Judy Blume

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Judy Blume

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Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head. She has spent her adult years in many places doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. Adults as well as children will recognize such Blume titles as: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Blubber; Just as Long as We're Together; and the five book series about the irrepressible Fudge. She has also written three novels for adults, Summer Sisters; Smart Women; and Wifey, all of them New York Times bestsellers. More than 80 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into thirty-one languages. She receives thousands of letters a year from readers of all ages who share their feelings and concern ...more

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Are You There God? It's Me,...

3.89 avg rating — 168,790 ratings — published 1970 — 4 editions
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Tales of a Fourth Grade Not...

4.10 avg rating — 120,106 ratings — published 1972 — 68 editions
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Summer Sisters

3.83 avg rating — 81,042 ratings — published 1998 — 56 editions
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Superfudge (Fudge, #3)

3.98 avg rating — 55,890 ratings — published 1980 — 74 editions
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Forever . . .

3.62 avg rating — 48,501 ratings — published 1975 — 48 editions
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In the Unlikely Event

3.51 avg rating — 54,133 ratings — published 2015 — 35 editions
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Freckle Juice

3.82 avg rating — 38,261 ratings — published 1978 — 37 editions
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Otherwise Known as Sheila t...

3.95 avg rating — 34,963 ratings — published 1972 — 52 editions
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Fudge-a-Mania (Fudge, #4)

3.99 avg rating — 26,464 ratings — published 1990 — 54 editions
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Blubber

3.78 avg rating — 28,572 ratings — published 1974 — 45 editions
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Judy is blogging about In the Unlikely Event, her latest book, throughout the summer of 2016.  She'll tell you stories about writing the book — of what's real and what isn't — and share more about the early 1950s including pictures, music and even a playlist.

Click here to read Judy's separate blog about In the Unlikely Event.

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"The giant of children's lit plumbs an unusual event from her own girlhood—when three planes crashed in her hometown—for her new novel for adults, In the Unlikely Event." ...More

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“Our finger prints don't fade from the lives we touch.”
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“My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it.”
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“Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.”
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