New Release Books by Megan McDonald

Megan McDonald is the author of Stink: Superhero Superfan (2022), Judy Moody and Friends: Judy Moody and the Missing Mood Ring (2022), Judy Moody: In a Monday Mood (2021), Stink and the Hairy Scary Spider (2020) and other 222 books.

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Stink: Superhero Superfan

release date: Mar 29, 2022
Stink: Superhero Superfan
A trove of vintage comic books and a few forensic tips turn Stink into a super sleuth in an adventure that honors classic superheroes and mystery-solving. Cheek! Chack! Chirp! At a Moody family yard sale, Stink uncovers a box of old comics about a hero he''s never heard of: Super Gecko. What could be more fantastic than a superhero with lizard superpowers? Hello, fun! Even better, Super Gecko is making a comeback, and Stink quickly becomes his number-one fan. Stink starts receiving mysterious notes signed by Super Gecko himself. But Super Gecko isn''t real, is he? Using his own powers of deduction--thanks to all the cool stuff he''s learning at Saturday Science Club--can Stink figure out who is writing the letters?

Judy Moody and Friends: Judy Moody and the Missing Mood Ring

release date: Jun 07, 2022
Judy Moody and Friends: Judy Moody and the Missing Mood Ring
WWNDD? What Would Nancy Drew Do? Judy and her new friend, Mighty Fantaskey, take cues from their favorite sleuth as they search for a lost mood ring in a spooky attic. Judy Moody is freaky for Nancy Drew, the famous girl detective from the book series. Nancy Drew is an ace at solving mysteries with brains, bravery, and bobby pins, and Judy is determined to solve mysteries too. So when Judy bumps into Mighty Fantaskey, she is excited to meet another Nancy Drew fan and to make a new friend. Excited, that is, until she visits Mighty''s house: it''s big and old and creaky and definitely haunted. It even turns Judy''s mood ring the color of fear! On Judy''s first visit, she hightails it out of there, leaving Mighty in the dust. But where is Judy''s favorite ring? Jeepers! Can Judy pluck up enough courage to go back and find it--and solve the real-life mystery waiting in Mighty''s attic?

Judy Moody: In a Monday Mood

release date: Sep 14, 2021
Judy Moody: In a Monday Mood
For anyone who has ever had the Sunday night blues, Judy declares that every day can be a holiday if you just find something to celebrate. Happy National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, anyone? Crumbs! Why can’t every day be Saturday? Judy Moody is Monday-morning mopey. Another week in her same-old seat at her same-old desk in her same-old school. Even worse, there aren’t any days off from school for ages. But when she steps into Class 3T, Judy’s Monday frown turns upside down. Pop! Pop! Pop-pop-pop! Mr. Todd is making Monday special by celebrating Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (no lie)! This gives Judy an idea that just-might-maybe turn her week around: why not make every day of the week a holiday? But after she and her friends come up with a week’s worth of wacky celebrations, from feeding ninja squirrels to honoring National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day, will the weekend be one big letdown?

Stink and the Hairy Scary Spider

release date: Oct 06, 2020
Stink and the Hairy Scary Spider
Stink’s spider phobia spurs his sister, Judy, and friend Webster to try some desensitization techniques—until a real-life encounter takes them by surprise—in a hilarious episode offering a bonus origami activity. Creepy! Crawly! Criminy! Everyone knows that Stink is bonkers about most scientific things. But there’s one exception: dangle a spider in front of him and he goes berserk! Stink is so freaked out by spiders that he can’t read about them. He can’t look at them. He can’t think about them. And he for-sure can’t touch them! Stink has arachnophobia (a fear of spiders), and he has it bad. But when a hairy backyard emergency arises, Stink is forced to face his fear—and eight beady eyes—head-on. Will he manage to tame the heebie-jeebies, or will he remain stuck in his web of terror? Arachno-fans will love the comics sprinkled throughout with facts about spiders as well as a hands-on origami challenge.

Judy Moody and Friends: Prank You Very Much

release date: Mar 10, 2020
Judy Moody and Friends: Prank You Very Much
Judy can''t wait for her mischief to bear fruit when Stink discovers that his backyard science project is an overnight success. Hardy-har-har! Prankenstein strikes again! The Summer Science Showdown is just around the corner, and Stink is positive that he has the recipe for a winning entry. Soon he''s acting like a mad scientist, with strong-smelling potions in hand and visions of super tomatoes dancing in his head. Judy takes one look at her busy brainiac brother and sees a situation ripe for a little mischief! Everyone knows that Judy has never met a practical joke she doesn''t like, and soon the Princess of Pranks is cooking up a recipe of her own. From Megan McDonald comes an epic match of wits in a Judy Moody story perfect for newly independent readers.

Judy Moody, Book Quiz Whiz

release date: Sep 10, 2019
Judy Moody, Book Quiz Whiz
Books, books, books! Judy’s got books on the brain as she prepares for a totally RARE trivia competition. Has reading always been this exciting? Judy Moody is in it to win it. Win the Book Quiz Blowout, that is. Judy and her brother, Stink, are two-fifths of the Virginia Dare Bookworms, and they’ve been reading up a storm to prepare for Saturday’s face-off against second- and third-grade readers from the next town. Judy’s trying out all kinds of tactics, from hanging upside down like Pippi Longstocking to teaching herself to speed read The Princess in Black, and Stink has fashioned a cape of book trivia sticky notes to help him remember all the penguins in Mr. Popper’s Penguins. But when Judy, Stink, and their fellow teammates discover the other group has a fourth-grader (no lie!), they get a bit nervous. Are the Bookworms up to the challenge?

Judy Moody: Twice as Moody

release date: Sep 10, 2019
Judy Moody: Twice as Moody
Jump-start a Judy Moody collection with this uber-cool compilation of books 1 and 2. As more and more kids are feeling the Moody mania — it’s time to offer a head start on the adventures that earned the feisty third-grader a place in readers’ hearts. Featured in this Judy Moody bonanza are: Book #1: Judy Moody When Mr . Todd assigns Class 3T a special Me Project, Judy really gets a chance to express herself! Book #2: Judy Moody Gets Famous! A determined Judy is out to find fame and happiness, but will she become more infamous than ever?

Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party

release date: Sep 11, 2018
Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party
Jolly smashing! Could the Moodys really have royal blood? Judy brings her new look to a comical episode about the ups and downs of exploring a family tree. Judy Moody is in a royal purple-mountain-majesties mood. Make that Majesty with a capital M! With Grandma Lou’s help, Judy has dug up proof that some old-timey Moodys (aka the brave Mudeyes) lived in merry olde England. In fact, if her grandpa’s notes are right, Judy might even be related to — royal fanfare, please — the Queen herself! Should Judy start packing her purple robe for a sleepover at Buckingham Palace? But then Judy’s family tree gets a few more shakes — thanks to her nemesis, Jessica “Fink” Finch — and some more surprises come tumbling out. Crikey! These new gems are not nearly as shiny or sparkly as the crown jewels. Now Judy has some right royal family secrets she’d like to keep hidden away in a dungeon somewhere — and especially away from Jessica, the princess in pink herself!

Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm

release date: Apr 10, 2018
Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm
"The lucky penny in Judy Moody''s pocket sure does seem to be working. She can''t stop winning--at bowling, spelling, the unbeatable Prize Claw, everything. For sure and absolute positive, she''ll ride that wave of good fortune all the way to Washington, D.C."--

Judy Moody Predicts the Future

release date: Apr 10, 2018
Judy Moody Predicts the Future
After Judy obtains a mood ring, she tries to convince herself and her third-grade classmates that she can predict the future.

Judy Moody Goes to College

release date: Apr 10, 2018
Judy Moody Goes to College
When her substitute teacher realizes she''s struggling in math, Judy''s sent to a math tutor at the local college and soon is completely into the spirit of college life.

Judy Moody, Mood Martian

release date: Apr 10, 2018
Judy Moody, Mood Martian
When it is "Backward Day," Judy must turn her usual sour mood upside down and be happy and nice for a change.

Judy Moody and Friends: Not-So-Lucky Lefty

release date: Mar 01, 2018
Judy Moody and Friends: Not-So-Lucky Lefty
"Based on the characters created by Peter H. Reynolds."

Judy Moody, Girl Detective

release date: Apr 10, 2018
Judy Moody, Girl Detective
Includes readers'' extras and a page of stickers.

Judy Moody and Friends: Judy Moody, Tooth Fairy

release date: Nov 28, 2017
Judy Moody and Friends: Judy Moody, Tooth Fairy
By popular demand, Judy Moody herself steps into the spotlight in a story that is sure to have kids grinning — and believing. Judy and her friends are on the playground when Jessica Finch overhears a fifth-grader talking. What!? There’s no such thing as the Tooth Fairy? Can that big kid be right? Luckily, Judy Moody is on the case! All she needs is one loose tooth, a semi-reluctant little brother, a bathtub, a string, a toy motorboat, and . . . open wide, Stink! But what if the real Tooth Fairy is a no-show? Judy Moody fans will happily sink their teeth into this cavity-free caper full of surprises — and a little bit of magic.

April Fools', Mr. Todd!

release date: Mar 14, 2017
April Fools', Mr. Todd!
It’s April Fools'' Day — and Judy’s birthday — and Mr. Todd has a trick or two of his own planned in the latest Judy Moody tale for newly independent readers. April Fools'' Day just happens to be one of Judy Moody’s favorite days of the year. And this year she’s got one thing on her mind: the perfect prank she’s going to play on Mr. Todd, thanks to an awesome present from her brother, Stink. Gotcha, Mr. Todd! But in all the excitement over spaghetti trees, April fish, and fools'' errands, Judy worries that something else will be forgotten by Mr. Todd and Class 3T altogether: April 1 also happens to be Judy’s birthday! Gulp! Will her friends remember in time, or will Judy be the fool this year? And just what might Mr. Todd have up his sleeve?

Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold

release date: Mar 14, 2017
Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold
After learning about slime molds during the Saturday Science Club, Stink finds the organism growing in his room and starting to take over the world.

Judy Moody and the Bucket List

release date: Aug 02, 2016
Judy Moody and the Bucket List
Drumroll, please: Judy Moody is about to become a poop-scooping, hinny-riding, one-girl band extraordinaire as she takes on her very own Bucket List. Judy is visiting Grandma Lou one day when she accidentally finds an uber-mysterious list of activities — a Bucket List! Which gives Judy an idea: How rare would it be if she made her own way-official bucket list of all the things she wants to do—before she starts fourth grade? Pretty soon Judy is off and running trying to cross off all her items: learn to do a cartwheel, invent something rad, go to Antarctica (the real one), ride a horse—the list goes on. But what happens if Grandma Lou achieves everything on her list? Does that mean she’ll be ready to . . . kick the bucket?

Judy Moody and Friends: Mrs. Moody in the Birthday Jinx

release date: Sep 06, 2016
Judy Moody and Friends: Mrs. Moody in the Birthday Jinx
Remembering the countless ways her mother''s previous birthdays have been ruined, Judy Moody wants to get things right this time around and tries to organize the perfect birthday, complete with a parsnip and avocado cake.

Stink Moody in Master of Disaster

release date: Mar 10, 2015
Stink Moody in Master of Disaster
Stink takes a star turn—and helps stave off cosmic calamity—in a new Judy Moody & Friends adventure just right for newly independent readers.u003c/bu003e Look up! Look out! A comet is coming, a comet is coming! Stink is camped out in the backyard with his sister, Judy, and he can’t wait to lay eyes on P/2015 OZ4, also known as the Sherman-Holm Comet. But then news of an asteroid hitting Russia reaches Stink, and suddenly he’s feeling squeamish (and squash-ish) about close encounters of the outer-space kind. Will donning an aluminum-foil cape and building a bunker in the basement help keep him safe? Can this fearless Asteroid Boy save Earth from disaster?

The Wishbone Wish

release date: Jan 01, 2015
The Wishbone Wish
Judy and Stink prepare for this year''s "Turkey Trot," with the main prize being a juicy turkey, but they worry that if they don''t win, the family won''t have a Thanksgiving meal.

Frank Pearl in The Awful Waffle Kerfuffle

release date: Nov 11, 2014
Frank Pearl in The Awful Waffle Kerfuffle
Frank Pearl is chasing a prize in this Judy Moody® story for newly independent readers. Just once, Frank Pearl would like to win at something! He is going to win a prize if it’s the last thing he does. Could an amazing yo-yo trick or Cookie the parrot land him a prize? Could a blue ribbon be his at the Great Third-Grade Breakfast Bash? With three shots at a prize and Judy Moody cheering him on (sort of?), there’s no way that Frank can miss out on a trophy this time.

Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble

release date: Sep 23, 2014
Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble
Pee! Gee! Wee! Gee! What’s that sound? With her birthday coming up, Jessica hopes that, just maybe, her present will be a real-live potbellied pig. Jessica can hardly wait for her party with Judy Moody and all their friends. But Judy Moody is acting like a pig-head, and Jessica UN-invites her from the party. To make matters worse, Jessica has snooped around the house and has found zero sign of a pig present. Could her birthday be any more of a disaster? Geared to newly independent readers, this story will have Judy Moody fans in pig heaven.

Judy Moody and Stink: The Big Bad Blackout

release date: Apr 08, 2014
Judy Moody and Stink: The Big Bad Blackout
Hold on to your umbrella and stock up on marshmallows — Judy and Stink face wicked weather in their third full-color adventure. Judy and Stink and the whole Moody family hunker down with beans and batteries, ready to wait out the storm. But along with massive rain and strong winds, Hurricane Elmer throws down ghosts, squirrels, and aliens. Spooky! Just when things couldn’t possibly get any freakier — flicker, flicker, gulp! — the lights go O-U-T out. The Moodys are smack-dab in the middle of a big bad blackout! Grandma Lou proposes musical board games and some good old-fashioned storytelling. Will Hurricane Elmer go down in Moody family history as bad news, a happy memory, or simply an LBS (Long Boring Story)?

Shoe Dog

release date: Mar 25, 2014
Shoe Dog
Shoe Dog loves to chew…well, shoes! But when his choice of chewables leads to trouble, a feline friend has a purr-fect solution. Shoe Dog likes to chew. And chew and chew. But he doesn’t chew a boring old bone. Not a squeaky old toy. Not a smelly old sock. Nope. Shoe Dogs chews…well, take a guess! Chewing shoes poses a problem, however, and Shoe Dog needs help to solve it. Good thing there’s...Shoe Cat! With illustrations so lively that Shoe Dog nearly scurries off the page, this is an irresistibly adorable read-aloud ideal for pet owners and animal lovers alike.

Stink and the Shark Sleepover

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Stink and the Shark Sleepover
When Stink''s parents win an aquarium sleepover, he and his two friends enjoy a scavenger hunt before trying to fall asleep while worrying about the frankensquid on the loose.

Amy Namey in Ace Reporter

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Amy Namey in Ace Reporter
Hoping to secure her career as an ace reporter in spite of limited happenings in quiet Frog Neck Lake, Amy Namey teams up with Judy Moody to search for an exciting news story involving the famed Great Virginia Sea Serpent. Simultaneous.
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