Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (Junie B. Jones Series #19)

( 87 )

Overview

A Junie B. Jones Book, #18

Hurray, hurray for a brand-new school year!

Only, for Junie B. Jones, things are not actually that pleasant. ’Cause 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 ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (90) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $2.50   
  • Used (88) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$2.50
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(58)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
All orders ship with in 24 hours except Sundays & Holidays, with a tracking #. Items ship from the US. International orders may take longer for you to receive because of ... customs. Contact us if you have more questions before your purchase we will get back to you. ; Junie B. Jones, No. 19; 8.56 X 5.84 X 0.51 inches; 96 pages Read more Show Less

Ships from: Victor, MT

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$45.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(165)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (Junie B. Jones Series #19)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$4.99
BN.com price
Marketplace
BN.com

All Available Formats & Editions

Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.

Overview

A Junie B. Jones Book, #18

Hurray, hurray for a brand-new school year!

Only, for Junie B. Jones, things are not actually that pleasant. ’Cause 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?

Junie, an outspoken, sometimes exasperating, first grader is thrilled when she is told she can help out in the school cafeteria.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
The Barnes & Noble Review
Who'd ever want to be a lunch lady? Junie B. Jones, that's who! In Barbara Park's chapter book starring that spunky first-grader, a hairnet-wearing, apron-sporting Junie B. is helping take care of the cafeteria and serving up lots of laughs.

When Junie B. hears that bought lunches are better than brought lunches, she's not thrilled to be carrying her new lunch box. But her dismay turns to elation when she learns that Mrs. Gutzman, her favorite kindergarten snack bringer, is a worker in the school's cafeteria. Junie quickly finds herself recruited for kitchen duty, and she gears herself up for the new responsibilities and uniform. Yet when her classmates jab her about not being a legit lunch worker, she ends up creating a scene that kills their appetites and gets her job revoked. After a little time on the class "stinkle" list, Junie finally gets to be Boss of Cookies when Mrs. Gutzman asks her to help pass out some sugary snacks.

Barbara Park's Junie B. Jones is as clever and feisty as ever. A great read for any kid wanting to find out what's behind the lunchroom door, Boss of Lunch will have everyone giggling out loud and nodding their head at Junie B.'s exuberance and embarrassment. Adults will also appreciate this series because it encourages the younger set to read longer chapter books on their own. Junie B. Jones knows how to dish out the fun! (Matt Warner)

Publishers Weekly
Several popular series and protagonists continue in new titles. The titular heroine joins her favorite cafeteria lady, Mrs. Gutzman, by donning apron, mitts and a hair net, but things go a little haywire behind the lunch counter in Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus, the latest installment in the bestselling series. (May) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
In the nineteenth entry in the "Junie B. Jones" series, Junie has moved on to first grade and is keeping a journal. Several entries are included in the text, along with a blue ribbon bookmark. Junie loves her new lunchbox and can't keep from opening it, which occasions a class argument about which is better, "bought" or "brought" lunch. When Junie discovers that a beloved aide from kindergarten is now working in the cafeteria, she is able, somewhat improbably but never mind, to help out behind the counter. She gets her own hairnet, plastic "mitts," and a chance to lord it over her classmates, which she does, calling the lunch of the day "tuna noodle stinkle." That makes her lose her job. Fans of the irrepressible and precocious six-year-old will lap up this morsel, but it, like a cheese doodle, lacks much substance or nutritional value. 2002, Random House,
— Susan Hepler
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Junie B. is excited because she has a brand-new lunch box. She can't resist sneaking peeks in it during class and is caught by her teacher. The child instigates a discussion about why brought lunches are better than bought lunches and sums it all up by saying, "'Cause brought lunches are made special by our very own mothers!" Later that day at lunch, she sees a cafeteria worker who used to bring milk and cookies to Junie B.'s kindergarten class, and asks why her class doesn't get them this year. The woman explains that first graders get cookies when they buy their lunch. Junie B. convinces Mrs. Gutzman to let her be a helper in the cafeteria where she thinks that she'll be the boss and get to eat as many cookies as she wants. This cleverly written beginning chapter book is as funny as ever and young readers will laugh with the child as she learns that working in a cafeteria isn't just about eating cookies. A few black-and-white drawings in each chapter capture the confident little girl and her many adventures.-Kristin de Lacoste, South Regional Public Library, Pembroke Pines, FL Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Junie is adjusting to the new world of first grade, where she is learning to follow rules and settle down-at least a little bit. She has a new lunchbox and she just cannot keep her hands off of it. Mr. Scary, her teacher, has exhorted her to leave it alone until lunchtime, even if she is extolling the virtues of a homemade lunch. "'Cause brought lunches are made special by our very own mothers!" May, the prissy, perfect girl who loves to annoy Junie is more than happy to tattle on her or to point out the virtues of the cafeteria lunch. "All school lunches have to be delicious and nutritious. It's a rule." Junie is left with her sandwich while the children all choose a cafeteria hoagie. Well, rules are made to be broken and no one can break them quite like Junie B. She ends up as a lunch helper, fancying herself as being in charge of the kitchen, despite her mother's gentle admonition: "A helper is not the boss." Though she loves her job as the napkin arranger and sink sponger, she is cut down to size when she is asked to greet the older kids. Park's particular gift is her ability to have Junie, the narrator, add interesting vocabulary and phrases to her speech. She really seems older than the Junie in the kindergarten books, more real, and more sympathetic. Who couldn't relate to the little girl who wants to help but somehow manages to call the lunch "Tuna Noodle Stinkle" and compounds the mistake by screeching it at the top of her lungs? Hooray for Junie and hooray for the grown-ups in her life who accept her, loud mouth and all.
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."

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375815171
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Series: Junie B. Jones Series , #19
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 330L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.53 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Park

BARBARA PARK is best known as the author of the wildly popular New York Times bestselling Junie B. Jones series, which has kept kids (and their grown-ups) laughing—and reading—for over two decades. Beloved by millions, the Junie B. Jones books have been translated into multiple languages and are a time-honored staple in elementary school classrooms around the world. Barbara once said, “I’ve never been sure whether Junie B.’s fans love her in spite of her imperfections…or because of them. But either way, she’s gone out into the world and made more friends than I ever dreamed possible.”

Barbara Park is also the author of award-winning middle grade novels and bestselling picture books, including Skinnybones, Mick Harte Was Here, and Ma! There’s Nothing to Do Here!

Barbara Park was born in New Jersey in 1947 and spent most of her adult life in Arizona, where she and her husband, Richard, raised two sons. Barbara died in 2013, but her legacy lives on in the laughter her books give to readers all over the world.

Read More Show Less
    1. Hometown:
      Scottsdale, Arizona
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 21, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Mt. Holly, New Jersey
    1. Education:
      B.S., University of Alabama, 1969
    2. Website:

Table of Contents

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 87 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(55)

4 Star

(14)

3 Star

(9)

2 Star

(6)

1 Star

(3)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 87 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    Super Cute & Funny

    Purchased this book for my first grade daughter. Her teacher has been reading the Junie B. Jones series to the class. They are full of humor and make my daughter laugh. She can read them to herself or sometimes we read them together.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Awesome book.

    I love how this book is FUN for kids.it shows them that sometimes u can let loose. You can sometimes use bad grammer and look outside the world of jobs.luv it!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2002

    I liked this book!

    "Boss of Lunch" was a great book. I highly recommend this book for readers from ages 5-7. In it, Junie B. gets a chance to work "behind the counter" with her favorite cookie-bringer Mrs. Gutzman. It is very funny. Junie B. strikes again!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    I love Junie ,B.

    Junie ,B is so fun and funny.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Anonymous

    Best junnie b. Book EVER!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2008

    Worst book of its series.

    The book Junie B. Jones Boss of Lunch is an overall terrible book. This is because Junie uses improper grammar. Perhaps younger children will talk like her and not get very far in their academic studies. But the biggest problem in this story is how Junie B. Jones becomes a lunch lady and trys to convince every other girl in her school to do it too. I feel this is telling you there is not much possibilities in our careers which there really are.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2002

    great lunchtime humor!

    Brings back the grade-school lunch memories. An enjoyable read. I read this book with my hubby and 6-yr old...we laughed together. Junie B. Jones gets so excitied to help Gladys Gutzman in the cafeteria. My only question is.... where is Meanie Jim??? I miss reading about him.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2014

    H

    In every book she has it has inappropiet words .

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2013

    Hi

    Good book.
    I love to read.
    Hi
    You
    Should
    Read
    This
    Book
    Awesome!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    Lay lay 64

    I love this book at first i thout it was shoes but still love it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2011

    Cool

    Its good

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2014

    I love this book

    Ahstcjjddfhkhf!


    (Means so cool!)










    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    Junie b., First grader Boss of lunch

    The picsure was stopied but it was grate i read this book in: 1 hour and 1 day. Ok bye! Ps you neavr know what i am going to say. Girls go to Colege to get more nolege Boys go to jopiter to get more stopedr Ps agian if your mom is reding this that is bad.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    She do

    Ameya be making it worse

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    Junie

    Junie you are the coolest preson in the U•S•A•

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    I like that book I want that book maybe I might get it how much it cost did you like it yes or no

    I is wonderful book

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    Bngbfroroioigb kj

    TytxvzCBHJM B

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Funny

    Miss gutzman is a funny name

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    GREAT?

    YAHOO!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Mad1901

    I just got the sample is it good¿

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 87 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)