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  • Bibliography:
    45 Books (3 Series)
  • First Book:
    January 1981
  • Latest Book:
    December 2013
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Full Series List in Order

Geek Chronicles

1 - Maxie, Rosie, and Earl: Partners in Grime (Jul-1991)
2 - Rosie Swanson: Fourth-grade Geek for President (Sep-1992)
3 - Dear God, Help! Love, Earl (Mar-1994)

Junie B. Jones

1 - Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (Aug-1992)
2 - Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business (Feb-1993)
3 - Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth (Aug-1993)
4 - Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying (May-1994)
5 - Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake (Sep-1995)
6 - Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday (Apr-1996)
7 - Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren (Nov-1996)
8 - Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed (Jun-1997)
9 - Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook (Jun-1997)
10 - Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal (Sep-1997)
11 - Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy (Jun-1998)
12 - Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy (Nov-1998)
13 - Junie B. Jones Is (Almost) a Flower Girl (May-1999)
14 - Junie B. Jones And The Mushy Gushy Valentime (Sep-1999)
15 - Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket (May-2000)
16 - Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day (Jan-2001)
17 - Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl (May-2001)
18 - Junie B., First Grader (at last!) (Nov-2001)
19 - Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (May-2002)
20 - Junie B., First Grader: Toothless Wonder (Oct-2002)
21 - Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants (Jun-2003)
22 - Junie B., First Grader: One-Man Band (Dec-2003)
23 - Junie B., First Grader: Shipwrecked (May-2004)
24 - Junie B., First Grader: Boo...and I MEAN IT! (Aug-2004)
25 - Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (P.S. So Does May) (Oct-2005)
26 - Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha! (May-2006)
27 - Junie B., First Grader: Dumb Bunny! (Feb-2007)
28 - Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We have Loved and Eaten (and other Thankful Stuff) (Aug-2012)
29 - Junie B. My Valentime (Dec-2013)

Skinny-Bones

1 - Skinnybones (1982)
2 - Almost Starring Skinny-bones (Oct-1989)

Book List in Order: 45 titles



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    DON'T MAKE ME MAD Charlie Hickle decides he'd rather live in a tree when his parents tell him they're getting a divorce. How could they ruin his life this way? Don't they know he'll go nuts? Well Charlie's got some plans of his own. He refuses to...



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    CHUMP OF THE YEAR Poor Oscar Winkle! Ever since his little brother Robert (not-so-affectionately known as the Slobert) showed up, he's specialized in ruining Oscar's life. He even brought Oscar's underwear to school for show-and-tell! Finally, af...



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    PLAY BALL? "I've played Little League baseball for six years now. But to tell you the truth, I'm not exactly what you'd call a real good athlete. Actually, I'm not even real okay. Basically, what I'm trying to say here is, I stink." For the small...





  • ME AND MY SHADOW All my life I've been known as "Dinah Feeney--The Kind One." You know, the type of person who can never say no to anything: the neighborhood hand-me-downs, my old dog Rollo, or the dumb poodle hat my Aunt Maude knit for me. Let's fa...



  • "I can't believe it. I'm actually going to be the new kid." Howard Jeeter is living his worst nightmare. His parents have moved him across the country without even asking, and they don't care one bit that they've ruined his life. The kids in Howard'...



  • Alex “Skinnybones” Frankovitch is about to become a huge star -- in his very own TV commercial! But Alex’s big plans for stardom go terribly wrong. Are Alex’s days as a Big Celebrity over?...



  • In this sequel to Don't Make Me Smile, Charlie Hickle's life has become a three-ring circus. Why did his mom have to get remarried anyway? He wants things back the way they used to be -- right now!...



  • The nerd, the tattler, and the brain At first glance, they have nothing in common. But by a cruel trick of fate, these three grade-schoolers find themselves waiting to face the music outside the principal's office. Shy Earl's there because his ...






  • Introducing the world's funniest kindergartner in- Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus Remember when it was scary to go to school? 'Cause it was your first day and you didn't know anything. Meet Junie B. Jones, kindergartner. She's so scared o...



  • Vote for Rosie! Sure, she wears geeky-looking glasses and she tattles on her classmates. But, hey, snitching has its good side. Thanks to Rosie, Ronald Milligan has stopped blowing his nose in the water fountain. And now, Rosie is determined to do e...



  • The world’s funniest kindergartner is back in -- Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business It's pooey on B-A-B-I-E-S until. . . Junie B. finds out that her new dumb old baby brother is a big fat deal. Her two bestest friends are giving her eve...



  • Sometimes life is P.U. Junie B.'s having a rough week. First she got punishment for shooting off her mouth in kindergarten. And now she's in big trouble again! 'Cause Monday is Job Day, and Junie B. told her class that she's got the bestest job of a...



  • Earl is ready to do anything to avoid the meanest kid in school-even if it means playing dead....



  • Junie B. is the bestest spier in the world. That's 'cause she has sneaky feet. And her nose doesn't whistle when she breathes. But guess what? Junie B. might be real sneaky. And real peeky. But when she spies on Mrs., she could get into real trouble...



  • Her whole world has been turned upside down... How could someone like Phoebe's brother die? Mick Harte was one of the neatest kids you'd ever want to meet -- the kid who freaked his mom out by putting a ceramic eye in a defrosted chicken; who went...



  • "I'm the bestest winner in the world!" It's Carnival Night, and Lucille has already won a box of fluffy cupcakes with sprinkles on them. But when Junie B. wins the Cake Walk, she chooses the bestest cake of all -- the one wrapped in sparkly aluminum...



  • Guess who's not invited? That meanie Jim has invited everyone in Room Nine to his birthday party on Saturday -- except Junie B.! Should she have her own birthday party six months early and not invite Jim? Or should she move to It's a Small World Aft...



  • What a chunk! There's a new boy in kindergarten, and guess what? He's the handsomest guy Junie B. has ever seen! She and Lucille and that Grace all want him for a boyfriend. Only he thinks Junie B. is a nutball. Just 'cause she couldn't stop laughin...






  • There’s no such things as monsters. Mother and Daddy even said so. But then why is there monster drool on Junie B.'s pillow? Oh, no! What if Paulie Allen Puffer is right -- what if she really does have a monster under her bed? If Junie B. goes t...



  • A terrible thing happened to Junie B. Jones! And it's called -- someone took her new black furry mittens! And they kept them! They didn't even put them in the Lost and Found at school. So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen, she should be allowed to...



  • Junie B. is spending the night! Lucille is having a slumber party -- at her richie nanna's big giant house! Grace and Junie B. can't wait to see all the rich stuff in that place. Sleeping over at the nanna's is sure to be a dream come true! 'Cause w...



  • What’s the bestest job ever? A beauty shop guy, that's what! And Junie B. Jones is going to be one when she grows up. But first she needs a little practice. And a few volunteers. Like her bunny slippers. And her dog. And maybe even . . . herself? ...



  • Junie B. Jones has a pet day problem! There's going to be a pet day at school, only guess what? No dogs allowed! And that's the only kind of pet Junie B. has. If Mother and Daddy won't buy her a new pet, Junie B. will just have to find one on her ow...



  • Junie B. is a very grown-up little lady. So how come everyone treats her like a baby? It's not fair. But Junie B. knows just how to fix the situation. Her aunt Flo is getting married. What a perfect chance for Junie B. to show everyone how grown-u...



  • It’s a mushy gushy mystery! Hurray! February 14 -- Valentime's Day, as Junie B. calls it -- is just around the corner. Junie B. can't wait to see all the valentines she'll get. But she never expected a big, mushy card from a secret admirer! Who ...



  • It's the Bogeyman, and he's stew-spewin', gravel-chewin' mad. He's tired of all the nonsense people say about him. He doesn't say BOO -- that's a baby word. He doesn't want to get ya -- if he got ya, what would he do with ya? His job is to scare you,...



  • E-I-E-I-O! It's almost the end of the year, and Room Nine is taking a field trip to a farm! The whole class is very excited . . . except Junie B. Jones. 'Cause farms have scary ponies, that's why. And scary roosters, too. Will Junie B. find anything ...



  • How can you love someone and resent him at the same time? Jake Moon used to love the time he spent with his grandfather, Skelly, but that was before Skelly got Alzheimer’s disease. All of a sudden, it’s as if Skelly is the kid, and Jake has to...






  • GO, TEAM! 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,...



  • It’s kindergarten graduation! All the children in Room Nine are excited when they get their bright white graduation gowns. Mrs. says to keep them in their boxes until the big day. But Junie B. Jones just can't help herself. Then -- uh-oh! -- an acc...



  • The World's funniest kindergartner is now in FIRST GRADE! Hurray, hurray for a brand-new school year! Only, for Junie B. Jones, things are not actually that pleasant. 'Cause first grade means having to get used to a whole new classroom. And a whole...



  • Come and get it! Something very wonderful is happening to Junie B. Jones. And it's called hurray, hurray! She's getting to be a professional lunch maker! And that means hanging out with Mrs. Gutzman in the cafeteria. And working behind the counter...



  • Yikes . . . it's a loose tooth! One of Junie B. Jones's top front teeth is loose! Only Junie B. is not that thrilled about this development. Because what if she looks like toothless Uncle Lou? And even worse . . . what's all this tooth fairy busin...



  • Meet the World's Funniest First Grader -- 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 rea...



  • Go Room One! It’s time for the first-grade kickball tournament! Only, here’s the problem. Junie B. has hurt her big piggy toe and she can’t play on the team. So, now what? She definitely doesn’t want to be a cheerleader. But wait! Maybe she...



  • Ship ahoy! Room One is putting on a play. It's about explorers looking for the New World! 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 a...



  • The world's funniest first grader is back It's Halloween! Only here's the trouble. Junie B. Jones is afraid to go trick-or-treating. 'Cause what if witches and monsters are really real? And what if pumpkins with sharp teeth can eat your feet? And d...



  • Ho, ho . . . uh-oh! It's holiday time, and Room One is doing lots of happy things to celebrate. Like wearing elf costumes! And singing joyful songs! Only how can Junie B. enjoy the festivities when Tattletale May keeps ruining her holiday glee? An...






  • It's a week in "Pair-o-Dice"! Junie B. and her family are going on a vacation to Hawaii! And ha! Mr. Scary is giving her a real, actual camera to take on her trip! But taking good vacation pictures is not always easy. 'Cause what if your airplane is...



  • It's an Easter Egg-stravaganza! Lucille is having an Easter Egg Hunt at her rich expensive mansion! And guess what? The winner gets a play date to swim in Lucille's heated indoor swimming pool! Only, here is the problem. How did Junie B. get stuck w...



  • “Ma! there’s nothing to do here!” complains the precocious protagonist of this rhyming tale set entirely in utero. It’s not exactly a scintillating experience spending nine months in your mother’s womb. You’re just stuck there at the end ...



  • Dear People Who Are Puzzled . . . Ha! That was a little puzzle joke by me! JUNIE B. JONES! On account of this is my very own PUZZLE BOOK! And it is full of games and puzzles about me, me, me . . . for Y-O-U! I am excellent at games and puzzles. But ...



  • Gobble gobble! Room One is getting ready for its family Thanksgiving feast. And whichever class comes up with the best Thankful List will win a blue ribbon and a pumpkin pie! Only what do you know? Being thankful for the right stuff is harder than it...



  • My Valentime . . . and I MEAN it! Laugh yourself silly with the world's FUNNIEST Valentimes! Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime has sold almost 2 million copies and now for the first time fans of the New York Times bestselling chapter book ...


Award-Winning Books by Barbara Park

Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth
1996 Nevada Young Readers' Award -- Young Readers
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
1995 Great Stone Face Book Award -- Grades 4-6
Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy
1999 Bookseller's Choice -- Beginning Readers
Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook
2000 Delaware Diamonds Award -- Grades K-2
Mick Harte Was Here
1997 Georgia Children's Book Award -- Children's Book
1997 Grand Canyon Reader Award -- Intermediate
1997 Iowa Children's Choice (ICCA) Award -- Children's
1997 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Junior Book
1998 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award -- Grades 4-8
1998 Sasquatch Award -- Children/Young Adult
1998 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Grades 4-6
1999 Nutmeg Book Award -- Grades 4-6
Operation: Dump the Chump
1985 Young Hoosier Book Award -- Children's
Skinnybones
1985 Bluebonnet Award -- Children's
1985 Georgia Children's Book Award -- Children's Book


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Barbara Park has published 45 books.

Barbara Park does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Junie B. My Valentime, was published in December 2013.

The first book by Barbara Park, Don't Make Me Smile, was published in January 1981.

Yes. Barbara Park has 3 series.