Lately my daughter has been loving the Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald. It’s a pretty big series (thirteen books!), and we’re slowly making our way down the book list as we find them in the library, or through Audible.
Sale alert: I picked up the few titles missing from our library from the Audible Summer Listening Sale (select kids’ books for $3.95 or less until until Aug 27, 2017).
What I like most about Judy is that she makes it okay to be in a mood (good or bad). But the point is that people don’t always have to be happy. There are ups and downs, and she gets through them with help from her parents, younger brother Stink, and her friends. I also think it’s awesome that her hero is Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman doctor, and that Judy aspires to be a doctor one day too.
Stink is such a hilarious character, he even has his own spin-off series, which we haven’t checked out yet, but it’s on the list!
So if you’re on the hunt for a series about a precocious, funny girl with heart, this is a really fun one. “Rare!”