Synopses & Reviews
Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones!
"I'm the bestest winner in the world!" 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 5th Junie B. Jones book, it's Carnival Night, and Lucille has already won a box of fluffy cupcakes with sprinkles on them. But when Junie B. wins the Cake Walk, she chooses the bestest cake of all—the one wrapped in sparkly aluminum foil. How was she to know it was a lethal weapon?
Publisher Weekly Reviews
"Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—and reading—are lots of fun." Publishers Weekly
"Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set." USA Today
"Junie's swarms of young fans will continue to delight in her unique take on the world….A hilarious, first-rate read-aloud." Kirkus Reviews
"Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty."
"I'm the bestest winner in the world!"
It's Carnival Night, and Lucille has already won a box of fluffy cupcakes with sprinkles on them. But when Junie B. wins the Cake Walk, she chooses the bestest cake of all — the one wrapped in sparkly aluminum foil. How was she to know it was a lethal weapon?
About the Author
Barbara Park was best-known as the creator and author of the New York Times bestselling Junie B. Jones series, the stories of an outrageously funny kindergartener who has kept kids (and their grownups) laughing—and reading—for over two decades. Published by Random House Books for Young Readers, the series has sold 55 million copies in North America alone, has been translated into multiple languages and is a beloved and time-honored staple in elementary school classrooms around the world.
The series was consistently a #1 New York Times bestseller, spending over 180 weeks on the list, and Barbara and her books were profiled in such national outlets as Time, Newsweek, USA Today, The New York Times, and Today.
Park died on November 15, 2013 after fighting ovarian cancer heroically for seven and a half years.