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Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants (Junie B. Jones #21)

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Meet the World's Funniest First Grader—Junie B. Jones!

With over 50 million books in print, 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 over 20 years! In the 21st Junie B. Jones book, Junie B. has all the answers when it comes to cheating. It's just plain wrong! But
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Paperback, 86 pages
Published April 27th 2004 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2001)
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Dania
Barbara Park has never failed at keeping my smile in check as I read her delightful stories. They're works that should be considered masterpieces, and if a first and second graders' opinions were to count as good as the president's, I'm sure they would be. As a lonely second grader venturing into a new school, I sought solace in reading, the only place where it was quiet and magical at the same time was the library, the only section that didn't seem daunting with all the older grades hovering ar ...more
Sheila Bokor
Well Junie B., is at it again! Barbara Park really knows how to make this girl the funniest, believable grade oner in the world. Her use of a grade one’s language is priceless to adults and engaging to the children who read her books. Every class has a Junie B. or May or Herbert and a Mr. Scary (the teacher), the fact that any child could see themselves as one of the characters in the story makes it believable, and the lesson to be learned is more poignant. The cover illustration of Junie B., cr ...more
Karina
Junie B. Jones is always getting into mischief one way or another. In the book "Junie B., First Grader Cheater Pants," Junie B. can't help but to "borrow" one of her classmates homework for the day. This causes Junie B. to face the consequences, but also makes her question what cheating is exactly. In the end, Junie B. learns a tough life lesson and earns her teacher's trust all over again.

Barbara Park does a great job in really capturing Junie B.'s personality and character in all of her Junie
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Sara
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Dolly
Jun 08, 2009 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
A good book for young schoolchildren that introduces the concept of what cheating is and why its bad. Our girls enjoyed this book, especially the part where the desks are put together and the teacher has the children work together to create a cinquain poem. Very fun! We have really enjoyed the books in the Junie B. Jones series.
Kristin Carney
I love the Junie B. Jones book series. It’s an easy read and its very entertaining especially for younger readers. I liked how on some pages there were pictures to show what was going on. I noticed also how big the text was and I feel like that helps readers when they first start to read novels. One thing I like about Junie B. Jones books is that each one has a valuable lesson. This book I read talks how cheating isn’t acceptable. Providing your own answers is more valuable than to copy off a ne ...more
Kristin Carney
I love the Junie B. Jones book series. It’s an easy read and its very entertaining especially for younger readers. I liked how on some pages there were pictures to show what was going on. I noticed also how big the text was and I feel like that helps readers when they first start to read novels. One thing I like about Junie B. Jones books is that each one has a valuable lesson. This book I read talks how cheating isn’t acceptable. Providing your own answers is more valuable than to copy off a ne ...more
Anne-thomas Donnelly
I LOVE the Junie B. Jones series! Everyone of the Junie B. Jones books by Barbara Park are wonderfully written and hilarious. Each book tells you about another pickle Junie B. has gotten herself into. You won't be able to help but to fall in love with the funny, carefree, full of life character, Junie B.! Children will love reading about her and many could probably relate to her. Although she is a silly character who always seems to be getting into some type of trouble, each story tells a great ...more
Debbie
Junie B. #21

After Junie B. gets caught cheating, she learns a lesson about working with others instead of copying from them.

Junie B. is as funny as ever!
Jessica Lee
Dec 07, 2014 Jessica Lee marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Meredith Bush
Junie B. Jones gets herself into trouble once again after she forgets to do her homework and copies off another girl’s assignment. Junie learns that cheating is not okay and that it is better to share ideas with one another and not directly copied. This notion is reflected in the project where Junie and her friends have to share ideas to write a cinquain poem. I think that this could be a good book to use in reference to talking about cheating and class rules. Junie B. Jones is always breaking t ...more
Tifanie Bethel
my students love this series. These books are very witty, and funny. These are by far a favorite first grade read aloud.
Angie Martinez
Junie B is in first grade, which one would think she would be more mature, but she still thinks like she did when she was in Kindergarten. I rated this book as three stars because I like how Junie B usually learns something in each of her books, but in this book, all she learns is that cheating is bad and that she needs to work on being nicer to her peers. A teacher could use this book to teach student how to NOT act. I would say that students in 1st grade would like this book because it is sill ...more
Julie
I read this book today after hearing that a parent complained about their child reading this book. Was it really bad for a kid to read? This series is so popular with the kids. Well, it is about cheating in school & at home. It is about how people feel about cheating. There are good lessons in it. It isn't telling you to cheat. It is telling you that it doesn't feel good to cheat. This parent had clearly had an issue based just on the name & had not taken an hour or 2 to read it & se ...more
Chelsean2012
I loved all of Junie B. Jones books. However, my favorite Junie B. Jones book has to be Junie B., First Grader; Cheater Pants. I simply say that this was my favorite Junie B. Jones book because it was very simple, funny, and lovable.

The main reason why I liked this book was because it was an easy read. This book took me about 1 day just to finish reading. It kept me so interested that I could read it very quickly. I remember reading the part when she copied off of this girl name May’s homework
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Jasmine Dingle
This book is about Junie B. Jones cheating off this girl's homework because she forgot to do her homework for the weekend. She was going to blam it on her father but then she saw the girl's paper and coppy off of it. So she will not get a note and have her mom or dad sign it. She will get in troble if she gets a note and will not be able to do something.

The part I did not like is when they were in class and this girl said that Junie B. always don't do her homework. She also said that she always
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Lady Danielle
This is what happens when you give a 17 year old a children's book when she's bored.

This book is a bad influence. The characters in here are really disturbing.

Let's take a look at exhibit A: May. May is a brat, she brags about everything. May needs to learn to shut up, she even annoys the teacher! Poor Mr Scary. She also doesn't have respect for Lennie. Speaking of Lennie, that brings me to:

Exhibit B: Lennie. A first grader with spiky hair. Oh brother, what is going on in his house? I bet someo
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Gina Valdes
The Junie B Jones Series is a well known chapter book series for intermediate readers. It is a chapter book, so it’s a bit more challenging but it is not an intense novel. I would say that they are meant to be read by an advanced 1st grader and 2nd grader. Barbara Parks does a wonderful job with the stories. They are all written with good detail and enough of a plot to leave the reader wanting to keep reading. One reason I think these books are really good for kids is because they often teach a ...more
Angela Dell
I love every single Junie B. book. Some people do not like to read Junie B. to young children or students because of the grammar component. Junie B. speaks out of tense, makes up her own words and can be rude to others. As an adult I appreciate the humor. I can identify with her as a character because I was mischievous like Junie. I read it to my students every year and when the bad grammar occurs, its an fun discussion.
Jaden Strobel
Overall, I love the Junie B. Jones series. I think I have read all of them at some point in my life. I love how innocent they are, and the great lessons that they teach kids. For example in this one, Barbara Park teaches kids that it is not okay to cheat on anything. Also, the book is rather humorous so as an adult reading it to a child they will still get a little giggle out of it.
Heaven Dudley
think junie b jones is really funny all of her books are but i also think she can be a little crazy with herself somtimes but the book was about how she cheated on a test and how she got caught all of her books have junie b jones doing somthing wrong thats really funny but the author is really intellegent you can ell about how she writes
Sophia Pesetti
#17 I owned every single one of these books as a young kid, including the journal in which I could write my own story. I loved Junie's spunkiness, and appreciated that she would be the bold one in situations so I would not have to, but I could still find out what would happen.
Bryn
I chose to read this book because I have noticed many of the students in my first grade class reading these stories. I wanted to see what they were about to understand why they were so popular. This is a simple chapter book about a girl named Junie who is in first grade. One day at school she has forgetten to do her homework and decides to copy from her neighbor. She learns a quick lesson about honesty when her teacher and her parents find out what she has done. This is a story that could happen ...more
Fransisca
This book actually for children, but sometimes i read children book too for refreshing since you don't need to think so hard until you have wrinkle in your forehead to read children book like this.
I like it very much, its unexpected. First i pick this book because i like the picture but when i read it, its very enjoyable.
Light story, make you smile (because i bet adult who read it, sometimes its will reminded them of their childhood, if not work, it work for me^^), its a fun book.
As for children
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Jennifer
this book is mainly about is about how Junie b. Jones cheating off of a girl named May's paper and got caught. i really like this book and would recommend it to all ages.
Alison Condliffe
Transported back into the world of first graders with this book. Very engaging, funny, likable and believable main character learning about cheating. Something here for kids and adults.
Alvera
I've been reading a lot of Junie B. Jones books to my kids and we've enjoyed them quite a bit. This one may be my favorite, though. Sometimes Junie B. seems pretty over the top, but the situations in which she finds herself cheating -- not once, but twice -- in this book are common and realistic. There is a nice resolution that includes strong consequences for her actions and learning from her mistakes. Most of the Junie B. books are almost pure amusement and frivolity at her quirky character. T ...more
Michelle
My 1st grader gives this book one star. I think Junie's mouth makes my very cautious daughter a little nervous. This will probably be her last Junie B. book.
Gina
We have read several of these over the summer. They are PERFECT for kindergarten/1st grade/2nd graders. Very cute and funny. Good for reading out loud.
Raevyn ~WICKED is good...right?~
I re-read this in time for Banned Books Week, and it's great. It has a moral lesson and teaches children about poetry, and it's just plain fun.
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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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