Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday (Junie B. Jones Series #6)

Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday (Junie B. Jones Series #6)

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by Barbara Park

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"That Jim," Junie B.'s least favorite classmate, is having a birthday party, and guess who's not invited? Hilarious high jinks are sure to ensue when somebody snubs our spunky heroine!  See more details below


"That Jim," Junie B.'s least favorite classmate, is having a birthday party, and guess who's not invited? Hilarious high jinks are sure to ensue when somebody snubs our spunky heroine!

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"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:
"Park is truly a funny writer. Although Junie B. is a kindergartner, she's sure to make middle graders laugh out loud."

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Gardners Books
Publication date:
Junie B. Jones Series, #6
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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Junie B. Jones and that Meanie Jim's Birthday

By Barbara Park

Random House Books for Young Readers

Copyright © 1996 Barbara Park
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780679966951

Chapter 2: Tapping on That Jim's Head

After the party, me and my other bestest friend rode home on the bus.

Her name is Grace.

Me and that Grace take turns sitting next to the window.

That is good sports of us, I think.

Except for sometimes we forget whose turn it is.

Then we have to settle it with our fists.

This time, it was that Grace's turn to sit next to the window.

"Guess what? I don't even care if you sit there today," I told her. "'Cause eating all that cake made me in a happy mood."

That Grace smiled.

"Me, too," she said. "Eating that cake made me in a happy mood, too."

"Yeah, only you can't be as happy as me," I explained. "'Cause I had two cakes. And you just had one."

That Grace did a frown.

"That's okay, Grace. Don't be upset," I said. "'Cause when I have my birthday, I will invite you to my house. And you can have two cakes, too."

"Oh boy!" she said.

"I know it is oh boy," I said back. "Plus also you will get your very own paper cup with M&M's in it."

"Ooo! Yum! I love M&M's," said that Grace.

"Me too. I love M&M's, too," I said. "On account of the chocolate doesn't melt on yourhands. Just the colors melt on your hands and that's all."

I smiled real big.
""And here's another good thing, Grace. When you come to my party, you will get your very own party hat. And we will play Twister. Plus also we play that game where you shout Bingo. Only I keep on forgetting the name of that one."

Just then, a meanie boy named Jim jumped up from his seat.

"BINGO, stupid!" he shouted. "Its name is BINGO! What a MORON! Who would even want to come to a stupid party like yours?"

He made his voice real loud. So everybody could hear.

"At my house I have cool birthday parties. Like last year my party was named Clowning Around. And we had two clowns from the circus. And they made balloon animals and did magic tricks."

I leaned way close to his face.

"So?" I said. "I don't even like clowns. Clowns are not normal people. Plus my very own Grampa Frank Miller can make balloon animals, too. Except for they all look like wiener dogs. Only he's working on it."

That Jim wasn't even listening to me. He just kept on talking about his parties.

"This year my party is named Old MacDonald's Farm. And a real farmer is bringing a petting zoo right to my front yard. And he's going to bring a lamb, and a goat, and a burro, and some rabbits! And he's also bringing a real live pony for us to ride."

I put my hands on my waist.

"Yeah, well too bad for you," I said. "'Cause I saw all about ponies on TV. And ponies buck you off their backs. And then they stomple you into the ground and kill you to death. And so I wouldn't even come to your stupid dumb party in a jillion billion years."

"Good!" hollered that Jim. "I'm glad! 'Cause my birthday is this coming Saturday! And tomorrow I'm bringing invitations to every single person in Room Nine! Only not to you! You're the only one in the whole class I'm not bringing an invitation to! So there!"

Then he did a big HAH! right in my face.

And he sat back down in his seat.

Meanwhile, I just kept on standing and standing there.

'Cause something had gone a little bit wrong here, I think.

I tapped on his head.

"Yeah, only here's the thing," I said. "I didn't actually know you were having a party on Saturday. And so, good news...I think I can make it."

"No!" shouted that meanie boy. "You're not coming! Now go away!"

I tapped on him again.

"Yeah, only I was just kidding about the ponies," I said. "They hardly even stomple you probably."

"I don't care! Stop bothering me!" he shouted.

I stood on my tippy-toes and looked at his head.

"Love your hair today," I said.

That Jim swatted at me.

"Get away from me!" he hollered. "You're not coming to my party! And that's final!"

Just then a big lump came in my throat.

A big lump is what comes before crying.

It hurt to swallow.

I sat down and hided my face in my sweater.

"Darn it," I said. "'Cause I think I really would have enjoyed myself at that thing."

Then my bestest friend named Grace put her arm around me.

And she patted me real gentle.

And she let me sit next to the window.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


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Guest More than 1 year ago
Hi, I have this book. It is seriously, FANTASTIC! My favorite, favorite, absolute favorite paragraph, is on page 21. Here it is: 'I would like to hear a story about a little girl who doesn't get invited to a meanie boy's birthday. And so she sneaks to his house. And she lets a wild pony out of the barn. And then it stomples the boy into a flattie pancake. And all the children pour maple syrup on that guy. And they eat him for breakfast.' That is seriously funny. I showed it to half the class, plus my teacher. Every single one laughed out loud. I love that. Anyway, Junie B. books are so, so funny. Thank you Miss Park, for writing these wonderful books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just starded reading junie b joans and non stop reading
Guest More than 1 year ago
you would fall in love with this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books so much when i was little i read all of them
John Wagner More than 1 year ago
I love all junie b jones books
number170 More than 1 year ago
i just want to say i wouldn't be where i am today with out the Junie B. Jones series i have amazing memories sitting on my moms bed reading these books and in all honesty they taught me how to read at age 9 when all my teacher where to lazy to take the time,and i am now 23 and in college. This book is about a little girl in kindergargen of course she isn't going to talk using perfect english what 5 year old does? i recommend this book to every one its a really fun book
Guest More than 1 year ago
The title my book is JUNIE B. JONES AND THAT MEANIE JIM¿S BIRTHDAY PARTY. Junie B. Jones is in kindergarten and she has to have her way all the time. She thinks she is the most perfect little girl in the world. This story takes place some at school and some at home. This story mostly reminded me of real life when I was in kindergarten and I wasn¿t invited to this youngster¿s birthday party. I was so upset. I did everything I could to be invited to that party. It would be the party of the whole entire year. I had to go. Finally after all of my hard work, I finally got invited and my grandma invited me to her house to have some fun and spend my Saturday with her. I was also invited to that youngster¿s party but I ended up not going. I had fun with my grandma.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg this book is so good if you havent read this yet get up and read it now and i mean it ha ha lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the whole collection of juie b jones it is so awsome and cool. Im trying to save up for the whole collection. Hopefully i have enough money to buy them all. I would be really cool if u guys lend it to me . Thanks a lot guys for all ur help.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
its so funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was addicted to junie b when i was 4 and i still am
Cameron Schmitz More than 1 year ago
I like this cause its funny and my friends love the book it has a good sense of humor i'd give the book atleast maybe 5 stars.
seveneightnine More than 1 year ago
Guess whos not invited? That meany Jim has invited everyone in Room Nine to his birthday party on Saturday- except Junie B.! Should she have her own birthday party six months early and not invite Jim? Or should she move to It's a Small World After All in Disneyland?
PACEastRutherford More than 1 year ago
I purchase these books for our 7 year old granddaughter BUT lend these books to our neighbors 9 year old before giving them to our granddaugher. Our neighbors child enjoys reading these books as much as our granddaughter - always funny always a lesson to learn!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book will have you laughing so hard. i could not put this book down. i am now collecting all the junie b. jones books.
Anonymous 9 months ago
It is so funny
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Why did juen b thowy her cake away and ask for some one else rude:> :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best books in the world i also like the mallory books too!!!!!! To bad i cant put an emoji
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Love it and people who hate it should DIE
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book stinks Says VOLLEYBALL STAR
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Im 10 & i remember reading these books in kindergarden &they never get old.but the sample is sooooooooo short!!!!!!!!! :( :l