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Judy Moody was in a Mood. Not a Good Mood. A Bad Mood.

(Judy Moody #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  15,541 ratings  ·  1,028 reviews
The book that started it all--now in paperback!

Judy Moody was in a mood. Not a good mood. A bad mood.
A mad-faced mood.

Judy Moody doesn't have high hopes for third grade. But she does have an abundance of individuality and attitude, and when Mr. Todd assigns the class a special Me Project, she really gets a chance to express herself! Megan McDonald's spirited text and Pete
Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 26th 2010 by Candlewick Press (first published 2000)
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Lala BooksandLala
Book 17 of 30 for my 30 day reading challenge.
Ahmad Sharabiani
‭Judy Moody was in a Mood. Not a Good Mood. A Bad Mood (Judy Moody #1), c2000, Megan McDonald

Judy Moody doesn't have high hopes for third grade. But she does have an abundance of individuality and attitude, and when Mr. Todd assigns the class a special Me Project, she really gets a chance to express herself! Megan McDonald's spirited text and Peter Reynolds's wry illustrations will delight any kid who's known a bad mood or a bad day - and managed to laugh anyway.

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Whitney Atkinson
I can't remember if I read these as a kid, but this series is definitely a title I recognize. Even after revisiting it and reading it in one sitting, I still don't remember the story, so it's a gamble if I ever actually read it or not. Nevertheless, it was quick and fun and I'm sure I would've loved it. The story felt disjointed and like there wasn't a relevant storyline until the last few chapters, but it just brought back so much nostalgia even just having this on my bookshelf and reading some ...more
Whispering Stories
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Judy Moody is a series of books that have been around for quite a while, there is even a Judy Moody movie that was released in 2011. The books have recently been given a make-over and this is the first in the new-look series.

Judy is a headstrong young girl aged around 8 or 9 years old. It’s her first day back at school after the summer break (not sure if that is what it is called in the USA). She is in a bad mood. She doesn’t want to go into a
I was OBSESSED with these books when I was younger, and Maddie found the seven books we had when we were looking through our DVDs and found them stacked behind, so we decided to pull them all out and have a read! They're ridiculously quick to get through, but the nostalgia is real!

I feel like Judy Moody was the Phineas and Ferb before Phineas and Ferb. She just does whatever she wants to do, no matter what, she's got ambitions, too, which makes her a great character for young kids to read about
Feb 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-books
This review consists of two parts: 1. My daughter's review (she's 8) and 2. my review (the Mom's).


I think Judy Moody is funny and I would be friends with her in real life. We have some things that are the same; like, we're both in Grade 3, we both have little brothers, and we both have a pet cat. There are some really funny parts in this book. In a spelling test, Judy has to find five words out of GINO'S EXTRA CHEESE PIZZA, she finds the words tree, Texas, and taxi, but instead she
Schizanthus Nerd
This was a reread for me. I love Megan McDonald’s Stink and Judy Moody series. We first meet Judy as she’s about to begin third grade in Mr Toad’s Todd’s class at Virginia Dare School. Judy is in a mood because she didn’t go anywhere special during the vacation and she just knows that everyone else will be wearing a rare (Judy slang for cool) shirt from whatever theme park or other enviable destination they visited.

While Judy is hoping to sit near her best friend Rocky in class, she is certain
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am reading this book right now, and it's pretty funny and good. ...more
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Judy Moody este o fetiță plină de toane care nu este deloc mulțumită de... aproape nimic! Faptul că vacanța de vară se termină și ea trebuie să se ducă la școală nu reprezintă o fericire pentru ea. Dimpotrivă, se gândește la toate lucrurile diferite din noul an de școală și la toate lucrurile care ar putea să nu-i convină.

Frățiorul ei mai mic pe nume Stink nu este nici el de ajutor atunci când Judy are toane și nici familia ei. Poate că prietenul ei
Nov 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
Chapter book - series
For 2nd-4th grade

Judy Moody starts 3rd grade and struggles to find a good mood while she deals with her little brother, school projects, and friendships in this funny chapter book.

Divided into fairly episodic short chapters, this entertaining read tells the story of how Judy Moody started third grade. Younger readers will feel for Judy's bad moods and frustrations over the class's "Me" project and the attempts at friendship from paste-eating boys. Judy is no girly girl, and
Whenever I feel the pressure of writing my novel, reading books for uni or review, I always retreat back to good old faithful Middle Grade. It makes me want to do a video one all the books I think made me a reader, because this is definitely one of them!
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020

I reread this book for my rereading childhood favourites video!

representation: characters of colour (characters illustrated having dark skin).

[trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers]


Judy Moody is such a MOOD lol. This was super fun, but upon rereading it as an adult, I don't think it's anything too special!

trigger warnings: mention of gross things like scabs lol.
Nov 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I like this book because it is very fun
I recommend this book because you can enjoy this book
Judy Moody was in a mood, not in a good mood, a bad mood is about
Judy Moody like to collect the pizza tables, On the 1st day of school Mr Todd told Rocky that he will get the pizza downstairs. When Rocky comes back with the pizza, Judy told Mr Todd that can she get the pizza table Mr Todd told Judy You can get the pizza table if you are in good mood tomorrow.
Jackie "the Librarian"
Jul 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrensbooks, humor
Judy is not happy about starting third grade, where she just knows she will have to sit next to Frank again. Frank, who eats paste and who gave her five valentines in kindergarten, cupcakes on numerous holidays in first grade, and who indeed is in the seat next to her when she arrives in her third grade classroom, and immediately passes her an invitation to his birthday party. Sheesh!

Plus, unlike all the kids, she doesn't have a shirt that says something, like Orlando, or Paris, or... anything!
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, books-to-movies
"I read this whole book in 6 days! I liked reading this book because it was so funny. Judy Moody has a brother just like me. His name is Stink. He got to go to George Washington's house. My favorite part was when Judy Moody and her two friends hid a pretend hand in the toilet seat to scare Stink out of the bathroom when he had to use it. Frank Pearl lied to Judy Moody. He said there were girls next door, but they were boys. Judy got peed on by a toad. I never want that to happen to me. When she ...more
Trinidy Oriz
Feb 08, 2016 is currently reading it
i think that this is going to be a good book.Because when i read this book i get deep into the book and I picture what is going on and also what i am this is why i think its going to be a good book
Misty Mount
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My son and I read this together. Judy Moody is quite the character. I didn’t like how she was sassy and a bit gross but she came around in the end. My son liked it a lot better than I did, so the rating is from him. He said it would have been 5 stars but she collects scabs and that’s nasty. 😂
Kevin McGuire
Forgive all of the Judy Moody books I will adding to Good Reads in the coming weeks. I will be interviewing Megan McDonald for a children's library event and I'm preparing!

Rebecca Crawshaw
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My students thought this book was hysterical. They laughed often and continue to take it off my shelf to read. I was a big fan as well 😊
Read this with my grandson for summer reading and he enjoyed it.

read July 15, 2019
Sep 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
I first read all of the books about Stink before beginning my introduction to the Judy Moody series and was defiantly not disappointed. Judy Moody was just that moody. Sometimes her mood was bad, good and she even had a "back to school mood," but most of all she had them all. Written in short chapters the book details some of the events and her feelings with the beginning of third grade. What with having to sit next to the boy who eats paste and not her best friend Rocky, and even having to comp ...more
Sep 28, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is the second Judy Moody book we've read and we've really enjoyed both of them. Although the moodiness can get a little old, our girls can really empathize with her experiences, her joys, her anxieties, her frustrations, her collections... And the story is humorous and fast paced. We will definitely look for more Judy Moody stories. ...more
Sep 24, 2008 rated it really liked it
A good book for someone about in 2nd grade or 3rd grade.
WAYYY to immature for a higher grade level. But still, its a cute book anyway.
Sep 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
Nice short children's story, with a girl starting third grade with low expectations, only to find that everything is not what she expected. ...more
Bookish Devil
May 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
After Penelope Perfect , It's Judy Moody Now :D
Aww...Stink is so innocent :'P ^_^
Kavita Pawar
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: super-stupid-kid
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Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Beginning Chapter-Book Readers Looking for Stories with a Spunky Heroine
Judy Moody starts the third grade in something of a mood in this first entry in Megan McDonald's acclaimed beginning chapter-book series chronicling her adventures, keenly aware that she alone will have no snappy T-shirt proclaiming her summer activities, sad that she is leaving behind the class turtle of the previous year, and worried that she will be made to sit with the pesky Frank "Eats Paste" Pearl, rather than with her best friend, Rocky. When the latter proves to be the case, her fears se ...more
Jan 15, 2020 rated it liked it
This book was fun but at the same time borderline boring.
I am not sure if it is because it is written for not so challenging reading. I'm curious to see what my students will feel about it.
Katy Noyes
A bit of a female Horrid Henry, with less naughtiness.

She's not 'naughty' as such, but this does remind me of Francesca Simon's creation - lots of short chapters/adventures, school and family-based (and a brother called 'Stink' taking the place of Perfect Peter), a young and slightly rude young protagonist who surely wouldn't get away with such behaviour in most situations (cheeking the teacher!).

Judy isn't bad though, just a bit grumpy. She doesn't want to go back to school, or to a birthday p
Abby Seliga
Apr 16, 2019 rated it liked it
As a kid, I read a ton of Judy Moody books. Judy is a stubborn and enthusiastic 8 year old who is going back to school after summer break and she is in a bad mood because she does not want a new teacher or a new classroom and certainly does not want to sit in front next to the paste eating guy. The new teacher gives them an "All About Me" collage assignment and her and her friends have a ton of laughs accomplishing the collages.

These books appealed to me when I was in 2nd and 3rd grade because
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