ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Junie B. Jones

Updated on June 11, 2015

Books that Make you Laugh

The first Junie B. Jones book was published in July 1992. Since that time, Barbara Park has written a total of twenty-seven Junie B. books and sold more than 43 million copies!

Ms. Park is considered one of today’s funniest children's authors. Her Junie B. Jones early chapter books are consistently on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists.Despite the best-seller status, this series is actually controverisal! Junie B. is a bit of a smart aleck, she doesn't use proper grammar, and she has a temper. In the spirit of Pippi Longstocking or Ramona Quimby, Junie B. is a fiesty girl who finds herself in many humorous misadventures.

The books follow Junie B. through her kindergarten and  first grade school years. Appropriately, the target audience for these books are 4-8 year old readers, especially girls, but many boys love the crazy antics of Junie B.

The Junie B. Jones series are early chapter books, great for motivating reluctant learners to read because of their silly but very realistic humor.

Junie B. Jones Online

Find Junie B. printables or online games. Read an interview with the author Barbara Park. Or find out more about the controversy over Junie B. through these links.

Boxed Sets -- Junie B. in Kindergarten - books one through sixteen

These sixteen titles, packaged in four boxed sets, follow Junie B.'s hilarious adventures through her kindergarten year.

Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Books 1-4)
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Books 1-4)

This set includes the first four books:

#1. Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus,

#2. Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business,

#3. Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth,

#4. Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying.

 
Junie B. Jones's Second Boxed Set Ever! (Books 5-8)
Junie B. Jones's Second Boxed Set Ever! (Books 5-8)

This set includes the books five through eight:

#5. Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake,

#6. Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday,

#7. Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren,

#8. Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed.

 
Junie B. Jones's Third Boxed Set Ever! (Books 9-12)
Junie B. Jones's Third Boxed Set Ever! (Books 9-12)

This set includes books nine through twelve:

#9. Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook,

#10. Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal,

#11. Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy,

#12. Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy.

 
Junie B. Jones's Fourth Boxed Set Ever! (Books 13-16)
Junie B. Jones's Fourth Boxed Set Ever! (Books 13-16)

This set includes books thirteen through sixteen:

#13. Junie B. Jones Is (almost) a Flower Girl,

#14. Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine,

#15. Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket,

#16. Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day.

 

My Own Opinions on Junie B.

I am currently homeschooling my daughter. I also have experience teaching in public schools. So what do I think of Junie B. Jones? Are these books worth buying? Are they worth reading?

Well, I'll admit, no, Junie B. books are not quality literature. They do not qualify as living books. Instead, they are fun, silly, simple books for developing readers to breeze through just for fun.

Consider them the Twinkies of your reading diet. A Twinkie every now and then is okay. An entire diet of them would not be good. Junie B. Jones novels are not the meat of your child's reading diet. They are an occasional treat or dessert. But used as such, they do have a place in a home library. Hodgepodge Mom agrees with me.

Don't worry. Your child will outgrow the silly humor and crazy grammar quickly enough. But at the stage between five and eight years old, Junie B. can be a lot of fluffy fun. And isn't childhood just the time for such things?

Guestbook

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image

      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      @Barkely: I love Junie B Jones

      I sill love Junie B Jones books and i`m 14Teen

    • MyTimeAlone profile image

      MyTimeAlone 

      7 years ago

      I agree with you, they are twinkies. I've banned them because of the horrendous grammar.

    • babyandme profile image

      babyandme 

      7 years ago

      The Junie B. Jones books are funny, silly books and perhaps they are alright for once in a while. I used to really enjoy reading these books with my children, but have come to dislike them. My four year old was enjoying reading them, but it didn't last long. I dislike the improper use of language, and the rude language that Junie uses. I think that they could have been cute books to read with beginning readers, but don't think that they are the best due to the improper use of grammar. Instead the Winnie the Pooh books by A.A. Milne or the Little Bear books are some that I would recommend and our my family's favorites. For beginning readers I might suggest the Magic Tree House books. I did not care for them that much, but my daughter and son enjoyed reading them when they were five and six.

    • jenniferteacher1 profile image

      jenniferteacher1 

      8 years ago

      I teach at an immersion elementary school, and my students love Junie B. Jones. Like most of their reading choices, it's not art, but all but one or two are reluctant readers, so I'll take what I can get!

    • profile image

      sherel57 

      8 years ago

      I am an adult and I introduced my daughter to Junie B. when she was five years old. I love Junie B. books.

    • franstan lm profile image

      franstan lm 

      8 years ago

      My second graders loved this series

    • MisterJeremy profile image

      Jeremy 

      8 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      You're the first Charlotte Mason teacher I've come across who has said that twinkies once in a while are okay. It's refreshing to see someone who doesn't categorically reject all twaddle.

      Junie B. books helped my daughter cross the bridge into chapter books. The whole time she was reading them, she would point out the silly grammar and spellings.

    • lemonsqueezy lm profile image

      lemonsqueezy lm 

      8 years ago

      Junie B. Jones was my favorite little first grader (besides my own). I can only think she and Ramona would have been best friends. Maybe the two authors could collaborate - Junie meets Ramona. Huh? This is a fabulous lens. *blessed*

    • profile image

      lilgirllapbooker 

      8 years ago

      I did enjoy it when a Junie B book was read to me at story time when my daughter was 6...ahh those were the days! I believe that anyone who refuses to read these books because they don't use correct grammer all the time...! Well, Let me just say, they are missing out!

    • profile image

      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      @ILoveLegosToo: I think her books should be BANNED! Her books do NOT have proper word frazes!

      EX: I runned to Grandma Miller.

      Which it should be: I ran to Grandma Miller.

      Are we trying to help our kids read or are we trying to get them confused?!

    • ILoveLegosToo profile image

      Tom Fattes 

      9 years ago from Naperville, IL

      All my kids loved Junie B Jones. They were one of the first books they would read on their own. Love the lens. Lensrolling to my Books for 1st Graders lens.

    • profile image

      anonymous 

      10 years ago

      i love junie b i have her books i just have 9 or 8 i really love junie b jones she is funny and cute

    • TreasuresBrenda profile image

      Treasures By Brenda 

      10 years ago from Canada

      I particularly enjoyed your personal opinions on this lens. We did not read Junie B. Jones -- the boys were not interested -- but I know she has many fans. Blessed by a brand-new SquidAngel.

      Brenda

    • luvmyludwig lm profile image

      luvmyludwig lm 

      10 years ago

      I love Junie B.!!!

    • profile image

      GrowWear 

      10 years ago

      Sounds like great escape reading. Kids need that, too -- especially today!

    • LemonTreeDesigns profile image

      LemonTreeDesigns 

      11 years ago

      Great lens! My daughter used to love Junie B. The books are hilarious. I think there's a bit of Junie in every little girl!

    • profile image

      anonymous 

      11 years ago

      Hey, Junie B., Why don't you make a book about you meeting a new girl named Issabel? Accually, i'm writing a book about that. I'm on chapter 2. I think it's an okay book.

    • AlisonMeacham profile image

      AlisonMeacham 

      11 years ago

      My children love the Junie B books. When I first discovered them a few years ago I didn't like the appalling grammar. However it encourages the children to read so that is fine by me and I have learned to relax about it!

    • juliannegentile profile image

      Julianne Gentile 

      11 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      My daughter just loved these books when she was first learning to read. I enjoyed them, too!

    • profile image

      LittleLambs 

      11 years ago

      I love Junie B. Jones! I taught first grade for 8 years and my kids always loved these books.

    • TonyPayne profile image

      Tony Payne 

      11 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I was dubious at first about my daughter reading books with bad grammar etc in 1st grade, but she loved the books and they encouraged her reading.

      5 ***** for a great lens.

    • profile image

      anonymous 

      11 years ago

      I LOVE YOUR BOOKS! JUNIE B.! aND BY THE WAY THIS MIGHT SOUND CRAZEY. MAKE A BOOK ABOUT YOU AND TATTALE MAY THAT YOU ARE BEING KIND TO EACH OTOHR ON A FILD TRIP.

    • evelynsaenz1 profile image

      Evelyn Saenz 

      11 years ago from Royalton

      The Purple Gallinules just flew over to check out your lens. We love Junie B.

    • profile image

      anonymous 

      11 years ago

      Hi, what a great lens. I will have to checkthe books out. Please stop by my group "Get Kids Reading" www.squidoo.com/groups/getkidsreading and add your lens to our list.

    • profile image

      anonymous 

      11 years ago

      Two of my daughters have read all of the Junie B. Jones books and loved them. I like them too. It is a nice fun read no matter what your age. We recently discovered Clementine. We like her a lot too. If you haven't read Clementine, I would encourage you to do so, especially if you have a child with ADHD, like I do.

    • Barkely profile image

      Barkely 

      12 years ago

      Even my son loves Junie B.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)