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Megan McDonald

Author of Judy Moody

163+ Works 43,793 Members 500 Reviews 5 Favorited

About the Author

Megan McDonald was born February 28, 1959, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She grew up in the 1960s the youngest of five girls - which later became the inspiration of the Sister's Club. She attended Oberlin College and received a B.A. in English, then she went on to receive a Library Science degree at show more Pittsburgh University in 1986. Before becoming a full-time writer, McDonald had a variety of jobs working in libraries, bookstores, museums, and even as a park ranger.She was children's librarian, working at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Minneapolis Public Library and Adams Memorial Library in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. She has received various awards for her storytelling including a Judy Blume Contemporary Fiction Award, a Children's Choice Book award, and a Keystone State Award among others. McDonald has also written many picture books for younger children and continues to write. Her most recent work was the "Julie Albright" series of books for the American public. She currently resides in Sebastopol, California with her husband and pets. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Megan McDonald

Judy Moody (2000) 4,172 copies
Judy Moody Saves the World! (2002) 2,959 copies
Judy Moody Gets Famous! (2001) 2,910 copies
Judy Moody Predicts the Future (2003) 2,127 copies
Judy Moody, Girl Detective (2010) 1,536 copies
Judy Moody Goes to College (2008) 1,433 copies
Meet Julie: An American Girl (2007) 1,116 copies
The Holly Joliday (2007) 636 copies
Judy Moody, Mood Martian (2014) 624 copies
Stink: Hamlet and Cheese (2018) 345 copies
Julie Tells Her Story 1974 (2007) 334 copies
The Sisters Club (2003) 284 copies
Jessica Finch in Pig Trouble (2014) 211 copies
The Big Bad Blackout (2014) 191 copies
Insects Are My Life (1995) 189 copies
Grand-Slam Book-Bowl Jam (2016) 155 copies
The Wishbone Wish (2015) 147 copies
April Fools', Mr. Todd! (2017) 144 copies
Judy Moody Series: Books 1-4 (2000) 130 copies
Amy Namey in Ace Reporter (2014) 130 copies
The Hinky-Pink: An Old Tale (2008) 118 copies
Saving the Liberty Bell (2005) 116 copies
The Great Pumpkin Switch (1633) 94 copies
Julie's Story Collection (2008) 86 copies
Beezy (1716) 83 copies
Judy Moody: Twice as Moody (2010) 83 copies
Judy Moody, Tooth Fairy (2017) 71 copies
The Potato Man (1991) 69 copies
Beetle McGrady Eats Bugs! (2005) 60 copies
Beezy Magic (1998) 59 copies
Hen Hears Gossip (2008) 57 copies
Not-So-Lucky Lefty (2018) 49 copies
My House Has Stars (1996) 47 copies
Shoe Dog (2014) 45 copies
Reptiles Are My Life (2001) 44 copies
Beezy at Bat (1998) 41 copies
Penguin and Little Blue (2003) 39 copies
Beezy and Funnybone (1837) 38 copies
Judy Moody, Book Quiz Whiz (2019) 33 copies
The Judy Moody Mood Journal (2003) 29 copies
Stink: Twice as Incredible (2016) 29 copies
Searching for Stinkodon (2019) 27 copies
Baya, Baya, Lulla-by-a (2003) 25 copies
The Bone Keeper (1999) 18 copies
Trek to the Top (2005) 15 copies
The Bridge to Nowhere (1993) 11 copies
Stink: Superhero Superfan (2023) 11 copies
Sea Turtles at Risk (2005) 11 copies
Zoey's Musical Gift (2007) 11 copies
Snow Angel (2000) 8 copies
Bunny and Clyde (2024) 6 copies
Bedbugs (1999) 6 copies
Prank You Very Much (2020) 6 copies
What is Air? 1 copy
Emu Farm (1988) 1 copy

Associated Works

Here Come the Holidays! Stories and Poems (2005) — Contributor — 370 copies
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contributor — 349 copies
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (2011) — Contributor — 61 copies
Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer [2011 film] (2011) — Original book — 35 copies

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"Hermit Crab was growing too big for the house on his back." Thus begins a search for a new home, but every option is "too" something - too heavy, too noisy, too crowded, too full of holes. When a wave sweeps Hermit Crab back into the ocean, he hides behind a sea snail....whose shell turns out to be empty, and just the right size!

Good for a preschool or kindergarten storytime; kids can make the "scritch-scratch, scritc-scratch" sound effect of Hermit Crab stepping along the sand.

Back matter includes more about hermit crabs and further resources.… (more)
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"Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout" is a funny chapter book. Stink gets scared by a spider, and with help from friends, investigates. Silly adventures make it great for kids starting chapter books. I would say middle school readers
 
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43,793
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Rating
3.8
Reviews
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ISBNs
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Languages
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