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Authors: Barbara Park

Boss of Lunch

Hurray for Barbara Park
and the Junie B. Jones
®
books!

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


Booklist

“Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—
and
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.”


Time

“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.”


Booklist

Laugh out loud with Junie B. Jones!

  #1
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus

  #2
Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business

  #3
Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth

  #4
Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying

  #5
Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake

  #6
Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday

  #7
Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren

  #8
Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed

  #9
Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook

#10
Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal

#11
Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy

#12
Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy

#13
Junie B. Jones Is (almost) a Flower Girl

#14
Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime

#15
Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket

#16
Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day

#17
Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl

#18
Junie B., First Grader (at last!)

#19
Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch

#20
Junie B., First Grader: Toothless Wonder

#21
Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants

#22
Junie B., First Grader: One-Man Band

#23
Junie B., First Grader: Shipwrecked

#24
Junie B., First Grader: BOO

and I MEAN It!

#25
Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May.)

#26
Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha!

#27
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—

“LUNCH BOX!” hollered out May. “JUNIE JONES JUST OPENED HER LUNCH BOX AGAIN, MR. SCARY! AND YOU TOLD HER NOT TO DO THAT ANYMORE! REMEMBER?”

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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