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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,944 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Park Narrator: Lana Quintal Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Junie B. Jones Series Release Date: November 2006 ISBN: 9780739350690
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Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones!

Remember when it was scary to go to school? 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 1st Junie B. Jones book, it's Junie B.'s first day and she doesn't know anything. She's so scared of the school bus and the meanies on it that when it's time to go home, she doesn't.

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Quotes & Awards

  • From School Library Journal:
  • Park is truly a funny writer. Although Junie B. is a kindergartner, she's sure to make middle graders laugh out loud."
  • 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."

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Logan Walker | 2/18/2014

    " Junie B. Jones is going to kindergarten and has to ride the bus. She doesn't like riding the bus becuase it is smelly and everything about it is unattractive. She learns the riding the bus can be okay if she has an optimistic attitude about it and makes new friends. There are several great discussion points throughout the book that an adult can discuss with a child reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby | 2/6/2014

    " Used to love reading these books! Still fun to go back and re-read them! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tony C | 2/1/2014

    " i love this book i read it to my sister wen i was litle and i read it it again to her and we loved it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey | 1/27/2014

    " I twas a book I read in 2nd grade and it was so fuuny if you read it you will love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 1/15/2014

    " I give this five stars because it is so funny, especially Junie B. Jones and her new words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 1/1/2014

    " Junie B. Jones books were some of my all time favorite chapter books when I was younger. I originally started reading them because I liked that the author had the same first name as me. As I continued reading I found myself lost in a Junie B. Jones world and collected as many books as I could. I could relate to them and found all of the stories so entertaining and joyful to read. I could not put them down, for an elementary student I thought this was quite rare. I look at all of the Junie B Jones books now and would love to read them all over again to see what sparked my interest back then. Barbara Parks is a great children's author, not just because she has a cool first name. This book was about Junie going to her first day of school. Meeting her teacher, riding the smelly school bus, and meeting new friends. These books are great for elementary or middle school students. They can easily relate to Junie while having a great time reading it. These are great books to use in the classroom for book reports, or books to read when you are finished with your work. The chapters are short and it gets students used to reading chapter books and helps to prepare them for the larger books they will read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah Edwards | 12/29/2013

    " Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus By Barbara Park is a beginner chapter book. Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus is part of a series of books all based off of Junie B. Jones. I think that Barbara Park created a great series of children's beginner chapter books. I really enjoyed reading these books, this one in particular, when I was in elementary school. These books are great to start out with because they have large text, some illustrations to accompany the text, and are not very lengthy. The book is a cute story about how Junie B. Jones is afraid of going home on the bus; this story can be very relatable and is enjoyable/entertaining to read. I would recommend this book to students that are around the age of seven to nine. I feel as if this book is geared more toward girls but I also think that boys may enjoy it. Overall I think this is a great and fun book to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sephire | 12/23/2013

    " Junie B. Jones does not want to ride the stupid smelly bus. But, she must if she wants to go to school. Junie B. gets into all kinds of trouble in this book. Great read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ash E. | 12/19/2013

    " I loved this series as a kid, in kindergarten and some of 1st grade! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber Daphne | 11/16/2013

    " this is so funny even Junie B herself "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marina1 | 10/18/2013

    " love it it is so awsome just love it she is crazy when she called the police and hid in the closet and played. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie Tercero | 10/7/2013

    " Recommend for a school library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sucha | 9/28/2013

    " this book is okay. it is not the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 10/27/2012

    " Very funny beginning chapter book. The grumpy kindergartener Junie B is a character that will appeal to many girls and boys too. Some incorrect grammar and not-really-so-bad bad words ("stupid" "hate" etc) but that is part of the charm. Looking forward to reading more of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meghan | 1/30/2012

    " Not my favorite. I haven't read for a while so I might actually like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 June Burkhardt | 12/4/2010

    " All of the Junie B. Jones books are HILARIOUS!!! I laugh out loud at least a hundred times with each book:). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Talayeh | 7/1/2010

    " i really love love this book i like the part when she stuck the crayon in the library pencil sharpener "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 4/27/2010

    " Remember when it was scary to go to school? 'Cause it was your first day and you didn't know anything. Meet Junie B. Jones, kindergartner. She's so scared of the school bus and the meanies on it that when it's time to go home, she doesn't. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebekah | 12/2/2009

    " This book was my favorite one out of all of them in the series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy | 10/6/2008

    " Cute story about a little girl who always seems to be in the middle of trouble. Not particularly fond of the excessive use of 'stupid' and 'hate' to describe everything. Not language I want my kids to use. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sydni | 9/13/2008

    " I gotta say, reading Junie B. Jones books bring back a lot of memories from 1st grade :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jisha | 9/9/2008

    " 1 OF THE BEST BOOKS U'LL EVA READ! READ IT!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie Allen | 7/24/2008

    " Junie B. Jones is going to kindergarten for the first time and isn't very excited to ride on the bus. After school, she decides to hid so she won't have to ride the bus. She ends up locked in the school and does some exploring. She eventually gets home after she calls 911 for her "emergency." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 7/13/2008

    " This is so funny to read with your children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Bollig | 2/28/2008

    " I didn't like the use of the words "stupid" and "hate" that were used throughout the book. I reminded the kids that those are naughty words at our house and we don't use them even if we saw them in a book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tamara Walsh | 10/25/2007

    " I used to love Junie B. Jones but I felt like the book could have been better and have more details but it was ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kami | 9/22/2007

    " I didn't like how often this book used the word "stupid" as that is a word I encourage my kids not to use. Still, I think my Kindergartner could relate to Junie's feelings about school. So, we'll give book #2 a chance. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Megan | 5/13/2007

    " We did not finish this book. After about 3 or 4 chapters I couldn't take it anymore. Junie B. is constantly saying how things are stupid, people are stupid and dumb, and how she hates everything. Well I HATE her! "

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