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Judy Moody Declares Independence (Judy Moody #6)

4.04 of 5 stars 4.04  ·  rating details  ·  2,830 ratings  ·  108 reviews
The sixth installment in the popular and best-selling series starring Judy Moody. Everyone knows that Judy Moody has a mood for every occasion, and now a visit to Boston has put our famous third grader in a revolutionary mood. When Judy meets an English girl named Tori at the Tea Party ship, she is gobsmacked to learn how many liberties her British friend enjoys - her very ...more
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Published August 24th 2010 by Candlewick Press (MA) (first published 2005)
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Danielle Scharen
Realistic Fiction

I never read Judy Moody as a young student because it is a never series of books for middle elementary aged students, but I really enjoyed reading it now as a college student. I know a lot of third graders who love Judy Moody books, and my hopes as a teacher would be that students who really love Judy Moody would be hooked enough to read the other books in the series, and hopefully even try out other series that have similar characters and themes.

This Judy Moody story is about
I am reading Judy moody declares independent by Megan McDonald. 1:I predict that it's going to be about independent because the tital says independent day and I think that the main person is Judy moody. 2:why does she have a Christmas hat and a sun hat and one whith crazy hair?
Dalia Gomez
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Sep 16, 2007 Theresa rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fourth Grade Teachers
I picked up this book to accompany my recent trip to Boston and to help out the teacher who recommended it. I traced Judy Moody's trip to Boston (although the rain made some pictures hard) in the hopes of putting together a Google Lit Trip for her students.

The first few chapters do an abbreviated -yet amusing review of some Freedom Trail highlights, from a family vaction perspective. Back home, Judy creates her own Declaration of Independence and uses the other lessons she learns as she tries t
My 9-yr old reluctant reader shoved this book into my hands on Sunday morning and told me I absolutely had to read it. She's my girl who would generally rather be doing cartwheels than reading. A few weeks ago, I grabbed a bunch of books off the library shelves that I hoped might spark an interest in reading for her. Judy Moody is now her favorite. This is the 6th Judy Moody book she's read in just a few weeks.

She was particularly moved by a section in this book where Judy's bravery is tested in
My son has been really enjoying the Stink series, but we didn't have anymore at the moment and tried a book that focuses on his sister, Judy Moody. Stink appeared in the book often enough that it didn't seem like a "girl book" for my little guy. He enjoyed it, but he's ready to go back to books where the focus is on little brother.

Fun book with great historical references!

Great book! Judy was absolutely hilarious and I loved reading about her life and her unique quirks and language. I would use this book to further a social studies lesson as I read it aloud to the class. While it is comical, it also makes connections to the revolutionary war that are easy for the children to understand as well as important and memorable. This book could be used to teach tone. Judy uses distinct language in her everyday life and I know the children would be able to pick up on that ...more
Steven R. McEvoy
It was with great sadness that I read this book for it was the 10th and final current Judy Moody book for me to read. The good news is that I can read them again and this time I will likely do so in chronological order. The first time through, I read them randomly and each book is strong enough to stand alone. Judy Moody and her brother Stink are among my all-time favorite characters in children's books. I rank them up there with the Pevensie children in the Narnia books and with The Austin and ...more
Following a family trip to historical Boston the irrepressible Judy Moody writes her own Declaration of Independence from homework, hair-brushing, and “baby bedtime” in an attempt to convince her parents she is responsible enough for more freedoms. Young readers will identify with the spunky heroine’s frustration over wanting more independence, sympathize with her mistakes in judgment (reenacting the Boston Tea Party in the bathtub, for instance), and admire her courage to act in a minor crisis. ...more
Dear readers,
I read this book called "Judy Moody Declares" chapter6, written by Megan McDonald.In this chapter,in Judy's house and in Judy's bathroom takes place. In the bathroom, Judy and her friends were having a party in-side. There were packs of tea on the ground and in-side the tub. The water was all flooded from the tub.It smells like tea because they put tea in side the tub.It sounds like party going on because they are having a party in side. I can see they are crazy inside the bathroom
Ahmad Sharabiani
Judy Moody declares independence(Judy Moody, #6), Megan McDonald
عنوان: جودی و تلاش برای آزادی؛ نویسنده: مگان مک دونالد؛ تصویرگر: پیتر اچ. رینولدز؛ مترجم: صدیقه خداخواه؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، قیوم، اعجاز قلم، چاپ نخست 1393، در 80 ص، مصور، از سری: جودی دمدمی؛ گروه سنی: ج، شابک: 9786002101891؛ موضوع: کتابهای کودکان، داستانهای تخیلی، ماجرایی، داستان خواهران و برادران
Jen Carstairs
It's not so nice to read a book about a brat (AGAIN).
Good thing Judy redeemed herself at the last part.
Because of her act of kindness (and I hope she continued it up until the tenth book), I give this book three stars.

Only three since it annoyed me more than it made me smile.
I know she's still a kid but not all kids are brats.

I just hope the children who read the (JM) books understand the messages and not follow the parts wherein Judy showed bad attitudes or tried to act good for a reward (since
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
this book is about a girl her name is Judy Moody she lives in virgina with her brother Stink and her mom and dad. She misses school foir Two whole days because she is going to boston. Judy wants to declare independence from her brother and from brushing her hair. Judy goes to see the freedom trail and the tree of liberty which is were all the famouse speeches were made. Until they cut it down and thats when they called it the liberty stump.She also learned that Paul Rivere is the one who saved e ...more
Jonas S
I like this book. It Can help you learn some history. In the book Stink does not get off the bus, and Judy rides her bike all the way to the next stop to 'save' him.
Historical fiction, Chapter Book, 2010

The story line was filled with historical facts. A good extension for a history lesson. Somewhat predictable in the storyline.
Judy's a fun character, the books are a good choice for readers who've just gained the independence of reading real books to themselves, or for parents to read aloud.
Kirsten Blau
This book would be a great book to read when talking about the Declaration of Independence. This book could be used to catch student interest. Judy Moody has some interesting views on the rights she deserves. I find her to be hilarious. I really enjoyed this book.
Katie Jackson
Judy Moody makes a trip to Boston where she becomes fascinated with the Boston tea party and independence. She meets a girl,Tori, who is English and speaks with an accent. When Judy has to make the trip home she is in a bad mood. Judy decides she needs to create her own Declaration of Independence, with Judy Moody fredom. When she presents it to her parents, they are not fond of the idea. Judy's parents tell her she isn't responsible so she decides to make a point and show them and when that isn ...more
Em says, "another good Judy Moody, after I accidentally read the 9th one, oops."
So Judy Moody is in revolutionary mood, desperate for freedoms for more allowance, later bedtime curfew, and her own washcloth. Freedom doesn't come easy to her because she has to earn it, to prove to her parents she is equipped with independent thinking and able to act responsibly. Anecdotes of her trying to achieve her independence really tickled me silly. In this book, Judy shows sisterly love to the ever-mischievous brother Stink, which brings out a heart-warming message to complement this s ...more
The Judy Moody series is a great for elementary age kids. I read them with my kids before they reached 3rd grade. The messages advocate excellent character without being the least bit preachy or PC. Judy's hero is first woman doctor, Elizabeth Blackwell. She finds friendship among the least desirable of her classmates. Each book highlights a theme, like recycling, making your mark, or independence (which comes with its own responsibilities). Loved this character and her family, especially her br ...more
Plot: After seeing historical sites in Boston, Judy declares herself independent and struggles to show her parents just how grown up she is.

Why I picked it up: I needed a short book that I could listen to in a day or so in order to reach my goal of 50 books in a year.

Why I kept reading: A number of the kids who come to our library like the Judy Moody books, so I thought I should finally get around to reading them.

In the end, I'm glad I tried it. I can see the kids appeal, but for me it was a so
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Callie Stillion
I think that Judy Moody has made it onto my 'I will read it list!' I love the American Girl doll Julie... and they are written by the same author!
Judy Moody wants independence like Sybil Ludington did to warn her city. When she meets Tori, she finds out that Tori gets pounds of allowance, Judy feels unfair, and declares that she gets independence.
So then Judy Moody gets most of what she wants, and they live happily ever after... well until I read Megan McDonald`s next book!!
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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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