Junie B., First Grader

Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff)

By Barbara Park; Denise Brunkus (Illustrator)
(Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375870637, 131pp.)

Publication Date: August 7, 2012

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Meet the World's Funniest First Grader—Junie B. Jones!

Gobble, gobble! 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 reading—for over 20 years! In the 28th Junie B. Jones book, Room One is getting ready for their very own Thanksgiving feast! There's even a contest to see which room can write the best thankful list. The winners will get a pumpkin pie! Only it turns out being thankful is harder than it looks. Because Junie B. is not actually thankful for Tattletale May. Or squash. Or scratchy pilgrim costumes. And pumpkin pie makes her vomit, anyway. Will Room One win the disgusting pie? Can May and Junie B. find common ground? Or will this Thanksgiving feast turn into a Turkey Day Disaster?

USA TODAY:
"Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set."

Publisher's 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 Magazine:
"Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty."




About the Author
Barbara Park is one of today's funniest and most popular authors for middle-graders. Her many successful novels include "Mick Harte Was Here, " which received fifteen state Children's Choice awards, including the Texas Bluebonnet Award; "The Kid in the Red Jacket;" and "Skinnybones." She is also the best-selling author of the Junie B. Jones books, and "Psssst...It's Me, the Bogeyman, " a picture book.

Ms. Park lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband, Richard.



Denise Brunkus has illustrated more than sixty books for children, most notably the bestselling Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park, Read All About It! by Laura Bush and Jenna Bush, and Charlie Hits It Big by Deborah Blumenthal. Denise is basically a neat person, so adding smudges and smears to the art for Sloppy Joe was an unexpected thrill. She lives in Massachusetts.

Denise Brunkus es una conocida ilustradora de libros para ninos con mas de sesenta libros publicados, entre los que se destacan la exitosa serie Junie B. Jones, Charlie Hits It Big, Chocolatina y Groundhog Gets a Say. Vive en Massachusetts con su esposo y su gran coleccion de libros.

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