Judy Blume - Author

About the Author

For several decades Judy Blume has been winning legions of fans around the world with her stories. More than 82 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into thirty-two languages. She receives thousands of letters every month from readers of all ages who share their feelings and concerns with her. Judy lives in Key West, Florida, and New York City with her husband.

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It's Not the End of the World

It's Not the End of the World

Author: Judy Blume Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/06/2018

Karen's parents have always argued, and lately they've been getting worse. But when her father announces that they're going to get divorced, it seems as if Karen's whole world will fall apart. Her brother, Jeff, blames their mum. Her kid sister, Amy, asks impossible questions and is scared that everyone she loves is going to leave. Karen just wants her parents to get back together. Gradually, she learns that this isn't going to happen - and realizes that divorce is not the end of the world. It's Not the End of the World is Judy Blume's classic young adult novel about family separation.

In the Unlikely Event

In the Unlikely Event

Author: Judy Blume Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/06/2016

In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen and in love for the first time, three planes fell from the sky within three months, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, Judy Blume weaves a haunting story of three generations of families, friends, and strangers, whose lives are for ever changed in the aftermath. The plane crashes bring some people closer together and tear others apart; they create myths and unlock secrets. As Miri experiences the ordinary joys and pains of growing up in extraordinary circumstances, a young journalist makes his name reporting tragedy. And through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on. Beautiful, gripping and deeply moving, In the Unlikely Event is an unforgettable novel from Judy Blume, one of America's most beloved authors.

Vom Selbsthass Zur Selbstliebe

Vom Selbsthass Zur Selbstliebe

Author: Judy Blume Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Then Again, Maybe I Won't

Then Again, Maybe I Won't

Author: Judy Blume Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/05/2016

Tony Miglione is thirteen, and his family lives in a cramped house in New Jersey. But then his Dad invents something that makes them rich, and they move to a luxury home in Long Island. But being rich brings it's own problems - Tony's Grandma feels useless when she doesn't have to cook any more, and his mum is obsessed with impressing the neighbours, but Tony knows the boy next door isn't as perfect as he looks. The only upside to his new life is that his neighbour Lisa keeps undressing with the light on. As he tries to adjust to his new life Tony starts to suffer from anxiety attacks and wishes everything would just be normal again. Then Again, Maybe I Won't is a classic coming of age story from the boy's perspective, from Judy Blume, the author of Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret.

Iggie's House

Iggie's House

Author: Judy Blume Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/05/2016

Winnie's best friend, Iggie, has just moved away - and Winnie's bored out of her mind without her. So she's determined to be friends with the new family, the Garbers, who've moved into Winnie's old house - especially Glenn, who's kind of cute. But certain people don't want the Garbers to be there, and have started a petition to get rid of them. You see Glenn and his family are black, and Grove Street is stuck in the past. And the toughest thing of all is that Winnie's terrified her parents might sign the petition - and there's nothing she can do to stop them. Iggie's House is a moving novel that tackles neighbourhood prejudice, from celebrated children's author, Judy Blume.

Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself

Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself

Author: Judy Blume Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/05/2016

Sally J. Freedman loves making up stories - stories in which she is always the star of her own lavish film spectaculars. But when her close-knit family is separated because of her brother's illness, even Sally's daydreams are not enough to comfort her. With her beloved father left behind in New Jersey, a winter in the Florida sunshine seems gloomy, and the cramped and dingy flat can't compare with her comfortable home, or her new classmates with her old friends. Worst of all it is 1947 and Sally is convinced that Adolf Hitler is alive and living in Miami Beach . . . Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself, by bestselling author Judy Blume, is a insightful story which speaks directly to children in Judy Blume's inimitable style.

Blubber

Blubber

Author: Judy Blume Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/05/2016

Blubber is a thick layer of fat that lies under the skin and over the muscles of whales . . . When Linda innocently reads out her class project, everyone finds it funny. Linda can't help it if she's fat, but what starts as a joke leads to a sustained and cruel ritual of humiliation. Jill knows she should defend Linda, but at first she's too scared. When she eventually stands up to the bullies, she becomes their next victim - and what's worse, Linda is now on their side . . . In Blubber, Judy Blume sensitively explores bullying and true friendship.

Summer Sisters

Summer Sisters

Author: Judy Blume Format: eBook Release Date: 02/06/2015

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *;Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more. In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard's world changes forever when Caitlin Somers chooses her as a friend. Dazzling, reckless Caitlin welcomes Vix into the heart of her sprawling, eccentric family, opening doors to a world of unimaginable privilege, sweeping her away to vacations on Martha's Vineyard, an enchanting place where the two friends become ';summer sisters.' Now, years later, Vix is working in New York City. Caitlin is getting married on the Vineyard. And the early magic of their long, complicated friendship has faded. But Caitlin begs Vix to come to her wedding, to be her maid of honor. And Vix knows that she will gobecause she wants to understand what happened during that last shattering summer. And, after all these years, she needs to know why her best friendher summer sisterstill has the power to break her heart. Praise for Summer Sisters ';Compulsively readable . . . [Blume's] powers are prodigious.'The New York Times Book Review ';As warm as a summer breeze blowing through your hair, as nostalgic as James Taylor singing ';How Sweet It Is.' You remember. So does Judy Blume. How sweet it was.'Chicago Tribune ';An exceptionally moving story that can leave the reader laughing and crying . . . sometimes at the same time . . . Blume creates a rich tapestry of characters.'The Denver Post ';Blume's characters still tend to hover after the book is set aside. . . . She catches perfectly the well-armored love between longtime female friends.'The Seattle Times

Here's to You, Rachel Robinson

Here's to You, Rachel Robinson

Author: Judy Blume Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2015

Rachel is the youngest in a family of high-achievers. She's also the cleverest. But it's not easy being super-intelligent - especially when her errant older brother insists on disturbing the peace and undermining everything she ever says or does. And her best friends seem to be falling for his charming veneer . . . Here's to you, Rachel Robinson is bestselling author Judy Blume's classic novel about family conflict. A powerful sequel to Just as Long as We're Together.

Deenie

Deenie

Author: Judy Blume Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2015

'I hate it when my mother brags about me and my sister. Deenie's the beauty and Helen's the brain. ' Mrs Fenner has very fixed ambitions for her daughters. Deenie is thirteen years old and gorgeous. Her mother wants her to be a model - but Deenie's not so sure. So when she's diagnosed with scoliosis - curvature of the spine - Deenie's almost relieved. No more traipsing round modelling agencies, no more living up to her mother's expectations. But she has to wear an ugly, uncomfortable back brace for the next four years. And she's convinced that it will put an end to normal teenage life - including her blossoming relationship with Buddy Brader . . . Deenie is bestselling author Judy Blume's classic novel about the pressures of looking perfect.

Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret

Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret

Author: Judy Blume Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2015

Life isn't easy for Margaret. She's moved away from her childhood home, she's starting a new school, finding new friends - and she's convinced she's not normal. For a start she hasn't got a clue whether she wants to be Jewish like her father or Christian like her mother. Everyone else seems really sure of who they are. And, worst of all, she's a 'late developer'. She just knows that all her friends are going to need a bra before she does. It's too embarrassing to talk to her parents about these things. So she talks to God instead - and waits for an answer . . . This edition of bestselling author Judy Blume's classic teen novel, Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret features a fresh, contemporary cover look.

Just as Long as We're Together

Just as Long as We're Together

Author: Judy Blume Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2015

Stephanie and Rachel have been best friends for years, in spite of their differences. Alison is new in town, and immediately becomes an integral part of their group. But is it possible to have two best friends? And how can you call anyone a friend if you can't tell them your most painful secrets? Just as Long as We're Together is bestselling author Judy Blume's classic novel about changing friendships, and is followed by the sequel Here's to You, Rachel Robinson.

Tiger Eyes

Tiger Eyes

Author: Judy Blume Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2015

Davey's father has been murdered - and the aftermath is causing her family to fall apart. Her heartbroken mum plucks them up and takes them to stay with her prim and proper aunt in Los Alamos. Davey escapes the claustrophobic house by cycling up to the canyon, where she meets a mysterious older boy called Wolf: intense, brooding and also about to lose someone close to him. But falling for someone won't make her dad come back - there are no easy answers when you need to stick your broken family back together . . . Tiger Eyes is bestselling author Judy Blume's most powerful, raw and emotional novel.

The Pain and the Great One: Go Places

The Pain and the Great One: Go Places

Author: Judy Blume Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2015

The Pain and the Great One: Go Places is a fun bind-up of the third and fourth books in the series - Going, Going, Gone! and Friend or Fiend? Jake ('The Pain') and Abigail ('The Great One') may be brother and sister, but they don't always see eye to eye. Abigail thinks that Jake is a massive pain while Jake thinks that Abigail thinks she is sooo great. Whether they are going on holiday, visiting family or enjoying a snow day, there's always something to argue about. But despite these little disagreements, this pair are always there for each other, sharing in the fun! In thirteen hilarious and heart-warming young-fiction stories Judy Blume perfectly captures what it's like to grow up with a brother or a sister. The first two books in the series are also available as bind-up, The Pain and the Great One: On Wheels.

The Pain and the Great One: On Wheels

The Pain and the Great One: On Wheels

Author: Judy Blume Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2015

The Pain and the Great One: On Wheels is a fun bind-up of the first two books in the series - Soupy Saturdays and Cool Zone. Jake ('The Pain') and Abigail ('The Great One') may be brother and sister, but they don't always see eye to eye. Abigail thinks that Jake is a massive pain while Jake thinks that Abigail thinks she is sooo great. Whether they are riding bikes, getting their hair cut or throwing parties, there's always something for them to argue about. But despite these little disagreements, this pair are always there for each other, sharing in the fun! In fourteen hilarious and heart-warming young-fiction stories Judy Blume perfectly captures what it's like to grow up with a brother or a sister. The second two books in the series are also available as bind-up, The Pain and the Great One: Go Places.

Freckle Juice

Freckle Juice

Author: Judy Blume Format: eBook Release Date: 27/08/2014

Nicky has frecklesthey cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck. Sitting behind him in class, Andrew once counted eighty-six of them, and that was just a start! If Andrew had freckles like Nicky, his mother would never know if his neck was dirty.One day after school, Andrew works up enough courage to ask Nicky where he got his freckles. When know-it-all Sharon overhears, she offers Andrew her secret freckle juice recipeif he pays.Andrew is desperate and feels it's worth it. At home he carefully mixes the strange combination of ingredients. Then the unexpected happens...From the Trade Paperback edition.

One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo

One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo

Author: Judy Blume Format: eBook Release Date: 27/08/2014

Quintessentially funny Judy Blume!Second grader Freddy Dissel has that left-out kind of feeling. Life seems lonely when you're the middle kid in the family. Freddy feels like "e;the peanut butter part of a sandwich,"e; squeezed between an older brother and little sister. But now for the first time it's Freddy's chance to show everyone, including himself, just how special he is!From the Trade Paperback edition.

Pain and the Great One

Pain and the Great One

Author: Judy Blume Format: eBook Release Date: 27/08/2014

';Sometimes I think Mom and Dad love her more than me.'The Pain';Sometimes I think Mom and Dad love him more than me.'The Great OneThe Great One thinks her brother, the Pain, is a messy slowpoke who gets dessert even if he doesn't finish dinner. She thinks her parents love him more than they love her. The Pain thinks his older sister, the Great One, is a bossy know-it-all. Just because she's older, she gets to feed the cat and play real songs on the piano. He thinks his parents love her more than they love him.How will they ever find out who is loved more?

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

Author: Judy Blume Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Sheila hates swimming. And dogs. And ghosts. And thunderstorms. She'll do anything to avoid them all - except admit that she's scared. Her new friend Mouse Ellis, yo-yo champion of Tarrytown, thinks she's chicken. But Sheila is determined to show everyone that she can be Sheila the Great. Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great is the second book in the hugely successful Fudge series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume.

Fudge-a-Mania

Fudge-a-Mania

Author: Judy Blume Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Fudge is five - and he's driving his older brother, Peter, mad, as usual. Going on holiday with Fudge - and baby Tootsie, Turtle the dog and Uncle Feather the bird - means disasters every day. Even worse for Peter, disgusting Sheila Tubman is staying in the same house. Will it be Peter's nightmare holiday? One thing's for sure - it's going to be fudge-a-mania all the way! Fudge-a-Mania is book four in this hugely successful series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume.

Fudge Two Books In One

Fudge Two Books In One

Author: Judy Blume Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Peter thinks he has the world's biggest problem - his little brother, Fudge. Fudge causes trouble wherever he goes and it's usually up to Peter to sort out the mess. When Peter wins a tiny green turtle called Dribble, he's determined to keep it away from his brother. But when Fudge does get his hands on Dribble - disaster strikes! Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the first book in this hugely successful series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume, featuring cover art from picture book star, Emily Gravett.

Double Fudge

Double Fudge

Author: Judy Blume Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

'Ooh, money, money, money,' sang Fudge. 'I love money, money, money!' Pete's little brother, Fudge, has a new obsession. He's mad about money and he wants loads of it. In fact, he's going to print a hundred million trillion 'Fudge Bucks' and buy the whole world. Or maybe he'll just settle for buying the capital city of America and call it Fudgington. He's driving Pete nuts. Will Fudge ever stop being the most embarrassing brother on the planet? Double Fudge is the final book in this hugely successful series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume.

Freckle Juice

Freckle Juice

Author: Judy Blume Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Andrew wants freckles. He wants to be like Nicky Lane, who has millions of them. If he had freckles like Nicky, then his mother would never notice when his neck was dirty. He wouldn't have to wash and he'd never be late for school. So when Andrew hears about the secret recipe for freckle juice, he's determined to try it . . . Freckle Juice is a humorous adventure for younger readers from literary superstar, Judy Blume, featuring inside illustrations by Kate Greenaway award-winning illustrator, Emily Gravett.

Superfudge

Superfudge

Author: Judy Blume Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Peter Hatcher's little brother, Fudge, is four. And he's as monstrous as ever! When Fudge discovers that his new baby sister can't play with him, he tries to sell her. When that doesn't work, he tries giving her away. And on his first day at school he kicks his teacher and calls her Rat Face. Can his big brother help him out this time? Superfudge is book three in this hugely successful series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume.

Summer Sisters

Summer Sisters

Author: Judy Blume Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/04/2009

For a moment it's as if they've never been apart. They're still Vixen and Cassandra, summer sisters forever. The rest is a mistake, a crazy joke.'Vix Leonard is twelve when she meets dazzling, reckless Caitlin Somers. Invited to spend holidays on Martha's Vineyard with Caitlin and her eccentric, mysterious family, Vix is welcomed into a life totally unlike her own. As days of bold adventure give way to nights of shy discovery, she and Caitlin come together in the complications of growing up; the refuge of belonging; the pact to Never Be Ordinary . . . Until one devastating summer when a local boy changes everything.Years later life has driven them apart, but the bruise of their friendship remains. When Caitlin begs Vix to return to the Vineyard for her wedding, Vix knows she will go. She wants to understand what happened that last shattering summer - and why her best friend still has the power to break her heart.An unforgettable story of two women, two families and the friendships that shape a lifetime from Judy Blume, the author who shaped our teenage selves.

Fudge-A-Mania

Fudge-A-Mania

Author: Judy Blume Format: eBook Release Date: 29/01/2008

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!

Double Fudge

Double Fudge

Author: Judy Blume Format: eBook Release Date: 29/01/2008

Read by the authorapprox. 4 hours3 cassettesFudge is back and he's discovered money in a big way. He's making his own Fudge Bucks, dressing as a miser for Halloween and thumbing through catalogs before bed, choosing birthday and Christmas presents years in advance - much to the embarrassment of his family, especially older brother Peter, who's just starting 7th grade. But things begin to change when the Hatchers discover their long-lost relatives, The Howie Hatchers of Honolulu, Hawaii - not exactly your everyday family. With new cousins, Flora and Fauna, and 4 year old Farley Drexel - yes, that's right, another Farley Drexel! - the stage is set for a wild and wacky beginning to a new school year.

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

Author: Judy Blume Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2007

Sheila Tubman sometimes wonders who she really is: the outgoing, witty, and capable Sheila the Great or the secret Sheila whos 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 shes an expert at everything, but she knows she isnt 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 kidsand to herselfthat shes only human?From the Compact Disc edition.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Author: Judy Blume Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

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 everythingand 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?

Superfudge

Superfudge

Author: Judy Blume Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

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?

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