Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School

Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School

by Barbara Park


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Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School by Barbara Park

Barbara Park’s #1 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!

Laugh-out-loud with the world's funniest kid in this write-in survival guide to elementary school, perfect for holiday, birthday, back to school, kindergarten and first grade graduation gifts!

Hello, school children! Hello!  It's me . . . Junie B., Jones! I have been going to school for over one and a half entire years now. And I have learned a jillion things that will help you survive at that place. And guess what? NOW I AM GOING TO PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO Y-O-U!!! I wrote it all down here in  Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School! Here is some of the stuff I wrote about: * Bus Rules * Teachers (and other bosses) * Carpools * How to Stay Out of Trouble (Possibly) * Homework * Funwork * Friends (Plus Children You May Not Actually Care For). And that is just the tip of the ice cube! 'Cause I drew all the pictures myself. Plus also, there are pages where Y-O-U can write and draw, too!  So open it up and get started. You will have fun, I think!

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.” 
“Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375838118
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 07/14/2009
Series: Junie B. Jones Series
Edition description: Ring-bound
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 111,662
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 560L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About 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.


Scottsdale, Arizona

Date of Birth:

April 21, 1947

Place of Birth:

Mt. Holly, New Jersey


B.S., University of Alabama, 1969

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Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our Grandson loves all of the Barbara Park's Junie B. Jones Books. He especially is enjoying the latest one that we gave him which is the Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School. The particular book holds his attention for a long time, and he enjoys one helping him to read it over and over. The story content as well as the illustrations is not lacking in holding one's interest. Our Grandson's Kindergarten Teacher introduced his class to the Junie B. Jones Series. Ever since then, he has collected all of Barbara Park's June B. Jones Series. His favorite so far is the Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School. One might be safe in saying he is getting prepared for entering First Grade this coming Fall. :o)
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Mamiof2 More than 1 year ago
I got this book for my daughter who loves Junie B. Jones. She found it really funny. She read it all in one day.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Junie B books are adorable. They are funny and so cleverly written they are a pleasure to read to my Granddaughter and she just loves them. She is a first grader and the experiences are exactly what she has gone through this year. I hope Junie goes to the second grade with her.
Marney More than 1 year ago
Since she is a good reader in first grade, she delights in this book of fun stuff about school and friends.
BeachMom More than 1 year ago
True to her style, Barbara Park does not disappoint with this book. My daughter, son, and I laughed so hard reading this book. As always, Junie B. suffers from her obvious mistakes, but, with the help of family and friends, does the right thing and prevails in the end. She also shares a wealth of information based on her own "life experiences" about the do's and don'ts of school life. Grandpa Frank Miller is a wonderful illustrator as well=)
kimmer0218 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my daughter (going into 4th grade). She's read every single Junie B book and has loved them all. She read this one cover to cover in one day with absolutely NO promting from me. She loved it!! She even read parts of it a second time, AND took it with her to Day Care to share with several of her friends. It's a great book and children from 8 to 80 will love Junie B's view on the Essentials for surviving school.