Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed (Junie B. Jones, #8)
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Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed (Junie B. Jones #8)

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Meet the World's Funniest Kindergartner—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 8th Junie B. Jones book, Junie B. knows there's no such thing as monsters. Mother and Daddy even said so. B...more
Paperback, 69 pages
Published June 24th 1997 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1997)
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I thought this was cute, but my son couldn't handle it! Junie B Jones is a mini version of me.
Deni Skeens
My daughter is 4, has freckles, is extremely spunky and loves, LOVES Junie B Jones.
Her review of this books is that Junie B is very silly and should know that there are no such things as monsters under her bed. Junie B's friend Grace should know better than to get her scared in the first place! And Jim really is a meanie!

She loved me reading this book to her, and I enjoyed reading it. Barbara Park has a way with making Junie B very real and very funny. I actually laugh out loud while I am readin...more
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The Airship Librarian
We live in a world where little girl's toys are horrifically sexified and a girly image is the ideal shown in the media. It's started up early, in little girl's shows and books. It makes girls like Junie B. Jones rare gems.

Let me describe her to you. She's a five year old whose best dress has a dinosaur on it. One of her favourite things to do is wear her grandpa's tool belt and help to fix the toilet. She's a nutball, she's got a crazy sense of humour, and she's utterly unique. She has her ow...more
Jul 27, 2011 Libby added it
I can agree with Junie B. thinking that she has a monster under her bed. When I was little I thought that there was a monster in my closet. I found out later that there was no monster in my closet just my clothes. Junie B. discovers that her school pictures are funny because she is making a stinky face in the picture and her mom is laughing at the pictures because her daughter's face is so funny. Junie discovers drool on her pillow when she comes home from school and she wonders if the drool cam...more
Brian Breese
Feb 19, 2013 Brian Breese added it
Shelves: edre-4870
What? The story opens with Junie B. taking school pictures. She takes her individual portrait and then the class picture. While lining up for the class picture she stands next to Paulie Allen Puffer, who tells Junie B. that his brother says that everybody has a monster under their bed and that explains why she finds drool on her pillow in the morning. Grace also tells Junie B. that her sister says monsters can turn themselves invisible. Junie B.’s parents and grandparents have told her time and...more
Christina Swain
This book by the famous Barbara Park will be an instant favorite for intermediate children. In this realistic fiction tale, Junie B. Jones is having a hard time falling asleep because she thinks that the monster under her bed will get her if she does! I could use this book in my future classroom to teach students the importance of overcoming their fears. Being as though this book is a popular one, I am sure that many of my students will be able to relate to the story and learn from it.
Haruna Saka
This book:)
"Junie B. Jones has a monster under her bed"
By Barbara Park


7 summary:)
Pictures-Paulie(One of her friends)-invisible-Monster-Bed-Scary-drool

1 discussion question:)
Q: When you were child, did you believe monsters or ghosts as Junie B did?
A: Actually, I've NEVER believed any kinds of ghosts... It is because I knew that I would be afraid of them and wouldn't sleep well. So, I avoid DVDs and TV programs connected with ghosts and monsters every time. I don't understand my...more
Bossy Kiya (Jakiya)
Junie thinks that there are lots of ghostly things under her bed. In another one of the Junie B. Jones series books, Junie B. is having yet another dilemma she has to solve. In this story, Junie B’s friends from her kindergarten class convince her that there is a monster under her bed, even though Mommy and Daddy say there is no such thing. Junie B. is then terrified of what lies beneath her bed. Until, she gets the terrific idea of putting a bad school picture of herself under the bed to scare...more
Mavis Koo
I give it five stars because her friend says that there is a monster under her bed and she believes it and every night she is scared,that when her mom turns off the lights she pretend to be asleep and after that she looks for the monster under her bed and I sometimes get that feeling too!That is why I give it five stars.
How many kids have worried about a monster under the bed? Well Junie B thinks there is one under hers and she is afraid it might eat her toes since they look like "little wiener sausages". She gets a great way to get rid of it from Gracie, and Grandma tries to help her even driving over the laundry bag they used to vacuum up the monster. Only Gracie had a trash compacter and its probably not "flatso". Her picture from picture day is the one way to fix it and even her mother agrees with her metho...more
Title: Junie B. Jones has a Monster Under Her Bed

Author: Barbara Park

Series: Junie B. Jones #8

Rating: ★★★

Summary: There's no such thing as monsters. Mother and Daddy even said so. But then why is there monster drool on Junie B.'s pillow? Oh, no! What if Paulie Allen Puffer is right -- what if she really does have a monster under her bed? If Junie B. goes to sleep, the monster might see her feet hanging down. And he might think her piggy toes are yummy little wiener sausages!

Review: Kind of scary...more
Its about a girl name Junie B. Jones an one day her an her firends were talking about a monster being under there beds but they didnt no Junie B. Jones were scard so when she tryed to sneak of a girl name grace said junie i no your not afird there might be a monster under your bed do you an she said no am just tired i think i need to go home an get some sleep but she lied of corouse so she ran home an told her grandmother about what had happend she was just thinking I think it is true about a mo...more
As always, my kindergarteners love Junie B.! We only wish we could have had an illustration of her school picture!
The book that started it all! I'll always credit Junie for my love of reading.
I love reading Junie B. to my reading groups....I think they're funny!!

The title is "Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Her Bed." The author is "Denise Burks." The genre is fiction. This book is very good for kids while gets them suspense full.

I personally liked this book when I was younger because fiction books are good for children. This book is mainly about the main characters Junie B.Jones thinking she has a monster under her bed and she try's so hard to prove to her parents that she does have a monster under her bed,but they don't believe her. I love fiction boo...more
Apr 28, 2009 Amy added it
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This is a book about Junie B Jones and her scare of having a monster under her bed. In the beginning of the book Junie asks a boy in her class if he has ever woke up with droll on his pillow. He said that he did and it was monster drool. The book then tells different situations where Junie would be scared and try not to think about it and more people would try to convince her there were monsters. In the end Junie and her mom laugh about the monster and Junie exclaims, “But that doesn’t mean I’m...more
Megan Eby
Junie B is always such a fun read! In this book in the series, Junie B Jones is convinced there are monsters under her bed. After her parents failed to convince her otherwise, Junie B continued to believe there really were monsters. At school Junie B was telling her friends all about the monsters trying to get them to believe as well. Finally Junie B decides to put a bad school portrait of herself underneath the bed to scare the monsters away. I love these books! I am definitely using this serie...more
I've read all of them but this one is the best by far.
Feb 04, 2011 Tamra rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: kids and their parents
Now my 7-year-old son is reading Junie B. Jones. Hurray!

I love Junie B. Jones. I never tire of reading about her antics, in her adorable, believable voice.

I think this is my favorite Junie B. Jones book so far. I laughed out loud at least once a chapter. So simple and silly and HILARIOUS.

Barbara Park, I love you.

(I can't decide if I should give this 4 stars or 5, which probably means it's a 4 star book. How about we'll split the difference and call it a 4.5 star book, rounded down.)
We listened to this short book as a family on a drive. As an adult, I found it surprisingly humorous in places. I related a lot to the adult characters behaviors. I even laughed our loud a couple times. However, even though I enjoyed the story line, I am still not a fan of Junie B. Jones. I don't like her naughty and sassy behavior. I think she is a bad example for young kids. Plus, in this book, her monster-under-the-bed paranoia could easily rub off on other young readers.
Jul 19, 2008 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: children in elementary school
Interesting story from a child's perspective. Covers topics that are pertinent to our girls, but I don't like the poor use of grammar and some of the words she uses. I often edited the grammar as I read it to them. Not sure how many of the Junie B. Jones books we'll read together, but I will admit, our girls really liked them. The story provides good starting points for conversations.
In this book there is a girl named Junie B.Jones. Junie B.thinks there is a monster under her bed. She thinks that because she is all alone in the dark. Her mom and dad have to always be with her brother. Also, when her mom and are not there (at work) her brother and herself stay with there grandmother. Even when her grandmother is there she's still alone because her grandmother,too, pays much attention to her brother and not her.
Lovmelovmycats Hart
My daughter loves these books. But the misspellings bug the heck outta me. Some people say, "That's how kids that age talk". I disagree. When my five year old daughter makes gramatical mistakes, I correct her, and she learns. Junie B. Is so annoying because she does not seem to want to learn. The books are less bad as stand-alones, because the lack of character development over the series is so disappointing.
This was the latest "chapter book" that I read with my kids. It was cute and perfectly geared to my son's age (he's six). It was still a little old for my three year old. It only took about three 15-20 minute reading sessions to get through, which was nice. We will most likely be reading more Junie B. Jones books over the summer. Does anyone have any great suggestions for chapter read alouds for a six year old?
Adorable. Barbara Park really captures how children think, act, and speak. There's some controversy about the language used - that the improper use of grammar and incorrect pronunciation of certain words will have a negative effect on the way children speak - but I think that's how kids talk regardless. Older kids that read the books already know better and can see the humor in Junie B.'s mistakes.
Amariah. K
Their was a little girl name Junie.B Jones that was scared of a monster that is under her bed.So she asked her family can they kill the monster for her. But they can't kill the monster.So she try not sleep in her room.When grandma come over to babysit she vockum under Junie's bed so she can get the monster under her bed.
I fill the way Junie.B Jones because I'm scared of mice because they are grouse
Rogelia Pena
Junie. B. Jones' series are as fun as fun can be! Junie is a girl who is outspoken about the way she interprets the world around her. She often gets in trouble but learns from her mistakes,as every child should. Therefore, it is a great chapter book for 2nd grade until 4th grade. In this particular book, Junie thinks there are monsters under her bed, which is a common fear for young students.
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think kids would like this book because of Junie B.'s silly character. I think this book is funny because I use to be scared of things under my bed. I also thought something would bite my toes! I think this could be a great fun read for kids. yew noe like 5 year oldssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss=] its not even scarey pft
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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...more
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