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Authors: Barbara Park

Boss of Lunch

Hurray for Barbara Park
and the Junie B. Jones

“Park, one of the funniest writers around … brings her refreshing humor to the beginning chapter-book set.”


“Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—
reading—are lots of fun.”

Publishers Weekly

“Park is simply hilarious.”

—America Online's
The Book Report

“Junie B. is a darling of the young-reader set.”

USA Today

“Children's book star Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty.”


“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

“Sassy, hilarious, and insightful. Park obviously understands the passions and fears of first-graders.”


Laugh out loud with Junie B. Jones!

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 Valentime

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

Top-Secret Personal Beeswax: A Journal by Junie B. (and me!)

Check out Barbara Park's other great books, listed at the end of this book!

For cafeteria workers far and wide.
We love you guys!

I put down my pencil and looked all around.

Room One was still writing in their journals.

I smiled very sneaky.

Then I bent over in my chair real slow.

And I reached way down. And I lifted up the lid of my brand-new, shiny—


May is the tattletale girl who sits next to me.

I do not actually care for her.

My heart pounded very hard. I bent over even more. And I hid my head so my teacher couldn't see me.

Only I didn't do a good job of hiding, I guess. Because just then, I heard Mr. Scary's shoes walking toward me.

“Junie B.? Why is your lunch box open
again?” asked Mr. Scary. “Didn't I just speak to you about this a few minutes ago?”

I kept my head down and I looked at the floor. One of Mr. Scary's shoes started tapping at me.

Tappy shoes are not happy shoes, I think.

“Junie B.?” said Mr. Scary again. “Do you have a good reason for opening your lunch box again?”

I quick closed my eyes and tried to think of a good reason.

Mr. Scary's shoe tapped louder.

I opened my eyes and peeked at it.

And then, BINGO!

All of a sudden, a miracle happened!

One of my eyes saw my napkin in the corner of my lunch box … and a bright
idea popped right into my head!

I quick grabbed the napkin. And I started shining Mr. Scary's shoes!

“Look, Mr. Scary! Look! Here is my
good reason!” I said. “See me? Huh? I am shining your shoes with my napkin. See?”

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