Barbara Park Books In Order

Don’t Make Me Smile Books In Publication Order

  1. Don’t Make Me Smile (1981)
  2. My Mother Got Married (1989)

Skinnybones Books In Publication Order

  1. Skinnybones (1982)
  2. Almost Starring Skinnybones (1988)

Geek Chronicles Books In Publication Order

  1. Maxie, Rosie, and Earl- Partners In Grime (1990)
  2. Rosie Swanson (1991)
  3. Dear God, Help!!! Love, Earl (1993)

Junie B. Jones Books In Publication Order

  1. Junie B. Jones and theStupid Smelly Bus (1992)
  2. Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business (1993)
  3. Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth (1993)
  4. Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying (1994)
  5. Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake (1995)
  6. Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim’s Birthday (1996)
  7. Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren (1996)
  8. Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed (1997)
  9. Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal (1997)
  10. Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook (1997)
  11. Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy (1998)
  12. Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy (1998)
  13. Junie B. Jones Isa Flower Girl (1999)
  14. Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime (1999)
  15. Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket (2000)
  16. Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day (2001)
  17. Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl (2001)
  18. Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (2012)

Junie B., First Grader Books In Publication Order

  1. Junie B., First Grader (at Last!) (2001)
  2. Boss of Lunch (2002)
  3. Toothless Wonder (2002)
  4. Cheater Pants (2003)
  5. One-Man Band (2003)
  6. Shipwrecked (2004)
  7. Boo…and I Mean it! (2004)
  8. Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (2005)
  9. Aloha-ha-ha! (2006)
  10. Dumb Bunny (2007)
  11. Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School (2009)
  12. Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff) (2012)

Junie B. Jones Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Top-Secret Personal Beeswax (2003)
  2. Junie B.’s These Puzzles Hurt My Brain! Book (2011)
  3. Junie B. My Valentime (2013)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Operation (1982)
  2. Beanpole (1983)
  3. Buddies (1985)
  4. The Kid in the Red Jacket (1987)
  5. Mick Harte Was Here (1995)
  6. Psssst!It’s Me…the Bogeyman (1998)
  7. The Graduation of Jake Moon (2000)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. Funnyman and Other Plays (1990)

Picture Books In Publication Order

  1. Ma! There’s Nothing to Do Here!: A Word from Your Baby-in-Waiting (2008)
  2. The Adventures of Lily Leaf (2011)

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Geek Chronicles Book Covers

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Barbara Park Books Overview

Don’t Make Me Smile

‘Don’t even try to make me smile about this,’ Charlie Hickle warns his parents. They’ve just dropped a major bombshell: They’re getting a divorce and they expect him to be happy for them! Well, Charlie has some big news for Mom and Dad: he’s not going to let them get away with this! Instead of being cheerful, he launches a campaign to show them how he really feels. He refuses to eat this mother’s cooking. He causes trouble in school. He makes nasty remarks about his father’s shabby new apartment. But no matter what he does, his parents just don’t seem to get the picture. Isn’t it obvious they’re ruining his life?

My Mother Got Married

‘Having divorced parents was bad enough, but then Charles’ mother marries Ben. Ben’s two children move in, and Charles has to share his bedroom with five year old Thomas. Charles’ reflections on his situation, told in perceptive contemporary language, are laced with humor and emotion. At times both funny and touching, this sequel to Don’t Make Me Smile paints a realistic picture of life in a blended family.’ School Library Journal. Reading level: 4.8.


Play Ball???’I’ve played Little League baseball for six years now. But to tell you the truth, I’m not exactly what you’d call a real good athlete. Actually, I’m not even real okay. Basically, what I’m trying to say here is, I stink.’For the smallest kid on the baseball team, Alex ‘Skinnybones‘ Frankovitch has a major league bigmouth! But even Alex knows he’s gone too far when he brags his way into a pitching contest with T.J. Stoner, the best baseball player and biggest creep in the entire school. What a mistake! This might be one mess that not even Alex can talk his way out of

Almost Starring Skinnybones

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Twelve year old, wise cracking shrimp Alex ”Skinnybones” Frankovitch is delighted when he wins a part in a television commercial, until his classmates begin to poke fun at him and he finds himself miscast in the class play.

Rosie Swanson

Rosie Swanson–tattletale queen of the fourth grade and not exactly what

you’d call popular–is running for class president. Tired of being picked on

and pushed around, she’s ready to run the show. ‘Park, as usual, is right on

target with kids’ problems, and Rosie learns some pretty tough things about

friendship and popularity. With thoroughly believable characters and plenty of

laugh-out-loud lines, her experience makes for a very good read.’–Booklist.

Dear God, Help!!! Love, Earl

THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Tired of being picked on and of having to pay protection money to Eddie McPhee, the school bully, wimpy Earl Wilbur and his friends, Maxie and Rosie, come up with an ingenious scheme to seek

Junie B. Jones and theStupid Smelly Bus

Illus. in black and white . Meet Junie B. who tells in her own words the hilarious story of how she gets locked in school after her first day of kindergarten. ‘It’s hard for anyone to resist Junie B.’ Booklist. ‘It’s a real hoot!’ School Library Journal. ‘A genuinely funny, easily read story.’ Kirkus. From the Hardcover Library Binding edition.

Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business

It’s pooey on B A B I E S until Junie B. finds out that her new dumb old baby brother is a big fat deal. Her two bestest friends are giving her everything they own just to see him. And guess what else? Maybe she can bring him to school on Pet Day.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth

Junie B. Jones is better than ever in this brand new set that teams up the original book with its very own CD. Kids can listen to the CD as they read along in the book. So join the world’s funniest kindergartner for a jillion laughs!

Sometimes life is P.U. Junie B. s having a rough week. First she got punishment for shooting her mouth off in kindergarten. And now she s in big trouble again! Cause Monday is Job Day, and Junie B. told her class that she s got the bestest job of all. Only, what the heck is it?

Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying

Junie B. is the bestest spier in the whole world. That’s ’cause she has sneaky feet. And her nose doesn’t whistle when she breathes. But guess what? Junie B. might be real sneaky and real peeky, but when she spies on her teacher, she could get into real trouble! Spanish title: Junie B Jones espia un poquirritin Junie B. es la mejor espia del mundo mundial. Eso es porque es sigilosa. Y su nariz no silba cuando respira. Pero sabes que? Que Junie B. podra ser sigilosa y observadora, pero cuando espia a su maestro, se mete en un problema muy grande!

Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake

Junie B. is having a run of bad luck, losing every game at the school

carnival. When she finally wins the Cake Walk on her last ticket, she chooses

a fruitcake as her prize. But who in the heck knew that sparkly foil wrapped

fruitcake was really a lethal weapon in disguise? ‘The innocent first person

narrative will make lower school readers laugh out loud at her

mispronunciations as they recognize their own confusion and

failure.’ Booklist

Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim’s Birthday

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. For beginning chapter book readers, Junie B. Jones always saves the day. Junie B.’s inimitable style wins her friends and fans everywhere. Denise Brunkus’s comical, expressive drawings capture all the joys and foibles of kindergarten life.

Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren

There’s a new boy in kindergarten, and guess what? He’s the handsomest guy Junie B. has ever seen. She and Lucille and that Grace all want him for a boyfriend. Only, he thinks Junie B. is a nutball. Just ’cause she couldn’t stop laughing and rolling. So how is she supposed to get that boy to love her?

Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed

Ages 9 12. it was picture day in room nine. and paulie allen puffer has convinced junie b. that there is a monster under everybody’s bed.’why do you think that mommy’s and daddy’s sleep together? to keep each other safe from the monster!’ paulie allen puffer finally convinced junie b. then to top it off, her best friend, that grace, told her that there really was a monster under her bed! so junie b. decided that her mom could bash it on the head. but when her mom got home she said that there was no such thing as a monster and that she wouldn’t bash the monster over the head with the broom. the next day that grace told her that her mom got rid of her monster. she sucked it up in the vacuum cleaner, and then she put the vacuum bag with the monster in it and she compacted it!

Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal

Lucille is having a sleepover party, and Junie B. Jones can’t wait! That’s

because Lucille lives in her richie nanna’s big giant house. But before Mother

and Daddy will let her go, Junie B. has to learn all the rules of spending the

night. Like no running. And no head-butting. And no talking back to the nanna.

Only, what kind of dull party is that? Surely Junie B. will find some

way to make things interesting…

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

A terrible thing happened to Junie B. Jones! And it’s called someone took her new black furry mittens! And they kept them! They didn’t even put them in the Lost and Found at school. So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen on the floor, she should be allowed to keep it, too. Right? That’s fair. Right? Right?

Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy

There’s going to be a Pet Day at school only the rule is No Dogs! And that’s the only kind of pet Junie B. has! If Mother won’t let her get a new pet, then Junie B. will have to take matters into her own hands. Maybe a jar of ants? Or a wiggly worm? Or could it be something even better? The world’s funniest kindergartner is back in her twelfth book!

Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy

What’s the bestest job ever? A beauty shop guy, that’s what! And Junie B. Jones is going to be one when she grows up. But first she needs a little practice. And a few volunteers. Like her bunny slippers. And her dog. And maybe even…
herself? Is Junie B. on her way to a great new career? Or is she about to have the worst hair day ever?

Junie B. Jones Isa Flower Girl

Junie B. is a very grown up little lady. So how come everyone treats her like a baby? It’s not fair. But Junie B. knows just how to fix the situation. Her aunt Flo is getting married. What a perfect chance for Junie B. to show everyone how grown up she is! Too bad she wasn’t picked to be the flower girl in the wedding so she could really show off. But surely Junie B. can still find some way to get everyone’s attention.

Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime

It’s a mushy gushy mystery!Hurray! February 14 Valentime’s Day, as June B. calls it is just around the corner. Junie B. can’t wait to see all the valentimes she’ll get. But she never expected a big, mushy card from a secret admirer! Who is this secret mystery guy, anyway? Junie B. is determined to find out!From the Trade Paperback edition.

Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket

The world’s funniest kindergartner is back, in her 15th book!It’s almost the end of the school year, and Room Nine is taking a field trip to a farm! There’s lots of fun farm stuff there. Like a real actual barn. And a real actual farmer. There’s even real alive animals you can pet! Only, where’s the gift shop? That’s what Junie B. Jones would like to know. Surely no one would want Junie B. to go home empty handed…

Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day

Afternoon kindergarten is having a field day, and Junie B. Jones is team captain! Only, here’s the problem. Room Eight keeps on winning too many events. And so how will Room Nine ever become the kindergarten champions? As Captain Field Day, will Junie B. find a way to lead her team to victory? Or will it be up to someone else to save the day?

Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl

It’s kindergarten graduation!All the children in Room Nine are excited when they get their bright white graduation gowns. Mrs. says to keep them in their boxes until the big day. But Junie B. Jones just can’t help herself. Then uh oh! an accident happens! Can Junie B. find a way to fix things? Or will graduation be a spotty dotty disaster?From the Trade Paperback edition.

Junie B., First Grader (at Last!)

A Junie B. Jones Book, 18Hurray, hurray for a brand new school year!Only, for Junie B. Jones, things are not actually that pleasant. Cause first grade means having to get used to a whole new classroom. And a whole new teacher. And a whole new bunch of strange children. But here’s the worst thing of all: when Junie B. tries to read words on the chalkboard, she can t seem to see what everyone else is seeing! Is itpossible she might actually end up wearing glas*ses?

Boss of Lunch

A Junie B. Jones Book, 19

Something very wonderful is happening to Junie B. Jones. And it’s called hurray, hurray! she s getting to be a professional lunch lady! And that means hanging out with Mrs. Gutzman in the cafeteria. And standing behind the counter. And even wearing a real actual hair net! Who knows? Pretty soon she could be the boss of the whole entire lunch operation!

Toothless Wonder

It’s a looth tooth!One of Junie B. Jones s top front teeth is loose! Only Junie B. is not that thrilled about this development. Because what if she looks like toothless Uncle Lou? And even worse…
what s all this tooth fairy business? Like, who is this woman, really? And what does she do with all those used teeth? So many questions, so little time. From the Hardcover edition.

Cheater Pants

One Man BandGo Room One! It’s time for the first grade kickball tournament! Only, here s the problem. Junie B. has hurt her big piggy toe and she can t play on the team. So, now what? She definitely doesn t want to be a cheerleader. But wait! Maybe she could be in Sheldon s halftime show! Then all eyes would be on her! And she would be the star! Hurray! Hurray! Junie B…
. in the spotlight. What could possibly go wrong?Cheater PantsJunie B. Jones 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?

One-Man Band

Go Room One! It’s time for the first grade kickball tournament! Only, here s the problem. Junie B. has hurt her big piggy toe and she can t play on the team. So, now what? She definitely doesn t want to be a cheerleader. But wait! Maybe she could be in Sheldon s halftime show! Then all eyes would be on her! And she would be the star! Hurray! Hurray! Junie B…
. in the spotlight. What could possibly go wrong?From the Hardcover edition.


Ship Ahoy!

Room One is putting on a play. And guess what? It’s about explorers looking for the New World! And there s ships and sea captains and everything! Plus here s the bestest news of all Junie B. Jones thinks she might be the star of the whole entire production! Only, sailing the ocean blue is not as easy as it looks, apparently. Cause problems keep on happening. Like the actors keep catching the flu. And bossy May keeps trying to take over the show.

Can this play be saved? Will the ships ever get to land? Or is Room One in for a disaster at sea that they will never forget?

From the Hardcover edition.

Boo…and I Mean it!

Halloween with Junie B. has got to be a scream! Get ready for a Halloweenie adventure with the world’s funniest first grader!

Despite Junie B. s ascent to the rigors of first grade, Park s feisty, funny hero*ine retains her trademark use of language, mirthful malapropisms, and essential larger than life personality. Kirkus Reviews

First grade offers a whole year of exciting possibilities for Junie B…
. As always, Park is in touch with what kids know and how they feel. School Library Journal

From the Hardcover edition.

Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

It’s holiday time, and Room One is doing lots of fun things to celebrate.
Like making elf costumes! And singing joyful songs! Only, how can Junie B. enjoy the festivities when Tattletale May keeps ruining her holiday glee? And here is the worst part of all! When everyone picks names for Secret Santa, Junie B. gets stuck with Tattletale you know who! It s enough to fizzle your holiday spirit! Hmm…
or is it? Maybe, just maybe, a Secret Santa gift is the perfect opportunity to give May exactly what she deserves.


It’s a week in Pair o Dice!

Junie B. and her family are going on a vacation to Hawaii! And ha! Mr. Scary is giving Junie a real, actual camera to keep a photo journal of her trip! But taking good vacation pictures is not always easy. Cause what if your airplane is full of grouchy ladies? And what if there is an unfortunate inner tube incident at the swimming pool? And, oh my! Let s not even mention what happens if a tropical bird gets tangled in your hair! Will Junie B. s vacation end up picture perfect? Or will her trip to Hawaii be aloha horrible?

Dumb Bunny

It’s an Easter Egg stravaganza!Lucille is having an Easter Egg Hunt at her rich expensive mansion! And guess what? The winner gets a play date to swim in Lucille’s heated indoor swimming pool! Only, here is the problem. How did Junie B. get stuck wearing a big Dumb Bunny suit? And how can she possibly find eggs when she keeps tripping over her huge big rabbit feet? Being a Dumb Bunny is definitely not as easy as it looks. Will Junie B. end up with egg on her face? Or will the day deliver some very uneggspected results?From the Hardcover edition.

Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School

Junie B. Jones is back and better than everwith a must have Survival Guide!Hello, school children! Hello! Hello! It’s me…
Junie B., First Grader!I have been going to school for over one and a half entire years now. And I have learned a jillion things that will help you survive at that place. And guess what? Now I am going to pass this information on to y o u!!! I wrote it all down in my brand new book!Here is some of the stuff I wrote about:Bus rules, carpools, how to stay out of trouble possibly, homework, fun work, water fountains, friends plus children you may not actually care for. All the helpful hints and drawings are done by me, Junie B. Jones! Plus also, there are stickers and pages for you to write in! This thing is a hoot, I tell you!

Top-Secret Personal Beeswax

Wowie, wow, wow! It’s Junie B. Jones s top secret, personal beeswax! This hilarious companion to the best selling series features Junie s own original writings along with drawings, stickers, and lots of blank pages with creative prompts designed to get kids drawing and writing about their own top secret, personal beeswax. Kids will love getting to know Junie up close in this fun, interactive writing format.


‘Sure to delight kids, this is the story of 10-year-old Oscar and his plan to get rid of his pesky younger brother, ‘the chump.’ Oscar’s ingenious eight-step plan involves an elderly neighbor couple and Oscar’s supposedly destitute father. Kids might see the punch line coming, but they’ll be laughing out loud all the way there.’–Booklist. Reading level: 5.0.


Thirteen year old Lillian, miserable about being a ‘Beanpole‘ and a loser, stops feeling sorry for herself when she learns the difference between a loser and a winner.

The Kid in the Red Jacket

‘Ten year old Howard Jeeter’s life is temporarily destroyed by a cross country move. His first contact in Massachusetts is Molly, an intrusive first grader, whose attempts to be friendly drive Howard to distraction. Park writes in a witty and bittersweet style about the awkward, super sensitive age of early adolescence; her humor reflects and sharpens the sensibilities of her readers in the areas of family and friend relationships. Another first rate addition to the middle grade popular reading shelf.’ starred School Library Journal. Reading level: 4.5.

Mick Harte Was Here

From Publishers Weekly ‘I don’t want to make you cry. I just want to tell you about Mick. But I thought you should know right up front that he’s not here anymore. I just thought that would be fair.’ Phoebe, the eighth grade narrator of Park’s Buddies; Don’t Make Me Smile heart wrenching novel, weaves together diverting anecdotes about her endearingly eccentric brother with her reactions, and those of her parents, to his death in a bicycle accident at the age of 12. The genius of this novel is Park’s ability to make the events excruciatingly real while entirely avoiding the mawkish; likable Phoebe’s frank, at times even funny narration will leave readers feeling as though they’ve known the girl and Mick for a very long time. Park’s ability to convey so affectingly both the individual and collective pain of this family’s members is remarkable. She focuses on small moments the father closing the door to Mick’s room upon returning from the hospital; the mother covering her ears because she cannot bear Phoebe’s talk about her brother. But the novel has another crucial dimension in that it stresses the importance of wearing bike helmets. Midway through the story, in response to Phoebe’s misplaced sense of guilt, Phoebe’s father introduces the subject: ‘He heaved a God awful sigh and whispered, ‘If only I had made him wear his helmet.” The message is skillfully reprised toward the conclusion, in a powerful scene in which Phoebe overcomes her own pain and anger to participate in a school assembly on bicycle safety. An author’s note at the end reinforces the message. To Park’s great credit, the lesson never dominates the story reads not as a cautionary tale, but as a full fledged and fully convincing drama. Ages 8 12. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Psssst!It’s Me…the Bogeyman

It’s the Bogeyman, and he’s stew spewin’, gravel chewin’ mad. He’s tired of all the nonsense people say about him. He doesn’t say BOO that’s a baby word. He doesn’t want to get ya if he got ya, what would he do with ya? His job is to scare you, and he’s very good at it unless you happen to know the secret that will send the Bogeyman scrambling in terror to someone else’s bedroom.

The Graduation of Jake Moon

Life hasn’t been the same for Jake Moon since his grandfather, Skelly, got Alzheimer’s disease. At first Jake thought, no big deal, it was just a disease that made old people forget where they put their car keys. But he was wrong. It is a big deal. A very big deal. For one thing, he can’t invite friends over because Skelly might do something embarrassing like tell them to zipper their ‘briskets,’ or Jake might reach into the freezer for a can of frozen orange juice and find Skelly’s frozen pajamas there instead. He used to love spending time with his grandfather…
but now he is mostly stuck fastening the Velcro on Skelly’s sneakers, or wiping rice off his chin. It’s like all of a sudden he’s the grown up, and Skelly’s the kid. How can the one person Jake could always count on be fading as fast as well, as the moon. Barbara Park, one of today’s most popular and versatile authors, has created a funny, honest, and unforgettable portrait of a boy struggling to understand this debilitating disease and graduate to a more sympathetic and accepting relationship with his beloved grandfather.

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