Parents' Guide to

Junie B. Jones Series

By Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Junie B. Jones brings good fun and laughs to early readers.

Book Barbara Park School 1992
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 35 parent reviews

age 8+


I just read the entire book and it's awful. Promotes, at the minimum, bad grammar and selfish behavior, but even worse, a truly negative attitude about discovering new things in life . And...the kid is simply mean. Yuck.
age 6+

Teaching rude behavior and bad grammar???

We bought the box set, unfortunately, after our daughter read one of the books at school. This is not just a waste of money, it actually frustrates all our efforts to teach proper grammar and inspire good behavior. The reading level is fine for a 1st grader with good reading skills but these books certainly won't help to improve those. My daughter liked the humor. Some children may realize this is written in a particular style and that there are grammatical errors in the text as part of this but I would not bank on it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (35 ):
Kids say (28 ):

The Junie B. Jones books are vastly entertaining to young grade schoolers, who will see an exaggerated, slapstick version of themselves in Barbara Park's funny, sassy main character. These books are just the right level and length for new chapter-book readers, and they offer that quality sometimes lacking in "edutainment" for early graders: big laughs. Denise Brunkus' broadly animated illustrations add to the fun and help tell the story for new readers.

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