Guest Author - Taisha Turner
The Junie B Jones series collection starts on her first day of school. Junie B. Jones is five-years-old. She is entering kindergarten. The young student has various (mis)adventures doing her kindergarten year. Now, six-year-old Junie B. First Grader continues her (mis)adventures. Use the printable complete list of all Junie B Jones books to find new and old books by Barbara Park. The list is in chronological order for teachers, parents and caregivers.
Junie B. Jones has a habit of taking things literally. This generates most of the humor in the series. For example, in Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business #2, her grandmother visits Junie’s newborn brother in the hospital. Grandmother reports the baby is as cute as a little monkey. On hearing those words, Junie B. Jones believes her baby brother is a monkey. Junie decides to start a business. She is going to make money by charging people to observe the neighborhood monkey.
Barbara Park writes juvenile fiction to which young readers can relate. What child has not had a monster under the bed or lost a favorite item? The Junie B. Jones series are early reader chapter books. They help juvenile readers make the transition from picture books to chapter books. Junie B. Jones books are for children between four and eight-years-old.
Denise Bunkus illustrations give plenty of visual clues to Barbara Park’s text. The humorous situations in which Junie finds herself are finely sketched.
Although, children, boys and girls, like Barbara Park’s Junie B. Jones books, many parents do not. Two reasons are Junie B. Jones calls other children potty-mouth names and has bad manners. She is no angel, but humorous. Don’t worry she does learn to correct her ways by the book’s end. The third reason for the dislike of the series, Junie B. Jones speaks poor English. Parents dislike the inclusion of the poor grammar. Parents of children for whom English is a Second Language say her English confuses their children.
Children love the classic Junie B. Jones books. This has kids reading the early reader books without force from parents and teachers. They eagerly read each book in the series. Parents, who have issues with Junie’s actions, discuss right and wrong. Ask children, have similar things happened to them? Reading is good, but talking and exploring the world with children is priceless!
List of Junie B. Jones Books
Junie B Jones Kindergartner
These early chapter books follow her kindergarten adventures. They start with her fear of the yellow school bus. A baby brother is born during the school year. The books continue to her graduation day. Click for the Junie B Jones, Kindergartner titles and reviews.
Junie B Jones First Grader
Junie B., First Grader (at Last!) #18
Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch #19
Junie B., First Grader Toothless Wonder #20
Junie B., First Grader Cheater Pants #21
Junie B., First Grader One-Man Band #22
Junie B., First Grader Shipwrecked #23
Junie B., First Grader Boo . . . and I Mean It! #24
Junie B., First Grader Jingle Bells, Batman Smell! (P.S. So Does May.) #25
Top-Secret, Personal Beeswax: A Journal by Junie B. (And Me!)
Junie B., First Grader Aloha-ha-ha! #26
Junie B., First Grader Dumb Bunny #27
Enjoy the printable list of Junie B. Jones books on this web page. The titles are update as published. See a picture of Junie B Jones on the bookcovers.
Junie B. Jones Halloween Book, Junie B., First Grader(Boo. . .and I Mean It!) by Barbara Park.
Junie B. Jones Christmas Book, Junie B., First GraderJingle Bells, Batman Smell! (P.S. So Does May!) by Barbara Park.
Picture Books for Children
Early Reader Chapter Books for Kids
Juvenile Books with Kittens and Cats
BellaOnline Children's Books Site
Dr. Seuss Books
Don Freeman's Juvenile Books
Stan Berenstain's Preschool Books
Magic Tree House Books
Chronicles of Narnia Tween Books
A Series of Unfortunate Events Tween Books
Note: The review copies are from the public library.