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Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Junie B. Jones Series)

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by Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator)
 
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever!

Ta-daa! It's me! It's Junie B. Jones! And guess what? This attractive box has my first four books in it! I can't wait for you to read them!

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Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever!

Ta-daa! It's me! It's Junie B. Jones! And guess what? This attractive box has my first four books in it! I can't wait for you to read them!

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Soak up some sassy and fresh stories in this fabulous box set from everybody's favorite kindergartner, Junie B. Jones. This four-book collection chronicles the first four adventures in the highly popular series from award-winning writer Barbara Park. Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business, Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth, and Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying are featured in all their hilarious glory.

Junie B. is a feisty firecracker with her own sense of style, strong opinions, and a serious loathing for the stinky yellow school bus. Junie B. exhibits the many traits of a headstrong youngster, from her persistence to her amusing defiance. And just try and keep up with her raidly developing philosophy. Volumes can be written about this girlie's worldview, from cribs ("A crib is a bed with bars on the side of it. It's kind of like a cage at the zoo. Except with a crib, you can put your hand through the bars. And the baby won't pull you in and kill you") to water fountains ("No putting your mouth on the water spout. Or else germs will get inside you. And you will die"). Full of surprises and endowed with an extra-large sense of humor, Junie B. Jones is decidedly the funniest kindergartner in the world. (Amy Barkat)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375813610
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/29/2001
Series:
Junie B. Jones Series
Edition description:
Boxed
Sales rank:
4,527
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.91(d)
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. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Junie B. Jones Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 81 reviews.
dontjustreadmom More than 1 year ago
Where to begin with Junie B. She is a delightfully real 5yo girl. I don't know if moms of only boys can really grasp that (I have both), but girls go through powerful NEGATIVE emotions at a very early age, and get labeled for them as bratty, or mean, or unruly, much faster than boys do. Girls get angry and jealous and territorial, but also frustrated and frightened and hurt to depths that I would not have believed had I not had the absolute pleasure and horror of raising one. I'm amazed at how many parents leaving negative reviews for these books fail so completely at seeing these books for what they are, a most perfect teaching opportunity: grammar, inappropriate words, but most importantly how to handle the negative side of life. Junie B. is not meant to teach little girls how to behave "properly", that's your job Mom! Junie B. is here to reassure that negative feelings are normal, that everyone has them, and that everyone reacts to them. Junie B. tells us how hard it is to know right from wrong, yet how easy to get hurt OR to hurt others. Junie B. is the girl who makes mistakes (and gets disciplined), the girl who draws her own conclusions. She actually has a very good understanding of who she is, as good as a 5yo ever can, but also realizes her need to look to grown ups for guidance. So, please read these books understanding that the best role models are the real ones, and to the mom of the 5yo boy who reads like a 7yo but can't be exposed to Junie B., I just want to say: Junie Bs are everywhere and he has already met her.
Magsha More than 1 year ago
Just received as a gift for my 5 yo and while we were reading I was shocked at the number of times "dumb, stupid and shut-up were used" I know my daughter has and will hear and probably use these words someday but she doesn't need to hear them over and over at 5. There are so many great books out there, I can't believe these are so sought after.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 5 year old and I began reading these together. On more than one occasion we actually laughed at the same things. But while Junie B Jones is very honest and obviously "smart for her age", she is also very sassy and outwardly rebellious wherever she goes. She seems quick to lose control of her mouth and temper. This is not a standard for children of this age or necessary to be funny. A red flag went up on the very first book, but I was excited about sharing this reading experience with my daughter, so I ignored it and tried to edit as I read.but it only got worse. My daughter has thought it funny to act and talk like Junie B. even though she's spending a lot more time in the corner. We used this as a perfect example of having to be careful of who you hang out with and even what you're reading, seeing with your eyes, or hearing with your ears. We were only a handful of books in and even my daughter see's the effect it's had on her! So, to help her stay out of trouble, we're going to be polite, but stop hanging out with the Junie B books, and find some other fun but good kids to read about. We aren't looking for perfect kids but at least better, influentially. It's the right thing to do. and my daughter is perfectly capable to understand and appreciate what we're doing and why. After all, I have to sever the ties right along with her. I see that my opinion is against the grain but here's my bottom line: Barbara Park has been given a gift for writing to this age--especially bridging the generation gap in humor, wow. She was indeed influential on both me and my daughter. Unfortunately, with her defiant spin on Junie B., that was also her downfall in our home. I would love to read something by this author, for the same age range, with the same honesty and humor, but without the cynicism. Why can't Junie B. be better disciplined? I'm considering "The Cul-de-Sac Kids", or some of the Carolyn Haywood books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this set for my 6 year old daughter who is in Kindergarten because she is into chapter books now. I am a middle school English teacher, so I know the importance of connecting to characters. I believed Junie B would be perfect for my daughter. She really enjoys reading these. We are a pretty liberal family, but I still have to remind her that some of the things Junie says aren't nice words to say out loud. If you are conservative, these books are probably not the books for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Our son is eight and we love the series. I have read reviews here that say the books are wonderful (I agree) and others that say they are terrible. I understand the negative reviews. I agree that the behaviour in the books is less than desirable---but rather than throw the books in the garbage as one reviewer did, I use them as a learning tool--are Junie's actions the best choice? What other choices did Junie have? Why didn't she choose another reaction? What happened because of her choices? And the most important one--how did her choices impact others? Yes, we can throw them in the garbage and say they are not worth anything, or we can use them to our advantage. My wife, son, mother-in-law and I find them very funny as well as educational. Every book has a lesson in it for a child. How many times can the entire family laugh together and learn something at the same time? We all have to choose how to react in life---which is the best reaction? Life is all about choices and I choose Junie B. Jones! Get one from the local library and make up your own mind, think about it and then decide.
proudmommyTV More than 1 year ago
If you teach your child right from wrong you won't have to worry about them reading these books. My son is in first grade and reads at a third grade level yet he loves these books and knows that they are just stories. Encourage your children to read. Trust that the tools you have given them will influence them, not a silly book.
franknes More than 1 year ago
my daughter knows most of the time when something is "said" incorrectly in the book - and we both get a good laugh out of it. I find these books entertaining myself - no one says everything correctly the first time - Junie B is learning right along with your child.
shineyamanda More than 1 year ago
I know a lot of people dislike these books b/c of the words that she uses and the way she explains things, but I believe they are cute and it really is how some kids hear things and understand them. My 5 year old reads these over and over and just laughs. When she gets to something mean, or the word stupid or when Junie B says something incorrectly, she just looks at me and says that it is a word we don't use, or that is so silly, or something a long the lines of that isn't right. Kids are smart, they know what you told them as opposed to what they read. Give them a chance to have a good laugh and make sure they know it is just a story and you don't do some of the things in the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is one of the best books you will ever read because it has adventure and thing that you can learn about youself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Your children are smart, if you are raising them right they know JB is a brat and would never act like her. This is what makes reading fun using your imagination and living through fictional characters. I've never wanted to go out and do anything I've read in books - i.e kill someone, solve a mystery, become a wizard. Any series that gets your kids hooked on reading is a good thing. My daughter was hooked on JB in Kindergarten - for my son it was Sponge Bob, they both love reading and are reading at above grade level. This is all that matters. I wish these books were around when I was starting to read.
petu More than 1 year ago
In Kindergarten my daughter was read some of the Junie B Jones books by her teacher. We decided to purchase our own books so that we could enjoy reading about Junie at home; she's quite a character!!
MimiKS More than 1 year ago
My daughter owns boxed sets 1-4. Junie B. Jones stories are smart and funny and excellent for kindergartners. She loves reading these books, it keeps her interested, and she always comes by to tell me what Junie B. Jones did, if she listened or not. Kids can definitely relate. Love it !!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter is an avid reader at bedtime. She had just piled through the Ivy and Bean series and wanted more such stories. Junie has been a perfect replacement. My daughter loves the books and will read nearly a whole book in one night. Entertaining, funny and full of naughty adventure. Perfect:)
GRAMCM More than 1 year ago
My grandson has most of the series. The ones he received at Christmas he had read in a week.
JBrocks More than 1 year ago
I love the Juni B Jones books! They are good books for younger kids to read when they are first starting to read. It is from a prospective of a kindergarten girl who needs to learn to get through life as a kindergartener and first grader. This book teaches kids how to nicely interact with people even when you might not like what they do. It shows the life of a studnet and that just because you get in a fight with your best friend does not mean you cant be friends with them any more. This is a good book to show kids what might happen in school and prepare them. I read them as a kid and I want my kids to be able to enjoy them too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have a young daughter these are the books that will keep her reading...My daughter loves Junie B.Jones.....What a way to get a child into reading.
MicMom More than 1 year ago
My 6yr old daughter is hooked on this very funny series. We laugh out loud when we read it together. Some of the writing is a little quirky but if it makes my daughter excited to read - I'll over look that!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes, the books are funny, and Junie B gets into a lot of silly situations, but for a beginner reader they are horrible.  The books are written as a young child would talk.  Which means horrible grammar and spelling.  Thank goodness my daughter only read a few of these, and she didn't really care for them.  I, personally would not recommend them to anyone as a great read for young kids.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter loved the first book.  She had tears in her eyes laughing at Junie B's unbelievable actions. We are conservative and my daughter, who was 6 when she read the book, is not permitted to say words like stupid, etc.  However, this character is so far opposite of my daughter , my daughter is completely amused by her goofy actions.  My daughter can not believe that any child could possibly be that rotten!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am shocked at the negative reviews! This series is wonderful! We are a conservative family and I actually looked this up to see what age was recommended as a starting point (for my 4 year old). My 12 year old daughter and I read this entire series when she was younger and shared with her friend and her mother who also loved them. My daughter attends Christian school, is an honor student and is very respectable as well as respectful. Every night we would read together - we enjoyed the snuggling and laughing as we found out what trouble that crazy Junie would get into next. We love them!! (and so did my mom!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How I Think Junie B. Jones Books Could be Better When I read a book I like them to be nice but sometimes I don&rsquo;t like the character. I don&rsquo;t like Junie B. Jones books and I don&rsquo;t think she&rsquo;s a nice person. I don&rsquo;t think these are good books for children. When I read Junie B. Jones I hear her say bad words to kids to be mean.Those made me feel like she was a bully. It also made me feel sad for the other kids. Furthermore, the character is rude. And when I read the books she eats with her hands and she wears mix match outfits she is sassy for her mom and dad.I think that is disrespectful to do when your only a kid. On one hand, I think Junie B. Jones books are good starting to read books but kids should not act like that after they read the books and Junie B. Jones books can change kids minds to act better but not likely. As a result, I think Junie B. Jones could be better if she was a lot nicer then she is now and the other characters should be a little nicer. Thank you audience for listing to my writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The narrator in these books is a five year old girl, that's why the grammar and sentence structure is bad. Do you honestly expect five year old children to write like James Patterson? Also, these books aren't degrading to the intelligence of children. Five year old kids really do talk that way. Walk into a kindergarten classroom and I'm sure you'll hear a plethora of &quot;bad&quot; words come out of their mouth. I read all of the Junie B. Jones series when I was a little kid, and I still respected my teachers, I still respected my parents, and I still respected my friends. This book isn't meant to be taken seriously. If you're taking it seriously, you need to loosen up a little.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BOOOOOKS More than 1 year ago
When I was in first grade, I started reading the Junie B. Jones series. I really liked reading them, but now, and then, I knew that she is one misbehaving child! This didn't cause me to be a naughty kid myself, so I can't tell you that it will make you or your child bad (I think for this age group it will be at least mostly parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family members & friends) but I will warn you that it COULD cause bad behavior among children. I am planning to recommend these to my little sister next year or the next, because we own lots of these and they are good to teach kids how to read. I don't have much to say, so I will leave it at that.