FICTION

Judy Moody, Book Quiz Whiz

Candlewick. Sept. 2019. 160p. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9781536204841.
COPY ISBN
Gr 2-4–Judy Moody, her brother Stink, and all their friends are back in a new book all about books. Judy and her book trivia team, the Bookworms, cram for their biggest competition to date while cracking jokes along the way and learning to deal with the stress of a big competition. References to kids’ books abound, with several questions pulled from children’s classics like E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web and Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking, as well as modern works like Kara LaReau’s Infamous Ratsos and Chris Grabenstein’s Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. The references are refreshing, but the trivia is incredibly tough (e.g., name the monsters that were eating the Oompa Loompas; identify all of Mr. Popper’s penguins). Regardless, junior bibliophiles will appreciate the name-dropping, and all the books mentioned are listed in the back for further research. Reynolds’s drawings are as charming as ever and round out this enjoyable tale.
VERDICT Purchase where the series is popular.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.


RELATED 

TOP STORIES

LIBRARY EDUCATION

Kids are using VR to explore worlds and create new ones

COMMUNITY FORM

Kids are using VR to explore worlds and create new ones

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

Kids are using VR to explore worlds and create new ones

Get connected. Join our global community of more than 200,000 librarians and educators.