen.
When an arrogant new girl comes to school, third-graders and best friends Nikki and Deja decide to form a club that would exclude her but find the results not what they expected.

Mallory on the move Mallory on the move
Friedman, Laurie B., 1964-
After moving to a new town, eight-year-old Mallory keeps throwing stones in the "Wishing Pond" but things will not go back to the way they were before, and she remains torn between old and new best friends.

Moxy Maxwell does not love Stuart Little Moxy Maxwell does not love Stuart Little
Gifford, Peggy Elizabeth.
With summer coming to an end, about-to-be-fourth-grader Moxy Maxwell does a hundred different things to avoid reading her assigned summer reading book.

Make way for Dyamonde Daniel Make way for Dyamonde Daniel
Grimes, Nikki.
Spunky third-grader Dyamonde Daniel misses her old neighborhood, but when she befriends a boy named Free, another new student at school, she finally starts to feel at home.

Just Grace Just Grace
Harper, Charise Mericle.
Misnamed by her teacher, seven-year-old Just Grace prides herself on being empathetic, but when she tries to help a neighbor feel better, her good intentions backfire.

Babymouse : queen of the world! Babymouse : queen of the world!
Holm, Jennifer L.
An imaginative mouse dreams of being queen of the world, but will settle for an invitation to the most popular girl's slumber party.

Piper Reed, Navy brat Piper Reed, Navy brat
Holt, Kimberly Willis.
Piper is sad about leaving her home and friends behind when her father, a Navy aircraft mechanic, is transferred yet again, but with help from her often-annoying sisters and a surprise from their parents, she finds happiness in their new home in Pensacola, Florida.

Lucy Rose, here's the thing about me Lucy Rose, here's the thing about me
Kelly, Katy, 1955-
Eight-year-old Lucy Rose keeps a diary of her first year in Washington, D.C., her home since her parents separation, where she spends time with her grandparents, makes new friends, and longs to convince her teacher to let her take care of the class pet during a holiday.

Anyone but me Anyone but me
Krulik, Nancy E.
Katie Carew wishes she could be anyone but herself, and turns into a hamster.

Betsy-Tacy Betsy-Tacy
Lovelace, Maud Hart, 1892-1980.

Gooney, the fabulous Gooney, the fabulous
Lowry, Lois.
Gooney Bird Greene takes charge of a class project as she and her fellow students in Mrs. Pidgeon's second grade class learn about fables by each making up their own based on an animal that begins with the same letter as their first name.

Mary Margaret and the perfect pet plan Mary Margaret and the perfect pet plan
MacLean, Christine Kole.
During the summer that she turns nine, Mary Margaret tries very hard to persuade her parents to let her have a pet, makes a new neighbor friend and helps her brother keep an old one, and looks forward to the new baby's arrival because then her mother will be less "crabby."

Junie B. Jones and the stupid smelly bus Junie B. Jones and the stupid smelly bus
Park, Barbara.
In her own words, a young girl describes her feelings about starting kindergarten and what she does when she decides not to ride the bus home.

Clementine Clementine
Pennypacker, Sara, 1951-
While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.

A crooked kind of perfect A crooked kind of perfect
Urban, Linda.
Ten-year-old Zoe Elias, who longs to play the piano but must resign herself to learning the organ, instead, finds that her musicianship has a positive impact on her workaholic mother, her jittery father, and her school social life.

Daisy Dawson is on her way Daisy Dawson is on her way
Voake, Steve.
One day when Daisy is late for school, an encounter with a butterfly leaves her suddenly able to communicate with animals, and when Boom, a stray dog, is caught by the pound, she enlists the help of a host of other animals to rescue him.

Only Emma Only Emma
Warner, Sally.
Third-grader Emma's peaceful life as an only child is disrupted when she has to temporarily share her tidy bedroom with four-year-old Anthony Scarpetto, a bona fide "pain in the patootie."

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