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Junie B., First Grader: Shipwrecked (Junie B. Jones #23)

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Since her debut over 10 years ago, kids, parents, teachers, and librarians have been laughing themselves silly with Junie B. Jones Listening to the boisterous Junie B. on audio is the perfect way to enjoy this bestselling series.
Hardcover, 85 pages
Published by Listening Library (first published May 25th 2004)
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Apr 23, 2012 Philip rated it it was amazing
Another Eleanor Review:

Me: Ok, Eleanor, when you review a book, you should start out by telling what the book is about... So what was the book Junie B. First Grader:Shipwrecked about?

Eleanor: Um. It was about the SPLATO! It was about when Roger threw up on the floor! That's what it was about. So you should give it that one, ok dad?

Me: What do you mean I should, "give it that one?"

E: Well, in chapter one it happened, so you should put it in the review.

Me: Ok, it's there. What else was the book ab
Jan 08, 2014 Samuel rated it really liked it
I read the book "Junie B., First Grader: Shipwrecked," by Barbara Park and I thought this was a very entertaining book. I enjoyed reading this book because of the humor found as well as the characters and plot go well togther. This is a great book for anyone looking for a laugh.

The plot starts out in Junie's school, where a lot of her classmates have come down with illnesses, and Roger, one of her classmates, throws up in class. Then the janitor comes in and cleans up the vomit, and everyone plu
Jun 10, 2012 Kristin rated it it was ok
Disclaimer: I was stuck in traffic for 2.5 hours leaving a NASCAR race without a book, thus the reason a 28 year-old is reading elementary school chapter books.

Junie didn't annoy me as much in this book as she did in the first JBJ book I read this afternoon, perhaps a sign of maturity in going from kindergarten to 1st grade, but I still found her to be a bit of a brat. In 'Shipwrecked', her class is putting on a play about Columbus, even though Junie would rather do one about mice like the only
Lyle Willey
Jul 23, 2015 Lyle Willey rated it liked it

Junie B. First Grader- Shipwrecked by Barbara Parks

Category/genre- Easy Reader

Estimate of age of level of interest- K-3

Estimate reading level
• 2.5
• Lexile Measure: 410
• Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: M

Brief description
Junie B. Jones is an extensive series of more than 24 books written by Barbara Parks telling the wild antics of Junie B., a witty and full-of-energy youngster through first person, journal-like form. In Shipwrecked, we find Junie B. dealing with the hilarious antics o
Dec 08, 2014 Jasmine rated it really liked it
I loved the plot of this book, it was so realistic and fun to read because of its exuding innocence and simplicity. Junie B finally has her chance at fame when a yucky flu starts to spread throughout her class. Everyone is so scared and anxious trying not to spread the flu, that they make it almost impossible to breathe by plugging their noses. The play that has everyone on their toes is about exploring new territories and the classroom is so excited to put on a production... but problems keep a ...more
Maxzine Rossler
Apr 07, 2014 Maxzine Rossler rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a good classroom laugh Junie B. Jones Shipwrecked is a good book to go with. In Junie B. Jones Shipwrecked, Room one is putting on a play that is about explorers looking for the New World. As we all know Junie B. Jones is getting excited for the play, and choosing her part. Since she did well on her homework she gets to choose her role, but then she realized that maybe she chose it for the wrong reasons. As time goes on the students keep getting sick which could cause the ...more
Dec 15, 2015 Jitendra rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tanu
Cool...My daughter liked it...
Nancy Kotkin
Jul 27, 2015 Nancy Kotkin rated it did not like it
by Barbara Park

This is an awful book! The children are inconsiderate and rude to one another. The main character, Junie B. Jones, is the worst of the lot. What is supposed to be humor is actually taunting and laughing at the expense of others.

Even the black-and-white pictures are goofy looking.
Jessica Lee
Dec 07, 2015 Jessica Lee rated it it was amazing
In this story of Junie B.'s exciting life, she is cast in a school play for her classroom and of course wants to be the star. The only problem is, so does everyone else and Junie B. ends up ruining the whole play just so she can be the center of attention. This book is good to have in my database because it teaches an important lesson that you don't always have to be front and center and it is okay to let other people have their time to shine. Also, this book appealed to me because Junie B. is i ...more
Jan 08, 2015 Tuquyend rated it really liked it
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Feb 19, 2008 Bonnie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, childrens
The Junie B. Jones are adored by girls and boys alike. At the beginning of the series, Junie B. is only in kindergarten, but the books are written on a first- to second-grade level. Usually kids prefer to read about kids older than themselves, but this rule does not hold true for this series. Kids as old as third and fourth grade really enjoy them. As I read Junie B. books to my girls, even my husband laughs out loud.

I have heard some parents express the concern that Junie B. is often naughty a
Cari Williams
Junie B., Fist Grader: Shipwrecked is about a play Junie B. and her classmates of room nine will be performing a program about Columbus day. Junie B. wanted to be the star of the play and have the role of Christopher Columbus but ends up being a ship in the background. Of course Junie B. was very unhappy about this. The day that the play comes around a lot of her classmates that play a main role in the play get sick. When Junie B. encourages them to go on stage anyway, the play becomes a disaste ...more
Jul 22, 2014 Miri rated it really liked it
Junie B is in first grade and parents night is coming up, her class is going to do a play about Christopher Columbus, even though half the class has been out sick with a stomach virus and everyone is scared about the germs. Whoever brings the most facts about Columbus to school gets to choose their part in the play first and Junie B is determined to have the most so she can be the star!
Feb 11, 2013 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, childrens, 2013
As a parent, I don't especially like Junie B. Jones. She's obnoxious, has poor grammar, and uses words like stupid - a bad word in our house. These are all the same reasons my first grader loves her! He's a bit of a reluctant reader so if Junie B. gets him excited about reading, then I'm willing to tolerate her.

Shipwrecked sneaks in quite a few facts about Christopher Columbus and his voyage to America. Children won't have any idea that they are actually learning because the story is entertainin
Sep 10, 2014 Brandyn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: brett
I liked when Junie B and May and Josie and Herbert and Luclille and Shenille and Camille were doing a play. But they messed up. They sneezed on each other and snot got on their faces. They made costumes. At the end, they made a nice cake.
Jun 24, 2016 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-with-kids
We love Junie B Jones. My daughter seemed to really latch onto the classroom vomit scene and the antics that came along with spreading germs. I loved that she got a bit of education on Columbus without realizing it :)
Nov 27, 2015 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
What a delightful book. I started reading this because it has become a favorite for my niece and I like to read what she is reading so we have things to talk about. I found myself laughing out loud a few times.
Feb 05, 2014 Juliette rated it it was amazing
It all started when Jose and Junie B. got to pick their parts in the Parents' Night Christopher Columbus play. May bumped into Junie B.'s ship. I really, really, really liked the book because it was silly.
Nov 06, 2014 Shauna rated it it was ok
This is my first Junie B. Book. I'm not a fan. Seems like a rip-off of Beverly Cleary's Ramona series. Ramona is easier to like. I'll stick with Ramona. My kids like Ramona better as well.
Zara Francis
Sep 14, 2015 Zara Francis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was very adventurous to me. They were doing a play called Christopher Columbus on Parent's Night.
It didn't go very well ! It was fun to read.

Jocelyn Montalvo Cullum
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Mar 07, 2011 Vivian rated it really liked it
Dear Readers,
This books was fantastc!Room 1 was having a play!!!!!!!Junie B. wants to be the star off the play but her rival got it. and there are lots of conflict was happening in this play so the play didn't went the end of the playthere was a surprise that solve the main prpblem.

My character Junie B. has certain traits to describe her.
Funny:The teachers said not to put your hands on your face but May was doing that so Junie B. said "That means you, nose squeeser," and evrey one laugh
May 05, 2015 Mirivicky1996 is currently reading it
I haven't read it because I can't figure out how to. Please respond. I really want to read this book.
Jul 12, 2009 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This was a fun and educational entry in the Junie B. Jones series. Her class is putting together a play about Christopher Columbus for the Parents' Open House, so there's lots of facts to learn about that part of our history. And there's also a virus being spread throughout school, so there was some emphasis about hygiene and how you catch colds. Overall, it was a good book to read aloud, although I think our girls are starting to lose interest in this series. They still like the stories, but th ...more
Apr 08, 2016 Katrina rated it it was amazing
Amazing book! It's been a couple years sence I read it but it's my favorite book ever!
Aug 09, 2014 Destiny rated it it was amazing
Barbara Parks is a comedy book writer. She is really funny and I love these books!
She told me I should read it because it was about Christopher Columbus.
Holly Letson
Junie B.'s class is putting on a Columbus Day play for Parents' Night. But, Junie and May cannot put aside their differences, and end up crashing into each other, causing Columbus to have to "swim" all the way to "America". Hilarity ensues.
Brianna read to me. Another one of her favorites.
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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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