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The Kid in the Red Jacket

release date: Aug 31, 2011
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The Kid in the Red Jacket
If you thought Junie B. Jones was FUNNY—catch more laughs from New York Times bestselling author Barbara Park with her hilarious middle-grade novels—just right for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and I Funny! Can Howard SURVIVE life without friends? Howard Jeeter’s parents have ruined his life. They’ve moved him across the country, and all the kids in his new town act like he’s totally invisible. At least, all of them except for his six-year-old neighbor, Molly Vera Thompson. Howard could use a friend. But a little girl who talks nonstop? Not what he had in mind. Still, when you’re really lonely, you’ll be friends with anyone…right? An IRA-CBC Children’s Choice A Library of Congress Children’s Book of the Year A Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner * “Park writes in a witty and bittersweet style about the awkward, supersensitive age of early adolescence. Another first-rate addition to the middle-grade popular reading shelf.” —School Library Journal, Starred “[A] witty middle-grade novel.” —Publishers Weekly

Skinnybones

release date: Aug 31, 2011
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Skinnybones
If you thought Junie B. Jones was FUNNY—catch more laughs from New York Times bestselling author Barbara Park with Skinnybones! Just right for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and I Funny, Skinnybones has been a kid and teacher favorite for almost thirty years and has sold over 1 MILLION copies! Play ball??? Alex Frankovitch is the smallest, second-worst kid on his team. But he has a MAJOR-LEAGUE-sized mouth. And it gets him into MAJOR-LEAGUE trouble! Even Alex knows he’s gone too far when he brags his way into a pitching contest with T.J. Stoner, the best player—and BIGGEST jerk—in the whole school (and maybe the whole world!). Can Alex talk his way out this mess? Or is he in for the GRAND SLAM of all humiliations? Find out in the award-winning, laugh-out-loud novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Junie B. Jones! “Park is one of the funniest writers around. Skinnybones equals tickled funnybones.” —Booklist “Hilarious! Even if you don’t know center field from first base this story will keep you laughing.” —Children’s Book Review Service “Park writes…in a way that touches reality, but makes the reader double over with laughter.” —Chicago Sun-Times

Almost Starring Skinnybones

release date: Aug 31, 2011
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Almost Starring Skinnybones
If you thought Junie B. Jones was funny—catch more laughs from New York Times bestselling author Barbara Park with the hilarious sequel to Skinnybones—just right for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and I Funny! And the award goes to…Alex Frankovitch! Roll out the red carpet! Alex “Skinnybones” Frankovitch is about to become a HUGE star—in his very own TV commercial! But Alex’s plans for stardom go HORRIBLY wrong. Forget fame and fortune—his friends think he’s a FLOP! And his fan club only has two members—a cat and a drooling toddler. Can Alex figure out another way to get his name in lights? Or is this star going to crash and burn? “Skinnybones equals tickled funny bones.” —Booklist “Young Alex ‘Skinnybones’ Frankovitch finally gets his chance to become a Big Celebrity…in this amusing follow-up to Skinnybones.” —Publishers Weekly “Once again demonstrating her remarkable ear for dialogue, [Barbara Park] also shows a good sense of timing in this fast-paced outing.” —School Library Journal

Junie B. Jones #25: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May.)

release date: Nov 19, 2008
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Junie B. Jones #25: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May.)
"Hilarious. Barbara Park makes reading fun." -Dav Pilkey, author of Dog Man Barbara Park's #1 New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, has been keeping kids laughing-and reading-for more than twenty-five years. Over 65 million copies sold! Meet the World's Funniest First Grader-Junie B. Jones! It's holiday time, and Room One is doing lots of fun things to celebrate. Like making elf costumes! And singing joyful songs! Only, how can Junie B. enjoy the festivities when Tattletale May keeps ruining her holiday glee? And here is the worst part of all! When everyone picks names for Secret Santa, Junie B. gets stuck with Tattletale you-know-who! It's enough to fizzle your holiday spirit! Hmm . . . or is it? Maybe, just maybe, a Secret Santa gift is the perfect opportunity to give May exactly what she deserves. 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." Time: "Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty."

Maxie, Rosie, and Earl-Partners in Grime

release date: Aug 31, 2011
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Maxie, Rosie, and Earl-Partners in Grime
At first it seems as though Maxie, Rosie, and Earl have nothing in common. Maxie is too smart for his own good, Rosie is a born tattler, and Earl can't stop cracking up when he reads out loud in class. But when all three kids land outside the principal's office in disgrace, they can't help comparing notes. Just when they think there's no chance of a reprieve, the fire alarm goes off. There's only one thing for three doomed nerds to do -- head straight for the exit doors and dive into the Dumpster!

Junie B., First Grader

release date: Jan 01, 2002
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Junie B., First Grader
Junie B. Jones learns some interesting things about the Tooth Fairy when she becomes the first student in Room One to lose an upper tooth.

Junie B., First Grader (at Last!)

release date: Jan 01, 2001
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Junie B., First Grader (at Last!)
Junie B. thinks first grade is a flop when her kindergarten friend Lucille prefers the company of twins Camille and Chenille and Junie B. needs glasses.

Junie B. Jones #16: Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day

release date: Mar 12, 2009
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Junie B. Jones #16: Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day
“Hilarious. Barbara Park makes reading fun.” —Dav Pilkey, author of Dog Man Barbara Park’s #1 New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty-five years. Over 65 million copies sold! Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! Afternoon kindergarten is having a field day, and Junie B. Jones is team captain! Only, here’s the problem. Room Eight keeps on winning too many events. And so how will Room Nine ever become the kindergarten champions? As Captain Field Day, will Junie B. find a way to lead her team to victory? Or will it be up to someone else to save the day? 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.” Time: “Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty.”

The Graduation of Jake Moon

release date: Sep 01, 2000
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The Graduation of Jake Moon
Fourteen-year-old Jake recalls how he has spent the last four years of his life watching his grandfather descend slowly but surely into the horrors of Alzheimer's disease. 12,500 first printing.

Junie B. Jones #23: Shipwrecked

release date: Mar 12, 2009
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Junie B. Jones #23: Shipwrecked
“Hilarious. Barbara Park makes reading fun.” —Dav Pilkey, author of Dog Man Barbara Park’s #1 New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty-five years. Over 65 million copies sold! Meet the World’s Funniest First Grader—Junie B. Jones! Room One is putting on a play. And guess what? It’s about explorers looking for the New World! And there’s ships and sea captains and everything! Plus here’s the bestest news of all—Junie B. Jones thinks she might be the star of the whole entire production! Only, sailing the ocean blue is not as easy as it looks, apparently. ’Cause problems keep on happening. Like the actors keep catching the flu. And bossy May keeps trying to take over the show. Can this play be saved? Will the ships ever get to land? Or is Room One in for a disaster at sea that they will never forget? 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.” Time: “Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty.”
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