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Title:
Junie B., first grader : cheater pants
Other title(s):
Cheater pants
ISBN:
9780375823015

9780375923012

9780375823022

9781606861868

9780613857130

9781415508053

9781448777020

9780606301862

9780439692496

9780439570879

9781424203574
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Random House, [2003]
Physical Description:
86 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Series title(s):
Number in series:
#21
General Note:
"A Stepping Stone Book."
Contents:
A+ May -- Weekend fun -- Twitching -- Cheater pants -- Note -- Tin can -- Pallies -- A+ us -- Sleeping on it.
Summary:
When her father will not let her stay up late to do her homework, first grader Junie B. copies a classmate's paper.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader 3.1.

Reading Counts 3-5 2.5 3.

Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 1 68705.
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Summary

Summary

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

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 21st Junie B. Jones book, Junie B. has all the answers when it comes to cheating. It's just plain wrong! But what about copying someone else's homework? That's not cheating, right? 'Cause homework isn't even a test! And speaking of tests . . . what if a friend shares an answer that you didn't even ask for? Sharing definitely isn't cheating . . . is it? Uh-oh. Maybe this cheating business is more complicated than Junie B. thought. Could she be a cheater pants and not even know it?

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 3

School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-4-In her fourth "First Grader" book, Junie B. grapples with the ethical issue of cheating and learns how to work collaboratively. She gets caught after she copies a homework assignment. Later, she and another student confess to cheating on a spelling test. Between these two episodes, Junie B. and three classmates have a great experience writing a cinquain poem on friendship. The story wraps up nicely with the protagonist getting support from her parents and a cinquain composed by her teacher, commending her on her honesty. This beginning chapter book is written in first-person narrative with occasional journal entries. Dollops of humor keep the plot from being heavy-handed. The adults and children are believably portrayed, and the comical drawings match the tone of the story.-Marilyn Ackerman, Brooklyn Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

Kindergarten Room Nine faces off against Room Eight on Field Day, with Junie B. Jones as its cutesy-obnoxious team captain. The condescending kindergarten-speak humor ("Oh no! My shoe flied right off my foot!") quickly becomes grating; the author throws in frequent winks over her protagonist's head. Caricature pencil sketches illustrate each chapter in this popular series. From HORN BOOK Spring 2004, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr. 1-2. No one wants to be a cheater pants, a nasty, rotten ratty pants, especially not first-grader Junie B. Jones. However, in the latest addition to Park's popular early chapter-book series, Junie B. is indeed guilty as charged. One day when she neglects to do her homework, she leans over to copy prissy, perfect, punctual May's paper. After being busted in an embarrassing fashion, Junie B. laments in her journal, I wish I could disappear into thin hair. Fortunately, with the help of her teacher, Mr. Scary, she learns her lesson: she wasn't borrowing May's homework, she was, in fact, cheating. Or was she? Park creates a wonderful classroom of distinct personalities, reflecting the best and most irksome parts of being a kid with equal aplomb. Junie B. is quite entertaining--if you can get used to the deliberately odd constructions such as I did a gasp at that thing. Brunkus' comical, distinctly Eloise-like pencil illustrations suit the precocious Junie B. to a T. --Karin Snelson Copyright 2003 Booklist