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Meet the World's Funniest First GraderJunie 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 laughingand readingfor over 20 years! In the 28th Junie B. Jones book, Room One is getting ready for their very own Thanksgiving feast! 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." From the Hardcover edition.


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Meet the World's Funniest First GraderJunie 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 laughingand readingfor over 20 years! In the 28th Junie B. Jones book, Room One is getting ready for their very own Thanksgiving feast! 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." From the Hardcover edition.

30 review for Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Shelli

    I have missed you Junie B. Jones!! Such a laugh (several actually) my daughter and I shared while reading this book. You are never to old to read these books. Hysterical! Junie B. Jones and her fellow first graders are entering the school contest with their classes "Thankful List." The grand prize is a homemade pie from the lunch lady (which none of them want) and bragging rights of being the first, first grade class to ever win (which does sound cool). Only who else will like or appreciate a I have missed you Junie B. Jones!! Such a laugh (several actually) my daughter and I shared while reading this book. You are never to old to read these books. Hysterical! Junie B. Jones and her fellow first graders are entering the school contest with their classes "Thankful List." The grand prize is a homemade pie from the lunch lady (which none of them want) and bragging rights of being the first, first grade class to ever win (which does sound cool). Only who else will like or appreciate a thankful list written by several six year olds??? I sure did!!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Marc *Dark Reader of the Woods*

    My daughter "made" me read this (she wanted me to read it while she was getting ready for bed, so of course I read it). This was the last of the Junie B. Jones books that she has read, and I think the last one written. She plowed through them all within the last few weeks. On her reading evaluations she tests at a 4-5 grade level, so of course she gravitates to grade 1-2 level books such as these. It was funny! The kids in Junie B. Jones' class behave as typical 6-year olds, with their random My daughter "made" me read this (she wanted me to read it while she was getting ready for bed, so of course I read it). This was the last of the Junie B. Jones books that she has read, and I think the last one written. She plowed through them all within the last few weeks. On her reading evaluations she tests at a 4-5 grade level, so of course she gravitates to grade 1-2 level books such as these. It was funny! The kids in Junie B. Jones' class behave as typical 6-year olds, with their random utterances and social interactions, constantly exasperating their teacher, Mr. Scary, who does not seem well prepared to handle that age group. They appear to spend an entire two school days talking about what they are thankful for, most of which is food. My daughter's favorite line: "The napkins were delicious, Ms. [so-and-so]". It made me see that these would be terrific read-aloud books.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    My 7 year old niece's rating 4.5/5 stars. My niece really enjoys Junie B. Jones, so I took this book out from the library for her. I've always found Junie to be a fun and energetic kid. But the errors/intentional mistakes always drove me crazy (did not want my niece to learn to say things incorrectly). Thankfully in this book there seem to be be much fewer mistakes. Junie writes a journal. So most of the mistakes are there. This story is about Junie's class of first graders. Their teacher Mr. My 7 year old niece's rating 4.5/5 stars. My niece really enjoys Junie B. Jones, so I took this book out from the library for her. I've always found Junie to be a fun and energetic kid. But the errors/intentional mistakes always drove me crazy (did not want my niece to learn to say things incorrectly). Thankfully in this book there seem to be be much fewer mistakes. Junie writes a journal. So most of the mistakes are there. This story is about Junie's class of first graders. Their teacher Mr. Scary has asked them to come up with their Thankful List for Thanksgiving. The class comes up with some funny stuff. I asked my niece what her favorite parts of the book were (she laughed out loud quite a few times). She thought that having toilet paper on your Thankful List was hysterical. And she also loved the money scene. My favorite part was when Richie Nana from the sleepover story in one of the other books was featured. If you like Junie B. Jones then definitely check out this book.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Laila (BigReadingLife)

    I'm sad this is the last Junie B. Jones book I'll read with my son (it's the last written before the author's death.) We have enjoyed this series so much. This one is really fun, about a Thanksgiving Show and Tell where the kids bring in something they're thankful for. My son especially loved the part about Junie's and May's stuffed animal elephants and what May ends up calling Junie's elephant in an argument (I won't spoil it because it's so funny.) This is a terrific read-aloud series for your I'm sad this is the last Junie B. Jones book I'll read with my son (it's the last written before the author's death.) We have enjoyed this series so much. This one is really fun, about a Thanksgiving Show and Tell where the kids bring in something they're thankful for. My son especially loved the part about Junie's and May's stuffed animal elephants and what May ends up calling Junie's elephant in an argument (I won't spoil it because it's so funny.) This is a terrific read-aloud series for your kindergartener through second grader.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Patb

    I love Junie B. This is the first Junie B. book I have listened to. Loved it.

  6. 5 out of 5

    babyhippoface

    I've been wondering for several years now if Barbara Park had abandoned her most popular character in favor of writing something new. I, personally, am a big Junie B. fan and have read every book in the series. When I initially stumbled onto my first Junie B. book, my mom and sisters and I sat around and read it aloud to each other until we laughed so hard we couldn't continue. I don't see Junie B. as a bad example. I see her as an energetic kiddo who just needs to develop a little impulse I've been wondering for several years now if Barbara Park had abandoned her most popular character in favor of writing something new. I, personally, am a big Junie B. fan and have read every book in the series. When I initially stumbled onto my first Junie B. book, my mom and sisters and I sat around and read it aloud to each other until we laughed so hard we couldn't continue. I don't see Junie B. as a bad example. I see her as an energetic kiddo who just needs to develop a little impulse control. As a school librarian, I see kids just like Junie B. every year, and I can't help but love them. This latest addition to the series is exactly what you would expect. There's nothing too original, nothing too spectacular, just your average Junie B. antics. But kids who love her won't be disappointed. I will admit that after reading 28 JBJ books, I don't find her quite as funny as I did when she was new to me, but she still makes me smile. Example from this latest book: JB names a cooked turkey "Mr. Turkey Pants". Then she tells her classmates, "Names are always funnier if you add the word pants on the end of them." She's right. "Miss Fussy" = kinda funny. "Miss Fussy Pants" = Much Funnier. One aspect of this book that I did really like was the Thankful List the kids created. You'll find no predictable clothes, house, family, and friends here. The kids in Mr. Scary's class are much more appreciative of exploding biscuits and something fantastic-sounding called "Nipsy Doodles". I love that Mr. Scary resists the urge to "correct" their suggestions and instead allows them to list what the first graders truly see as wonderful. He sees the humor in the situation, gets in the spirit of things, and writes some of their crazier items on the list with a wink and a smile. And it is a pretty spectacular list. Bottom Line: humor in expected Junie B. fashion, and a fun addition to classroom Thanksgiving activities. [Note to Self: I have got to get my hands on a bag of those Nipsy Doodles. Are they chocolatey and cakey, like Ding Dongs? Are they cheesy and crunchy, like Cheetos? I gotta know. This may warrant a letter to Barbara Park. I'll address it to "Mrs. Writer Pants".]

  7. 4 out of 5

    Becky

    I haven't read every Junie B. Jones book, but I've read some of her books from when she was in kindergarten and first grade. This adventure is a first-grade adventure, and it is set during the week of Thanksgiving. Her first grade class is participating in a school contest, each student can contribute up to two things they are thankful for. The best "thankful list" wins a pumpkin pie--no matter if the class likes pumpkin pie or not. Junie's class is very, very honest. Their thankful list I haven't read every Junie B. Jones book, but I've read some of her books from when she was in kindergarten and first grade. This adventure is a first-grade adventure, and it is set during the week of Thanksgiving. Her first grade class is participating in a school contest, each student can contribute up to two things they are thankful for. The best "thankful list" wins a pumpkin pie--no matter if the class likes pumpkin pie or not. Junie's class is very, very honest. Their thankful list reflects that! On the list are things like exploding cans of biscuits, toilet paper, whipped cream, dog treats, crayons, and remote controls. I loved it because it was funny. I loved hearing Junie B. and her classmates talk. Favorite quote: "I am thankful for the kind of cranberry jelly that comes in a can...only even when you take it out of the can, it still keeps looking exactly like the can!" I looked at my teacher. "That stuff is like magic," I said. "I do not know how farmers grow it in that shape." Mr. Scary looked at me a real long time. I looked back at my list. (11)

  8. 4 out of 5

    Galaxy Adventurer

    So I seen this on our bookshelf and realized I hadn't read it yet so I decided to read it X) I grew up with Junie B. Jones so I enjoyed it.

  9. 4 out of 5

    OjoAusana

    Ive actually never read any of these books before and got it to read as a bedtime book for babysitting, pretty cute for the most part.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Isla

    I loved it! I really like Thanksgiving so this book was right up my alley!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Julianna

    My 4 year old thinks this is the funniest Junie B. Jones we have read so far. It is nice to read something that we both think is funny. I'm sure this isn't the last one we will read.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Theresa White

    1. Junie B. Jones first grade class, Mr. Scarys class is entering a school wide competition to see who can come up with a list of what they are most thankful for. Mr. Scary tells the class that the prize for winning is homemade pumpkin pie that the lunch lady was going to make. The students in Junies class starts to make a list and they realize that Mr. Scary does not approve of the things they say. But soon Mr. Scary realizes that the first graders are going to be thankful of different thins 1. Junie B. Jones first grade class, Mr. Scarys’ class is entering a school wide competition to see who can come up with a list of what they are most thankful for. Mr. Scary tells the class that the prize for winning is homemade pumpkin pie that the lunch lady was going to make. The students in Junie’s class starts to make a list and they realize that Mr. Scary does not approve of the things they say. But soon Mr. Scary realizes that the first graders are going to be thankful of different thins because they don’t have as much freedom as adults or older students. The class list was finished and on the last day of school before Thanksgiving they were getting ready for there classroom dinner the schools principal is pounding on there door. When the class asks what he is hanging up he tells them that they have won the contest and that they will get there prize later. When Mr. Scary asked how they won it was simply stated that this was the first time that a classroom list was a honest and genuine list that they knew they kids had thought of it all. Junie and the rest of her classmates realize that even though they all may not be friends that they could all be thankful for some of the same things. 2. 1) Prioritize Mr. Scary’s class list according to what you like the most to the least. 2) What is the most important thing that Junie learned about being thankful? 3) What might have happened if they didn’t put the things that they were really thankful for and instead put up things that people always tell them they should be thankful for? 4) How does the class list compare to your list? 5) Do you agree that they should of wont the contest with their list? Why? 3. Park, B. (2012). Juunie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff). New York: Random House.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Dolly

    This is the 28th book in the Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park and Denise Brunkus. I'd read all of the previous books in the series with our girls, but they looked upon this book with disdain. After all, our youngest is in second grade and they had no interest in reading this book with me. So purely for nostalgia's sake (and the desire for a few chuckles), I read this book on my own. This is a humorous story, very similiar to the other books in the series. It has a Thanksgiving theme, This is the 28th book in the Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park and Denise Brunkus. I'd read all of the previous books in the series with our girls, but they looked upon this book with disdain. After all, our youngest is in second grade and they had no interest in reading this book with me. So purely for nostalgia's sake (and the desire for a few chuckles), I read this book on my own. This is a humorous story, very similiar to the other books in the series. It has a Thanksgiving theme, although the things that the children are thankful for are quite in line with things a six year old would think of. The narrative brought Junie B. back to life for me and I realized that I'd missed her spunky and candid way of talking and her not-too mischieviousness. Overall, it was an entertaining and quick read. interesting quotes: "We're only six," he said. "We don't really have any freedom." (p. 19) "Talk about this later is the school word for getting yelled at when there's more time." (p. 33) "It just shows us that even when people are quite different from each other, they can still have things in common." (p. 57) "'Cause sometimes teachers are just like normal people, almost!" (p. 73)

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jay

    I was thinking of reading this aloud, but I didn't get around to it, so I just read it myself. My first Junie B. book in a long time. Junie B. (and the other kids) are very funny, as always. I liked the stories behind the things they are thankful for as they work on a class list of thankfulness, and the Philip Johnny Bob incidents. The list of things the kids are thankful for does feel like an accurate list of what first graders would be thankful for. I still might end up reading this aloud I was thinking of reading this aloud, but I didn't get around to it, so I just read it myself. My first Junie B. book in a long time. Junie B. (and the other kids) are very funny, as always. I liked the stories behind the things they are thankful for as they work on a class list of thankfulness, and the Philip Johnny Bob incidents. The list of things the kids are thankful for does feel like an accurate list of what first graders would be thankful for. I still might end up reading this aloud sometime. ---------------------------------------------------- Aug. 17th I started reading it aloud because everyone wanted to hear it. I guess I should have just read it aloud in the first place. Completed on Aug. 25th. Reading it aloud is even better than reading it myself, because of the audience reactions. The laughter of others at the right parts just makes the book funnier.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    Ya gotta love Junie B. Jones, I believe. What's not to love about a girl who says she absolutely doesn't want to be a pilgrim because their costumes are hottish and sweatish. And what's not to love about Room One's Thankful List which includes rainbow sprinkles the box of 64 Crayola crayons snausages the Cartoon Network I'm not sure I would want to be Mr. Scary, the teacher in Room One, but I would definitely love being a regular observer. My favorite passage: "Woo-hoo!" I said to Herbert. "This is a Ya gotta love Junie B. Jones, I believe. What's not to love about a girl who says she absolutely doesn't want to be a pilgrim because their costumes are hottish and sweatish. And what's not to love about Room One's Thankful List which includes rainbow sprinkles the box of 64 Crayola crayons snausages the Cartoon Network I'm not sure I would want to be Mr. Scary, the teacher in Room One, but I would definitely love being a regular observer. My favorite passage: "Woo-hoo!" I said to Herbert. "This is a dream come true! A whole entire day with no learning!" Followed by: 'Cause sometimes teachers are just like normal people, almost.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Emily Allen

    I love Junie B Jones and this is the best one yet!!!!!!!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    I don't always love Junie B, but I do love this book. A great reminder to be thankful for everything (even biscuits that explode).

  18. 5 out of 5

    Victoria Schmidt

    Title: Junie B. First Grader, Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) Author: Barbara Park Illustrator: Denise Brunkus Genre: Transitional, Chapter book, Juvenile Theme: Thanksgiving, Being thankful, Food, Classroom community Opening line of book/ sentence: Dear first- grade journal, Today is the month of Thanksgiving. Brief Book Summary: Junie B. Jones is in her classroom, and its almost Thanksgiving. The story starts off with the class brainstorming a huge list of what theyre Title: Junie B. First Grader, Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) Author: Barbara Park Illustrator: Denise Brunkus Genre: Transitional, Chapter book, Juvenile Theme: Thanksgiving, Being thankful, Food, Classroom community Opening line of book/ sentence: Dear first- grade journal, Today is the month of Thanksgiving. Brief Book Summary: Junie B. Jones is in her classroom, and its almost Thanksgiving. The story starts off with the class brainstorming a huge list of what they’re thankful for. The kids focus on the prize they will receive if they write the best list. They also want to win the contest because a first grade class has never won it before. Their teacher tries to tell them that the importance of writing the list isn’t about the prize, but it’s about taking the time to celebrate what your’re thankful for. At the end of the book Junie B’s classroom does end up winning the contest. For their prize they won a blue ribbon and a pumpkin pie. They all think the pumpkin pie will be really gross since it was made by the school lunch lady, but they all end up really liking it. Professional Recommendation/ Review 1: Kirkus Review- It’s bound to be a special Thanksgiving feast when Junie B. and her classmates are celebrating. The school is holding a Thankful Contest, and the very patient Mr. Scary thinks his class is the one to win it. He calls them, “definitely the most creative first graders I’ve ever had.” When the class puts together a list on the board, he has second thoughts. Canned cranberry jelly, exploding biscuits, "Nipsy Doodles," rainbow sprinkles and especially item number five (toilet paper) have Mr. Scary frowning his eyebrows. While the class discussion of freedom (and why none of the first graders has it) is worth the price of admission, the rest of the story bounces from one out-of-control episode to another. While Junie B. still has her own irrepressible voice and worldview, it’s hard to believe that she is still using baby talk (bestest, hottish, sweatish) after 1 1/2 years in school and even harder to believe that nemesis May would engage in rough pretend play (with a stuffed elephant, no less) in November of first grade. It would have been fun to see Junie B. debunk some of the traditional Thanksgiving rituals: the questionable friendship feast, the silly Pilgrim costumes and the use of the word “Indian” (by the teacher). Junie B. still brings a smile, but sometimes it’s an uncomfortable one. Professional Recommendation/ Review 2: Enid Portnoy (Children's Literature)- Here is another funny adventure with Junie B. Jones at Thanksgiving time. She is a favorite children s book character whose author knows how to tickle everyone s funny bone, and a few other giggle spots as well. This book finds Junie working hard in school to make a list of things for which she is grateful. Mr. Scary, Junie s teacher says if classmates in Room One create a good list together they may be able to win the school contest. It doesn t take long to discover that that not everyone agrees on items to be included. For example: is toilet paper a good item to be grateful for? How about a new T shirt? Each chapter brings with it new issues. Junie B. has a hard time trying to accept some decisions and the people who suggest them, especially when she feels grouchy. When the class list is completed, families of Room One children come to school to see costumed young Pilgrims and Native Americans celebrate their program version of the very first Thanksgiving together. Of course Junie can t wait to see if Room One is declared the school contest winner. Whether the book is read aloud or independently by a child, the familiar and large drawings in some chapters will clearly display the emotions of Junie and her friends. There is always plenty of excitement when Junie B. Jones is around. Even the turkey can t help but smile. Response to Two Professional Reviews: The first review confused me a little bit because it was almost like Kirkus Reviews was writing a summary of the book instead of just starting off by reviewing it. I really enjoyed Enid’s review because he talks about how funny and fun the book was overall. I agree that Junie B. is such a quirky character who will always make you laugh by the noises or things she does in the classroom. Evaluation of Literary Elements: There’s a lot happening in the plot, but all the events occur in the same setting throughout the book. The tone of this book is very humorous and joyful, and the characters have a positive attitude throughout the book most of the time. The author uses a unique narrative structure as parts of the story are in journal-like writing that’s supposed to represent Junie’s writing. The other parts of the book are in regular, printed text. Consideration of Instructional Application: For some of the Junie B. books I would just place them in my classroom for kids to read for their own enjoyment. However, for this one since it talks a lot about Thanksgiving I would consider having the class read it during the time of Thanksgiving. I think it teaches a really good lesson about what Thanksgiving is really about (being thankful for what you have). I love books that are fun for kids to read but also contains something they can learn and that’s exactly what this book does.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kaela Huber

    Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) by Barbara Park Summarize the book oThis book is about the first-grade class of Room One. Junie B. Jones is who is telling the story and she is one of the students in the class. It is the week leading up to Thanksgiving and the class is making lists of what they are thankful for. The teacher, Mr. Scary, did not understand the list that the students were having him write down. One of the other students, May, told Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) by Barbara Park •Summarize the book oThis book is about the first-grade class of Room One. Junie B. Jones is who is telling the story and she is one of the students in the class. It is the week leading up to Thanksgiving and the class is making lists of what they are thankful for. The teacher, Mr. Scary, did not understand the list that the students were having him write down. One of the other students, May, told the class that her mom made a list that would be a for sure win for the school prize. None of the other classmates liked that idea and they continued with their random list. During one of the days, the students in Room One had their parents come in and enjoy Room One’s Thanksgiving Meal. •Identify the characteristics from the text that support the specific genre oSome characteristics that support this genre is anything from the book could happen in any first-grade classroom. There can be children running around the classroom chasing each other with their stuffed elephants; there could be a contest for the best Thankful List; or there could be students who do not get a long but still figure out how to work together. •Identify specific concepts that could be integrated into the classroom. oJunie B. Jones books are a series that teach students in the elementary level different lessons at different parts of the year or years. This one teaches how students can be thankful for the same things regardless if they are friends or not or if they are from the same social class or not. •Provide any other suggestions that would be useful regarding literary content, reading level, ways to use your choices to embed writing. oI would use this book as a read aloud. I would have the students sit and listen to the book as I read it to them. I would include writing with this book by having the students also write down a Thankful List, like the students in Room One did in the book.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Taylor Cox

    As one of the most beloved and relatable characters of a children book series, you can never go wrong with any Junie B. Jones book. In this book, we follow the spunky Junie B. on the adventurers of her everyday life. This is just like all the other books except it is a special season in this story. This time around it is Thanksgiving! Junie B. is looking forward to all of the typical activities that take place this time of year: turkey drawing, learning about Pilgrims and Indians, and all of the As one of the most beloved and relatable characters of a children book series, you can never go wrong with any Junie B. Jones book. In this book, we follow the spunky Junie B. on the adventurers of her everyday life. This is just like all the other books except it is a special season in this story. This time around it is Thanksgiving! Junie B. is looking forward to all of the typical activities that take place this time of year: turkey drawing, learning about Pilgrims and Indians, and all of the other fun things that take place. However, Room One has decided to have a small contest. The contest is to see what class can come up with the best "Thankful" list. The students must come up with things they are the most thankful for and put them on this list, the class with the best list will win the contest! The best part is the first place prize. The spectacular first place winner will get a homemade pumpkin pie, made by the "beloved" lunch lady. Because this is Junie B. Jones we are dealing with, we can be sure that not everything will go as smoothly as it seems, but at least we know it will be entertaining. This book can be used in Kindergarten classrooms during the month of November. it is an easy circle time read that helps teach students bout Thanksgiving, helps integrate other lesson topics, and also starts introducing them to chapter books. It can also be read to 1st grade students to help introduce lessons such as "Thankful for" lists and even creative writing. You can also use it to help make prediction. After reading chapter to the class, talk to them about what you read. Have them make a prediction about what may happen in the next chapter based off of what you just read and perhaps what the title of the next chapter is.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Sund

    I wish they would do Junie B books for adults. "Junie B., Adult: What to Expect when you were NOT expecting this situation!", "Junie B., Adult: On Account of I Need to Pay My Bills", "Junie B., Adult: Ikea Nightmare". Felicity has loved Junie B Jones for a long time, but we recently discovered they have some of the audiobooks at the library. This one was especially funny. Jeff and I couldn't stop laughing and the goofy things these kids say, and Felicity had the chance to 1) think about being I wish they would do Junie B books for adults. "Junie B., Adult: What to Expect when you were NOT expecting this situation!", "Junie B., Adult: On Account of I Need to Pay My Bills", "Junie B., Adult: Ikea Nightmare". Felicity has loved Junie B Jones for a long time, but we recently discovered they have some of the audiobooks at the library. This one was especially funny. Jeff and I couldn't stop laughing and the goofy things these kids say, and Felicity had the chance to 1) think about being thankful, 2) find out what "exploding biscuits are. PS: This book unfortunately had the kids dress up as Pilgrims and "Native American Indian Girls", but it isn't the focal point of the story. I wish there was a magic way to edit that out of older stories, although this is pretty innocuous.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sophie Duncan

    Junie B. Jones books are books that I have always loved and read growing up. The #28 book in the series, Room One is getting ready to have their very own Thanksgiving meal! There is even a contest in the book between classes to see which class can come up with the best list of things they may be thankful for. What makes this contest so fun for everyone is because the winning class gets their very own pumpkin pie. Junie B. is having a hard time finding things that she is thankful for during Junie B. Jones books are books that I have always loved and read growing up. The #28 book in the series, Room One is getting ready to have their very own Thanksgiving meal! There is even a contest in the book between classes to see which class can come up with the best list of things they may be thankful for. What makes this contest so fun for everyone is because the winning class gets their very own pumpkin pie. Junie B. is having a hard time finding things that she is thankful for during Turkey Day. The Junie B. Jones books are great for any student but I would especially recommend them for elementary grades. There are so many different relatable books in the whole series that many students can find at least one of the books that students can relate to their own lives.

  23. 5 out of 5

    P.D. Pabst

    My 6YO grandson brought this home from school and he and I took turns reading pages. It was an easy read for first graders and made my grandson laugh. Sometimes the misuse of language bothered me in the narration, rather than it being dialogue, as this IS how first graders speak sometimes. But I made sure my grandson new it wasn't correct grammar and all was well in the world. LoL He said it was the second Junie B Jones book he'd read. The first only had about 8 chapters and he was worried My 6YO grandson brought this home from school and he and I took turns reading pages. It was an easy read for first graders and made my grandson laugh. Sometimes the misuse of language bothered me in the narration, rather than it being dialogue, as this IS how first graders speak sometimes. But I made sure my grandson new it wasn't correct grammar and all was well in the world. LoL He said it was the second Junie B Jones book he'd read. The first only had about 8 chapters and he was worried because this one had 12 chapters. He found the read was fast and couldn't wait to get another Junie B Jones book at his school library.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Joel K

    My children were introduced to Junie B. Jones via a birthday gift. We started with the first grade set and we were all charmed by the livlieness, the quirkiness, the sincerity of this character. This is one of the few series/books I have read to my children that I am enjoying as much as they are. This particular book though - the Thanksgiving episode - is one of my favorite books I have read in a long time, adult or child. I was enjoying myself too much to be surprised at how eager I was for the My children were introduced to Junie B. Jones via a birthday gift. We started with the first grade set and we were all charmed by the livlieness, the quirkiness, the sincerity of this character. This is one of the few series/books I have read to my children that I am enjoying as much as they are. This particular book though - the Thanksgiving episode - is one of my favorite books I have read in a long time, adult or child. I was enjoying myself too much to be surprised at how eager I was for the next opportunity to sit down and read a chapter. I know Junie B. Jones is a bit gimmicky, but I adore her anyway. And this book is Junie B. perfection.

  25. 5 out of 5

    A.

    What can you say about a Junie B. Jones book that hasnt already been said? In this book, Junie B. and her class have to come up with a list of things theyre thankful for. But theyre having a bit of trouble, especially when they learn that first prize is something that makes them all vomit. Junie B. is funny as ever, although she was perhaps a bit more ill-humored than usual in this one. But shes lovable all the same, and her friends (and Tattletale May) are hilarious. This is a nice book for a What can you say about a Junie B. Jones book that hasn’t already been said? In this book, Junie B. and her class have to come up with a list of things they’re thankful for. But they’re having a bit of trouble, especially when they learn that first prize is something that makes them all vomit. Junie B. is funny as ever, although she was perhaps a bit more ill-humored than usual in this one. But she’s lovable all the same, and her friends (and Tattletale May) are hilarious. This is a nice book for a light, laughable afternoon read.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Evelynn

    *Note: This is a review of the entire series as a whole because I feel the same about each book.* Quite honestly, I think this should be one of the first chapter books you let your kids read. Sure, the grammar is a little off at times (it's a small child, come on!) and the subject matter can get a little crazy (Once again, it's a small child!) these books are entertaining and easy to read for your little readers! My cousin who is 6 LOVES these books, and when I was little I loved them too. *Note: This is a review of the entire series as a whole because I feel the same about each book.* Quite honestly, I think this should be one of the first chapter books you let your kids read. Sure, the grammar is a little off at times (it's a small child, come on!) and the subject matter can get a little crazy (Once again, it's a small child!) these books are entertaining and easy to read for your little readers! My cousin who is 6 LOVES these books, and when I was little I loved them too. Overall a cute and funny series for your beginning reader!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Sheri S.

    Junie B. and her classmates are learning what it means to be thankful and are working on a class assignment to come up with a thankful list. The students come up with some pretty interesting items to put on their list. The book is humorous and typical of the Junie B. series. My kids and I laughed at various points and I cringed at some of Junie's words and actions. Overall, I thought this was a fun book but not one of the best Junie B. books.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Unwisely

    OK, I am not the intended audience for this book (I needed a book "recommended by a young person", and every young person I know shrugged and said they didn't read books. Or was straight up incoherent - I didn't have a translator for that 6 year old. I was about to try asking the pre-verbal tots, but I got a reference librarian to tell me what her kids liked.) It did evoke elementary school rather more vividly than I thought my memories could manage.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kaye

    Junie B.'s 28th adventure. A hilarious and honest look at preparing a Thankful list for her first grade class. The prize for the best list is a pumpkin pie that no one wants. Read to 1st graders who laughed, throughout.

  30. 4 out of 5

    hrh

    Fun kids book that takes place entirely in a first-grade school classroom. Quick chapter book reading that will keep 6- to 9-year-olds' interest. Enjoyed reading with my 9-year-old niece in just over a day. :)

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