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Judy Moody Goes to College (Judy Moody #8)

4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  2,182 ratings  ·  106 reviews
The eighth installment in the popular and best-selling series starring Judy Moody. Judy Moody is in a mood. Not a good mood. And definitely NOT a math mood. The substitute teacher in Class 3T thinks Judy's math skills need improving. So Judy has to start meeting with a math tutor. Does this mean flash cards? Does this mean baby games? Does this mean school on weekends? But ...more
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Published August 24th 2010 by Candlewick Press (MA) (first published January 1st 2008)
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Older kids are always cool. They’ve got the freedom to do and say what they want. Youngsters envy that. To elementary school kids, college students are tops. J. Moody, in her latest adventure, experiences college firsthand. With an entertaining storyline, “Judy Moody Goes to College” will please fans of the series, but may not be a good starting point for the uninitiated.

When Judy’s substitute teacher says she need some help in math, her parents set up a tutor. Judy is not pleased, until she fin
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Mrs.Morgan
I just finished this book with my daughter and it was just "okay". This, of course, came out way after I was a young child (I enjoyed the likes of Ramona Forever), but it had little nuances that were annoying to wade through (such as every chapter and reference being directed to the word 'attitude'). It didn't consistently hold my daughter's attention, however, I will take some blame for that as she may still be too young to really understand and enjoy a book such as this. All-in-all, two stars. ...more
Lubianka
Nov 25, 2014 Lubianka marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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This story is about a girl named Judy Moody which goes to college and lives with her mom, dad, brother and cat. The setting is at school in college and at home. The plot is that she goes to college and has a uber-rare tutor. The problem she is facing is that she is having another teacher and it’s not Mr. Todd it’s a teacher named Mrs.Grossman. My opinion is why would they make a lady ( which is Judy Moody’s teacher ) be named Mrs.Grossman. My evidence is on page 1 which says she had a new teache ...more
Hillari
I just finished this book with my daughter and it was just "okay". This, of course, came out way after I was a young child (I enjoyed the likes of Ramona Forever), but it had little nuances that were annoying to wade through (such as every chapter and reference being directed to the word 'attitude'). It didn't consistently hold my daughter's attention, however, I will take some blame for that as she may still be too young to really understand and enjoy a book such as this. All-in-all, two stars. ...more
Teresa Watson
I will admit to indulging in some selections from the children's section. I like the Stink series by Megan McDonald. Judy Moody is his younger sister. I haven't read many of these, but this one caught my eye. It is very well written, and made me wish that I had a math tutor like Chloe! I might have learned more math if someone had made it fun for me like she did for Judy!

Now in third grade, Judy is disappointed that her favorite teacher, Mr. Todd, is still in Italy at a teacher's conference. She
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Kristin Campbell
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Judy Moody Goes to College by Megan McDonald is another adventurous easy read chapter book about the interesting character, Judy Moody. The book begins by Judy Moody shocked to discover a new teacher in her classroom, a substitute named Mrs. Grossman. Judy does not really like the way Mrs. Grossman teaches. Judy ends up taking a note home from Mrs. Grossman saying that she needs to get some extra help in Math and her parents hire a math tutor for her. Judy meets her tutor, Chloe, a
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Hannah Kersting
This book is another great part of the Judy Moody girl detective series. This book begins by focusing on the fact that Judy is very moody. Today, she is not in a good mood at all. She is actually in a very bad mood today. Her bad mood all comes from that fact that she is doing not so hot with her math class and homework. Judy doesn't want to get help from anyone for her math, but she ends up having to have help. Her teachers tells her that she has to get some help, so off they go to find moody J ...more
Connie Strong
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Samantha Sheeran
Judy Moody Goes to College by Megan McDonald is about a young girl named Judy who's substitute teacher decides she needs help in math. At first Judy is very upset that she has to get a tutor. She feels like a baby, and is scared her tutor is going to make her use flash cards. However, when Judy's parents inform her that her tutor is actually a college student, Judy becomes excited that she gets to hang out with an older, college girl and gets to be on the college campus. Soon after she begings t ...more
Ali Wilcox
I absolutely loved this book. Just like every other Judy Moody book, its very entertaining and something that I think all kids (especially girls) would love. This story is about Judy who ends up needing a tutor for math. Judy is not very happy about this situation because she does not want people to think that she is a baby. Her feelings change when she realizes that her tutor is actually a college student. Judy gets to go to the college campus and hang out with her tutor. Judy ends up letting t ...more
Alli
Judy Moody has always been one of my favorite series book. I decided on Judy Moody Goes to College because I am currently a college student. (I found it appropriate) Judy Moody was clearly in a bad mood, but she was also upset that she was going to have to get a tutor in math. She was so upset and thought of the worst possible for her new tutor. Well by surprise her tutor ended up being a college student. Judy Moody was then extremely excited because she was going to get to hang out with an “old ...more
Fatou.diop
1) I like this book because it shows you how college really feels and how difficult it is to be in college and because you get to read about a youngh girl who feels the expirence of going to college.For example on page 26 it shows how Judy Moody's math tutor is a college student so she(Judy) gets to do college stuff.Another example is when Judy has to go to different classes and has to take class on Saturday.This shows that college is not like regular school.

2) You would like this book if you li
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Steven R. McEvoy
This was the third book in the Judy Moody series and the eighth book with Stink and Judy Moody in it that I have read. I love the characters. The writing is wonderful. The illustrations are amazing. Together Megan and Peter have created some wonderful books to be shared by the whole family. One of the greatest strengths of these books is that even though there are now 23 books between the Judy Moody books, the Stink Moody books and the two cross-over books, they can be read in almost any order. ...more
Sage
Judy Moody always gets on my nerves but I love her anyway. I am 44 and never had kids but I bet more are like her than I realize. It is refreshing to see a girl "know-it-all" who doesn't put forth much effort. I love that "Stink" James Moody is the sweet, sensitive, considerate, thoughtful, and studious one of the two. I love this series.
Erin
I loved this book. It was about when Judy’s teacher isn’t happy with her grades she assigns Judy to a tutor. The way Judy thought her tutor was going to treat her was something that she would see in her nightmares. Judy thought that tutoring was baby games, flash cards, and unhelpful skills that somebody would be teaching her. Instead Judy gets a surprise of her real tutor which is a college girl names Cloe and takes Judy to cafes and science labs with a bunch of other college people and gives h ...more
Trinh Casanova
I give this book 3 stars because Judy is very moody and it reminds me of my brother. They are similar in many ways like they think they are to smart to have a tutor.Also they both have mood swings like you would not believe. If you put them in one room I will go CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LauraW
I am not a fan of books that use a lot of cute-speak (e.g. Junie B). I know the kids enjoy them. I have listened in while a large group of 2nd graders listened avidly to another teacher reading Junie B. But this is my review, so I get to say what I like. I found this book annoying. It stretches credulity to think that even third graders would be excited about "going to college" - excited enough for all of them to fail a math test. I can't actually believe that a whole class full of 3rd graders w ...more
Tamara
So this may have been my favorite Judy Moody book so far! (Although I would like to take a break from them....) I enjoyed seeing Judy experience that learning can be fun. I had some good laughs at her view of college as well.
Angela
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Lidian
I loved it!Really entertaining and kids will love it!Judy Moody the college student is introduced!(Judy is'nt really a college student.She had to go to college because of her maths.Read to find out more)
Michelle. D.
I loved the all Judy Moody books when I was kid! They were always so adventurous and interesting. Megan really knows hot to write books for kids withour making them too complicated or too easy. The illustrations are really good to. When I was a kid, I would always try to draw and recreate the pictures. I really love Judy's cat, Mouse?,. It's just that he's? always there randomly.Stink was amazing character too. Smart and funny. I find it hilarious that a parent would name there kid Stink. I love ...more
Cherese A. Vines
Jul 28, 2012 Cherese A. Vines rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: chapter readers ages 6+
Although Judy Moody is usually entertaining, I think she was little bit annoying in this one. Judy has to go to math tutoring. At first, she is upset thinking she will be sorting jelly beans and making macaroni cats. But her tutor turns out to be a college student who Judy thinks is the coolest ever. So for the remainder of the book we have to listen to Judy use jargon like "peeps" meaning friends and "rents" meaning parents. Her friends think it's cool to go to college and use "cool" phrases, b ...more
Betsy
This is a fun book in which Judy gets to go to college for tutoring in math. She learns how math is all around her and learns that math can be fun! Grades 2-4.
Jillian Menendez
when I was little I loved Judy Moody books, packed filled with adventures It made reading that much better. I choose to read Judy Moody Goes to College because I taught it would be a fun read and it sure was. Filled with your typical Judy Moody attitudes and adventures this book touches on everything (including some math). I think this is a good book for children to read and for young readers also, there are challenging words for them but they are defined in the book as well to help them. Judy ...more
Edacheeky
The Judy Moody books were always a breeze to read and an enjoyable series for kids!
Dalia Gomez
i think this book is exelenyt
Callie Risse
When Judy Moody is set up to have a math tutor, she's not very happy about it. That all changes, though, when she finds out that her math tutor is a real college student! She gets to see what it is like to go to college, and that is really exciting for Judy Moody, as it would be for most kids. I thought this book was cute, but it had a lot of slang that most of my students will never really understand. By the time I have my own classroom, I'm sure the "in" thing to say will be much different.
Rachael
This is another another adventure with Judy Moody. Her substitute teacher says that she needs a tutor, so her parents get her one. Judy Moody's tutor just so happens to be a college student. Judy gets to try lots of new things like buying hot chocolate herself and counting the change to going to an art class on a Saturday. She, of course, learns more about math along the way. I am definitely a fan of these books. I will keep reading and of course, recommending them! :)
Evelyn
Interesting and funny humerous bookie!!
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"Sometimes I think I am Judy Moody," says Megan McDonald, author of the Judy Moody series, the Stink series, and THE SISTERS CLUB. "I'm certainly moody, like she is. Judy has a strong voice and always speaks up for herself. I like that."

For Megan McDonald, being able to speak up for herself wasn't always easy. She grew up as the youngest of five sisters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her father, an
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