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

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Barbara Park’s 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 the World’s Funniest First Grader—Junie B. Jones! Junie B. and her family are going on a vacation to Hawa
Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 8th 2007 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published May 23rd 2006)
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Jan 13, 2009 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
I was holding off on moving to the first grader series until we'd finished the kindergarten books, but our oldest brought this one home from school. She was a little confused by the new teacher, but overall, since this was mostly about her vacation to Hawaii, it wasn't too much of an issue.

We live in Hawaii, so of course we love to read about it as much as see and do fun things here. We talked a little about nature hikes and swimming and snorkeling, which are the things that Junie B. did on vac
Apr 22, 2017 Alivia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The lady siting behind Junie B. grabbed her doll and I didn't like that.
Oct 13, 2008 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After a few grueling weeks of prep for an Emergency Preparedness night at church, I decided that I need a little treat on Saturday. So I slept in until 10 am and then went to the library to check out the Junie B Jones books.

So I read this one that is about Junie B’s trip to Hawaii with her parents. I went to Hawaii with my parents once. I wasn’t in kindergarten like she was. I was in high school. I had seen plenty of made-for-tv movies about kids who went on vacation with their families and met
Jan 02, 2015 Genna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a 1st grade girl who gets to go on a trip with her parents to Hawaii. Junie was really excited about this trip and she got to tell all of her classmates about it in show and tell. When she was talking about it, her teacher decided to give her the assignment to write down what she did each day and take a lot of pictures . On the first day of her trip Junie and her parents went to the pool. Junie saw a floatie that looked like a parrot so her dad bought it for her even tho
Courtney Miles
Nov 13, 2012 Courtney Miles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-commercial
Junie B. Jones is one heck of a character and this laugh out loud book is definitely one I enjoyed from beginning to end. In this book, Barbara Park shares with us the story of Junie B. Jones and her vacation to Hawaii. It is Junie B.'s first time to Hawaii and she can barely contain her excitement. She shares with her whole class that she is going and her teacher gives her a show and tell book to journal in and put her pictures in from her trip so that she can share with the class when she retu ...more
I needed a book that took place in Hawaii for my group challenge. I decided on this one as it seems to be a fun book. Sadly it wasn't. If anything, it was highly annoying and made me want to strangle that kid.

Dear Lord, Junie was SO annoying. Shouting in the airplane, ignoring her parents when she did stuff. And also, it was weird. She knew words like establishment and all kinds of other words that didn't seem believable for someone who didn't know how deal was spelled. And also some other stuff
Caitlin Price
Nov 12, 2011 Caitlin Price rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For my contemporary realistic book review, I chose the book titled, "Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha." This book is about a girl named Junie B. Jones who is always getting into trouble. In this particular book of the series, Junie B. and her parents are going to Hawaii. She is so excited that she cannot wait to tell the class during show-and-tell. Her teacher gives her a camera so she can make a photo journal of all of the activites she participates in while in Hawaii. While in Hawaii, Junie ...more
Anne Louise
Aug 07, 2008 Anne Louise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
She goes on a trip and at first when she's in the airplane they look for grouchy ladies. And they figure out there are two grouchy ladies, one in front and one behind her. And they take a picture, and before that Philip Johnny Bob (her stuffed elephant) whispers something. And, you want to know what it is? "Don't take a picture with those grouch pots in it!"

It's funny because she goes scuba diving and she's scared of a shark and jelly fish and an eel. And she swims away to shore real fast and h
Kirsten Kouwenhoven
In this book of the Junie B. Jones series, the main heroine takes a trip to her Hawaii with her family. Her teacher assigns her to write in a journal everyday and take pictures of her adventures. Junie B. Jones is so excited about her trip that she can hardly wait to share the news and show and tell. Her zeal and imagination turn every moment of the trip an adventure. At first many of the situations turn into embarrassing disaster, but in the end the trip is a huge success.

Instructional ideas:
Sarah Sammis
Junie B. Jones gets to go Hawaii in the middle of the school year because her father has a job interview in Hawaii. That's the premise for Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha by Barbara Park. It's a premise quickly forgotten as the gags follow Junie B.'s misadventures in "pair-o-dice."

Junie B.'s enthusiasm for the trip gets out of hand once they start on the family trip. She's too loud on the plane, she throws a temper tantrum to get her parents to buy her a parrot inner tube that's too small fo
May 14, 2009 Tamra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 1st graders and their parents
Junie B. is like the hyper version of most adults you know. All energy and excitement all the time, and she says the things outloud that you and I think, but that we're careful to keep inside our heads.

I enjoy reading Junie B. books even as an adult because I'm a parent and I LOVE Junie B.'s explanations of her parents' reactions to her.

My favorite passage from this book, by far:

Then--as soon as he got back--hurray! It was time to go snorkeling!
After everyone was ready, we got in the car. And
Jan 11, 2011 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-books
Junie's father has a job interview in Hawaii and he gets tickets for his wife and Junie to come with him. Junie's first flight...she has problems talking quietly and the women around her are "grouchy." When they get to Hawaii, she sleeps until the next day. She wakes her parents up very early and on the way to the pool, she sees a swim ring (that is too small for her) and she has to have it and promises to not to ask for anything else. The air has to be let out of the ring because it is too tigh ...more
Mar 09, 2011 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dear Readers,

I read this book called Junie B. Jones Aloh Ha Ha, By Barbara Park. This is a book about this girl, Junie B Jones going to hawaii and is Having the worst days ever there. UNTILL Junie B Jones goes on the tour and puts flowers on her hair then this bird flies down and sits on the flower nest. Junie B Jones told the guide that there is a bird on her hair and then the guide gentally picks the bird up and the bir flew. Finally, Junie b Jones took a Great picture of the bird and was happ
Any Junie B. Jones books, is fun and interesting to read. In this book, Junie B. gets to go to Hawaii with her Mom and Dad! She is super excited. During show and tell, Junie B. gets to share about her going to Hawaii, and then Mr. Scary "assigns" her an assignment, but just really says that she is the official reporter so it doesn't sound like an assignment to her. Her trip to Hawaii is full of funny moments that she doesn't see happening. In the end, everything turns out better than she plans. ...more
Aug 08, 2011 Becky rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s, 2011
I just discovered this series. Since my daughter is about to enter 1st grade, I thought we'd give it a try. I liked the story and the adventure in the book. What I didn't like was the obvious attitude that June B has. I have worked hard to eliminate words like "hate, stupid, whatever, dumb" from my daughter's vocabulary. Having it on every page in the book was a but too much for me. I don't think I need to create more attitude in my 6 year old. Cute character, but a bit much for us.
Feb 08, 2012 Terry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: out-loud
I've read this book so many times to my kids it feels like cheating to just be adding it here now. But cheating can be good for the soul, right?


Anyway, one of my favorite Junie B. books, and one I hope I'll get to read at least one more time (out loud) before shelving it to the future (grandchildren maybe?).

Oh good grief. I used the word "grandchildren" and now I think I need a nap.
Junie B. Jones is hilarious!!! Students in my second grade class LOVE Junie B. Jones. She is very funny and also teaches students how to spell words correctly and how to write letters! She is an all time favorite and this collection is FANASTIC!!!! In this book she goes to Hawaii with her parents on her Spring Break. It's hilarious!
Jul 16, 2010 Tracey rated it liked it
-adventure, travel, Hawaii, first grade
-vocabulary study, including a few words in "Hawaiian"
-have students write in a journal like Junie
-make predictions about what will happen in the story
-see a Junie B. Jones play
-make up games to play on an airplane
-study Hawaiian culture, flora, fauna...
Dec 13, 2008 Megan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok. So the truth is I read the Junie B Jones book to make my stupid 50 books in 08 but, they are hillarious! Where were they when my Boy was little. Friends, with little girls or boys if you havent read these and havent had you kids read them, do! They are entertaining and oh so silly.
Nov 21, 2011 Sophie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really funny
Cheryl P
This book is part of a series of contemporary realistic fiction books about a little girl named Junie B. Jones. Junie B. Jones is a little girl who just can’t help herself and ends up getting into a lot of mischief. In this story, she is going on a family vacation to Hawaii. Her teacher gives her a camera to take many pictures of her trip and she takes some very interesting ones. Starting with the airplane ride, Junie B. is an adventure, making friends and enemies everywhere she goes. She gets s ...more
Merissa Leonard
This book is about Junie B. Jones the first grader who is very excited and does not always know when to be quiet. In this book Junie B. finds out that she gets to go on her first vacation. Her dad has a job interview in Hawaii so her parents decide to take a family trip. Her teacher, Mr. Scary, gives her a camera and tells her to write in her journel everyday as an assignment while she is away. Along the way Junie B. hits some rough patches and it may not be picture perfect, as she thought it wo ...more
Cari Williams
Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha! is about Junie B. going to Hawaii with her family on vacation. She is so excited, that she tells her whole class during show and tell. Because Junie B. is going to Hawaii, her teacher gives her a disposable camera to keep a photo journal while she is on her vacation. This is all so that she can share her trip with the class when she returns. Junie B. gets a little nosy on the plane and ends up disturbing a few passengers but when she gets to Hawaii, she is in ...more
Conan Tigard
Nov 16, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My daughter used to read and love Junie B. Jones when she was in first and second grade. I used to watch her reading and enjoying those books. I never had the chance to pick one up, but now I have.

With Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-Ha-Ha!, I finally got a chance to see this precious little girl in action. Like all kids her age, she doesn't realize the consequences of her actions; like pushing on the seat in front of her on the airplane, wanting a toy that is intended for younger children, tryin
Hannah Banowsky
Oct 10, 2016 Hannah Banowsky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one out of many Juni B. Jones books. This one is about Junie B's great adventure to Hawaii! She brags about her great trip and prepares for it for weeks and when it finally comes she discovers that it is not what she thought. Crammed plane rides, grouchy woman, old people, and wilderness walks were not what she had in mind for her great adventure. However, after she came to appreciate the little things, Junie B then starts having a lot of fun and loves every moment of the trip from then ...more
Oct 27, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My niece who just turned six brought this book home from her school's library and she asked me to read it to her (we actually alternated reading it).

This is the first time I've read Junie B. Jones.

I think that Junie is a funny girl who gets into lots of trouble. I liked the idea of the story though probably more than the actual story.

The story started in Junie's classroom where her teacher gave her a camera and told her to make a photo journal of her upcoming vacation to Hawaii.

The classroom ant
Dec 08, 2014 Jasmine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was adorable. I truly think there is something so exciting about the Junie B Jones series and especially books like this one, where we are constantly watching Junie grow as a young girl. I think the writing style of not only this book but the series in general is timeless. Both in the way that Junie reacts to those first grade life problems, but also in the way that we see her continue to progress throughout the duration of each other book as well. I love the genuine emotion ...more
Jan 09, 2015 Adriannag rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like this book because she always wants to go to the beach and her brother always wants to go somewhere else and her guardian always has to pick where they get to go and they end up taking turns but she always picks the girls first and that reminds me of me because me and my brother always argue about where we go because I always want to go swimming and my brother always wants to go somewhere else and my mom always pick the beach if it's a nice day and then we end up going to the beach and I a ...more
Madison Lakey
Junie B. Jones is going on vacation to Hawaii with her family, and Mr. Scary gave her a camera to document her trip. With the pressure of taking the best vacation pictures ever Junie B. Jones is on the hunt to document the perfect vacation. You could use this book by reading it right before before spring break because that is when most kids go on vacations, the teacher can assign kids to document how they spent their breaks giving them all disposable cameras. Once the students get back the teach ...more
Feb 07, 2017 Jessie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Barbara Park received over 40 awards for her books, including 25 Children's Choice awards.

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
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“Okay, here is the problem,” I said. “Assignment means schoolwork, and Hawaii means vacation. And children do not actually like to mix those two items.” 6 likes
“How many minutes is shortly?” I asked. “Is it one minute or eight minutes or eleven minutes? On account of if it's one minute, I can wait, probably. But eleven minutes would be out of the question.” Mr. Scary walked back to my desk. And he sat me in my chair. I glanced up at him. “All I'm looking for is a rough estimate,” I said.” 2 likes
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