Fudge Books In Publication Order
- Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (1972)
- Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great (1972)
- Superfudge (1980)
- Fudge-a-Mania (1990)
- Double Fudge (2002)
BFF Books In Publication Order
- Just As Long As We’re Together (1986)
- Here’s to You, Rachel Robinson (1993)
Pain & The Great One Books In Publication Order
- Soupy Saturdays (2007)
- Cool Zone (2008)
- Going, Going, Gone (2008)
- Friend or Fiend? (2008)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (1970)
- Iggie’s House (1970)
- Then Again, Maybe I Won’t (1971)
- It’s Not the End of the World (1972)
- Deenie (1973)
- Blubber (1974)
- Forever… (1975)
- Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself (1977)
- Wifey (1978)
- Tiger Eyes (1981)
- Smart Women (1983)
- Summer Sisters (1998)
- In the Unlikely Event (2015)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- It’s Heaven to Be Seven (With: Roald Dahl,,Patricia MacLachlan,Beverly Cleary) (2000)
Picture Books In Publication Order
- The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo (1969)
- Freckle Juice (1978)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- The Judy Blume Diary (1981)
- Letters to Judy: What Kids Wish They Could Tell You (1986)
- The Judy Blume Memory Book (1988)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Places I Never Meant To Be (1999)
- It’s Fine to Be Nine (2000)
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Judy Blume Books Overview
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Living with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter Hatcher feel like a fourth grade nothing.
Whether Fudge is throwing a temper tantrum in a shoe store, smearing smashed potatoes on walls at Hamburger Heaven, or scribbling all over Peter’s homework, he’s never far from trouble. He’s a two year old terror who gets away with everything and Peter’s had enough.
When Fudge walks off with Dribble, Peter’s pet turtle, it’s the last straw. Peter has put up with Fudge too long. How can he get his parents to pay attention to him for a change?
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
Sheila Tubman sometimes wonders who she really is: the outgoing, witty, and capable Sheila the Great, or the secret Sheila, who’s afraid of the dark, spiders, swimming, and dogs. When her family spends the summer in Tarrytown, Sheila has to face some of her worst fears. Not only does a dog come with the rented house, but her parents expect Sheila to take swimming lessons! Sheila does her best to pretend she’s an expert at everything, but she knows she isn’t fooling her new best friend, Mouse Ellis, who happens to be a crackerjack swimmer and a dog lover. What will it take for Sheila to admit to the Tarrytown kids and to herself that she’s only human?From the Paperback edition.
Sometimes life in the Hatcher household is enough to make twelve year old Peter think about running away. His worst problem is still his younger brother, Fudge, who hasn’t changed a bit since his crazy capers in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. If you ask Peter, Fudge is just an older and bigger pain. Then Peter learns that his mom is going to have a baby and the whole family is moving to Princeton for a year. It will be bad enough starting sixth grade in a strange place and going to the same school as Fudge. But Peter can imagine something even worse. How will he ever survive if the new baby is a carbon copy of Fudge?From the Trade Paperback edition.
Peter Hatcher’s summer is not looking good. First of all, Peter’s brother Fudge the five year old human hurricane has a plan: to marry Peter’s sworn enemy, Sheila Tubman. Disgusting! Could anything be worse?Yes. Peter’s parents have decided to rent a summer house next, door to the Tubman’s. Which means Peter will be stuck with Fudge and Sheila the Cootie Queen for three whole weeks!Will Peter be able to survive the summer? It may not be the vacation of Peter’s dreams, but, as millions of Judy Blume fans know, it won’t be dull. When Fudge is around, anything can happen…
and does!From the Trade Paperback edition.
‘I love money,’ is five year old Fudge’s new theme song. He’s going to dress as a miser for Halloween and has made big plans to buy the entire world or at least Toys’R’Us. Fudge’s new obsession with cash is driving his older brother Peter crazy! But life really spins out of control when Peter and his family run into their long lost relatives, the Howie Hatchers of Honolulu, Hawaii. Now Peter has to deal with Flora and Fauna, his annoying twin cousins who burst into song at the drop of a hat, and their weird little brother, coincidentally named Farley Drexel Hatcher just like Fudge! Their names aren’t the only similarity, and before long, mini Fudge is causing just as much trouble as Fudge always has! This newest book starring Peter and Fudge is one wild ride!
Just As Long As We’re Together
Rachel is Stephanie’s best friend. Since the second grade they have shared all their secrets, good and bad. So when Alison moves in, Stephanie hopes that the three of them can be best friends because Stephanie really likes Alison. After all, they have even more to share now, including seventh grade and Jeremy Dragon, the cutest boy in junior high. Even though the three of them live in a quiet Connecticut neighborhood, there’s a lot going on in their lives. Stephanie wishes her father didn’t have to work so far from home and she worries that Rachel’s talents will get in the way of their friendship. Rachel and Alison have to deal with the changes in their own lives, yet Stephanie is sure everything will work out fine ‘Just As Long As We’re Together…
Here’s to You, Rachel Robinson
Trouble in Rachel’s family is spelled with a capital C for Charles. From the outside, Rachel looks like the perfect daughter in the perfect family. She’s a straight A student, a gifted musician, and a good friend. But her older brother, Charles, seems determined to ruin everything. Rachel feels as if it s all falling apart. Her best friends, Stephanie and Alison, find Charles funny. They urge Rachel to lighten up and enjoy the end of seventh grade. Easy for them to say. Not so easy for Rachel. Not even when Jeremy Dragon, the coolest boy in ninth grade, notices her. Is it possible that perfection isn t the key to an exciting life?An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
MEET THE PAIN:My sister’s name is Abigail. I call her The Great One because she thinks she’s so great. Who cares if she’s in third grade and I’m just in first?MEET THE GREAT ONE:My brother’s name is Jacob Edward, but everyone calls him Jake. Everyone but me. I call him The Pain because that’s what he is. He’s a first grade pain. I’ll always know exactly what he’s thinking. That’s just the way it is. These seven warm hearted stories will give readers a peek at how a brother and sister relate to each other. From the Hardcover edition.
The perfect chapter book!The Pain and the Great One hardly agree on anything. But deep down, they know they can count on each other, especially at school, where it often takes two to figure things out. Like when that first baby tooth falls out on the school bus. Or when an unwanted visitor on Bring Your Pet to School Day needs to be caught. Or worst of all, when a scary bully says you re burnt toast. On days like these it can feel good not to go it alone. And don t forget Fluzzy the cat, who knows a thing or two himself.A Parents Choice Recommended Award Winner
Going, Going, Gone
THE PAIN AND the Great One are going places! In these new stories the kids are on the go the Pain needs a trip to the emergency room; the family goes to the mall and not everyone stays together; the kids visit a county fair and want to ride the Super Slide; and a beach outing includes a boogie board. Lots more action and adventure for the dynamic duo who never stay still.
From the Hardcover edition.
Friend or Fiend?
The Pain aka Jake Porter is six years old. His sister, The Great One aka Abigail Porter, is eight. Like any siblings they drive each other crazy. In ‘Friend or Fiend??’, it’s Fluzzy’s birthday and Jake and Abigail want to throw the best party any cat has ever had! But it’s not long before they start fighting, and it takes a seriously sticky ice cream incident for them to make up.
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
Margaret Simon, almost twelve, likes long hair, tuna fish, the smell of rain, and things that are pink. She’s just moved from New York City to Farbrook, New Jersey, and is anxious to fit in with her new friends Nancy, Gretchen, and Janie. When they form a secret club to talk about private subjects like boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Margaret is happy to belong. But none of them can believe Margaret doesn’t have a religion, and that she isn’t joining the Y or the Jewish Community Center. What they don’t know is that Margaret has her own special relationship with God. She can talk to God about everything family, friends, even Philip Leroy, the best looking boy in sixth grade. Margaret is funny and real. As you read her story, you’ll know why this book has been the favorite of millions of readers. It’s as if Margaret is talking right to you, sharing her secrets with a friend.
Iggie’s House just wasn’t the same. Iggie was gone, moved to Tokyo. And there was Winnie, cracking her gum on Grove Street, where she’d always lived, with no more best friend and two weeks left of summer. Then the Garber family moved into Iggie’s House two boys, Glenn and Herbie, and Tina, their little sister. The Garbers were black and Grove Street was white and always had been. Winnie, a welcoming committee of one, set out to make a good impression and be a good neighbor. That’s why the trouble started. Glenn and Herbie and Tina didn’t want a ‘good neighbor.’ They wanted a friend.
Then Again, Maybe I Won’t
Approx. 3 hrs. 45 mins.
Ever since his dad got rich from an invention and his family moved to a wealthy neighborhood on Long Island, Tony Miglione’s life has been turned upside down. For starters, there’s his new friend Joel, who shoplifts. Then there’s Joel’s sixteen year old sister, Lisa, who gets undressed every night without pulling down her shades. And there’s Grandma, who won’t come down from her bedroom. On top of all his other worries, Tony has questions about growing up Why couldn’t things have stayed the same?
It’s Not the End of the World
Karen couldn’t tell Mrs. Singer why she had to have her Viking diorama out of the sixthgrade showcase. She felt like yelling, To keep my parents from getting divorced. But she couldn’t say it, and the whole class was looking at her anyway.
Karen’s world was ending. Her father had moved out of the house weeks before; now he was going to Las Vegas to get divorced and her mother was pleased! She had only a few days to get the two of them together in the same room. Maybe, if she could, they would just forget about the divorce. Then the Newman family could be its old self again maybe. But Karen knew something she didn’t know last winter: that sometimes people who shouldn’t be apart are impossible together.
So she felt like yelling at Mrs. Singer. And then Mrs. Singer did a surprising thing…
When Deenie finds out that she has scoliosis, she’s scared. When she sees the brace for the first time, she wants to scream. But the words won t come out. And Deenie, beautiful Deenie, who everyone says should be a model, is stuck wearing a brace from her neck to her hips. For four years or longer. She never worried about how she looked before how will she ever face the hard times ahead?From the Paperback edition.
Blubber is a good name for her, the note from Wendy says about Linda. Jill crumples it up and leaves it on the corner of her desk. She doesn’t want to think about Linda or her dumb report on the whale just now. Jill wants to think about Halloween. But Robby grabs the note, and before Linda stops talking it has gone halfway around the room. That’s where it all starts. There’s something about Linda that makes a lot of kids in her fifth grade class want to see how far they can go but nobody, least of all Jill, expects the fun to end where it does.A New York Times Outstanding Book of the YearFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Katherine and Michael meet at a New Year’s Eve party. They’re attracted to each other, they grow to love each other. And once they’ve decided their love is Forever…hey make love. It’s the beginning of an intense and exclusive relationship, with a future all planned. Until Katherine’s parents insist that she and Michael put their love to the test with a summer apart…
‘Forever…s written for an older age group than Judy Blume’s other novels for children. It caused a storm of controversy when it was first published because of its explicit sexual content. It was a book ahead of its time and remains, after thirty years in print, a teenage best seller. America’s No. 1 children’s author has written some of the best books of our time about real life issues family stress and pressures, what happens when your parents divorce, the problems of growing up and sexual awakening, bereavement with insight, sensitivity and honesty. The response of readers all around the world continues to make her one of the best loved writers ever published.
Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself
When Sally’s family moves to Miami Beach for the winter of 1947, she is excited and nervous at the same time. What will school be like in Florida? Will she make any friends? Will she fit in so far away from home?But these worries don’t stop Sally from having her own wonderful adventures. One minute she’s a famous movie star or a brilliant detective; the next she’s found the Latin lover of her dreams her classmate Peter Hornstein. And what about the Freedmans’ neighbor, old Mr. Zavodsky, who looks suspiciously like Hitler in disguise?Miami Beach has so many things to worry and wonder about, Sally is in for one unforgettable winter!
With more than four million copies sold, Wifey is Judy Blume’s hilarious, moving tale of a woman who trades in her conventional wifely duties for her wildest fantasies and learns a lot about life along the way.
Sandy Pressman is a nice suburban wife whose boredom is getting the best of her. She could be making friends at the club, like her husband keeps encouraging her to do.
Or working on her golf game.
Or getting her hair done.
But for some reason, these things don’t interest her as much as the naked man on the motorcycle…
Davey’s father was murdered when a break in at his store went horribly wrong. Now, Davey, her mother and her little brother are left shattered, with no idea how to go about rebuilding their lives. The family flees to New Mexico, to escape the painful memories. In this alien place, with its arid landscape and sunbaked earth, Davey meets Wolf, a mysterious boy who understands her without asking questions. Slowly she begins to piece the broken fragments of herself together again. Judy Blume has written some of the best books of our time about real life issues family stress and pressures, what happens when your parents divorce, the problems of growing up and sexual awakening, bereavement with insight, sensitivity and honesty. The response of readers all around the world continues to make her one of the best loved writers ever published.
‘Emotionally satisfying, compulsively readable…
triggers both laughter and tears…
. You’ll be utterly captivated,’ is how Working Woman described Judy Blume’s Smart Women. This tender and hilarious story of a divorced woman, who falls in love with her best friend’s ex husband, is told from the point of view of both the adults and the adolescents, making for a deeply engaging read that crosses generations. Readers have continued to discover this novel over the two decades since its original publication, to the tune of 2 million copies, and it sold more than 100,000 copies in the last year. Judy Blume holds a completely unique position in the hearts of readers, and these new editions will have them falling in love all over again.
No writer captures the seasons of our lives better than Judy Blume. Now, from the New York Times bestselling author of Wifey and Smart Women, comes an extraordinary novel of reminiscence and awakening an unforgettable story of two women, two families, and the friendships that shape a lifetime. When Victoria Leonard answers the phone in her Manhattan office, Caitlin’s voice catches her by surprise. Vix hasn’t talked to her oldest friend in months. Caitlin’s news takes her breath away and Vix is transported back in time, back to the moment she and Caitlin Somers first met, back to the casual betrayals and whispered confessions of their long, complicated friendship, back to the magical island where two friends became Summer Sisters. Caitlin dazzled Vix from the start, sweeping her into the heart of the unruly Somers family, into a world of privilege, adventure, and sexual daring. Vix’s bond with her summer family forever reshapes her ties to her own, opening doors to opportunities she had never imagined until the summer she falls passionately in love. Then, in one shattering moment on a moonswept Vineyard beach, everything changes, exposing a dark undercurrent in her extraordinary friendship with Caitlin that will haunt them through the years. As their story carries us from Santa Fe to Martha’s Vineyard, from New York to Venice, we come to know the men and women who shape their lives. And as we follow the two women on the paths they each choose, we wait for the inevitable reckoning to be made in the fine spaces between friendship and betrayal, between love and freedom. Summer Sisters is a riveting exploration of the choices that define our lives, of friendship and love, of the families we are born into and those we struggle to create. For every woman who has ever had a friend too dangerous to forgive and too essential to forget, Summer Sisters will glue you to every page, reading and remembering. Judy Blume’s twenty one books have sold over sixty five million copies worldwide and have been translated into twenty languages. She spends summers on Martha’s Vineyard with her family.
It’s Heaven to Be Seven (With: Roald Dahl,,Patricia MacLachlan,Beverly Cleary)
One of five anthologies that include stories by such beloved authors as Beverly Cleary, Roald Dahl, Paula Danziger, Patricia MacLachlan, E.B. White, Judy Blume, A.A. Milne, Syd Hoff, and more. Each collection targets its very own special age group will want to collect them all!
The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo
Lately second grader Freddy Dissel has that left out kind of feeling. Life can be lonely when you’re the middle kid in the family and you feel like ‘the peanut butter part of a sandwich,’ squeezed between an older brother and a little sister. But now for the first time it’s Freddy’s chance to show everyone how special he is and, most of a all, prove it to himself!
More than anything in the world, Andrew wants freckles. His classmate Nicky has freckles they cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck. Once sitting behind him in class, Andrew counted eighty six of them, and that was just a start! One day after school, Andrew screws up enough courage to ask Nicky where he got his freckles. And, as luck would have it, who should overhear him but giggling, teasing Sharon who makes frog faces at everybody! Sharon offers Andrew her secret Freckle Juice recipe for fifty cents. That’s a lot of money to Andrew five whole weeks allowance! He spends a sleepless night, torn between his desire for freckles and his reluctance to part with such a substantial sum of money. Finally, the freckles win, and Andrew decides to accept Sharon’s offer. After school, Andrew rushes home with the recipe tucked into his shoe for safekeeping. He carefully begins to mix the strange combination of ingredients and immediately runs into some unforeseen problems. How Andrew finally manages to achieve a temporary set of freckles and then isn’t sure he really wants them makes a warm and hilarious story.
Letters to Judy: What Kids Wish They Could Tell You
Judy Blume is the phenomenal author who has more than 35 million copies of her paperbacks in print. She has achieved multimillion copy sales with her adult novels Smart Women and Wifey as well as her young adult novel Forever and fourteen children’s titles. In Letters to Judy, she answers the questions and worries that concern parents and kids most. HC: Putnam. Nonfiction
Places I Never Meant To Be
Judy Blume asked prominent authors whose writing has been censored or challenged to contribute an original story to a collection that will benefit the National Coalition Against Censorship. The response was overwhelming and the results are simply extraordinary. The main characters of these stories find themselves in places they never meant to be: trapped in a baseme*nt with a vengeful cheerleader; transfixed by a fire that may have been lit by a teenager; terrified on the baseball field by a sad*istic coach. Featuring stories by David Mass, the late Norma Klein, Julius Lester, Chris Lynch, Harry Mazer, Norma Fox Mazer, Walter Dean Myers, Katherine Paterson, Susan Beth Pfeffer, Rachel Vail, Jacqueline Woodson, and Paul Zindel, Places I Never Meant To Be is a stunning literary achievement as well as a battle cry against censorship. All royalties generated from the sale of this book are being donated to the National Coalition Against Censorship, an alliance of over forty national nonprofit organizations united by a conviction that freedom of thought, inquiry, and expression must be defended.