Meet the World's Funniest First Grader--Junie B. Jones!
Gobble, gobble! With over 50 million books in print, Barbara Park's New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing-and reading-for over 20 years! In the 28th Junie B. Jones book, Room One is getting ready for their very own Thanksgiving feast! There's even a contest to see which room can write the best thankful list. The winners will get a pumpkin pie! Only it turns out being thankful is harder than it looks. Because Junie B. is not actually thankful for Tattletale May. Or squash. Or scratchy pilgrim costumes. And pumpkin pie makes her vomit, anyway. Will Room One win the disgusting pie? Can May and Junie B. find common ground? Or will this Thanksgiving feast turn into a Turkey Day Disaster? USA TODAY: "Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set." Publisher's Weekly: "Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.-and reading-are lots of fun."
Kirkus Reviews: "Junie's swarms of young fans will continue to delight in her unique take on the world....A hilarious, first-rate read-aloud." Time Magazine: "Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty."
About the Author
BARBARA PARK is best known as the author of the wildly popular New York Times bestselling Junie B. Jones series, which has kept kids (and their grown-ups) laughing—and reading—for over two decades. Beloved by millions, the Junie B. Jones books have been translated into multiple languages and are a time-honored staple in elementary school classrooms around the world. Barbara once said, “I’ve never been sure whether Junie B.’s fans love her in spite of her imperfections…or because of them. But either way, she’s gone out into the world and made more friends than I ever dreamed possible.”
Barbara Park is also the author of award-winning middle grade novels and bestselling picture books, including Skinnybones, Mick Harte Was Here, and Ma! There’s Nothing to Do Here!
Barbara Park was born in New Jersey in 1947 and spent most of her adult life in Arizona, where she and her husband, Richard, raised two sons. Barbara died in 2013, but her legacy lives on in the laughter her books give to readers all over the world.
DENISE BRUNKUS' entertaining illustrations have appeared in over fifty books, including each Junie B. title. She lives in Massachussetts with her husband and daughter
From USA TODAY: "Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set."
From Publisher' Weekly: "Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—and reading—are lots of fun."
From Kirkus Reviews: "Junie's swarms of young fans will continue to delight in her unique take on the world....A hilarious, first-rate read- aloud."
From Booklist: "Park, one of the funniest writers around . . . brings her refreshing humor to the beginning chapter-book set."
From Time magazine: "Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty."
From School Library Journal: "Readers will relate instantly to the trials and tribulations of this first grader....She is always endearing and wonderfully funny."