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

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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. has all the answers when it comes to cheating.
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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
Mar 19, 2012 Dania rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childhood-reads
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
Nicole
Mar 19, 2017 Nicole rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sheila Bokor
Nov 27, 2012 Sheila Bokor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Genna
Mar 20, 2016 Genna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I rate this book a 3 out of 5 stars. I think that I could have used this book when I was younger, because it would have told me that cheating is not a good thing. I liked this book because the author really makes it clear that this book is from a first grader's point of view by using a first graders vocabulary.


Plot:
Junie B. Jones was a first grader who needed help with her homework. One day when one of Junie’s friends let her “borrow” her homework, Junie’s teacher caught them
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Karina
Apr 22, 2013 Karina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reading-odyssey
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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Tifanie Bethel
my students love this series. These books are very witty, and funny. These are by far a favorite first grade read aloud.
Emma
Jul 19, 2014 Emma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Favorite book when I was in 1st grade. My teacher mrs mellisa would always read them to us
Ashley
Mar 18, 2017 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this is a good book for everyone. No matter how old they may be.
Chelsean2012
Nov 10, 2008 Chelsean2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Maggie Cheesman
Mar 09, 2016 Maggie Cheesman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: popular-series
Junie B Jones was in a lot of trouble when she realized that she didn't finish her homework over the weekend. Her assignment was to write about what she did over the weekend, but instead of writing her own, Junie B. decided to copy her neighbors assignment. May, her classroom neighbor, had left her assignment on the edge of her desk while she was out of the room. Junie B. thought this was a perfect time for her to copy May's assignment. The class had to read their papers aloud to their class. On ...more
Danielle.
Jun 22, 2012 Danielle. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Jasmine Dingle
Dec 15, 2010 Jasmine Dingle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-love
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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Shanaya
Feb 15, 2017 Shanaya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sara
Jan 08, 2015 Sara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Gina Valdes
Apr 25, 2012 Gina Valdes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Kimberlee Gutterman
This book is great for children who are in school because this book follows Junie B. Jones writing her essay, which she copied from someone. This can be a great moral story because we can talk about how cheating is wrong and we should always come to class prepared. This could also bring up discussions about how we should always be honest to everyone. This book is a great book to read early in the year because it can be the ice breaker for discussing the rules about cheating and copying off of yo ...more
Angela Ricci
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Jessica Lee
Dec 06, 2015 Jessica Lee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a student named Junie B. Jones who decides one day that while she has the opportunity to cheat, she is going to take it. This leads to her getting into some trouble, because at the end of the day she knows what she did was wrong so she confessed to the teacher that she cheated. While he did punish her, he also made sure to thank her for her honesty. This is a great book to have in any classroom because it shows that when you do something wrong and take ownership for it, the co ...more
Kristin Carney
May 05, 2014 Kristin Carney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-commercial
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
Bryn
Nov 21, 2008 Bryn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Fransisca
Mar 18, 2012 Fransisca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Katie Perlmutter
Feb 03, 2016 Katie Perlmutter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book had a great lesson in it, not just for Adrian, but for me as well. Adrian learned about cheating and consequences that can come along with cheating at school. As a parent, I liked how the book emphasized that younger children do not always realize when they are doing something wrong like cheating. They literally believe that their friends would want them to see their homework, or something along that mind frame. Junie B. Jones are great books that can put you in the mind set of a, in th ...more
Marissa Lazar
Mar 10, 2016 Marissa Lazar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: popular-series
Junie B. Jones is back at her typical antics, this time in the first grade. Barbara Park's use of language makes this series perfect for young children in the first and second grade. I never read the Junie B. Jones series as a young child, but as an adult I can see exactly how Barbara Park sucks her readers into the story as you follow along with Junie's school adventure. My favorite part of this series is the use of different fonts, throughout the book writing can be shown misspelled, crossed o ...more
Danielle Ori
Nov 10, 2015 Danielle Ori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have grown up reading Junie B. Jones books and one of my favorite ones is the Junie B. First Grader Cheater Pants novel. Junie B. Jones gets into trouble for cheating off of another classmates homework and spelling bee paper. In the end Junie realizes that she made a mistake and tells on herself so her conscience would be clear even though she would risk getting a zero for those assignments.

As a teacher, this novel can introduce our students the concept of what cheating is and why it is bad.
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Caitlin Harris
I read Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants by Barbara Park. I really enjoyed this book. It taught a great lesson about not cheating, used a lot of great vocabulary words, and was a fairly quick and easy read. The book was very humorous and relatable. I liked the way the teacher handles the cheating situations and how Junie is still received with love after she makes mistakes. I did not like, however, that the parents and the teacher rolled their eyes several times in the book and they let Juni ...more
Amity
My daughter and I just read this Junie B. Jones book, our very last of the series (we went out of order). All in all the entire set caught my daughter's interest and helped to stoke her love of reading. I am so very happy that I was able to share the experience of reading this series with her. I have my issues with some of the story lines and the way Junie B. talks, but those pale in comparison to how much fun I had watching my daughter get into the books and talk about them at random times. You ...more
Meredith Bush
Jun 26, 2014 Meredith Bush rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rules
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
Alvera
Jul 20, 2012 Alvera rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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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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