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JUNIE B Book Giveaway

By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 at 1:22 pm in Books, Contest.

Junie B. Jones (courtesy RandomHouse) Every kindergarten and first grade parent knows Junie B. Jones, the excitable, freckled star of 27 beginning reader books. Now, Junie B. and her stupid, smelly bus – no, we’re not editorializing, that’s its name – are heading to a bookstore near you. And a trio of Junie B. books could be yours this week! Yep, we’re giving away copies of “First Grader (At Last),” “Graduation Girl” and “Monster Under her Bed” and all you have to do is click “comments” and tell us, who’s your favorite kid lit hero, male or female? (Congrats, by the way, to Katie, who won last week’s shark Slip ‘N Slide!)

As for the Stupid Smelly Bus Tour, featuring Junie, Mr. Woo and the famous “Big Pink Trunk of Junk,” here’s when it arrives…

The Storyteller hosts Junie B. at the Lafayette Community Center June 17 at 1:30 p.m.

Books Inc. hosts in Alameda later that day at 6:30 p.m.

Barnes & Noble does the honors in Walnut Creek on June 18 at 10 a.m., and at Stonestown the same day at 3:30 p.m.

And for non-Bay Area dates, just click here!

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  1. Cathy Says:

    Encyclopedia Brown!

  2. Elizabeth Says:

    Junie B is my favorite hero.

  3. Rachelle Goldenberg Says:

    I truly have to say my childhood hero (or maybe I should say anti-hero) is Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout, a character from a Shel Silverstein poem in “A Light in the Attic”.

    Why do I choose Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout, who would not take the garbage out? Because Mr. Shel Silverstein told me to remember her.

    By the time she decided to take the mountains and mountains of garbage out, it was too late…because as Shel Silverstein said…

    “The garbage reached across the state,
    From New York to the Golden Gate.
    And there, in the garbage she did hate,
    Poor Sarah met an awful fate,
    That I cannot now relate
    Because the hour is much too late.
    But children, remember Sarah Stout
    And always take the garbage out!”

  4. michelle rosborough Says:

    I love the Harry Potter books so Harry Potter

  5. Linda F Says:

    Encyclopedia Brown. I think I read all of the books.

  6. Allison Says:

    I think Junie B Jones books are terrible. They are the only series of books I forbid my daughters to read. Junie B is a mean, jealous, spiteful, girl with terrible grammer. Why would I want my daughters to learn from her? Kids should not read books with poor grammer when they are trying to learn proper grammer.

  7. Chelli Says:

    I just couldn’t pass up the faux pas of the last post.

    Seems strange to criticize GRAMMAR by mis-spelling the word itself.

    GRAMMAR not grammer.

  8. Kari Hulac Says:

    OMG. I feel the opposite. We love Junie B. in our house. At this point in my daughter’s reading career, it’s much more important for her to connect with real-life characters, and I love how real this character is..how imperfect she is, along with the age-appropriate depiction of how she speaks.

    Kids will learn all the grammar rules in due time. At this age they need just to learn to love reading and to see themselves depicted realistically, not as some cardboard cut-out Dick and Jane freaks.

  9. Belinda A. Says:

    Could only be Nancy Drew for me – my hero(ine!)!

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