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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.
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?
When Sallys 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?Miami Beach has so many things to worry and wonder about, Sally is in for one unforgettable winter!
Freckle JuiceNicky has freckles. They cover his face, his ears, and the whole back of his neck. If Andrew had freckles like Nicky, his mother would never know if his neck was dirty. But how exactly do you get freckles? For fifty cents, know-it-all Sharon has the answer—a secret family freckle recipe. Fifty cents is a lot of money, but Andrew is desperate. It's not until after he goes home and carefully mixes the strange combination of ingredients that he realizes he might be getting more than he paid for.The One in the Middle Is the Green KangarooLately, 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!
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?
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 . . . Judy Blume's Tiger Eyes is an outstandingly powerful novel that has deservedly become a teen classic.
'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?
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! New cover edition of this hugely successful, hilarious series.
Peter Hatcher's little brother 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 again?
Sheila hates swimming. And dogs. And ghosts. And thunderstorms. She'll do anyting to avoid them all - except admit that she's scared. Her new freind Mouse Ellis, yo-yo champion of Tarrytown, thinks she's chicken. But Sheila is determiend to show everyone that she can be Sheila the Great.
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!
Do you remember the first time? Still the bravest, freshest, fruitiest and most honest account of first love, first sex and first heartbreak ever written for teens. It was a book ahead of its time - and remains, after thirty years in print, a teenage bestseller.
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 . . . Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret? is a teen classic and loved around the world. 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.
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 . . . 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.
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.
Tony Miglione is thirteen. His dad's an electrician with a sideline in inventing useless things, and three generations of the Miglione family fill a small house in New Jersey - until Tony's dad invents something that makes them rich. Money makes a big difference. The family move to a luxury home in Long Island, Mr Miglione gets a prestigious new job; Mrs Miglione gets rich new friends; Grandma gets a colour television in her room; Tony gets a view of the gorgeous girl next-door, who undresses with the light on, a pair of binoculars, and anxiety attacks . . . Being rich brings him a whole new set of complicated problems. America's number one 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.
'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 by Judy Blume is a touching and heartfelt novel popular across the globe.