New Release Books by Judy Blume

Judy Blume is the author of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. (2020), In the Unlikely Event (2015), Judy Blume Chapter Book Collection (2016), The Pain and the Great One (2014) and other 193 books.

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

release date: Sep 15, 2020
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
Celebrate the legacy of the bestselling and iconic Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret with this special edition, featuring a deluxe faux-leather embossed cover that looks and feels as vibrant as the story within. 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 Farbook, 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 religion, and that she isn’t going to the Y or the Jewish Community Center. What they don’t know is Margaret has her own very special relationship with God. She can talk to God about everything—family, friends, even Moose Freed, her secret crush. 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.

In the Unlikely Event

release date: Jun 02, 2015
In the Unlikely Event
In her highly anticipated new novel, Judy Blume, the New York Times # 1 best-selling author of Summer Sisters and of young adult classics such as Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events. 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, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, she paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place—Nat King Cole singing “Unforgettable,” Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on. In the Unlikely Event is vintage Judy Blume, with all the hallmarks of Judy Blume’s unparalleled storytelling, and full of memorable characters who cope with loss, remember the good times and, finally, wonder at the joy that keeps them going. Early reviewers have already weighed in: “Like many family stories, this one is not without its life-changing secrets and surprises. There is no surprise that the book is smoothly written, and its story compelling. The setting—the early 1950s—is especially well realized through period references and incidents.” —Booklist (starred review) and “In Blume’s latest adult novel . . . young and old alike must learn to come to terms with technological disaster and social change. Her novel is characteristically accessible, frequently charming and always deeply human.” —Publishers Weekly

Judy Blume Chapter Book Collection

release date: Oct 04, 2016
Judy Blume Chapter Book Collection
Rediscover Judy Blume’s beloved classic chapter books—The Pain and the Great One, The One in the Middle Is a Green Kangaroo, and Freckle Juice—now available together in a collectible boxed set! No one knows more about growing up than Judy Blume. And in her classic chapter books, full of humor and heart, she tells it like it is to even the youngest readers. From Andrew, who is so desperate to get freckles of his own he’s willing to do anything, including drinking a very suspicious concoction, to the Pain and the Great One who squabble over who mom and dad love best, to Freddy who just wants a way to break out of being smooshed in the middle and stand out, there’s something for everybody in this collection.

The Pain and the Great One

release date: Aug 27, 2014
The Pain and the Great One
“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 One The 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?

The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo

release date: Aug 27, 2014
The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo
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 "the peanut butter part of a sandwich," 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!

Freckle Juice

release date: Aug 27, 2014
Freckle Juice
Nicky has freckles—they 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 recipe—if 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...

Blubber

release date: Apr 01, 2015
Blubber
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 . . . Blubber is the classic novel about bullying from bestselling author, Judy Blume.

Forever

release date: Apr 01, 2015
Forever
Do you remember the first time? Forever is 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 forty years in print, a teenage bestseller from the award-winning Judy Blume. With a gorgeous cover, Forever is a teen classic ripe for a new generation of readers.

Iggie's House

release date: Apr 01, 2015
Iggie's House
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.

Deenie

release date: Apr 01, 2015
Deenie
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 . . .

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

release date: Apr 01, 2015
Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret
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 . . . 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.

Just as Long as We're Together

release date: Apr 01, 2015
Just as Long as We're Together
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

release date: Apr 01, 2015
Tiger Eyes
Tiger Eyes is an astoundingly moving novel of grief and family turmoil from the celebrated teen author, Judy Blume. 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 . . .

It's Not the End of the World

release date: Apr 01, 2015
It's Not the End of the World
It''s Not the End of the World is a heartfelt story of divorce by internationally bestselling author, Judy Blume. 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.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing: A Fudge Book 1

release date: Apr 01, 2015
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing: A Fudge Book 1
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.

Superfudge: A Fudge Book 3

release date: Apr 01, 2015
Superfudge: A Fudge Book 3
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? A new cover edition of book three in this hugely successful series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume.

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great: A Fudge Book 2

release date: Apr 01, 2015
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great: A Fudge Book 2
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 this hugely successful series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume, with cover art by Emily Gravett.

Fudge-a-Mania: A Fudge Book 4

release date: Apr 01, 2015
Fudge-a-Mania: A Fudge Book 4
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! A new cover edition of book four in this hugely successful series from the bestselling author and household name Judy Blume.

Then Again, Maybe I Won't

release date: Apr 29, 2014
Then Again, Maybe I Won't
There is a lot going on in his life that thirteen-year-old Tony Miglione does not really understand--like why his parents suddenly have money enough to buy a house on Long Island, why his mother has changed, why his rich friend Joel shoplifts, why he is obsessed with Joel''s sixteen-year-old sister, and why he is having terrible stomach pains.
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