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Title:
Junie B., first grader : turkeys we have loved and eaten (and other thankful stuff)
Other title(s):
Turkeys we have loved and eaten (and other thankful stuff)
ISBN:
9780375870637

9780375970634

9780375871153

9781480663503
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Random House, [2012]
Physical Description:
131 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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Number in series:
#28.
General Note:
"A Stepping Stone book."
Contents:
The contest -- Some thankfuls -- Thankful bags -- Diving -- Talking it over -- Something in common -- Stinky -- Three squeezes -- Socks and other surprises -- Naming stuff -- The feast -- Happy turkey day!
Summary:
To celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, Mr. Scary's first grade class prepares a Thankful List for the school contest, but Junie B. Jones finds it hard to be grateful for squash or Tattletale May.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader 2.9.

Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 2.0 152992.

Reading Counts RC 2.2 5.0 59336.
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Summary

Summary

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."


Author Notes

Barbara Park was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey on April 21, 1947. She spent her first two years of college at Rider University in New Jersey before receiving a B.S. degree from the University of Alabama.

She began writing children's books after she had children of her own. In a career that began in 1982, she published over 50 books including Don't Make Me Smile, Operation: Dump the Chump, Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here!, Skinnybones, and The Kid in the Red Jacket. She was best known for her 28-book Junie B. Jones series which was first published in 1992. She won seven Children's Choice Awards and four Parents' Choice Awards.

She helped found a charitable organization, Sisters in Survival, to raise money for women with ovarian cancer. She died from ovarian cancer on November 15, 2013 at the age of 66.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 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. (Fiction. 5-8)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.