Junie B., First Grader (at Last!) (Junie B. Jones Series #18)

Junie B., First Grader (at Last!) (Junie B. Jones Series #18)

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Overview

“Hilarious. Barbara Park makes reading fun.” —Dav Pilkey, author of Dog Man
 
Barbara Park’s #1 New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty-five years. Over 65 million copies sold!
 
Meet the World’s Funniest First Grader—Junie B. Jones! Hurray, hurray for a brand-new school year! Being in first grade means having to get used to a whole new classroom. And a whole new teacher. And a whole new bunch of strange children. But here’s the worst thing of all: When Junie B. tries to read words on the chalkboard, she can’t seem to see what everyone else is seeing! Is it possible she might actually end up wearing glasses?
 
USA Today:
“Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set.”
 
Publishers Weekly:
“Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—and reading—are lots of fun.”
 
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.”
 
Time:
“Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375815164
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 08/20/2002
Series: Junie B. Jones Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 16,434
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.24(d)
Lexile: 490L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

BARBARA PARK (1947–2013) is beloved by millions as the author of the wildly popular Junie B. Jones series. She is also the author of award-winning middle-grade novels and picture books, including Skinnybones and Mick Harte Was Here. We are thankful for the laughter she’s given us and to millions of children.

Hometown:

Scottsdale, Arizona

Date of Birth:

April 21, 1947

Place of Birth:

Mt. Holly, New Jersey

Education:

B.S., University of Alabama, 1969

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Junie B., First Grader (at Last!) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 138 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my son after he read the Junie B - Toothless Wonder for his book fair project. He really likes the Junie B series and seems to relate to the way that Junie B faces her day, friends, teacher, and family. In first grade my son had to switch schools which was difficult for him. Not only that, my son was going through vision therapy! So it seemed that he and Junie were going down the same path together! Its funny how a book can help you through transitions but I think this book helped my son to feel that others go through similar things and that it would all work out. If you want to get your kids involved with Junie B I would also suggest Toothless Wonder. My son picked this book for his Book Fair project. At first I just thought it was about Junie losing a tooth (which my son had recently done). After reading the book I was delighted to see that it spoke about how Junie felt about losing the tooth as well as tying the subject into Recycling. What a fun way to incorporate things that kids already relate to with larger topics like recycling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lov this book it shows how junieb grows up and also how she still is the normal girl we readers no about
Nina Menon More than 1 year ago
If your daughter is getting glasses then you should get this book! Hilarious Junie B. Jones is the one to cheer her up! Good for first or second graders!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great story about first grade. Junie B is fun and silly. I enjoyed the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It's so funny
Barbara Hess More than 1 year ago
I loved this book even though im ten i love it veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyymuch
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sure i may be old like 13 years old but i still like these books i can read them over over again they are good for all ages mainly younger kids about 6 or 7 even if you are my age you can still enjoy these books
blake41 More than 1 year ago
it is good
Guest More than 1 year ago
all of junie b jones books are good, the author(barbara parks) did a good job, since 1st grade i loved junie b jones and i still do, i hope the author is going to publish somemore books because those stories keep you laughing throughout the whole book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
StephanieWA on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this book we find once again the charming and unique Junie B who is entering the first grade for the first time and is not so sure about how much she likes it. Park excels with the character of Junie B at creating situations which children will empathise with and Junie B's funny reactions to them make her absolutely loveable. Even this far into the series, Park still manages to capture her fans and make them laugh.
aflanig1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Really cute, humorous book about the beginning of the school year.
TeriHogg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Junie B. is so excited to start first grade, until she realizes that her bestest friend, Lucille, now has two other bestest friends for this year, and they¿re twins! Even Grace, her friend who she sat with on the bus for Kindergarten, has a new friend. Junie B. is determined to have a friend and finds that boys aren¿t so bad after all. Mr. Scary, her not so scary teacher, encourages the children to write in their journals. It¿s not until Junie writes the wrong words in her journal that her teacher discovers that she might need glasses. Not only does Junie worry about making new friends, but now she worries about what others might say when she walks in wearing glasses. This illustrated transitional chapter book is number 18 in the Junie B. Jones series. It¿s cute and sassy but deals with the real issue of making and keeping friends as well as the desire to be accepted. Most children are fearful on the first day of school. An attached ribbon bookmark is a nice addition. Curiously, Junie¿s journal entries seem a bit advanced for a typical first grader¿s spelling and grammar abilities. Maybe she¿s an accelerated reader and speller. Recommended. Grades 1-3.
elizabethholloway on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Junie B. Jones is not having a good first week of first grade. Her best friend, Lucille now has two other best friends and Junie B. can only be her regular friend. She has to sit next to snooty May, and Grace, who sat by her on the school bus everyday now wants to sit with another girl! But at least this boy Herb is nice and he wants to sit with her and she also meets some other nice boys in her class. It's good Junie B. has some friends, because now she learns she is going to need glasses and she's scared about what the other kids will say.Barbara Park creates an authentic voice for Junie B., who for all her outward bravado, is a timid girl who does not like change. This first person story allows us to feel Junie B.'s pain, confusion, surprise and hope. Park presents realistic situations that many young students have to face. Park also brings a lot of humor through Junie B.'s narrative and reactions. This is a story that will appeal to many younger elementary students. It gives voice to their fears and encouragement that those fears can be overcome.
Samantha_Wright on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Junie B. Jones' first day of First Grade is kind of scary! She has a few of her friends from kindergarten in her class and makes new friends as well. Junie B experiences some reading problems and has to get glasses and like all children she is a nervous about wearing them infront of her classmates but it turns out that everybody loves her new glasses so Junie B. ends up liking First Grade.This book would be great for pleasure reading and comprehension
JSpencer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Junie B. is starting her first week of first grade. She¿s so excited until she starts realizing all her old friends left her for new friends. She writes in her journal about her time in school and things are not going well for her. Soon, she becomes friends with Herb, Jose and Lennie. They are all nice to her. In class, she sits next to a little girl named May. May and Junie do not get along. Junie¿s teacher discovers she needs glasses and Junie begins to worry what people will think of her with glasses. She brings the glasses to show and tell and May makes fun of her. Herb comes to her rescue and says how cool they are. Then everyone likes Junie¿s new glasses and she decides she likes first grade. I thought the book was cute and sassy. Junie B. Jones is a girl who knows what she wants and has an attitude of her own. I loved how in this book, even though some kids made fun of her or dumped her for other friends, there were still kids who wanted to be her friends despite the other girls who were being mean. I loved how it introduced wearing glasses and how it¿s not something to be embarrassed about because a lot of people where them. In the classroom, I would have the students write in a journal. They would reflect about how their day went at the end of each day. They would write in their journals just like Junie B. does. Also, I would talk about glasses and the purpose of them. I would have each student draw a picture of themselves with glasses so they could see what they would look like.
simrit on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this book Junie B is finally in grade one! in the start of grade on Junie B doesn't like it but by the end she doesn't mind grade one and ends up liking it !
neftykeen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves these books. They are still a little more advanced for her but she is getting better and better. The plot is intriguing and it is about stuff that she can relate to in the 1st grade.
julieaduncan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Junie B has finally made it to first grade and discovers that first grade holds challenges all its own. In her first day she loses her ¿bestest friend Lucille¿ and in the second week her other best friend, ¿that Grace¿ decides to sit with somebody else on the bus. Plus, she doesn't seem to understand all of the assignments. A perceptive teacher figures out that her drawing of a screaming chicken for ¿cluck¿ is really supposed to be a picture of ¿clock¿ and sends her to get her eyes examined. No friends and new eyeglasses are not what Junie B. expected of first grade. Herb, a new student, may be just what she needs to make it through.This was a cute book and my twin girls enjoyed listening to it. I must admit that our favorite part was laughing when Junie B. sees twin girls in her class and shouts, ¿Come on, Lucille! Let's go touch them! Hurry! Hurry! Before a line forms!¿ Throughout the book, Junie B. has to keep a journal in the class and this would be a good book to introduce that idea in a real classroom as well. I think it's also a great book about friendship. The children could compare and contrast the various children in the book: Lucille, May, and Herb. Which one would they want for a friend? What makes a good friend?
t1bclasslibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
First grade, as Junie B. fears, is different from kindergarten. Both of her best friends have deserted her, and the girl she sits next to, May, is aweful. She soon discovers three new friends- the boys who sit near her. When she has to get glasses, one of them comes to the rescue by telling how cool they are.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE the Junie B. Jones books they like always CRACK ME UP!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much I give this book a 1,00
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It so cool to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was outstanding
Anonymous More than 1 year ago