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Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying (Junie B. Jones #4)

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Junie B. is the bestest spier in the whole world. That's 'cause she has sneaky feet. And her nose doesn't whistle when she breathes. But guess what? Junie B. might be real sneaky. And real peeky. But when she spies on Mrs., she could get into real trouble!
Paperback, 66 pages
Published May 24th 1994 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published 1994)
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Feb 11, 2011 Tamra rated it liked it
Recommends it for: kids and their parents
Recommended to Tamra by: my 9-year-old daughter
Love these books. My daughter brought this one home from the library for me. I love that she said that: "I checked this out for you, Mom."

Some good lessons in this book about what honesty is and isn't. As always, I love Junie's perspective. It's a realistic take on what young kids are thinking and feeling.

Here's my favorite part:
Then [Principal] called Mother on the telephone. And he told her all about the grocery store. And also about my sneaky peeky spying.

Principal is a squealer.

After that, M
Jan 03, 2017 Angie rated it really liked it
Funny! Do kids get how funny? I wasn't expecting that funny, actually.
Dec 10, 2010 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Por: Ashley Matias

Este libro estupendo, y espectacular se llama Junie B. Jones espía un Poquirritin por: Barbará Park. Se trata de una niña llamada Junio B Jones y ella quiere saber adónde su maestra vive pero su maestra no le quiere decir adonde vive. Entonces la maestra de Junie B. Jones le da una carta para que Junie B. se la dé a su mama y la carta habla de haciendo galletas para los días de abuelos. La. persona principal es Junie b jones. Ella tiene pelo corto color marrón, y un cintillo
Junie B. thinks she is the best spier in the world just because she has sneaky feet. Also her nose doesn't whistle when she breaths. When her and mother went to the grocery store she saw her teacher and she spied on that crazy teacher of hers! Then while she was spieing on Mrs. she saw that crazy teacher put a grape that she did not pay for in her mouth! This reminded Junie B. of the day she put a grape that she did not pay for in her mouth and she got in trouble because of putting that grape in ...more
Feb 26, 2017 Laura rated it it was amazing
I have not yet met a Junie B. Jones book I didn't like. It's like Diary of a Wimpy Kid or The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency -- there isn't a bad one in the bunch. I don't know how they can keep being funny in new ways with old material, but this one was exceptionally hilarious. I think I enjoyed it more than my kids did. I've never said this about a book before, but the audio is better than reading it yourself.
Sep 07, 2012 Sierra rated it it was amazing
CUTE, FUN book! Junie B. is the bestest spier in the world. That's 'cause she has sneaky feet. And her nose doesn't whistle when she breathes. But guess what? Junie B. might be real sneaky. And real peeky. However, when she spies on Mrs., she could get into real trouble! Although her mother tells her time after time to not spy on people Junie B. sees her teacher Mrs. in the grocery store one day not only kissing a man but also eating grapes without paying for them first!! After seeing this happe ...more
Mar 22, 2016 Isaira rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books is Junie B Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying written by Barbara Park.I think that other 4th graders should read this book and I give it 5 stars!

One reason is I like this book is because Junie B is funny. She’s funny because when she was talking about being in Kindergarten she said “why is that silly word kindergarten when it’s supposed to be zero grade” She also said that she would be a good spier because she has sneaky feet and her nose doesn’t whistle when she breat
Tiffany Holt
Oct 25, 2012 Tiffany Holt rated it really liked it
Shelves: popular-series
I thought this book was adorable. I Junie B is such a funny girl. She is so full of character and I think the author did a wonderful job of portraying her in the story. Although the slang in the book just shows what kind of person Junie B is I'm not sure kids will leave it in the book. Its very easy to pick up on things and speak with bad grammer as Junie B does.
Purple Iris
Okay, this is obviously not the best book in the world, but I cannot remember the last time we laughed so much during our bedtime reading sessions.
Breanna Wilbanks
Dec 15, 2012 Breanna Wilbanks rated it it was amazing
June B jones books are my fav I'm a BIG fan love this book ...more
Jennifer Wolf
May 05, 2016 Jennifer Wolf rated it it was amazing
Shelves: maidie
Maidie: At the end when Junie B. Jones was in Principal's office, it made me and my mommy LOL!
Erynne Dehler
Jan 03, 2017 Erynne Dehler rated it liked it
Personal Response
Junie B. Jones and some Sneaky Peeky Spying was an excellent childrens book. I think that Junie was a mischievous child. She never seemed to quite learn from her mistakes. She was always in trouble either by her parents or the teachers at school. I think that this book was good, and that a lot of kids would love to read books like these.

The book all started when Junie went to the grocery store with her mother, and she saw her teacher. Junie knew that spying on anyone was te
Dec 05, 2016 Emily rated it really liked it
Shelves: rdg-4050
1. Her name is Junie B. Jones. The B stands for Beatrice, except she doesn't like Beatrice. She just likes B and that's all. In this continuation of her series, she has to learn to be the best spier in the whole world because she has to spy on Mrs., that's why!
2. Grade 2
3. Library
4. Students who read Junie B. Jones
5/6. This continuance of the Barbara Park series would be a great addition to any elementary school bookshelf.
7. Junie B. Jones and JBJ: First Grader series
8. None
Michelle Renee
Jan 24, 2017 Michelle Renee rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
Couldn't help but giggle while reading this. Junie B. Jones is a real character! I remember reading these books as a kid, and I still enjoy them, even at 21 years old. Thank you Barbara Park for making my childhood fun with your books.
Suzanne Kuroghlian
Mar 05, 2017 Suzanne Kuroghlian rated it it was amazing
Great book
Marshall Thompson
Mar 03, 2017 Marshall Thompson rated it it was amazing
I think this is a funny inspiring book. It is a good way to start to read.
Feb 19, 2017 Kira rated it it was amazing
Shelves: j-b-j, good-books
It was the best book! I like it!
Rea kissel Cabudoy
Dec 28, 2016 Rea kissel Cabudoy rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks
"I go to kindergarten. Kindergarten is what comes before first grade. Except for I don’t know why it’s called that silly word of kindergarten. ’Cause it should be called zero grade, I think."
Dec 28, 2016 Dylan rated it liked it
This book obviously wasn't anything mind blowing but I still really enjoyed it for what it is and I loved all of the nostalgia that came with reading a favorite from my childhood
Oct 25, 2012 Penny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
In the fourth book of the Junie B. Jones series we get a pleasant break from Junie B. and her school and home life. We get to see her at the grocery store. While I will admit her actions are more and more often seeming the result of bad parenting, there is something funny and amusing about the story and what happens.

The more I read of these books the more I think that perhaps Junie B. isn't a great example of a Kindergartener. She seems much more of a pre-K level in her speech patterns and her a
Aisse Tounkara
Jun 15, 2012 Aisse Tounkara rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: My Friends
Good Reads Response Aisse Tounkara
1. I like this book because it gives me a lot of laughter and the character is funny. The character is Junie B Jones. Another thing that I like is that I really understand what’s going on in my book it teaches me the lesson and what the character is really trying to say page #20.

I think my friends will like this book because my friends love character traits who are funny and make us laugh because my friends love hilarious things.

One challenge of this book w
Blair Herron
Nov 01, 2011 Blair Herron rated it it was amazing
I also used this book for one of my book commercials/talks

Popular Series:

I absolutely love the entire Junie B. Jones Series. They are all such wonderful books for children to read. The chapters are short and the print is large making it easy to see and read for children who are beginning to read on their own. It is especially a good introduction to novels since it is set up in chapter form, and since to chapters aren't too lengthy beginner readers will feel a sense a accomplishment in finishing
Nani Yanagi
Apr 23, 2014 Nani Yanagi rated it really liked it
Junie B. loves to hide in places and spy on other people. She loves to wake up Ollie while he’s sleeping, then hide in the closet so her mother won’t see her. She also wants to really hide in her teacher’s house and spy on her. During class, Junie B. found out that her teacher is putting up a “Grandparent’s Day” party and that she is in charge of bringing cookies. That afternoon, Junie B. and her mother went to the grocery store to get cookie dough for the cookies. While at the store, Junie B. s ...more
Sara Andrews
Nov 18, 2014 Sara Andrews rated it it was amazing
Barbara Park is an excellent writer. She will have you busting at the seams. Sure, her protagonist, Junie B. Jones is quite mischievous, a little feisty, and just plain old spunky. However, that’s what hooks the reader. She writes exactly how a kindergartner would talk.

In this book, Junie B. is determined to find out what her teacher, ‘Mrs.’, does in her spare time outside of school. Junie B. has already been scolded by her mother about spying on people. However, this opportunity falls directly
So I confess that I couldn't read it all exactly as written. Junie B. has atrocious grammar at times, which is very cute and funny, but I just couldn't say it out loud. Shame on me, I suppose. I just knew that my daughters would pick up the one phrase that was completely wrong and then decide to pick it up and use it for the next month.

Anyway, that aside, Junie B. is funny to read. Actually I think she's funnier for adults than for the intended kiddo audience because we get more of the wordplay
I think Barbara Park does a good job of talking like kindergarten student would talk. She makes spelling mistakes like "brockly" rather than broccoli. She also teaches students all about how it's not good to spy on other people, even though you learn a lot about them. Junie B. learns that lesson when she sees her teacher, Mrs., in the grocery store and sees her kissing a strange man, who actually is her husband. And she also sees her eating a few grapes before paying for them but eating is the s ...more
Sarah Sammis
Nov 13, 2007 Sarah Sammis rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: released
Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying tries to be Harriet the Spy for the younger set. While Harriet's unsupervised spying rounds are almost plausible as she's in 6th grade, Junie's behavior is inexcusable. What parent lets a five year old run around in the grocery store unattended?

For the 4th book in the series to work, Junie needs free access to see adults behaving poorly while being afraid of getting in trouble herself. Junie finds herself in a moral dilemma: does she turn in her teache
Malisa Tipton
My ten year old daughter found this book to be very humorous. As a student of Elementary Education, I have heard both good and bad reviews about the Junie B. Jones series. The bad reviews stem mostly from the use of slang words, such as "bestest" and shortened words, like 'cause. I believe that if the child reads the book, knowing that these elements are found in the story as a tool for the literary style-- verses everyday terminology--no harm done. The value of this series is that it keeps chil ...more
Kaitlyn Skovran
Nov 22, 2014 Kaitlyn Skovran rated it it was amazing
Shelves: popular-series
Junie B Jones, the B stands for Beatrice, is about a girl who likes to spy on others, and that gets her into trouble. She finds Mrs., her teacher at the store, "stealing grapes". Then she sees her smoothing a strange man! Junie tries hard to keep what she saw to herself because she doesn't want Mrs. to get into trouble, but she accidentally blurts it out. After sitting in the principals office and having a talk with Mrs., Junie realizes that the man was her husband and she was just trying the gr ...more
Stephanie Schilling
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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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