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Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime (Junie B. Jones #14)

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  6,997 ratings  ·  311 reviews
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!
Published by Scholastic (first published September 28th 1999)
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Sep 04, 2011 Deana rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Parents who like to read to their 5-7 year old children.
One of the little girls who I brought to the zoo on Saturday had two Junie B. Jones books with her, and asked if I'd like to read one. I eagerly accepted, having heard good things about them and wanting to know what all the fuss was about.

This was a really cute book, I'll admit. I of course knew the ending well before the end, but that's probably because I'm 28 and not 7. Junie gets a fancy mushy valentine from a secret admirer and then sets out to solve the mystery of who sent it. Along the way
Sarah Sammis
Sometimes books just find me. It seems that the books that find me end up being the most enjoyable reads. My most recent read of a book like this is Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime by Barbara Park. This one is a book that Sean picked out at the last BookCrossing meeting by pulling it off the Dublin Friends of the Library shelf.

The title and the cover illustration told me it would be a quick read but I had the feeling I wouldn't enjoy it. It just seemed too cute. I decided to give i
I really enjoyed this book even thought it was a very short book. This book is told in first person perspective and is very funny. This book is about a girl named Junie B. Jones and it is valentines day! WOOHOO! So Junie B.'s class is celebrating valentines day by giving away cards to children in their class. Junie B. gets a secret admirer card and is trying to find out who it is. Who is it? Read the book to find out!
Confession: I've never read a Junie B. Jones book. I know...bad teacher, bad. On the bright side, I think I know why I haven't. It's because I have never had the opportunity to read a Junie B. aloud to students. It's the best thing. Go try it. Find children and read. Now. It's just the most fun read aloud ever.

Alright, fangirling over.

Seriously, though, this Valentine's Day edition of the series is predictable, but the kids eat it up. We had a comprehension guide to go along with each chapter,
In this book Junies' class is celebrating Valentines Day which is one of Junies favorite holidays. When Junies teacher tells the class they are going to have a party, she gets very excited and starts making her cards. When Valentines Day finally comes, Junie is very excited until she only gets 16 cards from her class when she should have gotten 17. Junie can not figure out who did not give her one, and she goes crazy trying to figure who it is but she does not figure it out. The next day wh
I read the book "Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime." This book was one that I didn't enjoy reading, as I found Junie annoying, and a loudmouth. It wasn't that good of a story line and the setting wasn't the best.

The Plot starts with Junie being in room nine, which is kindergarten. Valentines day is coming up, so Mrs., (the teacher) tells the class that they will be having a party. She tells everyone to get one card for each other, and when the party happens Junie only gets 16, with th
Robin Rousu
These are so ridiculously funny to read aloud. Highly recommended for ages 5-8.
Kori Looker
I personally love Junie B. Jones books. They're awesome. They're easy to read in a short period of time. In this book, Junie is excited to go to school for Valentines Day to share valentines and candy with her classmates. Junie gets a mushy gushy valentine from her secret admirer but doesn't know who it is! She finds out in the end but I'm not going to ruin the book for you so you must read it! I recommend this book to third to fourth graders and above. Even an older adult would enjoy this book. ...more
Amanda Deatherage
In this book Junie B. continues her kindergarten adventures with a "Valentimes Day" party. Junie B. talks with her two best friends Grace and Lucille about which of them will get the most "Valentimes". Although their teacher (Mrs.) told everyone to bring a card for everybody, on the day of the big party Junie B. counts her cards and discovers that someone didn't follow the rules because she only has 16 and she should have 17-somebody didn't give her one! Junie B. is interrogating the class about ...more
Leslie Nunez
Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine was one of my favorite books when I was growing up. This book was one of my favorites because as a little girl I always loved valentines day it was my favorite day of the year. This book is really interesting because the text is well written and fun and funny to read as a child I did not like reading as much but I always looked forward to reading one of Junie B Jones book. They always got my whole attention. In this book junie is excited for Valentine ...more
I like to start each Challenge off with a short children's book, and this has been sitting on my shelf for a good two years now, so here we are!

I've always loved Junie B. Jones, the character and series. Her loud and enthusiastic personality makes me smile, and I actually admire this little girl quite a bit. A lot of children are just as unapologetic as Junie is with their interests and thoughts, but I don't mind Junie's outbursts nearly as much as I do with actual children, ha ha. I'd forgotten
Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine was one of my favorite books when I was growing up. Barbara Park wrote an amazing series about Junie B. Jones. Each story was completely different from the previous one but yet they all were connected. One of the best parts about this series in my opinion is that the beginning is always exactly the same. This makes it really easy for students/readers to catch on and see the pattern. Students/readers really connect to patterns in the text and I think t ...more
Rachel Tackett
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Rachel Correale
This post is a requirement for Dr. Sykes' READ3307 course at UMHB.

"Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime"is a wonderful children's realistic fiction book. In this book, everyone in Junie B. Jones' class is told to bring valentine cards for Valentine's day. When the day came, Junie B. only had 16 notes and her friends all had 17. Then her teacher Mrs. brought Junie B. Jones one she had just found. It was a large Valentines card from a secret admirer. Of course she had to figure out who he
Junie's kdgtn class will be celebrating Valentine's Day and they have been asked to bring in a card for everyone. Junie gets the biggest and nicest Valentine, but from her Secret Admirer. She finds out that her admirer is Mean Jim and that the reason he likes her is because she is spunky, but he doesn't want anyone to know that he likes her and that he spent a whole month's allowance on the card for her. She keeps his secret and the two of them are friends.
Adorable and hilarious. You have to love Junie B. at any age. Laugh out loud funny. Also, honest. Junie B. is three-dimensional. Children will learn kindness and other good things.

Yes, Junie B. is an honest representation of a child with all their snarky thoughts and big mouths.

This quote:

“After that, me and that Grace made squinty eyes at each other. Plus also we crossed our arms. And we tapped our angry feet.
Only pretty soon we got tired of that. ’Cause fighting with your friends is not that
Kristen Carson
Book Information:
The genre of this book is comedy and humor. The reading level is grades first, second, and third.
In this Junie B. Jones book, it is Valentines Day and everyone in the class is asked to bring cards for their classmates. Junie B. Jones receives the biggest card that is signed from her secret admirer. She finds out that the card is from Mean Jim, but he doesn’t want anyone to know that spent a lot of money on the card for her or that he likes her. So they both keep it quiet
Alyssa Gergins
Parks adds another great book to her Junie B Jones Series with this fun and corky story of Valentines day in Mrs. classroom. Junie B and the rest of her classmates are to make a single valentines day card for each student in the class and put them in a big box. When Mrs. separates all the valentines day cards, there should be 17 for each student. When Junie B counts her cards she is missing one. But then Mrs. finds Junie B's extra valentine made specially for her in which Junie B calls it the "m ...more
Jan 29, 2009 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Cute story, although I'm not sure that I like the idea of kindergarteners professing their "love" for one another, even if it has to stay a secret. I am so not ready for my kindergartener to have her first boyfriend! Otherwise, it's a sweet, very typical story for good ol' Junie B. We've really enjoyed this series and will certainly read more!
Junie B. is have a valentine's day party in her first grade classroom. Only Junie B. doesn't like that there is an n in the word, she wants it to be an m and be Valentime's day. Everyone is supposed to bring each person in Room 9 a valentines card, but when counting her cards with her best friends Lucille and Grace, she only got 16 and they got 17. Someone forgot her! Except then Mrs. finds a big envelope addressed to Junie B. in the valentines box and it turns out she has a secret admirer! But ...more
Kathleen Pine
Junie B. Jones learns about Valentine's Day as her class prepares for the holiday by bringing in valentines for one and other. Everyone is required to bring in a valentine for every person but then Junie B. gets a special big one from a secret admirer. Junie B. tries to solve the mystery of who it is from and later determines it is from Jim who is usually mean to her. The two decide to keep it a secret just between the two of them and go about their everyday normal routines.

This is a fun series
Junie B. Jones is a favorite among anyone who has ever read these works of Barbara Park. I love this one in particular and chose to read it again for my project because it teaches a good lesson on equality and acceptance. It teaches equality during the Valentine's Day party when Lucille thinks that she is going to get more Valentine's than Grace and Junie B., but when they all end up having the same amount, she gets puzzled and the other two have to inform her that everyone should get equal Vale ...more
Edward Creter
Happy Valentine's all! I just caught sight of this gem and so I thought I'd share this with GR fans as a token of my affection to all of you! Junie B. is celebrating the holiday with a party at her school. But one friend of hers thinks she's all that and should get the most V-Day cards since she's monetarily well-off and has a pony to prove it. Junie reminds her that Grace, her other best friend, has a pet snake, which trumps the other's dumb pony. Proof that it's not the wealth of the gift that ...more
Madison Lakey
This book is the 14th book in Barbara Parks series and Junie B. Jones cannot wait to celebrate Valentine’s day, Or as she likes to say it Valentimes. Junie B. Jones, awaited the day so that she could get all her Valentimes, little did she know, she would be receiving a Valentimes from a secret admirer, and she was determined to find out who! I would use this book in the classroom to teach the history of Valentine’s Day. For something to go with this activity I would have them all make their own ...more
Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentime is one of the several books part of the junie b jones series. This book specifically is centralized around the theme of valentines day. Junie is so relatable to the typical young girl with the same questions and interests. This would be a perfect book to have my class read during the season of valentines day. Every kid thinks about these things so what's better than reading a book you can relate to? Junie spends the majority of the book trying to disc ...more
In this book the class was about to have a Valentine's Day party. Everyone was so excited, even Junie B Jones. She gave every student in the class a valentine, mostly because it was the teachers rule. Come to find out Junie B Jones has a secret admirer! She instantly had to find out who it was. It ended up being a boy who she didn't really like because he was mean to her. He told her he had to pretend to not like her because it kept the class interesting. Junie B Jones and the boy became secret ...more
Sarah Herman
“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.” this book can be used to introduce the holiday of valentines and can be read aloud when young students are crafting their valentines bags. I liked tis book because junie b. jones brings humor to the holiday as well as uses f ...more
Aug 12, 2008 Dylan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who feel like reading a 20min story
Recommended to Dylan by: my brother
sometimes your lovely valentine can be your worst enemy
OMG!Meanie Jim LIKE'S Junie B.!Anyway it was a great book.
This book was a okay book but it got my intention. This book is about room 9 is having a valentine party. They have to bring valentine cards for every single student in their class. When their party starts the teacher pulled Junie B a side and told her that you have a special present and she opened it and it was and huge card and it was from her secret admirer. So she wanted to figure out who it was. Anyways I recommend this book to people who like to read fiction books and about little kid prob ...more
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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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“That Grace looked annoyed at me.

"I didn't say you would go to jail, Junie B.," she said. "I just wish you would say the word correctly, that's all.”
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