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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.
Judy Blume's classic novel, now available with a brand-new cover look to celebrate the 40th anniversary. Controversial when it was first published, Forever is a classic title which tenderly describes a first love affair and a first sexual experience. Michael and Katherine are in their last year at school when they begin going out together. They are sure that they love each other but are they both ready for sex? Judy Blume is tasteful and sensitive in describing Katherine’s need for certainty before she embarks on her first sexual experience; she is also wise on how Katherine’s parents subtly try to influence their daughter’s behaviour.
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.
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.
';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?
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 the third book in the hilariously funny Fudge series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume, featuring cover art from picture book star, Emily Gravett. Start the series with Tales of Fourth Grade Nothing or continue the chaos with Fudge-a-Mania and Double Fudge.
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 hilariously funny Fudge series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume, featuring cover art from picture book star, Emily Gravett. The chaos continues in Superfudge and Fudge-a-Mania.
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 the fourth book in the hilariously funny Fudge series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume, featuring cover art from picture book star, Emily Gravett. Start at the beginning with Tales of Fourth Grade Nothing or continue the chaos with Double Fudge.
Uh oh, what's Fudge up to now?! 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 fifth and final book in the hilariously funny Fudge series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume, featuring cover art from picture book star, Emily Gravett. Start at the beginning with Tales of Fourth Grade Nothing and continue the chaos with Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great and Superfudge.
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.
Peter thinks he has the world's biggest problem - his naughty 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 the hilariously funny Fudge series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume, featuring cover art from picture book star, Emily Gravett. The chaos continues in Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great and Superfudge.
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.
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.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret and the upcoming adult novel In the Unlikely Event comes a tale of family, friendship, and pre-teen life like only JUDY BLUME can deliver. The companion to Just As Long As We're Together. CAN YOU BE too perfect? 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 Rachel feels as if it's all falling apart. Her brother, Charles, was just kicked out of boarding school and is now at home, wreaking havoc. Her sister, Jessica, has problems of her own, which Rachel thinks it's her job to help solve. And Rachel herself is considering adding drama club, community service, and class president to her already crowded roster of activities. Rachel's best friends, Stephanie and Alison, 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 ';A master.' SLJFrom the Paperback edition.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret and the upcoming adult novel In the Unlikely Event comes a tale of family, friendship, and pre-teen life like only JUDY BLUME can deliver. The companion to Here's to You, Rachel Robinson. Can you have more than one best friend? Stephanie's best friend is Rachel. Since second grade they've shared everything, good and bad. But now it's the start of seventh grade and Alison has just moved to their neighborhood. Stephanie immediately clicks with hershe's cool and fun and totally humble even though she's the daughter of a famous actress. Stephanie hopes all three of them can be best friends, but the more she pushes Alison on Rachel, the more Rachel seems to drift away. Is it possible to have two best friends? Or is it true that two's company, three's a crowd? ';Judy Blume does it again in what may be her best book yet!' American BooksellerFrom the Paperback edition.
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?
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 . . . Judy Blume's Here's to You, Rachel Robinson is a powerful sequel to Just as Long as We're Together.