Barbara Park
Barbara Park
Barbara Park was best-known as the creator and author of the New York Times bestselling Junie B. Jones series, the stories of an outrageously funny kindergartener that have kept kids (and their grownups) laughing—and reading—for over two decades. The series was consistently a #1 New York Times bestseller, spending over 180 weeks on the list, and Barbara and her books were profiled in such national outlets as Time, Newsweek, USA Today, the New York Times, and Today. Barbara Park arrived at the writing profession through an indirect route. Before becoming a bestselling and beloved children’s author, she originally intended to teach high school history and political science. She got her secondary education degree but quickly realized that her calling was to be a writer.  After several rejections, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers acquired her first manuscript, Operation: Dump the Chump and two others. Don’t Make Me Smile was published first in 1981, followed by Operation: Dump the Chump (1982) and Skinnybones (1982).    She went on to write over 50 books, from the picture book Ma! There’s Nothing to Do Here!, a love letter to her grandson, to middle grade novels such as Skinnybones, The Kid in the Red Jacket, Mick Harte Was Here, and The Graduation of Jake Moon. Barbara won more than 40 children’s book awards, including several Children’s Choice Awards.  Barbara Park was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey, on April 21, 1947, and spent most of her adult life in Arizona. There she, with her husband, Richard, raised her two sons and spent time with her two young grandsons. Park died on November 15, 2013 after fighting ovarian cancer heroically for seven and a half years.
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Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook Cover
Author: Barbara Park | Narrator: Lana Quintal
Release Date: January 23, 2007
Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! With over 50 million books in print, Barbara Park's New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and re...
Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook Cover
Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal Cover
Author: Barbara Park | Narrator: Lana Quintal
Release Date: January 23, 2007
Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones!Junie B. is spending the night! With over 50 million books in print, Barbara Park's New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been kee...
Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal Cover
Junie B. Jones is a Beauty Shop Guy Cover
Author: Barbara Park | Narrator: Lana Quintal
Release Date: January 23, 2007
Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones!What's the bestest job ever? A beauty shop guy, that's what! With over 50 million books in print, Barbara Park's New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classro...
Junie B. Jones is a Beauty Shop Guy Cover
Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy Cover
Author: Barbara Park | Narrator: Lana Quintal
Release Date: January 23, 2007
Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones!Junie B. Jones has a pet day problem! With over 50 million books in print, Barbara Park's New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has be...
Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy Cover
Junie B. Jones & the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake Cover
Author: Barbara Park | Narrator: Lana Quintal
Release Date: December 26, 2006
Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones!"I'm the bestest winner in the world!" With over 50 million books in print, Barbara Park's New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has be...
Junie B. Jones & the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake Cover
Junie B.Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday Cover
Author: Barbara Park | Narrator: Lana Quintal
Release Date: December 26, 2006
Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones!Guess who's not invited? With over 50 million books in print, Barbara Park's New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kid...
Junie B.Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday Cover
Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren Cover
Author: Barbara Park | Narrator: Lana Quintal
Release Date: December 26, 2006
Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones!With over 50 million books in print, Barbara Park's New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and read...
Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren Cover
Junie B.Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed Cover
Author: Barbara Park | Narrator: Lana Quintal
Release Date: December 26, 2006
Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones!With over 50 million books in print, Barbara Park's New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and read...
Junie B.Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed Cover
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus Cover
Author: Barbara Park | Narrator: Lana Quintal
Release Date: November 28, 2006
Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones!Remember when it was scary to go to school? With over 50 million books in print, Barbara Park's New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and ...
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus Cover
Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business Cover
Author: Barbara Park | Narrator: Lana Quintal
Release Date: November 28, 2006
Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! With over 50 million books in print, Barbara Park's New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and re...
Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business Cover
Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth Cover
Author: Barbara Park | Narrator: Lana Quintal
Release Date: November 28, 2006
Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones!Sometimes life is P.U. With over 50 million books in print, Barbara Park's New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids...
Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth Cover
Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying Cover
Author: Barbara Park | Narrator: Lana Quintal
Release Date: November 28, 2006
Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner —Junie B. Jones!With over 50 million books in print, Barbara Park's New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and re...
Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying Cover