Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket (Junie B. Jones Series #15)

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Introducing Junie B. Jones, that lovable, mischievous kindergartner, in her hilarious first book, as she tells all about how she gets locked in school on her very first day!

It's almost the end of the school year and Room Nine is taking a field trip to a farm, where the children can see a real barn, an actual farmer, and live animals. But Junie B. wants to know, Where's the gift shop? Surely no one would want her to go home ...

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Overview

Introducing Junie B. Jones, that lovable, mischievous kindergartner, in her hilarious first book, as she tells all about how she gets locked in school on her very first day!

It's almost the end of the school year and Room Nine is taking a field trip to a farm, where the children can see a real barn, an actual farmer, and live animals. But Junie B. wants to know, Where's the gift shop? Surely no one would want her to go home empty-handed!

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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:
"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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375800405
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Series: Junie B. Jones Series , #15
  • Pages: 67
  • Sales rank: 104,482
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 360L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.28 (w) x 7.48 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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    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:

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Chapter 4: Very Practicing

After school, I runned all the way home from my bus stop. That's because Grandma Miller baby-sits me in the afternoon. And I wanted to tell her all about Carnival Night!

"HEY GRANDMA MILLER! IT'S ME! IT'S JUNIE B. JONES! YOUR GRANDGIRL! I'VE GOT SOME IMPORTANT NEWS FOR YOU! THERE'S GONNA BE A CARNIVAL AT MY SCHOOL! AND I CAN WIN A HUNDRED PRIZES AT THAT THING!"

Grandma Miller hurried out of baby Ollie's room. She looked grumpity at me.

"Shh! Junie B! Not so loud! I just put the baby down for his nap!"

My shoulders got very slumping.

"Yeah, only I'm excited down here, Helen," I said.

Then Grandma smiled a little bit.

And she hugged me hello.

And she said not to call her Helen.

"Yeah, only I didn't even tell you the bestest part yet!" I said. "'Cause Mrs. read me the kind of games they're going to play. And so now I can practice them at home. And I will be the bestest game winner of anyone!"

I hurried to the laundry room to get the clothespins.

"They're gonna have a game where you drop clothespins in a bottle!" I hollered to Grandma. "Except for I can't find a bottle in this whole big laundry room. So I'm just gonna drop my clothespins in a bucket. 'Cause that will give me the feel of it, I think!"

I got the bucket away from the mop. Then I dropped all of my clothespins right in that thing.

"Hey, Grandma! I did it! I did it! I dropped every single clothespin in this big bucket. And I didn't even miss one of them! I am a breeze at this game!"

I ran back to her. "Now I need some pennies to practice the Penny Toss," I said.

And so Grandma Millergave me all her pennies. And I ran back and threw those guys in the bucket, too!

And here's another fun thing! When Mother came home from work, she showed me how to putt with a real actual golf club!

Only no golf balls in the house. So I just putted a grapefruit. And also a dinner roll.

And guess what? That night at dinner I didn't even growl about sitting on the telephone book. 'Cause everything was going my way, that's why!

After we ate, Mother and Daddy cleaned up the dishes together.

They weren't even paying attention to me.

That's how come I sneaked into the bathroom to practice another game.

Its name is Throwing Sponges at Principal!

First, I got the sponge from under the sink.

Then I made it soaky wet with water.

"Ready...

"Aim...

"Fire!" I said.

Then I throwed the sponge with all my might.

It splashed right in the middle of the toilet pot!

"BULL'S-EYE! I MADE A BULL'S-EYE!" I hollered real excited.

Only just then, I heard a knock at the door.

"Junie B.? What are you doing in there? Open the door."

Oh no!

It was Mother!

I was in big trouble, I think.

My heart got very pumping. On account of I'm not actually allowed to play in the toilet.

So I quick flushed the sponge down the pot.

Only too bad for me. 'Cause that dumb thing got stucked in the hole.

And the water kept on getting higher.

And higher.

And then it runned right over the top!

Mother banged harder.

"I SAID OPEN THE DOOR!"

I did a gulp.

"Yeah, only it's a little bit splashy in here right now," I explained kind of quiet.

Mother unlocked the door with the key.

I smiled very pleasant.

"Hello. How are you today?" I said.

Mother hollered the name of ROBERT!

Robert is my daddy. Except for sometimes he is Bob.

He came running in there.

"Well, good night, folks," I said.

Then I tried to sneak out of there. But Mother held on to my shirt. And so even when I kept on walking, I kept on staying.

She made me help her and Daddy dry up the water with towels.

After that, I had to take a bath. Only I don't know why. 'Cause I was already wet from the toilet.

After my bath, Mother tucked me into bed. Me and her had a little talk.

"Look, Junie B., Daddy and I know you're excited about the carnival," she said. "And we also know you're having fun practicing the games. But you're worrying too much about winning. Nobody can win all of the time.

"Right?" she said.

"Right," I said.

"And besides, the fun of a school carnival isn't whether you win or lose. The fun of a school carnival is just playing the games in the first place.

"Right?" she said.

"Right," I said.
"So we'll go to Carnival Night on Friday. And we'll have a great time. And we won't worry if we don't win any prizes at all.

"Right?" she said.

"Right," I said.

Mother kissed me goodnight. "See you in the morning," she said.

"Right," I said.

After she closed my door, I waited for her feet to walk away. Then I quick took out my flashlight from under my pillow.

I shined it all around my room.

First, I shined it on my dresser.

Then I shined it on my toy box.

Then I shined it on the brand new bookshelf Daddy made me.

I smiled and smiled.
IThat's/I where I'm going to put them," I whispered to just myself.

"That is where I'm going to put my hundred prizes."


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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2004

    SO COOL!!!!!

    Theese books are so cool! When I bought my first one, Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in her Pocket, I cried and cried because I didn't think it was going to be anything worth reading. But I laughed and laughed when I heard her dialouge, and wanted to collect the series. BARBRA PARK, NEVER STOP WRITING!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2011

    Cute book

    Loved this book when i was in 1st grade

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2011

    ujunie b jones

    these are great books to buy!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2006

    It is funny every time you read it.

    My favorite character is Junie B. because she says things that aren¿t real words. I liked the time my character thought that roosters pecked people¿s heads into nuts.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2003

    A Very Great Book!

    Hi! You should read books. The books I read are Junie B. Jones, Ramona Quimby,and books bye Roald Dahl. I also like more books. Anyway, You should read the book called Junie B. Jones Has A Peep In Her Pocket.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2000

    Junie b jones

    Im 10 years old and i love to read . I read Junie B jones has a peep in her pocket and i loved it

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    Love it!

    I am11and I still love junie b jones I have loved junie b jones since I was in kindergarten

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    J

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2009

    2nd grade book review

    I thought this book was great because Junie b. has a crazy imagination.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2004

    these books are funny and witty.....

    it doesnt matter how old you are you'll love junie b.! I aam way too old for this and i still get em'. In this one junie b. go on a field trip i think and finds this little chick and trys to keep it, but of course mrs. findds out! thank god parks came back with new ones!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2012

    Junie b jones

    My sister loved this series when she was in 1st grade and she still loves it and she in 2nd grade but suppose to be in 3rd grade so this book is good for all the young ages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    None

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2007

    Liked it, but was not much impressed

    I like all Junie B.'s (usually)But this one I didn't. It was kinda,I don't know how to explain it I just wasn't as impressed as I was in some of the other ones. I'm not saying it's BAD,but I really didn't like it.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2002

    Junie B. Jones is cool

    Junie B. is cool and nice and funny.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2014

    Abcya'com

    Aretha @'com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2014

    READ THIS MESSAGE

    This book is terrible

    Says VOLLEYBALLSAR

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Tap this

    Go to make a sword result 1 for a contest and swords like these!!!!
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Awesome

    I love junie b jones shes soooooooooooooooo fun and sooooooooooooooooooo cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    J.D

    So funny.Do not jug peopel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    Junie B. Jones books are great! They can be quick reads. I espec

    Junie B. Jones books are great! They can be quick reads. I especially like Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in her Pocket because it shows how Junie B. is afraid of something and overcomes those fears by facing them.

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