Jude Watson
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Jude Watson

Hello! Thanks for clicking. I'm Jude Watson, and I write for kids. It's the best job in the world.

As a writer, I wear two hats. As Judy Blundell I write for Young Adults, and I won the National Book Award for my novel, WHAT I SAW AND HOW I LIED.

I write for middle-graders while wearing my Jude Watson hat, which is a bit more colorful. Maybe it even has a spinning propeller on top. I love to write mystery-adventures with thrilling twists and oddball characters and kids who find themselves in impossible situations doing incredible things.

I do all this from a chair, in a little room, in a not-big house, in a small town on Long Island. I like to read and I like to draw (badly) and my idea of excitement is to lace up my sneakers and walk to the harbor and back. I'm a nervous flyer and though I am respectful of the physics of modern aviation I also secretly suspect that it is only the unified belief of passengers that tons of metal can hurtle through the air that keeps a plane in flight. I am also not terribly comfortable on suspension bridges. And don't even ask me to go on a ferris wheel.

I am listing these fears just to clue you in: I'm a physical coward. I'm also a creature of habit. Once in awhile I go a little crazy and take a different route to the grocery store.

Still, I'll throw incredible amounts of danger at my characters. And I'll cackle maniacally while I do it.

Other random facts: During deadline periods I am deeply committed to popcorn and apples.

Every summer I go to Cape Cod, and every summer I wish I had a whole month there. I never do.

I am waiting for the day I'll see someone reading a book of mine in an airport or a train or a diner. I will most likely embarrass myself by cavorting and singing "That's ME!"

If you want to learn more about me or take a look at my books, visit my website, judewatsonbooks.com. Until then, happy reading!

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    • The 39 Clues, Book 4

    • Beyond the Grave
    • By: Jude Watson
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 575
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 406

    Amy and Dan are whisked away to an ancient city in the thrill-packed fourth installment of The 39 Clues....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Family Fun

    • By Shelly F. on 07-05-18

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The 39 Clues, Book 6

    • In Too Deep
    • By: Jude Watson
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 513
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 361
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 363

    Amy and Dan make shocking discoveries about their family's power and their parents' deaths as they track the next clue to a remote corner of the world....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 39 Clues Book 6

    • By yahoodl on 03-30-16

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    • Loot

    • How to Steal a Fortune
    • By: Jude Watson
    • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    On a foggy night in Amsterdam, a man falls from a rooftop to the wet pavement below. It's Archibald McQuinn, the notorious cat burglar, and he's dying....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love over money again

    • By erssmith on 10-08-15
    • How to Steal a Fortune
    • By: Jude Watson
    • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
    • Series: Loot, Book 1
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 07-01-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 144 ratings

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    • Mission Titanic

    • The 39 Clues: Doublecross, Book 1
    • By: Jude Watson
    • Narrated by: David Piitu
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    At only seventeen years old, Ian Kabra is head of the Cahills, the most powerful family in the world. He has presidents on speed dial, generals at his beck and call....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Narration

    • By Carolyn Barker on 11-11-18

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    • A King's Ransom

    • The 39 Clues Part 2
    • By: Jude Watson
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    The Vespers have ordered Amy and Dan to find a legendary map that belonged to Marco Polo, and the hunt takes them to Eastern Europe...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listening to the book and you'll scream NO....

    • By Felix on 07-03-12

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Star Wars: Jedi Quest, Book 1: The Way of the Apprentice

    • By: Jude Watson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 151

    On a mission to a planet threatened by a toxic disaster, Obi-Wan and Anakin are separated. Anakin and three other apprentices - one of them his rival - must work together to survive...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Son loved it

    • By arasm on 09-16-15

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Sting

    • A Loot Novel
    • By: Jude Watson
    • Narrated by: Michael Crouch
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Twelve-year-old March McQuin forgot rule number one for cat burglars, which is how he and his twin sister, Jules, found themselves dangling upside down 20 feet above a stone floor....

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    • Vespers Rising

    • The 39 Clues, Book 11
    • By: Rick Riordan, Peter Lerangis, Gordon Korman, and others
    • Narrated by: David Pittu
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249

    Fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, thought they could return to their regular lives when they found the 39 Clues that safeguard their family’s great power....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful surprise!

    • By Raymond on 04-23-12

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Star Wars: Jedi Quest #3: The Dangerous Games

    • By: Jude Watson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Set between Episode I and Episode II, Jedi Quest traces the emergence and education of Anakin Skywalker as a young Jedi devoted to the Force - and tempted by its dark side....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Adequate

    • By Jonathan Moritz on 01-20-17

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Star Wars: Jedi Quest, Book 4: The Master of Disguise

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    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
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    Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi find themselves caught on a hostile planet, and facing their savviest enemy yet, a master of disguise named Granta Omega....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Greg on 03-16-17

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