Sunday, November 17, 2013

Editorial: Death of Barbara Parks the creator of Junie B. Jones

The Beloved Author of Junie B. Jones died on Friday from Cancer.

 Barbara Park was the daughter of a merchant and a secretary, Doris and Brooke Tidswell. She grew up in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey. From 1965 to 1967, she attended Rider College, later finishing her B.S. in 1969 at the University of Alabama. She married Richard A. Park in 1969. She lived in Phoenix, Arizona for almost 30 years and had two sons, Steven and David. She was the author of the popular Junie B. Jones children's series. She won seven Children's Choice Awards, and four Parents' Choice Awards. She also wrote many middle grade novels, such as The Kid in the Red Jacket. Park died on November 15, 2013 at the age of 66 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.

Link to Article
Link  to Article of Her Passing

 List of Her Books:
Almost Starring Skinnybones
Beanpole Buddies
Dear God, Help!!!
Love, Earl Don't Make Me Smile
The Graduation of Jake Moon
The Kid in the Red Jacket
Maxie, Rosie, and Earl - Partners in Grime
Mick Harte Was Here
 My Mother Got Married (And Other Disasters)
Operation: Dump the Chump
Rosie Swanson: Fourth-Grade Geek for President

 Junie B. Jones Series:
 Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business
Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth
Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying
Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake
Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday
Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren
Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed
Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook
 Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal
Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy
 Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy
Junie B. Jones Is (Almost) a Flower Girl
Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine
 Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket
 Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day
Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl
Junie B., First Grader (at last!)
Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch
Junie B., First Grader: Toothless Wonder
Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants
Junie B., First Grader: One-Man Band
Junie B., First Grader: Shipwrecked
Junie B., First Grader: BOO...and I MEAN It!
Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May.)
 Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha!
 Junie B., First Grader: Dumb Bunny
Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten!(And Other Thankful Stuff)

3 shout outs:

TesserCT71 said...

awe, her books were great for the kids.. this is a sad sad loss..

Unknown said...

What a sad passing. She was a very talented author.

Paula said...

i bet my kids will be sad when they get home from school and find out she had passed what a fabulous author

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