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Peter H. Reynolds - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Peter Reynolds: As a child

Peter H. Reynolds and his twin brother, Paul (now his business partner), were born in Canada but moved to a Massachusetts (USA) suburb when they were 3 years old. They made their first foray into publishing at the age of 7, when they began producing their own newspapers and comic books on their father’s photocopier. An incessant doodler since childhood, Peter credits his unique brand of humour and his love for the absurd to growing up with “very eccentric British parents” who were fond of watching Monty Python. “It was not a normal house,” he recalls. From his parents he also inherited an appreciation for tea, which he uses both as a beverage and an art medium. In addition, the illustrator brings to the Judy Moody series his sensibility as a “very visual person.” As he notes, “almost every page has a little something,” whether it’s a whimsical spot illustration or a comical, animated spread showing a tiny mealworm careening across a rowdy class room.”

As an adult

The president and creative director of FableVision Studios in Watertown, Massachusetts, where he produces award-winning children’s broadcast programming, educational videos, and multimedia applications, Peter was recently honoured by Verizon as Literacy Leader of the Year (USA). The author-illustrator lives with his family in Dedham, Massachusetts.

As an artist

“I often visit classrooms and ask who loves to draw,” says Peter, illustrator of the acclaimed Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald and author-illustrator of The Dot and Ish, two enchanting picture books that celebrate the creative process. “In kindergarten and first grade, all the hands go up. In second grade, most of the hands go up. In third grade, half the hands are up. By fourth and fifth grade, most of the hands are down, or perhaps pointing to ‘the class artist.’ It’s sad to see the artistic, creative energy slowing down, being packed away. I am convinced it’s because children learn early that there are ‘rules’ to follow. But when it comes to expressing yourself, you can invent your own rules. You can change them, you can stretch them, or you can ignore them all and dive headfirst into the unknown. When Peter was approached about illustrating Megan McDonald’s Judy Moody, he jumped at the chance. For one thing, the feisty, independent Judy reminded him of his own daughter, who was eleven years old at the time. “Judy seemed very real to me, compared to fantasy versions of what little girls are like,” he says. What’s more, the story itself – in which a moody Judy struggles to create a Me collage for school – clicked with his own beliefs as an educator about the role a child’s temperament can play in the learning process.

Featured books by Peter H. Reynolds

Other books by Peter H. Reynolds

I Am Love: A Book of Compassion A Book of Compassion

I Am Love: A Book of Compassion A Book of Compassion

Author: Susan Verde Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2019

A celebration of love and connection for young readers Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds continue their collaboration with the fourth book in their bestselling wellness series. A celebration of love in all its forms, I Am Love asks readers to look inward when they feel afraid. Love allows us to act with compassion and kindness, to live with gratitude, and to take care of ourselves by practicing self-love.

I Am . . . A Box of Goodness

I Am . . . A Box of Goodness

Author: Susan Verde Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2019

From best-selling dream team Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds, the I Am... Box Set is a celebration of mindfulness, wellness, and compassion. This 3-book boxed set includes beloved picture books I Am Yoga, I Am Peace, and I Am Human. It's the perfect gift for fans and new readers alike!

I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness A Book of Mindfulness

I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness A Book of Mindfulness

Author: Susan Verde Format: Board book Release Date: 24/09/2019

The companion to I Am Yoga that celebrates mindfulness-now available as a board book! When the world feels chaotic, find peace within through an accessible mindfulness practice from the picture book dream team that brought us I Am Yoga and the #1 New York Times bestseller I Am Human. Express emotions through direct speech. Find empathy through imagination. Connect with the Earth. Wonder at the beauty of the natural world. Breathe, taste, smell, touch, and be present. Perfect for the classroom or for bedtime, Susan Verde's gentle, concrete narration and Peter H. Reynolds's expressive watercolor illustrations bring the tenets of mindfulness to a kid-friendly level.

I Am Human: A Book of Empathy

I Am Human: A Book of Empathy

Author: Susan Verde Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2018

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller I am human I am a work in progress Striving to be the best version of ME From the picture book dream team behind I Am Yoga and I Am Peace comes the third book in their wellness series: I Am Human. A hopeful meditation on all the great (and challenging) parts of being human, I Am Human shows that it's okay to make mistakes while also emphasizing the power of good choices by offering a kind word or smile or by saying I'm sorry. At its heart, this picture book is a celebration of empathy and compassion that lifts up the flawed fullness of humanity and encourages children to see themselves as part of one big imperfect family-millions strong.

Judy Moody, Mood Martian

Judy Moody, Mood Martian

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest-best, in this laugh-a-minute twelfth adventure in the international bestselling series. On Backwards Day Judy Moody double-dares herself to become Queen of the Good Mood. Soon she's turning her frown upside down, making lemonade out of lemons and even being nice to her little brother. In fact, Judy becomes a NOT moody, cool-as-a-cucumber neat freak for one whole entire day. But when her combed hair, matching outfits and good moods hang around for days after, her friends begin to worry. Could this smiley Judy be an imposter?

Judy Moody and the Bucket List

Judy Moody and the Bucket List

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest-best, in this laugh-a-minute thirteenth adventure in the international bestselling series. When Judy discovers Grandma Lou's Bucket List , she comes up with her own list of things to accomplish before the Fourth Grade. That list leads Judy into an array of outlandish situations, and Judy can't help but wonder what it means that her grandmother's list is nearly complete.

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Prepare for the Judy Moodiest summer ever in in this laugh-a-minute tenth adventure in the international bestselling series. Roar! It's bad enough that Mum and Dad are heading to California, leaving Judy and Stink with Aunt Awful (er, Opal), but now Judy's two best friends are going splitsville on her too. Just when it looks like her summer is going to be boring-with-a-capital B, eureka! Judy (with some help from Aunt Opal) comes up with the most thrill-a-delic plan ever. Get ready for tightrope walking, roller coaster riding, a treasure hunt to find Judy's teacher, a midnight stakeout, a runaway ice-cream truck and a hunt for Bigfoot.

Judy Moody, Girl Detective

Judy Moody, Girl Detective

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest-best, in this laugh-a-minute ninth adventure in the international bestselling series. Judy is in a sleuthing, Nancy Drew kind of mood. So what's a WBMS (world's best mystery solver) to do? Go find a mystery, that's what! And she doesn't have to snoop for long: when Mr Chips, a beloved crime-dog-in-training, goes missing, Judy Drewdy and her chums, Agents Dills Pickle (Frank), Spuds Houdini (Rocky) and James Madagascar (Stink) find themselves in a real, honest-to-jeepers mystery. Watch out for red herrings - and clever references to classic Nancy Drew mysteries - as Eagle Eye Moody and company are hot on the case!

Judy Moody Goes to College

Judy Moody Goes to College

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest-best, in this laugh-a-minute eighth adventure in the international bestselling series. Judy Moody's maths skills need improving (not to mention her attitude!) in the eighth book in the internationally bestselling series, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Judy Blume and Lauren Child. Judy doesn't want to see a private maths tutor. But when Judy meets her tutor - a crucial college student with an uber-funky sense of style - and gets a glimpse of college life, her attitude soon changes. Before long she's acing her maths tests. Say goodbye to Judy Moody, and hello to Ms College.

Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm

Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest-best, in this laugh-a-minute eleventh adventure in the international bestselling series. Ever since Grandma Lou gave her that lucky penny, Judy can't stop winning - at bowling, spelling, the unbeatable Prize Claw, everything! For sure and absolute positive, she'll ride that wave of good fortune all the way to Washington DC. That is, until her lucky penny has an UNlucky accident. Has Judy's luck gone down the toilet for good?

Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party

Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest-best, in this laugh-a-minute fourteenth adventure in the international bestselling series. Bad moods, good moods, even right-royal-tea moods - Judy has them all in this brand new adventure, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson and Lauren Child. With Grandma Lou's help, Judy has dug up proof that some old-timey Moodys lived in merry olde England. In fact, if her grandpa's notes are right, Judy might even be related to - royal fanfare, please - the Queen herself! But then Judy's family tree gets a few more shakes and some more surprises come tumbling out. Now Judy has some right royal family secrets she'd like to keep hidden away, especially from Jessica, the princess in pink!

Judy Moody Goes to College

Judy Moody Goes to College

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2018

Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest-best, in this laugh-a-minute eighth adventure in the international bestselling series. Judy Moody's maths skills need improving (not to mention her attitude!) in the eighth book in the internationally bestselling series, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Judy Blume and Lauren Child. Judy doesn't want to see a private maths tutor. But when Judy meets her tutor - a crucial college student with an uber-funky sense of style - and gets a glimpse of college life, her attitude soon changes. Before long she's acing her maths tests. Say goodbye to Judy Moody, and hello to Ms College.

Judy Moody, Mood Martian

Judy Moody, Mood Martian

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2018

Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest-best, in this laugh-a-minute twelfth adventure in the international bestselling series. On Backwards Day Judy Moody double-dares herself to become Queen of the Good Mood. Soon she's turning her frown upside down, making lemonade out of lemons and even being nice to her little brother. In fact, Judy becomes a NOT moody, cool-as-a-cucumber neat freak for one whole entire day. But when her combed hair, matching outfits and good moods hang around for days after, her friends begin to worry. Could this smiley Judy be an imposter?

Judy Moody and the Bucket List

Judy Moody and the Bucket List

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2018

Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest-best, in this laugh-a-minute thirteenth adventure in the international bestselling series. When Judy discovers Grandma Lou's Bucket List , she comes up with her own list of things to accomplish before the Fourth Grade. That list leads Judy into an array of outlandish situations, and Judy can't help but wonder what it means that her grandmother's list is nearly complete.

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2018

Prepare for the Judy Moodiest summer ever in in this laugh-a-minute tenth adventure in the international bestselling series. Roar! It's bad enough that Mum and Dad are heading to California, leaving Judy and Stink with Aunt Awful (er, Opal), but now Judy's two best friends are going splitsville on her too. Just when it looks like her summer is going to be boring-with-a-capital B, eureka! Judy (with some help from Aunt Opal) comes up with the most thrill-a-delic plan ever. Get ready for tightrope walking, roller coaster riding, a treasure hunt to find Judy's teacher, a midnight stakeout, a runaway ice-cream truck and a hunt for Bigfoot.

Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm

Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2018

Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest-best, in this laugh-a-minute eleventh adventure in the international bestselling series. Ever since Grandma Lou gave her that lucky penny, Judy can't stop winning - at bowling, spelling, the unbeatable Prize Claw, everything! For sure and absolute positive, she'll ride that wave of good fortune all the way to Washington DC. That is, until her lucky penny has an UNlucky accident. Has Judy's luck gone down the toilet for good?

Judy Moody, Girl Detective

Judy Moody, Girl Detective

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2018

Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest-best, in this laugh-a-minute ninth adventure in the international bestselling series. Judy is in a sleuthing, Nancy Drew kind of mood. So what's a WBMS (world's best mystery solver) to do? Go find a mystery, that's what! And she doesn't have to snoop for long: when Mr Chips, a beloved crime-dog-in-training, goes missing, Judy Drewdy and her chums, Agents Dills Pickle (Frank), Spuds Houdini (Rocky) and James Madagascar (Stink) find themselves in a real, honest-to-jeepers mystery. Watch out for red herrings - and clever references to classic Nancy Drew mysteries - as Eagle Eye Moody and company are hot on the case!

Stink: Hamlet and Cheese

Stink: Hamlet and Cheese

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

The eleventh book in the internationally popular series about Judy Moody's little brother, sees Stink stepping in to the world of Shakespeare. When Stink learns that there will be sword-play and colourful cursing at Shakespeare camp, he weighs his options. To be or not to be ... a pumpkin-trouser-wearing-poetry-spouting Sprite? OR hang out at home with his sister, Judy Moody? Off to acting lessons Stink trots, only to discover that his nemesis, Riley Rottenberger, is a Sprite, too. What's worse - Stink is the ONLY BOY at camp! Hanged, be!

I Am Peace A Book of Mindfulness

I Am Peace A Book of Mindfulness

Author: Susan Verde Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2017

When the world feels chaotic, find peace within through an accessible mindfulness practice from the bestselling picture-book dream team that brought us I Am Yoga. Express emotions through direct speech. Find empathy through imagination. Connect with the earth. Wonder at the beauty of the natural world. Breathe, taste, smell, touch, and be present. Perfect for the classroom or for bedtime, Susan Verde's gentle, concrete narration and Peter Reynolds's expressive watercolour illustrations bring the tenants of mindfulness to a kid-friendly level. Featuring an author's note about the importance of mindfulness and a guided meditation for children, I Am Peace will help readers of all ages feel grounded and restored.

I Am Yoga

I Am Yoga

Author: Susan Verde Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2017

An eagle soaring among the clouds, a star twinkling in the night sky, a camel in the desert, or a boat sailing across the sea . . . Yoga has the power of transformation. Not only does it strengthen bodies and calm minds, but with a little imagination, it can show us that anything is possible. New York Times bestselling illustrator Peter H. Reynolds teams up with author and certified Yoga instructor Susan Verde in this book about creativity and the power of self-expression. I Am Yoga encourages children to explore the world of Yoga and make room in their hearts for the world beyond it.

Judy Moody: Twice as Moody

Judy Moody: Twice as Moody

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

Jump-start a Judy Moody collection with this uber-cool compilation of the first two adventures in the series. As more and more kids are feeling the Moody mania, it's time to offer a head start on the adventures that earned the feisty third-grader a place in readers' hearts. In Judy Moody, Mr Todd assigns his class a special Me Project and Judy really gets a chance to express herself! In Judy Moody Gets Famous! a determined Judy is out to find fame and happiness, but will she become more infamous than ever?

Stink: Twice as Incredible

Stink: Twice as Incredible

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2017

Kick-start a Stink collection with a way-cool bind-up of his first two adventures. Get two times the Stink in one book! In Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid every morning Judy measures Stink, and it's always the same: three feet eight inches tall. Until, that is, the day the ruler reads a quarter-inch less. Can it be? Is Stink shrink, shrank, shrunk? In Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker spurred by a newfound awareness of false advertising, Stink Moody becomes the proverbial kid in a candy store as his letter-writing campaign yields him heaps of rewards.

Judy Moody and the Bucket List

Judy Moody and the Bucket List

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2016

A brand new adventure in the internationally bestselling Judy Moody series, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson and Lauren Child. Bad moods, good moods, even back-to-school moods - Judy has them all! This internationally popular and bestselling series by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, is perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson's younger fiction and Lauren Child. When Judy discovers Grandma Lou's Bucket List , she comes up with her own list of things to accomplish before the Fourth Grade. That list leads Judy into an array of outlandish situations, and Judy can't help but wonder what it means that her grandmother's list is nearly complete.

Judy Moody and Stink: The Wishbone Wish

Judy Moody and Stink: The Wishbone Wish

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

A brand new adventure in the internationally bestselling Judy Moody series. Bad moods, good moods, even back-to-school moods - Judy has them all! This internationally popular and bestselling series by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds is perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson's younger fiction and Lauren Child. The town's Thanksgiving festival is coming up, and Judy and Stink are training to win the annual Turkey Trot race. Judy has decided that she is going to take home the big prize: a fat, juicy turkey - the perfect centerpiece for any Thanksgiving table. But what if they don't win? Will the Moody family end up starving on Thanksgiving day, or will Grandma Lou cook up a tasty solution?

Playing from the Heart

Playing from the Heart

Author: Peter H. Reynolds Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2016

Peter H. Reynolds composes a pitch-perfect tribute to the power of music and the everlasting bond between father and son. An inspiring, moving story for budding musicians everywhere, the acclaimed creator of The Dot, Sky Colour and Ish tells the story of a father and son, who connect through the powerful language of music. When a young boy begins to play on his family's piano, revelling in the fun of plunking the keys, his father signs him up for lessons so that he can learn to play properly. With his father's encouragement, Raj learns notes, then scales, then songs, and finally classical pieces that his father can recognize and be proud of. But the more Raj practises and the more skilled he becomes, the less he enjoys playing - until he grows up and stops playing altogether. But when his father becomes ill and asks Raj to play for him, will Raj still remember how to play from the heart?

I Am Yoga

I Am Yoga

Author: Susan Verde Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2015

An eagle soaring among the clouds or a star twinkling in the night sky . . . a camel in the desert or a boat sailing across the sea-yoga has the power of transformation. Not only does it strengthen bodies and calm minds, but with a little imagination, it can show us that anything is possible. New York Times bestselling illustrator Peter H. Reynolds and author and certified yoga instructor Susan Verde team up again in this book about creativity and the power of self-expression. I Am Yoga encourages children to explore the world of yoga and make room in their hearts for the world beyond it. A kid-friendly guide to 17 yoga poses is included.

Judy Moody and Stink: The Big Bad Blackout

Judy Moody and Stink: The Big Bad Blackout

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2015

Hold on to your umbrella and stock up on marshmallows - Judy Moody and Stink face wicked weather in their third full-colour adventure. In their third full-colour adventure, Judy Moody and Stink face some wicked weather - and a night without any electricity! Hold on to your umbrella and stock up on marshmallows - Hurricane Elmer is coming to town! The Moody family hunker down with baked beans and batteries to wait out the storm. But along with massive rain and strong winds, Hurricane Elmer throws down ghosts, bionic squirrels and aliens. Spooky! Just when things couldn't possibly get any freakier - flicker, flicker, gulp! - the lights go O-U-T out. The Moodys are smack-dab in the middle of a big bad blackout! Grandma Lou proposes musical board games and some good old-fashioned storytelling. Will Hurricane Elmer go down in Moody family history as bad news, a happy memory or simply an LBS (Long Boring Story)?

Stink and the Shark Sleepover

Stink and the Shark Sleepover

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Stink gets to sleep with the fishes after his parents win an aquarium sleepover in the ninth book in the series. Stink loves learning about sharks, but he's not so sure he wants to sleep in the same room as them! Could this sleepover be his worst nightmare? In the ninth book in the series about Judy Moody's little bother , Stink is learning all about sharks and other sea creatures. Perfect for fans of Jeremy Strong, Mr Gum and Captain Underpants, this illustrated chapter book is packed full of fishy facts, and makes ideal reading for any children nervous about going to a sleepover. When Stink's parents win tickets for the whole family to sleep over at the aquarium (along with Stink's two best friends), it sounds like a science geek's dream come true. Stink loves the sea-creature scavenger hunt, the jellyfish light show and the shiver of sand tiger sharks with razor-sharp teeth. But after some spooky stories around the virtual campfire, can he fall asleep while thinking about the eating habits of the vampire squid? Especially Bloody Mary, the mutant, glowing Frankensquid that's supposed to be on the prowl?

The Dot: Make Your Mark Kit

The Dot: Make Your Mark Kit

Author: Peter H. Reynolds Format: Undefined Release Date: 05/09/2013

Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers

Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Stink's foul-smelling sneakers make a guest appearance in the third book in the hilarious series about the little brother of Judy Moody. Ever wanted to know what the WORST smell in the world is? Super-sniffer Stink Moody is finding out all about terrible pongs in the third book in the series, perfect for fans of Horrible Histories, Captain Underpants and Mr Gum. Plus, look out for the illustrated Stinky facts at the end of each chapter - Stink knows just how to make science fun. When his class go on a field trip to the Gross-Me-Out exhibition at the science museum, Stink discovers that his nose has amazing sniffing abilities. Before long, he's set to go toe-to-toe in a stinky-sneaker contest! Will Stink's sneakers be foul enough to win the Golden Clothespin Award?

Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express

Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

FUR-eaky! Stink and his friends are off on a hairy new mission: finding homes for 101 rescued guinea pigs aboard the Squeals on Wheels Express. The fourth book in the hilarious series about Judy Moody's little bother . Forget dalmatians, Stink has 101 guinea pigs to find homes for! Fans of Jeremy Strong and the Fudge books by Judy Blume will love the fourth book in the series about Stink Moody by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. When three guinea pigs from the local pet shop make a great escape, Stink and his friends, Webster and Sophie, fly into action. Ta da! The Fantastic Three round up the loose furballs and bring them safely back to Mrs Birdwistle's shop, where they discover guinea pig pandemonium! It seems the rescuing is far from over - Stink and company need to find good homes for 101 squealing, whistling, chirping, wiggly pigglies. Let the Great Guinea Pig Giveaway begin! Fun facts at the end of each chapter make this perfect for animal lovers.

Stink: Solar System Superhero

Stink: Solar System Superhero

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Save the planet ... Pluto! Stink Moody is on a new mission in the fifth book in the series: to reinstate his favourite celestial orb. Stink Moody, wise-cracking champion of everything small, is campaigning to save planet Pluto in the fifth book in the series. Readers will find facts galore about the solar system in this hilarious illustrated chapter book, perfect for fans of Captain Underpants, Geronimo Stilton and Jeremy Strong. When Stink learns that Pluto has flunked out of the Milky Way for being too shrimpy, he feels like he might just explode with a Big Bang. He has no choice but to take a stand for the sake of little planets (and little people) everywhere. Will our humble hero, Stink Moody, be smart enough to defeat a panel of big-shot scientists? Will he be strong enough to beat know-it-all Riley Rottenberger ? Will Stink succeed in rescuing Pluto from a fate worse than being swallowed by a black hole? Start the countdown for a funny (and very informative) out-of-this-world adventure - and prepare to have your universe rocked!

Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout

Stink and the Freaky Frog Freakout

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Stink is learning to swim and trying to protect the local frog population in the eighth book in the series from bestselling author/illustrator duo Megan McDonald and Peter H. Reynolds. The eighth book in the series about Judy Moody's little brother, Stink, is perfect for children who are learning to swim, and will delight of fans of Kes Gray and Judy Blume's Fudge books. Stink has been in the Polliwog swim class for ever and he still can't bear to put his face in the water. But then something weird happens: Stink starts to see frogs everywhere - in the changing room, in his boot, in the bathtub. And when a freaky blue frog licks his arm, his froggy senses start tingling! Suddenly, Stink can't wait to play in the rain and mud. He's a whiz at identifying frog calls. And he has become very interested in the local frog population. Could it be that Stink is turning into the Amazing Frog-Boy? Ideal for children learning about the environment and conservation, the graphic novel sections also make this great for comic-book fans.

Stink and the Ultimate Thumb-Wrestling Smackdown

Stink and the Ultimate Thumb-Wrestling Smackdown

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Stink needs a sport in the sixth book in the series. Can his alter-ego, Shark Hammersmash, wrestle a win at thumb wars? Or will a perfect karate kick lead him to vistory? From bestselling author/illustrator duo Megan McDonald and Peter H. Reynolds comes in the sixth book in the hilarious series about Stink, Judy Moody's little brother. Perfect for fans of Horrid Henry, Kes Gray and Jeremy Strong. For the first time in his life, Stink Moody has brought home a less-than-perfect school report. Yikes! Time for him to get into fighting shape and beat back that U for Unsatisfactory in PE! A scan of the sports channel leads to a knock-out find: world-class thumb-wrestling, with tricky moves like Snake in the Grass and Santa's Little Helper (no equipment needed, save for a tiny terrifying mask to sit on your thumb). But when Mum and Dad are not wowed, Stink gets another idea: he'll kick and punch his way to a yellow belt in karate. A great way to encourage children to exercise, this book proves that there is a sport for everyone!

Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk

Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Everyone has zombies on the brain in the seventh book in the series, as Stink's school and a local bookshop cook up a frightfully fun Midnight Zombie Walk. Perfect for fans of Captain Underpants, Mr Gum and Geronimo Stilton, this is the seventh book in the series about Judy Moody's little bother , Stink. There's only one week before the new book in the Nightmare on Zombie Street series comes out. Of corpse Stink will be first in line at the Blue Frog Bookstore to buy his copy and join the town's Midnight Zombie Walk! Until then, Stink and his friends keep busy making ketchup-stained zombie costumes, trying to raise money to buy the book and racking up points for Virginia Dare School's race to one million minutes of reading. But with all that talk about the undead, Stink is starting to have worries... Is he being haunted by zombies?! This fantastically fun, spooky story also celebrates libraries and the joy of reading.

Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker

Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

The Super-Galactic Jawbreaker Stink bought did NOT break his jaw. In the second book in the series about Judy Moody's little bother , Stink realizes that a letter of complaint equals free sweets. Soon he's getting a bit carried away! Perfect for fans of Horrid Henry, Captain Underpants and Jeremy Strong, this is the second book in the series about Judy Moody's little brother. Stink puts his letter-writing skills to the test when he complains about a jawbreaker that did not break his jaw - with surprising results. He gets sent a huge box full of sweets! But he's so intent on getting freebies that he misses one small and very special envelope from his best friend Webster. This funny and heartwarming story reminds readers that while freebies are great, friends are most important. Humorous comic strips at the end of each chapter also explain a number of well-known idioms.

Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid

Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Help! Stink is shrinking! Judy Moody's little bother will try anything to make himself taller in the first book in the series. Perfect for fans of Captain Underpants, Mr Gum and Horrid Henry, this is the first book in the hilarious series about Judy Moody's little bother , from bestselling duo Megan McDonald and Peter H. Reynolds. Stink is short. And now he's shrinking! Every day he makes his moody older sister, Judy, measure him. When one day he measures up shorter, Stink decides that the time has come to take action! But gelling his hair into spikes fails, and Stink soon realizes that maybe being short isn't such a problem - he'll just have to wait till he's older if he wants to be taller. A must for comic book fans, this book features inventive comic strips of Stink and his larger-than-life adventures!

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

Join Judy Moody for a mega-rare, NOT-bummer summer adventure in the tenth book in the internationally bestselling series. Prepare for the Judy Moodiest summer ever in the tenth book in the internationally popular and bestselling series, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Judy Blume and Lauren Child. Roar! It's bad enough that Mum and Dad are heading to California, leaving Judy and Stink with Aunt Awful (er, Opal), but now Judy's two best friends are going splitsville on her too. Just when it looks like her summer is going to be boring-with-a-capital B, eureka! Judy (with some help from Aunt Opal) comes up with the most thrill-a-delic plan ever. Get ready for tightrope walking, rollercoaster riding, a treaure hunt to find Judy's teacher, a midnight stakeout, a runaway ice-cream truck and a hunt for Bigfoot!

Judy Moody Gets Famous!

Judy Moody Gets Famous!

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

In this second title in the internationally bestselling Judy Moody series, she's in the mood for fame and fortune! But could her efforts end up making her more infamous than ever? Good moods, bad moods, can't-stand-Jessica-Finch moods - Judy Moody has a mood for every occasion! The second book in the internationally popular and bestselling series is perfect for fans of Clarice Bean, Penny Dreadful and Agatha Parrot. Judy's in a jealous mood - jealous of Jessica Finch, who has got her picture on the front page of the newspaper. So Judy sets off in pursuit of her own fame and fortune, or at the very least, something to add to the Moody Hall of Fame. But she'd better watch out - all her efforts could just end up making her more infamous than ever!

Judy Moody

Judy Moody

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

The first book in the internationally bestselling Judy Moody series. Judy is famous for her bad moods, but a new school project might just put a smile on her face! Bad moods, good moods, even back-to-school moods - Judy has them all! Perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson's younger fiction and Clarice Bean, this hilarious book is the first instalment in the internationally popular and bestselling series by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Meet Judy Moody, her little bother Stink, her best friend Rocky and her pest friend Frank Pearl. Judy has a mood for every occasion, but when a new teacher gives the class a Me collage project, Judy has so much fun that she nearly forgets to be moody at all!

Judy Moody Goes to College

Judy Moody Goes to College

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

Judy Moody's maths skills need improving (not to mention her attitude!) in the eighth book in the internationally bestselling series. Judy doesn't want a private maths tutor, until a cool college student changes her mind. Good moods, bad moods, even I-Hate-Maths moods - Judy Moody has them all! Perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Judy Blume and Lauren Child, this is the eighth book in the internationally popular and bestselling series. Judy doesn't want to see a private maths tutor. Does this mean flash cards? Does this mean baby games? Does this mean school on Saturday? But when Judy meets her tutor - a crucial college student with an uber-funky sense of style - and gets a glimpse of college life, her attitude soon changes. Before long she's acing her maths tests. Say goodbye to Judy Moody, and hello to Ms College.

Judy Moody, Girl Detective

Judy Moody, Girl Detective

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2011

Move over Nancy Drew! The ninth book in the internationally bestselling Judy Moody series sees Agent Judy Drewdy smack-dab in the middle of a real-life whodunit -- the case of the missing puppy! Perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson and Ruby Redfort, this is the ninth book in the internationally popular and bestselling Judy Moody series. Judy is in a sleuthing, Nancy Drew kind of mood. So what's a WBMS (world's best mystery solver) to do? Go find a mystery, that's what! And she doesn't have to snoop for long: when Mr Chips, a beloved crime-dog-in-training, goes missing, Judy Drewdy and her chums, Agents Dills Pickle (Frank), Spuds Houdini (Rocky) and James Madagascar (Stink) find themselves in a real, honest-to-jeepers mystery. Was Mr Chips stolen by dirty dognappers? And why are chocolate chip cookies disappearing all over town? Watch out for red herrings - and clever references to classic Nancy Drew mysteries - as Eagle Eye Moody and company are hot on the case!

Judy Moody Saves the World!

Judy Moody Saves the World!

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2011

Where would the world be without Judy Moody? Watch her whip the planet into shape in the third book in the internationally bestselling Judy Moody series. Judy Moody is in the mood to save the world in the third book from the internationally popular and bestselling series, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson and Lauren Child. Judy's learning about the environment at school. When she hears about the threats to the rainforest and endangered species - not to mention her own family's poor recycling habits - Judy's determined to whip the planet into shape!

Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt

Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2010

Avast, ye scum buckets and scallywags! Judy Moody and Stink are on holiday, and adventure awaits them as they take on pirates and puzzles galore. Perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson, Lauren Child and Kes Gray, this colour-illustrated chapter book by bestselling author/illustrator duo Megan McDonald and Peter H. Reynolds is the second of Judy Moody and Stink's joint adventures. As soon as the Moody family drops anchor on Artichoke Island, they are greeted by the mysterious Cap'n Weevil, a one-eyed pirate with a scraggly beard and a secret treasure map. Before you can say Davy Jones's Locker , Stink and Judy are racing across the island in search of gold. But - shiver me timbers! - they're not the only salty dogs lookin' for loot. Can Mad Molly O'Maggot and Scurvy Stink beat their rivals by finding the hidden the clues, cracking the secret codes and solving the tricky puzzles, all before time runs out?

Judy Moody and Stink: The Holly Joliday

Judy Moody and Stink: The Holly Joliday

Author: Megan McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2008

Curl up for a festive comedy with Judy Moody and Stink as they count down to Christmas in this full-colour chapter book. This Christmas cracker of a story is the first of Judy Moody and Stink's joint adventures, and is perfect for fans of Jeremy Strong and Kes Gray. Judy Moody is making a long list of presents, but all younger bother Stink really wants for Christmas is snow. But it hasn't snowed in Virginia for more than a hundred years, so what are the chances? It looks like Stink will wake up to a very UN-merry Christmas until Judy - with a little help from the mysterious new postman named Jack Frost - steps in to make a Christmas miracle come true.

Ish

Ish

Author: Peter H. Reynolds Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2005

A creative spirit learns that a drawing doesn't have to look exactly like anything in this gentle fable from the creator of the award-winning, bestselling picture book The Dot. An inspiring, encouraging story for budding artists everywhere, the acclaimed illustrator of The Dot, Sky Colour and the Judy Moody series tells the story of Ramon, who loves to draw. Anytime. Anything. Anywhere. Drawing is what Ramon does. It's what makes him happy. But in one split second, all that changes. A single remark by Ramon's older brother, Leon, turns Ramon's carefree sketches into joyless struggles. Luckily for Ramon, though, his little sister, Marisol, sees the world differently and she opens his eyes to something a lot more valuable than getting things exactly right...

The Dot

The Dot

Author: Peter H. Reynolds Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2004

One little dot marks the beginning of Vashti's journey of surprise and self-discovery in Peter H. Reynolds' multiple award-winning modern classic. In this inspiring, award-winning story of self-expression and creativity from Peter H. Reynolds, illustrator of Ish and the Judy Moody series, Vashti thinks she can't draw. But her teacher is sure that she can. She knows that there's creative spirit in everyone, and encourages Vashti to sign the angry dot she makes in frustration on a piece of paper. This act makes Vashti look at herself a little differently, and helps her discover that where there's a dot there's a way... With wit, charm and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds encourages even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark - and follow where it takes us.

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