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Judy Moody Declares Independence (Judy Moody #6)

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  3,656 Ratings  ·  139 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 1st 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
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Adriana
Judy Moody Declares Independence actually taught me something! From my recollection, I've never heard of Sybil Ludington. I enjoyed Mood's trip to Boston and how she reenacted the Paul Revere Ride after an emergency situation needed her to. I thought it was brilliant that to show she was independent she started doing things around the house without being asked to. I could learn a thing or two from her. I didn't understand why she received an allowance though...
Yajaira
Aug 16, 2013 Yajaira rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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?
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Katie Jackson
Oct 15, 2011 Katie Jackson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Theresa
Sep 16, 2007 Theresa rated it really liked it  ·  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
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Catherine
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!

Recommended.
Dalia Gomez
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Meghan
May 10, 2017 Meghan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Judy and her family take a trip to Boston to learn about America and their freedoms, Judy meets a girl named Tori from England. The two learn a lot about each other’s culture and this gets Judy’s mind turning. Judy wants more freedoms and independence; her parents on the other hand aren’t on board. Now she must prove to them that she can be independent. This novel dives deep into the mind a child growing up and realizing some of the freedoms that come with growing up. Learning to be your ow ...more
Stephanie
This is a cute book. I read it with three of our children (ages 10, 8, 6) to give them a little history in a fun way. It was well written, and Judy wasn't as snippy as I remember in other books. The kids enjoyed it as well.
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Adlina Hazwani
Jan 02, 2017 Adlina Hazwani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love how this particular series shows how much of a patriot Judy is! Although I am not an American born, however it gives me a little more knowledge on the background history of USA. It's brilliant! Never a disappointment
Mehsi
4.5 stars! Say hello to independence and new characters. <3

This book was all about Independence, not only for the US (which was interesting, I did know a lot of stuff, but I learned some new things), but also for Judy. The book starts totally different than the other books. Instead of Judy hurrying to class, or starting with school, the book starts off with our Moody family in Boston, learning all about the American Independence, about tea parties, about fights with British people, about taxe
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Brittany
Jul 04, 2016 Brittany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted on Beauty and the Bean Boots

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of moodiness.

In honor of Labor Day in the United States coming up on Monday, I decided to review a patriotic-themed read. The sixth installment of Megan McDonald’s infamous Judy Moody series follows the Moody family travels to Boston for a family vacation. In Boston, Judy is inspired to declare her own rights to her own phone and an increased allowance. Judy quickly learns that independence doesn’t come without a price–
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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
Amy
May 20, 2015 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-read-alouds
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
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Melissa
Aug 01, 2015 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Megan McDonald wrote another amusing story with her book Judy Moody Declares Independence. The illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds contribute to the overall fun feel of the book, and would support transitional readers as well. In this story, Judy, Stink, and her parents, are traveling to Boston where she learns about Paul Revere’s Ride, the Boston Tea Party, and the Declaration of Independence. She also makes a friend from England, Tori, and they become pen pals. When they return home from the tr ...more
babyhippoface
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
Anna
Mar 14, 2011 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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.


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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
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Alyssa
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
Michelle. D.
Sep 06, 2010 Michelle. D. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Puertioricangirl
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
Hollie Sharp
Nov 10, 2016 Hollie Sharp rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This is another one of my absolute favorites on my favorite shelf! I love the Judy Moody books, but have never read this one before this assignment. I love the fact that as a teacher, we can incorporate this into a lesson about the Declaration of Independence, since this book is based on that time event. I think this book would be a great addition to the other books that are more factual. We can also use this to compare what the students are learning through the other books and this book. They c ...more
librarian4Him02
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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Angria
Aug 10, 2013 Angria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
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
Judy
Feb 24, 2010 Judy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Kylie Thelen
Judy Moody Declares Independence Megan McDonald
An easy book filled with comedy and American history. Megan McDonald did a wonderful job. Judy Moody travels to Boston and is filled with charisma and knowledge as she spends her time in the place where the Boston Tea Party took place. I would recommend this book for any young adult looking for a short book.
Rachael Vanderhoof
Judy Moody Declares Independence is a enjoyable read that includes a lot of historical information. The plot is about a little girl named Judy, who after visiting Boston with he family, decides to declare independence from her parent's rules. In the end, Judy learns that with independence comes great responsibility. This is a wonderful series that would be great for grades 3-5. Many students can relate to the fun, smart, adventerous Judy, who always has something new up her sleeve.
Stephanie Allen
Judy Moody and her family go to Boston, where she meets Tori, a girl from England. Judy decides to write her own Declaration of Independence when they get home. Mom and Dad tell her she will have to show she is responsible enough and then they will think about it. After getting her brother off the bus when he fell asleep and missed his stop, she is awarded with a twenty-five cent raise in her allowance.
Debbie
Mar 10, 2008 Debbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
#6 in the Judy Moody series.

Judy and Stink visit Boston with their parents and learn about the American Revolution. Wanting more freedom at home, Judy creates her own Declaration of Independence. Independence from brushing her teeth and more allowance are among her demands. A tea party in the bathtub doesn't help her cause, but Judy eventually proves that she can be independent, just like the girl Paul Revere, Sybil Ludington.

Cute and funny. A quick, entertaining read.
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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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