New Release Books by Judy Blume

Judy Blume is the author of The Pain and the Great One Go Places (2021), Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. (2020), The Pain and the Great One Saturday Stories (2021), In the Unlikely Event (2015) and other 244 books.

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The Pain and the Great One Go Places

release date: Jun 17, 2021
The Pain and the Great One Go Places
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? In these hilarious and heart-warming young-fiction stories, Judy Blume perfectly captures what it''s like to grow up with a brother or a sister, with gorgeous illustrations by Kate Pankhurst 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! The first two books in the series are also available as bind-up, The Pain and the Great One: Saturday Stories.

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.

The Pain and the Great One Saturday Stories

release date: Jun 17, 2021
The Pain and the Great One Saturday Stories
The Pain and the Great One: Saturday Stories is a fun bind-up of the first two books in the series - Soupy Saturdays and Cool Zone. In these hilarious and heart-warming young-fiction stories, Judy Blume perfectly captures what it''s like to grow up with a brother or a sister, with gorgeous illustrations by Kate Pankhurst. 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! The second two books in the series are also available as a bind-up, The Pain and the Great One: Go Places.

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

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.

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 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.

Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself

release date: Apr 29, 2014
Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself
While spending the winter of 1947-1948 in Miami Beach with her family, ten-year-old Sally makes up stories, casts herself in starring roles in movies, and encounters a sinister stranger.

Iggie's House

release date: Apr 29, 2014
Iggie's House
When an African-American family with three children moves into her white neighborhood, 11-year-old Winnie learns the difference between being a good neighbor and being a good friend. Reissued with a fresh new look and cover art. Simultaneous.

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.

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 . . .

It's Not the End of the World

release date: Apr 29, 2014
It's Not the End of the World
When her parents divorce, a sixth grader struggles to understand that sometimes people are unable to live together.

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.

Tiger Eyes

release date: Apr 29, 2014
Tiger Eyes
When Davey Wexler''s father is killed in a holdup in Atlantic City, her mother moves Davey and her brother to Los Alamos to get away from the memories--but Davey is a girl frozen in fear and anger, until she meets an older boy called Wolf who can read hertiger eyes.

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.

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.

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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