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Junie B. Jones Second Boxed Set Ever! by Barbara Park contains four early chapter books. Junie B Jones books starts on her first day of school. Junie B. Jones is five-years-old and entering kindergarten. She attends school’s open house: she knows her teacher and is familiar with the classroom. Mom and she shop for school clothes. The series continues until the end of the school year, graduation day!
Barbara Park writes about Junie B. Jones first experiences in kindergarten. These are subjects to which many kindergarten children can relate. Riding on the school bus, making new friends, navigating the hallways, recess and cafeteria etiquette, the lost and found are some subjects. Ms. Park writes the early chapter books with great humor. Junie B. Jones has the stamina and curiosity as only a five-year-old can command. She keeps the adults in her life on their toes.
Barbara Park writes books about Junie B. Jones home life, too. Our hero lives with her parents and visits with the Millers, grandparents. In Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business, a baby brother is born. Junie B. Jones has the typical childhood experiences. What child has not had a monster under the bed or lost a favorite item?
The Junie B. Jones Kindergartner series are early reader chapter books. They help young readers make the transition from picture books to chapter books. Early readers are for children between five and nine-years-old.
Denise Bunkus illustrations give plenty of visual clues to Barbara Park’s text. She finely sketches the humorous situations in which Junie finds herself. Bunkus shows the different personalities of the kids and adults in the multicultural school.
Children love the Junie B. Jones Kindergartner books. That translates into children reading for the joy of it. They eagerly read each book in the series. Parents, who have issues with Junie’s actions, discuss right and wrong with kids. Ask children, have similar things happened to them? Reading is good, but talking and exploring the world with children is priceless!
Junie B Jones Second Boxed Set Ever! Books 5-8
Junie B Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake #5
Junie B Jones and That Meanie Jim’s Birthday #6
Junie B Jones Loves Handsome Warren #7
Junie B Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed #8
Children need a regular routine. A set bedtime and place to sleep are part of the daily routine. Read a bedtime story as part of the nightly ritual. Read quiet, soothing books to children in their warm, comfortable bed. This allows a child to associate reading with comfort and security. The association will continue a lifetime.
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Note: Junie B. Jones Books by Barbara Park are from the library.