80 pages, 7.6 × 5.2 × 0.2 in
July 28, 1992
Random House Children's Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0679826424
ISBN - 13: 9780679826422
Read from the Book
Chapter 3: The Stupid Smelly BusThe bus wasn't like my daddy's car at all. It was very big inside. And the seats didn't have any cloth on them.The little curly girl was sitting near the front. And so I tapped on her."Guess what?" I said. "Mother said for me to sit here.""No!" she said. "I'm saving this seat for my best friend, Mary Ruth Marble!"Then she put her little white purse on the place where I was going to sit.And so I made a face at her."Hurry up and find a seat, young lady," said Mr. Woo.And so I quick sat down across from the curly mean girl. And Mr. Woo shut the door.It wasn't a regular kind of door, though. It folded in half. And when it closed, it made a whishy sound.I don't like that kind of door. If it closes on you by accident, it will cut you in half, and you will make a squishy sound.The bus made a big roar. Then a big puff of black smelly smoke came out the back end of it. It's called bus breath, I think.Mr. Woo drove for a while. Then the brakes made that loud, screechy noise again. I covered my ears so it couldn't get inside my head. 'Cause if loud, screechy noises get inside your head, you have to take an aspirin. I saw that on a TV commercial.Then the bus door opened again. And a dad and a boy with a grouchy face got on.The dad smiled. Then he plopped the grouchy boy right next to me."This is Jim," he said. "I'm afraid Jim isn't too happy this afternoon."The dad kissed the boy good-bye. But the boy wiped it off his cheek.Jim had on a backpack. It was b
From the Publisher
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 more than twenty years. Over 60 million copies in print and now with a bright new look for a new generation!
Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! 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.
“Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set.”
“Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—and reading—are lots of fun.”
“Junie’s swarms of young fans will continue to delight in her unique take on the world. . . . A hilarious, first-rate read-aloud.”
“Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty.”
From the Jacket
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 of the school bus and the meanies on it that when it's time to go home, she doesn't.
About the Author
BARBARA PARK (1947–2013) is beloved by millions as the author of the wildly popular Junie B. Jones series. She is also the author of award-winning middle-grade novels and picture books, including Skinnybones and Mick Harte Was Here. We are thankful for the laughter she’s given us and to millions of children.
From Our Editors
Remember Molly Vera Thompson, the six-year-old who wouldn't shut up in The Kid in the Red Jacket? Meet Molly's clone, Junie B., who tells in her own words the hilarious story of how she gets locked in school after her first day in kindergarten. This first-chapter book is easy-to-read and set in large type to make reading comfortable for the younger set
From USA TODAY:
"Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set."
From Publisher' Weekly:
"Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—and reading—are lots of fun."
From 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."
"Park, one of the funniest writers around . . . brings her refreshing humor to the beginning chapter-book set."
From Time magazine:
"Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty."
From School Library Journal:
"Park is truly a funny writer. Although Junie B. is a kindergartner, she's sure to make middle graders laugh out loud."