Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket (Junie B. Jones Series #15)

Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket (Junie B. Jones Series #15)


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“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!

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 more than twenty years. Over 60 million copies in print and now with a bright new look for a new generation!
Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! It’s almost the end of the school year, and Room Nine is taking a field trip to a farm! There’s lots of fun farm stuff there. Like a real actual barn. And a real actual farmer. There’s even real alive animals you can pet! Only, where’s the gift shop? That’s what Junie B. Jones would like to know. Surely no one would want Junie B. to go home empty-handed. . . .
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.”
“Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375800405
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 05/28/2000
Series: Junie B. Jones Series
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 59,210
Product dimensions: 5.28(w) x 7.48(h) x 0.22(d)
Lexile: 560L (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.


Scottsdale, Arizona

Date of Birth:

April 21, 1947

Place of Birth:

Mt. Holly, New Jersey


B.S., University of Alabama, 1969

Read an Excerpt

Chapter 4: Very Practicing

After school, I runned all the way home from my bus stop. That's because Grandma Miller baby-sits me in the afternoon. And I wanted to tell her all about Carnival Night!


Grandma Miller hurried out of baby Ollie's room. She looked grumpity at me.

"Shh! Junie B! Not so loud! I just put the baby down for his nap!"

My shoulders got very slumping.

"Yeah, only I'm excited down here, Helen," I said.

Then Grandma smiled a little bit.

And she hugged me hello.

And she said not to call her Helen.

"Yeah, only I didn't even tell you the bestest part yet!" I said. "'Cause Mrs. read me the kind of games they're going to play. And so now I can practice them at home. And I will be the bestest game winner of anyone!"

I hurried to the laundry room to get the clothespins.

"They're gonna have a game where you drop clothespins in a bottle!" I hollered to Grandma. "Except for I can't find a bottle in this whole big laundry room. So I'm just gonna drop my clothespins in a bucket. 'Cause that will give me the feel of it, I think!"

I got the bucket away from the mop. Then I dropped all of my clothespins right in that thing.

"Hey, Grandma! I did it! I did it! I dropped every single clothespin in this big bucket. And I didn't even miss one of them! I am a breeze at this game!"

I ran back to her. "Now I need some pennies to practice the Penny Toss," I said.

And so Grandma Millergave me all her pennies. And I ran back and threw those guys in the bucket, too!

And here's another fun thing! When Mother came home from work, she showed me how to putt with a real actual golf club!

Only no golf balls in the house. So I just putted a grapefruit. And also a dinner roll.

And guess what? That night at dinner I didn't even growl about sitting on the telephone book. 'Cause everything was going my way, that's why!

After we ate, Mother and Daddy cleaned up the dishes together.

They weren't even paying attention to me.

That's how come I sneaked into the bathroom to practice another game.

Its name is Throwing Sponges at Principal!

First, I got the sponge from under the sink.

Then I made it soaky wet with water.



"Fire!" I said.

Then I throwed the sponge with all my might.

It splashed right in the middle of the toilet pot!

"BULL'S-EYE! I MADE A BULL'S-EYE!" I hollered real excited.

Only just then, I heard a knock at the door.

"Junie B.? What are you doing in there? Open the door."

Oh no!

It was Mother!

I was in big trouble, I think.

My heart got very pumping. On account of I'm not actually allowed to play in the toilet.

So I quick flushed the sponge down the pot.

Only too bad for me. 'Cause that dumb thing got stucked in the hole.

And the water kept on getting higher.

And higher.

And then it runned right over the top!

Mother banged harder.


I did a gulp.

"Yeah, only it's a little bit splashy in here right now," I explained kind of quiet.

Mother unlocked the door with the key.

I smiled very pleasant.

"Hello. How are you today?" I said.

Mother hollered the name of ROBERT!

Robert is my daddy. Except for sometimes he is Bob.

He came running in there.

"Well, good night, folks," I said.

Then I tried to sneak out of there. But Mother held on to my shirt. And so even when I kept on walking, I kept on staying.

She made me help her and Daddy dry up the water with towels.

After that, I had to take a bath. Only I don't know why. 'Cause I was already wet from the toilet.

After my bath, Mother tucked me into bed. Me and her had a little talk.

"Look, Junie B., Daddy and I know you're excited about the carnival," she said. "And we also know you're having fun practicing the games. But you're worrying too much about winning. Nobody can win all of the time.

"Right?" she said.

"Right," I said.

"And besides, the fun of a school carnival isn't whether you win or lose. The fun of a school carnival is just playing the games in the first place.

"Right?" she said.

"Right," I said.
"So we'll go to Carnival Night on Friday. And we'll have a great time. And we won't worry if we don't win any prizes at all.

"Right?" she said.

"Right," I said.

Mother kissed me goodnight. "See you in the morning," she said.

"Right," I said.

After she closed my door, I waited for her feet to walk away. Then I quick took out my flashlight from under my pillow.

I shined it all around my room.

First, I shined it on my dresser.

Then I shined it on my toy box.

Then I shined it on the brand new bookshelf Daddy made me.

I smiled and smiled.
IThat's/I where I'm going to put them," I whispered to just myself.

"That is where I'm going to put my hundred prizes."

From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.

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Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 69 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Theese books are so cool! When I bought my first one, Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in her Pocket, I cried and cried because I didn't think it was going to be anything worth reading. But I laughed and laughed when I heard her dialouge, and wanted to collect the series. BARBRA PARK, NEVER STOP WRITING!
Christina Murtagh More than 1 year ago
these are great books to buy!
Roya Green More than 1 year ago
Loved this book when i was in 1st grade
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hi! You should read books. The books I read are Junie B. Jones, Ramona Quimby,and books bye Roald Dahl. I also like more books. Anyway, You should read the book called Junie B. Jones Has A Peep In Her Pocket.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am11and I still love junie b jones I have loved junie b jones since I was in kindergarten
Guest More than 1 year ago
My favorite character is Junie B. because she says things that aren¿t real words. I liked the time my character thought that roosters pecked people¿s heads into nuts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Im 10 years old and i love to read . I read Junie B jones has a peep in her pocket and i loved it
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My sister loved this series when she was in 1st grade and she still loves it and she in 2nd grade but suppose to be in 3rd grade so this book is good for all the young ages.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was great because Junie b. has a crazy imagination.
gabriella_26 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I've read this book two or three times. It's not my favorite Junie B. Jones book, but of course kinda liked it. Barbara Parks is an amazing author.
cindyzhou2010 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
i don 't like this book.
jodyetc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for kids and young adults.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love junie b jones shes soooooooooooooooo fun and sooooooooooooooooooo cool
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So funny.Do not jug peopel
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Junie B. Jones books are great! They can be quick reads. I especially like Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in her Pocket because it shows how Junie B. is afraid of something and overcomes those fears by facing them.
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