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Barbara Park (1947–2013)

Author of Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus

143+ Works 109,354 Members 1,242 Reviews 18 Favorited

About the Author

Barbara Park was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey on April 21, 1947. She spent her first two years of college at Rider University in New Jersey before receiving a B.S. degree from the University of Alabama. She began writing children's books after she had children of her own. In a career that began show more in 1982, she published over 50 books including Don't Make Me Smile, Operation: Dump the Chump, Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here!, Skinnybones, and The Kid in the Red Jacket. She was best known for her 28-book Junie B. Jones series which was first published in 1992. She won seven Children's Choice Awards and four Parents' Choice Awards. She helped found a charitable organization, Sisters in Survival, to raise money for women with ovarian cancer. She died from ovarian cancer on November 15, 2013 at the age of 66. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Barbara Park

Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth (1993) — Author — 4,977 copies
Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook (1997) 3,561 copies
Skinnybones (1600) 1,139 copies
Mick Harte Was Here (1995) 1,004 copies
The Kid in the Red Jacket (1987) 841 copies
The Graduation of Jake Moon (2000) 478 copies
Almost Starring Skinnybones (1988) 331 copies
Operation: Dump the Chump (1982) 141 copies
Don't Make Me Smile (1981) 129 copies
Beanpole (1740) 69 copies
Buddies (1985) 56 copies
Junie B. Jones (2001) 10 copies
Junglerama 1 copy

Associated Works

It's Terrific to Be Ten (2000) — Contributor — 48 copies
It's Fun To Be Five (2000) — Contributor — 36 copies

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Independent Reading Level: Grades 2-5
Awards: Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award 1982
Tennessee Children's Choice Book Award 1982
Georgia Children's Choice Book Award 1982
Texas Bluebonnet Award 1982
 
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Independent reading level: 1st through 4th grade
Honors/Awards: None
 
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bmwilmot | 55 other reviews | Apr 28, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades 2-3
Awards: none
 
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Works
143
Also by
2
Members
109,354
Popularity
#79
Rating
4.0
Reviews
1,242
ISBNs
1,158
Languages
15
Favorited
18

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