Judy Blume (born Judith Sussman; 1938-02-12), is an American writer most famous for her books written for children and teens, although she has also written adult novels and non-fiction books.
I think the first Judy Blume book I ever read was Freckle Juice in elementary school, and, throughout grade school, I read several more of her works. I also read Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing with my mother and sister. When my daughters were born, I re-read several of her books to see which ones would be best for my girls.
I especially love that Blume doesn't talk down to her readers or write books without substance. She covers a multitude of topics that directly pertain to children, but many parents are afraid to discuss including lying, bullying, religion, menstruation, eating disorders, divorce, racism, sex, and masturbation. Because of this, Blume's book are among the most challenged by Conservatives who want to "protect" their children.
I rank each book based on their age group. If the rank is missing, I haven't yet read the book.
These books are for children just getting old enough to read.
|The Pain and the Great One||1974-??-??|
|Soupy Saturdays With the Pain and the Great One||2007-??-??|
|Going, Going, Gone! With the Pain and the Great One||2008-??-??|
Children and Young Adult Fiction
These books were written for children around the ages of 8-14 and deal with issues faced by children of that age.
|The One In the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo||1969-??-??|
|Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.||1970-??-??||1|
|Then Again, Maybe I Won't||1971-??-??|
|It's Not the End of the World||1972-??-??|
|Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing||1972-??-??||4|
|Otherwise Known As Sheila the Great||1972-??-??||2|
|Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself||1977-??-??|
|Just As Long As We're Together||1987-??-??|
|Here's to You, Rachel Robinson||1993-??-??|
|Places I Never Meant to Be (Editor)||1999-??-??|
Teen and Adult Fiction
These books were written for teenagers and adults and deal with more complex issues.
|In the Unlikely Event||2015-06-02||1|
These books are non-fiction for children and adults.
|Letters to Judy: What Kids Wish They Could Tell You||1986-??-??|
|The Judy Blume Diary||1981-08-15|