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Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (1992)

by Barbara Park

Other authors: Denise Brunkus (Illustrator)

Series: Junie B. Jones (1)

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In her own words, a young girl describes her feelings about starting kindergarten and what she does when she decides not to ride the bus home.

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Remember when it was scary to go to school? In the first Junie B. Jones book, it’s Junie B.’s first day and she doesn’t know anything. She’s so scared of the school bus and the meanies on it that when it’s time to go home, she doesn’t.
  BLTSbraille | Sep 14, 2023 |
Funny book and would be great to read for a kid before they start school for the first time.
  Erindignam03 | Dec 13, 2022 |
Barbara Park’s #1 New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones.
  ashlyn621 | Dec 7, 2022 |
Independent Read: Grades 1st - 4th
Awards: Children's Choice Award, 1995 Great Stone Face Book Award ( )
  LizS13 | Dec 5, 2022 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades 1-3
Awards: 1995 Great Stone Face Book Award
  Mgtyre | Dec 4, 2022 |
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To Cody - 
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My name is Junie B. Jones.
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In her own words, a young girl describes her feelings about starting kindergarten and what she does when she decides not to ride the bus home.

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This book is a beginning chapter book about a young girl who is just starting kindergarten and how her first day at school goes. The point of view is told from herself. Everything that happens on the first say of school is all caused from how she does not want to ride the bus. Her mom convinces her to ride it in the morning but for the afternoon she will not ride the bus and she hides out in the school. She soon calls 911 while hiding in the school and people finally find her and she does not understand why everyone is so mad at her. However, it ends with her mom finding her a bus riding buddy and she is finally okay to ride the school bus, that she once thought was so horrible.
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