Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (Junie B. Jones, No. 1)

Book 1 of 28 in the Junie B. Jones Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades K - 3Grades 1 - 3M2.96570
Barbara Park’s #1 New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty years. Over 60 million copies in print and now with a bright new look for a new generation!

Meet Junie B. Jones! The B. Stands for Beatrice. Except Junie B. doesn’t like Beatrice. She just likes B and that’s all. It’s the first day of kindergarten. But Junie B. did not like riding the bus to school. Only guess what? Junie B. is an excellent hider. So, at the end of the day—when everyone lines up to go—home . . . Junie B. doesn’t.

Now, for the first time ever, the book that started it all, Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, is available in a full-color jacketed hardcover edition. With original, never before seen material—including full color artwork, photographs, a behind the scene peek at illustrator Denise Brunkus’s sketch pad, and a conversation between Barbara Park and Junie B. Jones herself—this special collector's edition is a treat for both new readers and Junie B. fans of all ages! Perfect for holiday, birthday, back to school, kindergarten graduation, and teacher gifts!

USA Today :
“Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set.”

Publishers 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 :
“Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty.”
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published on April 24, 2012 by Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0375868410
ISBN-13: 9780375868412
59 Book Reviews
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  • jeffyFriday, November 30, 2018 at 7:58 am
    cool deal
    • trashketballTuesday, February 27, 2018 at 12:21 pm
      i loved this book but i would wonder what her faverote songs
      • Laila Monday, October 17, 2016 at 9:49 am
        I think 1st and 2nd graders should read the whole book:Junie B. Jones and the stupid smelly bus. Because it is a good book for kids to learn a life long lesson.I like this book because she doesn't want to ride the bus home.Because her friends told her that people would pour chocolate milk on her head .
        • morr3rd
          morr3rdMonday, May 9, 2016 at 9:56 am55 stars
          This book is about a girl named Junie B Jones and she hates to take the bus. She also loves the color red. But she does not like the color yellow. She says its the color of the stupid smelly bus. She loves Band-Aids to. I would recommend this book because its supper silly and she's a fun character to read about .Junie is very weird but I love how she always gets her grammar wrong. This was a great book.
          • socutesome
            socutesomeSaturday, January 30, 2016 at 9:34 am
            it is a good second grade book
            • mal45601
              mal45601Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 6:21 am
              this is a good book to read it about a little girl
              • dazzle14Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm
                Happy 23th anniversary of JUNIE B.JONES!!!
                • silverize1
                  silverize1Monday, September 21, 2015 at 12:38 pm55 stars
                  I loved this book because Junie B. was funny. I love Junie B. because she was my favorite actor. This book made me want to ride a bus to school because I've never been on one before.
                  • 15at
                    15atThursday, September 17, 2015 at 9:57 am44 stars
                    This is a Great book If you have a littler Sibling (sister or brother) And I bet they will love these Books.
                    • 18sz
                      18szThursday, September 17, 2015 at 9:57 am
                      i used to like junie b jones i read all of them and there were really good and kind of funny