Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha! (Junie B. Jones Series #26)

Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha! (Junie B. Jones Series #26)

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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 B.

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! Junie B. and her family are going on a vacation to Hawaii! And ha! Mr. Scary is giving Junie a real, actual camera to keep a photo journal of her trip! But taking good vacation pictures is not always easy. ’Cause what if there is an unfortunate inner tube incident at the swimming pool? (And, oh my! Let’s not even mention what happens if a tropical bird gets tangled in your hair!) Will Junie B.’s vacation end up picture-perfect? Or will her trip to Hawaii be aloha-horrible?
 
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

On her family's vacation to Hawaii, little Junie B. yearns for a picture-perfect day, an afternoon when she can take flawless photos with her fancy new camera. But the entire world (especially those grouchy women on the plane) seems to be conspiring against our budding first-grade Dorothea Lange.
Children's Literature
The unique and adorable voice of Junie B. delights her audience as she bubbles over with excitement about going on a vacation. She finds herself in quite the pickle when her teacher asks her to keep a picture journal of her trip to Hawaii. It seems simple to Junie B. She clicks off pictures and puts them in the picture diary. Well, Mr. Scary makes it a little complicated when he expects her to write simple captions under the pictures. Junie B. can handle that until her adventure in Hawaii starts with her being stuck between two grouchy ladies on the airplane. It has to get better, but it doesn't. One picture after another and Junie B. still is not having her dream vacation, until her new friend, Don, takes her family into the wilds of Hawaii where Junie B. becomes everyone's hero. Again Barbara Park takes her wonderful Junie B. character and shows her young readers how to make a vacation fun and educational. Junie B. may be creating her own travel guides before long. As an educator, I wonder if the voice of Junie B. is more of a misplaced kindergartner then an actual 1st grader. I love Junie B., but she needs to mature a little more to keep up with her readers. My trip to Hawaii through Junie B's eyes still makes me smile and I can't wait to have a student read her next adventure to me. Aloha! 2006, Random House, and Ages 5 to 7.
—Julia Beiker
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Readers will happily board the plane with precocious Junie B. as she sets off for Hawaii with her parents. Her school assignment is to complete a photo journal documenting her vacation, but from the start it's clear that her adventures are really misadventures. Her first photo captures two "grouchpots," one in the seat in front of Junie B., and the other behind. Clearly, neither passenger is pleased with the girl's seat kicking, endless chatter, or imaginative games with stuffed elephant Philip Johnny Bob and Barbie doll Delores. In the hotel gift shop, Junie insists on purchasing a parrot swim ring that proves much too small and gets stuck on her body for the entire trip. Later episodes include an unfortunate encounter with eels and jellyfish while snorkeling, and a bird that nests in Junie B.'s hair when she adorns herself with exotic flowers. Clever language and outrageous antics make this irrepressible youngster a standout character. Brunkus's delightful black-and-white illustrations are a delight.-Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375894480
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
03/12/2009
Series:
Junie B. Jones Series , #26
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
29,935
Lexile:
360L (what's this?)
File size:
18 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
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: Aloha-ha-ha! (Junie B. Jones Series #26) 4.2 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 266 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter joined a book club and began reading this series. I must admit that I enjoy reading them myself. Junie B. is so refreshing and true to what little people think and say. I so enjoy hearing the girls at book club discuss and laugh. One night I sat in bed trying to catch up and laughed the whole time. My husband thought I was crazy but I had a ball reading this children's book. Must have for all little girls ages 5 - 8
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a kid myself and i have to say i love all the books about junie b
Brianne Sandberg More than 1 year ago
I love junie Bs whole colection love it this one woud have to be my faveorite!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good people if you get the nook. Over 1,000 books are free so get it will be fun.
Alicia Bradford More than 1 year ago
my dad loves junie.b.jones books congrats!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Junie B is soooooo funny! I think her words are soooooo funny too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book its a good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is hilarious i like it but maybe you should tell a little more about the vacation
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
JUNIE B IS SO HALAIRIOUS I LOVE HER THE WAY SHE SAYS AND SPELLS HER WORDS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I admit i read these when I was young and just loved them and this one was my abseulute favorite. THESE U DONT HAVE TO READ IN ORDER I DID NOT. Junie b the b stands for beatrice is a very funny with a huge imagination. And picks on just to people may and her little brother ollie. THIS story is about her family going to Hawii and doing so many fun things like for junie b not have ollie come to Hawiii and stah home. BUT junie b cant be patient for some things and its true. JUNIE B IS CRAZZY when it comes to her travel journal that her teacher had gave her before she left to put pictures of her in hawii in thhe journal. BUT is getting bad pictures of here and are not turning out to be what she thought it would be. And junie b jones trip is turnning out terrrible welll thats what she really thinks and its true it really is. I think its ages six and up if yout a good reader for your age or nine and under to six haha. Biut I stopped reading them cause there to easy for me but bsometimes i keep them by me and take a look at them cause I jjust love her crazy and funny additude. READ OTHER BOOKS BY BARBRA PARK TOO
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She recomends
Guest More than 1 year ago
Junie B. Jones is set for another adventure. Junie B. is her usual excited self when she finds out her family is taking a trip to Hawaii. She is even more excited when Mr. Scary gives her a project! He expects her to take pictures and make a journal of her trip to share. Junie thinks this will be a piece of cake but she quickly learns it will not be so simple. Her perfect vacation starts out to be not so perfect as one typical Junie B. situation after another presents itself, starting with grouchy ladies on the plane. Luckily the trip shapes up eventually but not after some hilarious encounters and experiences. This story is yet another gem from author Barbara Parks. She writes Junie B. with such an original voice and personality that makes every book seem new and fresh. As your are reading her stories you can easily picture a first grader you know saying some of the same things that Junie B. says. I highly recommnend this book, and any others in the Junie B. series to parents, children and educators. I read Junie B. aloud to my kindergarteners and they cannot wait for each new book. I find myself enjoying them as much as the students. These books are honestly laugh out loud funny. I highly recommend 'Aloha-ha-ha' and all other Junie B. titles to anyone who needs a book that will entertain both children and adults.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have no words but AWESOME!!!
Seaberg Family Account More than 1 year ago
Read this book to a 1st or 2nd grader and brainstorm solutions to Junie's problems.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will fall in love with this book. She is funny and cool to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is funny! When Junnie B is writing she sometimes uses bad gramer!Sometimes she starts a sentence with because ; Well other wise I think this book is funny! That is why I rate this book 4stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive been reading these boks scinse ffirst grade and im in fifth grade now and these books are just as good as they always been! Date feb 10 2012
Hetal Amin More than 1 year ago
Junie b. Is as funny as ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good book as a library book but not in color really people were you born in1234 "or what i can tell you i was bot i am like only7years old or something
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is for all ages! Reccomended by a 10 year old!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So funny and so cute
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have ALOT of Junie B Jones books like I love her