Junie B., First Grader: One-Man Band (Junie B. Jones Series #22)

Junie B., First Grader: One-Man Band (Junie B. Jones Series #22)

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by Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus
     
 

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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

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 time for the first-grade kickball tournament! Only, here’s the problem. Junie B. has hurt her big piggy toe and she can’t play on the team. So now what? She definitely doesn’t want to be a cheerleader. But wait! Maybe she could be in Sheldon’s halftime show! Then all eyes would be on her! And she would be the star! Hurray! Hurray! Junie B. . . . in the spotlight. What could possibly go wrong?
 
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.”

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."

bn.com
The Barnes & Noble Review
On with the show! Everyone's favorite first-grader delivers a hilarious halftime performance in Barbara Park's 22nd entry in the Junie B. Jones series.

When she kicks her mom's cow-painted watering can by "accident," Junie gets an unpleasant toe injury, putting her right out of the first-grade kickball tournament. Classmate Sheldon then bumps his head as she's describing her woes to the class, so instead of sitting on the tournament sidelines, the two volunteer to be the tournament's halftime entertainment. Junie hatches a plan to learn juggling, and Sheldon offers to play the cymbals and sing, but when the time comes for them to perform, her pal gets cold feet and takes off. What will Junie do? Garner her confidence and put on a great show, of course!

With more hilarious antics and that zippy voice that fans have come to adore, Junie will surely charm your socks off yet again. She's one heroine who deserves all the cheers she gets. Matt Warner

Children's Literature
Lovers of Junie will welcome this next installment, when the first grade kickball tournament takes place only Junie can't play because of an injured toe. She, a classmate Sheldon, and Mr. Scary, the teacher, fall upon the idea of a halftime show complete with cymbals and juggling. Only Junie can't juggle yet and practices madly but not very confidently. But she manages to pull it off when the fans throw leftover lunch biscuits at her and, in crunch time, Junie delivers. The feisty heroine of her own story manages to have readers laughing at the way she sees things and says them. Brunkus gives an endearing and contemporary look to the characters and in nine short chapters coming in at under 80 pages, newly launched readers will move right through this book in the "Junie B. Jones" series. 2003, Random House, Ages 6 to 9.
— Susan Hepler, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-In this adventure, Junie B. is sidelined by an injury and cannot participate in the first-grade kickball tournament. When her teacher offers her a chance to be a cheerleader, stage fright almost ruins her halftime performance, but the irrepressible protagonist comes through in the end. Text and illustrations work well together. Junie's distinct and authentic voice speaks to beginning chapter-book readers. Her journal entries (complete with corrected spelling mistakes) are a nice counterpoint to the straightforward plot. Classroom politics, family dynamics, and the frustrations and triumphs of growing up are treated with humor and hope. This will be a hit where the series is popular.-Ellen M. Riordan, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375825361
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Series:
Junie B. Jones Series, #22
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
90,612
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
380L (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: One-Man Band (Junie B. Jones Series #22) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is beatful
Guest More than 1 year ago
oh goodness! i have to tell you guys. i have been reading junie b. jones for the longest time, and i just think that this is the best series ever written (except for harry potter)! i plan on buying this book, and all the others that come out after it! what can i say....im 15-years-old and I LO0VE JUNIE B. JONES!Ü
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book because it is really really really funny!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A asome book and great picturers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is book everyone should read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love junie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SPEECHLESS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are very funny! I want the whole collection.
MartiH More than 1 year ago
Not sure who likes Junie B. more, my son, or myself! Love the character, Sheldon, and his interaction with Junie B.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been reading Junie B. Jones since 1st grade and I am in 5th grade and they still crack me up! Ican't wait until Boo and I mean it comes out in the Junie B. Jones series!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
*ILove JUNIE B. she is full of spunk just like me! I am your biggest fan! I can totaly relate to JUNIE B.! I think your next book should ba JUNIE B.JONES FIRST GRADER:TEACHERS PET! Fans If ya wanna talk about this spunky gurl email me or IM me at spongybob20 @aol.com or if ya wanna learn more about her check out her official web site at www.juniebjones.com! bye ya'all!*
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a school teacher and I love Junie B. I enjoy reading her hilarious stories out loud to my class. I have personally read all the books at home on my free time. Wonder what my students will think if they knew this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am w/ u Katie! I am 13 and i have all of the Junie B Jones books!!! They r sooo funny! I will probaly b buying em and reading em my whole life! they r the greatest book series eva!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothin to say.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good it made me LOL
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Highly recommended to all u people. :) ;) =-] =0 *)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love junie b. Jones books and i keep asking my mom if incan get but thry cost so much money.
Zack Chayet More than 1 year ago
it is cool
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Look who talkin' Mrs. Dumb Monkey!
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