Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May) (Junie B. Jones Series #25)

Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May) (Junie B. Jones Series #25)

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by Barbara Park
     
 

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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 First Grader—Junie

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Overview

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 First Grader—Junie B. Jones! It’s holiday time, and Room One is doing lots of fun things to celebrate. Like making elf costumes! And singing joyful songs! Only, how can Junie B. enjoy the festivities when Tattletale May keeps ruining her holiday glee? And here is the worst part of all! When everyone picks names for Secret Santa, Junie B. gets stuck with Tattletale you-know-who! It’s enough to fizzle your holiday spirit! Hmm . . . or is it? Maybe, just maybe, a Secret Santa gift is the perfect opportunity to give May exactly what she deserves.
 
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.”

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
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."

From School Library Journal:
"Readers will relate instantly to the trials and tribulations of this first grader....She is always endearing and wonderfully funny."

Children's Literature
For those of you who are still stubbornly resisting reading children's books, you must at least give this one to every humbug on your Christmas list, or to the people who kind of make you think about fruitcake. This title by the incomparable Barbara Park is the perfect present for your doctor or the paperboy, or any seven-year-old you know or can borrow. In this laugh-out-loud book, Junie B. and her arch-enemy, May, are battling (as usual) and then along comes the Secret Santa thing in the classroom. Junie B. has her shopping list completed, including tattoos and a fart/burper hand-held device. May, of course, tells Junie B. she is enormously shellfish, and the story (I absolutely cannot give it away) ends up so great, you will cry. So go buy about ten copies of this for Emergency Gifting. It is far better than fruitcake. Junie B. is the "bestest." It even has a ribbon bookmark sewn into the binding. 2005, Random House, Ages 7 to 10.
—Gwynne Spencer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375828096
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Series:
Junie B. Jones Series, #25
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
400L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet 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.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Scottsdale, Arizona
Date of Birth:
April 21, 1947
Place of Birth:
Mt. Holly, New Jersey
Education:
B.S., University of Alabama, 1969
Website:
http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/junieb

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Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May) (Junie B. Jones Series #25) 4.2 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 715 reviews.
stevecoad1 More than 1 year ago
My daughter Tayler is now in the 1st grade and still loves Junie B. Jones. The series actually does help teach children how not to act; Junie B gets in a lot of trouble in many funny ways. The stories show children how they can be in funny and entertaining ways. It can be entertaining for adults too. Well worth the price.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have love this book since i was five and i still love it!!! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a tween. But I still read The Junie B. Jones series. These books are perfect for sll ages, 7 and up. They are so, so, so, funny!!! Keep on writing Junie B. Jones Books. PLEASE. Now you know ho much kids[and maybe adults] like them. I have read every single one of your books. At least 3 times each.
Jessica Breece More than 1 year ago
I think it would be good for (7-9)becuase its very kid like and is very funny n'cute
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Junie B. Jones is always awesome so, I bet this book will be, too!
PACEastRutherford More than 1 year ago
Our granddaughter was looking forward to receiving this book - I think one of her friends told her it was good so when we gave this book to her she said she was hoping we purchased this book for her. This series is great for young children - our grandaughter reads them over & over again she enjoys them so much. We've purchased a night stand with shelves to keep books in - she was thrilled with that gift since all her books are now in one area.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go Barbra Park keep up the good work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
best book ever!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I laughed out loud when I read this book and I am 11 years old!! I read all of the Junie B. Jones books and I would say this is one of the best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best one in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jingle bells! Batman smells! (P.S. so does May) Batmobile lost a wheel and May fell off a sleigh!! (All of those words up there are in the tune of Jingle Bells...)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a SUPER funny book! You must read it! It will make you laugh out loud!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books
Breasaurus More than 1 year ago
My daughter became an avid Junie B. reader when she was 6. This was her favorite book, and still is today, almost 3 years later! Even though she is beginning to branch out to other series, this particular book always finds its way back into rotation. She knows it by heart almost and will go around singing Christmas Carols, even in the middle of summer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really funny and a good book for kids!!! ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is halarious
andrew dip More than 1 year ago
good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the Junie B Jones and I loved them all. They are soooo funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. I really want the whole collection. I can read the whole collection in 1 day. They are so funny and creative. I wish i had this book at my libary on the nook it would be so awsome but i dont think i yave enough money for the whole collection. So ill just have to keep saving up . Well this is good bye. If u want to lend me it thatvwould be so awsome. Thanks guys for all ur help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Junie B. Jones books but Barbra Parks died. No more books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book Love, Mckenna
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The whole series is funny. Really good. I am 10 and still love this series. My lexile is 1203 so this is way below my level but I cannot help reading it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I remeber eading this book in 1st grade now im in 8th grade and i still have jingle bells batman smells ps so does may stuck in my head SINCE 1ST GRADE..........im turning syco O_o hahahaha!!!!!! Tata4now people
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HA HA HA HA HE HE HE HE YUG YUG YUG YUG
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont buy this i want my money back