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Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party

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As with all of the Judy Moody books my children loved this book.  They love her humor and wit.  They love learning a few things.  We can't wait for another!
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If you've loved any previous Judy Moody books, you're sure to love this one!

My seven year old is particularly fond of this spunky female lead. This is a great addition to the series

Thank you to #NetGalley, the publisher and the author for an advance e-copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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Another great story with Judy Moody. This doesn't disappoint and takes us on a wonderful journey with the characters we enjoy. It is fun for fans of the others books and characters, but if you haven't read a Judy Moody book and haven't gotten to know her or the other characters before you'll still enjoy it. Then you'll want to learn more and be eager to read more of her antics. Lively fun for kids to read and parents too enjoy too.
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As the impulsive Judy Moody is making a family tree for a school project, she learns that she has English ancestors and comes to the conclusion that she has royal blood. This is a great addition to the series and Judy Moody fans will not be disappointed.
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Judy's imagination really takes off in this story where Judy's family tree project has her convinced that she is related to the Queen of England. I enjoyed the family tree projects that were described in the book (this would be a great tie in for a class that is going to do a similar project) and the discovery that Judy makes when the full story of her ancestor is finally told. The tea party pieces could be a lot of fun for readers who enjoy hosting their own tea parties or as a tie in for a tea party-party.
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[I received an electronic review copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.]

Who doesn't love Judy Moody books?!  I thoroughly enjoy reading Judy Moody books to my 4th graders and this book is another top choice for me to read with my class.  Judy has to complete a family tree project and it has convinced her that she is related to the Queen of England.  I enjoyed reading about the process and discovery Judy makes when she knows the full story of her ancestors. This story is one that I think elementary students will enjoy and want to add to their book collection!!
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My son  finished this book and kept saying how sassy Judy is! He thought she was super funny and he was laughing out loud at parts. He enjoyed the fish farts. Lol
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Perfect for Young readers. Loved the humor while reading with my daughters. The plot was simple enough to understand while seeing be interesting enough
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Who doesn't like Judy Moody and her antics?… I enjoyed reading her books as a child and even introduced them to my son. He enjoys listening to antics and compares them to his own. With this book I had a Junior Reading party to introduce her to my nieces as well. We did up the place with fairy lights, tea, cupcakes, and other things. I wanted to give them the whole experience. They and I enjoyed it very much. Judy Moody is a fun and strong-willed child that will teach children all about how to be themselves and enjoy life. I learned how to have fun and laugh at myself and hopefully she will continue to teach other children to do the same. We can't wait to see what she gets up to next.
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Judy Moody has a new class project to work on – a family tree. And she is thrilled purple because she has discovered she has connections to royalty when her grandma mentions an ancestor who could be traced to the Tower of London!! She now is going to have the most exciting family tree in the class, one that even Jessica Finch cannot match. She even shoots off a letter to the Queen herself letting her know they are related 🙂

But as she goes about researching for the project, she is not happy that Jessica seems to know more about royalty, British customs, and slang. How can and how does Jessica know more? Her adventures, the surprises she has, the discoveries she makes, and all the wonderful things she learns, as she works on completing her family tree are sure to keep readers enthralled and the ending will have you feeling thrilled for our gutsy, energetic heroine.

I learned a whole lot of interesting facts, thanks to the research the kids in the book did for their project, and also thanks to Stink (he came up with the weirdest ones, like some fish communicate through farts!!). Also, for instance, did you know that the color purple was obtained traditionally from snails (and in some parts of the world, it is still made that way, though per the article I read, without killing or harming them unlike earlier)? I also learned that the Queen owns many fish in the British waters as well as swan on the Thames river.

I loved how the kids used their imaginations (aren’t those seemingly endless and totally wacky oftentimes!) in the book to make do with what they have, to have fun, to learn. Discovered that there is joy in wind-up-toy races and in the simplest of tea parties. There are more lessons to be learned as well – on friendship, on responsibilities that come with position, and simply learning itself. I also loved learning about the existence of the Great Women Rulers ruler 🙂

The book includes a helpful guide to British slang and sayings used in the book at the end.

In Summary:
It is a fun book to read, with totally likable and relate-able characters. And with all its info, does leave you with knowing your onions, it was the bees knees indeed.. 🙂 (read the book to find out more!).

Regarding the illustrations, the copy I had was an eARC with the illustrations in draft but they were totally sweet and I will definitely be looking at the completed ones for myself soon.

So go ahead; read the book and you will smile through it, read it out loud and you will LOL, often!

Rating: 4.5/5
Reading Level:  6 – 9 years (but I think even slightly older kids will enjoy the read, as well as Judy Moody fans of any age)
Reread Level: 3.5/5 – you could read it out loud together again; and read once more to go through the facts learned and the fun idioms and slang

Thank you to NetGalley for a eARC of this book. Opinions are fully mine.
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My daughter absolutely loved this new entry in the Judy Moody series. She is such an enjoyable character- her and her brother Stink. The new layout and design was a big hit.
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I love reading the Judy Moody books with my daughter. This one is as adorable as the others. Seeing the world through Judy's eyes and how realistic she is makes these books a lot of fun to read.
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Judy Moody becomes a Queen in this new story.

I had never read a Judy Moody book before this one, and I enjoyed it. Judy is a quirky, funny girl. She reminded me of Junie B. Jones, who was one of my favourite characters when I was a kid.

I liked the plot of this story. Judy has to do a family tree project for school, which I remember doing too. It was surprising that Judy’s grandmother could trace their family back to Queen Elizabeth I! It encouraged Judy to explore her royal roots and become a queen herself.

I really enjoyed this story. It would be great for middle grade readers!
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Judy Moody has to make a family tree for third grade. While working with her Grandma Lou, Judy finds out she is related to royalty. Judy thinks she finally has a way to top her nemesis, Jessica Finch. Judy's family visits a local castle and GASP who does Judy see none other than Jessica. Will Jessica overshadow Judy once again?

My school kids love Judy Moody and have gotten me reading her antics. I absolutely love her imagination. I hope with my kids reading her that they learn how to use their imagination. I would love to use this book as a tie-in with a class family tree project and maybe a writing project of someone in their family tree.

Little girls of elementary school age will love reading Judy's adventures in royalty.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Candlewick Press through NetGalley. Any and all opinions expressed in the above review are entirely my own.
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My kids loved this book. We are super huge fans of Judy Moody, she always can crack my kids up for our nightly bed time read. This one made my daughter giggle like never before and my son over his mouth with some of the stuff Grandma Lou did, he couldn't get over how outrageous the old lady can be. Over all we loved this one, and cant wait for what is in store next!
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I received a free eARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an open and honest review.

I grew up reading the Judy Moody books so I was extremely excited when this was made available to me through NetGalley. I just couldn't resist seeing if the books are still as great as they seemed when I was a child. I really loved this book and would recommend it to kids everywhere.

One part that really stood out to me was when Judy was listing the women rulers on her "Women Rulers ruler" and the women were SO diverse. I even had to look some of them up because I was so unfamiliar of who they were and what they accomplished. McDonald could have easily just listed basic white queens from around Europe that we are all taught about in school, but she decided to bring up female leaders from more diverse parts of the world. I just thought it was really neat and pushes children to learn about world history, not just American and European. Along with that, there were many different spots in the book where the author would reference different cultures. I just thought it was great! There was so much to learn in this book, even I had to Google search a couple different references (like, honestly, I had no idea what the Star of India was! Now I know!). There's also a "Guide to British Sayings" in the back of the book that is so fun to reference.

The second half of the book wasn't super exciting to me. I kind of skimmed through it super quickly because it just wasn't drawing me in like the first half. Overall though, I thought it was good. I liked the writing, thought it was funny and extremely informative, and while the illustrations are still in draft I thought they were cute and spaced perfectly. It's good to know books like this are still out there for kids and I feel fortunate to have been gifted a free e-ARC.

ALSO if you've read it, let me know what you think about:

I feel like Judy wasn't being SUPER rude about her party and yet none of her friends showed up until she had a bounce house?? I feel like those are terrible friends and we shouldn't let kids reading it believe that friends are people who only show up for you when you have something they want. It just kind of rubbed me the wrong way.
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Judy Moody is thrilled to be studying her family tree for a school project, and while talking with her grandmother, she becomes convinced that she simply must be related to the Queen of England. Since the Queen (and all of Judy’s friends) would certainly want to know this most important fact, she sets out to write the queen and her English pen pal to tell them the news, while preparing her project to share with her class. When she arrives on project presentation day, however, she discovers that another classmate has a very similar story, and that she might not be related to royalty after all. Luckily, Judy isn’t one to stay blue for very long, and decides to throw a special party for all of her friends so everyone can feel like royalty, complete with a letter from someone very special.
	The Judy Moody series is a staple of early reader fiction, and this title has the same style as the ones before. Judy herself, though, feels a bit stale and whiny throughout the book. Her constant need to be validated by having a member of the royal family as a relative and her annoyance that she is not, in fact, royal, falls flat, and there isn’t really any connection between the reader and the main character, which there usually is. A must-order for libraries where the series is already popular, but if McDonald’s books aren’t particularly popular, this is one to skip. Not recommended.
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(9 Year old Review of the book)

How can someone not like Judy moody books.  They are the best.  I think it was super funny, and I liked Judy the best but man what does she call her? hum nemesis Jessica is really mean.  I really liked the book and I can't wait to read more of the books.  Thank you to who gave the book to my mom and for me to read. I love Judy Moody she is funny, and likes to have fun and I like reading.

Mom's turn

The story is perfect for 6-11 year old girls to read.  It is under 200 pages but your girls will love the story and be able to connect with the different characters and what they are going though.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Candlewick Press for the advance copy of Megan McDonald Judy Moody and the Right Royal tea party
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This latest installment in the Judy Moody saga is right on point. With the royal wedding happening earlier this year and the latest ABC/People Magazine special on The Royals, there is a heightened awareness of the royal family. Loved the lessons Judy learned in this one about making new friends and not being a Hooray Henrietta. Fun glossary of British sayings at the end of the book. Smashing!

A big thank you to Candlewick Press and NetGalley for a digital ARC of this book.
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I enjoy the Stink and Moody Judy stories as do many of the children I work with. I've been a fan of Megan McDonald since before she began writing this series! Still love Is This A House For Hermit Crab story! I use it for preschool story time all summer! McDonald writes such timely stories! The Zombie Walk one was fun a few years back and tied in nicely zombies for younger kids. Now with all the family tree and DNA testing, this book will fit right in and maybe get the kids interested in their own family trees! I also enjoyed the British glossary and guide to sayings at the end of the book! Nice touch! Add a little culture and language to the mix of genealogy. great story! Love the series!
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