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Junie B., First Grader: Shipwrecked (Junie B. Jones #23)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  4,663 Ratings  ·  107 Reviews
Since her debut over 10 years ago, kids, parents, teachers, and librarians have been laughing themselves silly with Junie B. Jones Listening to the boisterous Junie B. on audio is the perfect way to enjoy this bestselling series.
Hardcover, 85 pages
Published by Listening Library (first published May 25th 2004)
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Apr 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another Eleanor Review:

Me: Ok, Eleanor, when you review a book, you should start out by telling what the book is about... So what was the book Junie B. First Grader:Shipwrecked about?

Eleanor: Um. It was about the SPLATO! It was about when Roger threw up on the floor! That's what it was about. So you should give it that one, ok dad?

Me: What do you mean I should, "give it that one?"

E: Well, in chapter one it happened, so you should put it in the review.

Me: Ok, it's there. What else was the book ab
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
I read the book "Junie B., First Grader: Shipwrecked," by Barbara Park and I thought this was a very entertaining book. I enjoyed reading this book because of the humor found as well as the characters and plot go well togther. This is a great book for anyone looking for a laugh.

The plot starts out in Junie's school, where a lot of her classmates have come down with illnesses, and Roger, one of her classmates, throws up in class. Then the janitor comes in and cleans up the vomit, and everyone plu
Jun 10, 2012 rated it it was ok
Disclaimer: I was stuck in traffic for 2.5 hours leaving a NASCAR race without a book, thus the reason a 28 year-old is reading elementary school chapter books.

Junie didn't annoy me as much in this book as she did in the first JBJ book I read this afternoon, perhaps a sign of maturity in going from kindergarten to 1st grade, but I still found her to be a bit of a brat. In 'Shipwrecked', her class is putting on a play about Columbus, even though Junie would rather do one about mice like the only
Nancy Kotkin
Jun 13, 2012 rated it did not like it
by Barbara Park

This is an awful book! The children are inconsiderate and rude to one another. The main character, Junie B. Jones, is the worst of the lot. What is supposed to be humor is actually taunting and laughing at the expense of others.

Even the black-and-white pictures are goofy looking.
Dec 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tanu
Cool...My daughter liked it...
Cayley Pratt
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Who ever had the most facts about Christopher Columbus got to pick what part they want to be in the play after that Roger threw up in classroom one. They start making their ships for the play, so they could start practicing for the play, therefore they would not fall when they were presenting the play. Junie was mad because it was not a mouse play, and she really wanted it to be a mouse play. Junie B. and Jose both had eighteen facts about Christopher Columbus. Therefore they got pick what part ...more
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: lis-510-complete
Junie B. Jones Shipwrecked is the 23rd book in the popular series by Barbara Park. In this installation, Junie B. and her classmates in Room 1 learn all about the dangers of germs while getting ready to put on a play about Christopher Columbus for Parent’s Night. When I was a bookseller these books flew off the shelves, but to be honest, I don’t get it. The stories are told from Jones’s perspective and written in journal style. This means that the text is full of grammatical errors as if a first ...more
Hannah Russell
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't think this quite had as good of a resolution as some Junie B Jones. But, I still liked it and laughed aloud.
Heather Nicole
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My daughter loved it - she likes reading about each kid and then checking their pic in the front of the book. She wants to read more books by said author which of course I obliged bc READING!
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
Okay not really fanastic
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I think this book is better for little kids .
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-alouds
Germs and Columbus don't mix.
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It was fabulous! My favorite Junie B. Jones book
Lyle Willey
Jul 23, 2015 rated it liked it

Junie B. First Grader- Shipwrecked by Barbara Parks

Category/genre- Easy Reader

Estimate of age of level of interest- K-3

Estimate reading level
• 2.5
• Lexile Measure: 410
• Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: M

Brief description
Junie B. Jones is an extensive series of more than 24 books written by Barbara Parks telling the wild antics of Junie B., a witty and full-of-energy youngster through first person, journal-like form. In Shipwrecked, we find Junie B. dealing with the hilarious antics o
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2006
*Note: This is a review of the entire series as a whole because I feel the same about each book.*

Quite honestly, I think this should be one of the first chapter books you let your kids read. Sure, the grammar is a little off at times (it's a small child, come on!) and the subject matter can get a little crazy (Once again, it's a small child!) these books are entertaining and easy to read for your little readers! My cousin who is 6 LOVES these books, and when I was little I loved them too. Overal
Maxzine Rossler
Apr 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a good classroom laugh Junie B. Jones Shipwrecked is a good book to go with. In Junie B. Jones Shipwrecked, Room one is putting on a play that is about explorers looking for the New World. As we all know Junie B. Jones is getting excited for the play, and choosing her part. Since she did well on her homework she gets to choose her role, but then she realized that maybe she chose it for the wrong reasons. As time goes on the students keep getting sick which could cause the ...more
Feb 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens, fiction
The Junie B. Jones are adored by girls and boys alike. At the beginning of the series, Junie B. is only in kindergarten, but the books are written on a first- to second-grade level. Usually kids prefer to read about kids older than themselves, but this rule does not hold true for this series. Kids as old as third and fourth grade really enjoy them. As I read Junie B. books to my girls, even my husband laughs out loud.

I have heard some parents express the concern that Junie B. is often naughty a
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved the plot of this book, it was so realistic and fun to read because of its exuding innocence and simplicity. Junie B finally has her chance at fame when a yucky flu starts to spread throughout her class. Everyone is so scared and anxious trying not to spread the flu, that they make it almost impossible to breathe by plugging their noses. The play that has everyone on their toes is about exploring new territories and the classroom is so excited to put on a production... but problems keep a ...more
Cari Williams
Junie B., Fist Grader: Shipwrecked is about a play Junie B. and her classmates of room nine will be performing a program about Columbus day. Junie B. wanted to be the star of the play and have the role of Christopher Columbus but ends up being a ship in the background. Of course Junie B. was very unhappy about this. The day that the play comes around a lot of her classmates that play a main role in the play get sick. When Junie B. encourages them to go on stage anyway, the play becomes a disaste ...more
Feb 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, childrens, fiction
As a parent, I don't especially like Junie B. Jones. She's obnoxious, has poor grammar, and uses words like stupid - a bad word in our house. These are all the same reasons my first grader loves her! He's a bit of a reluctant reader so if Junie B. gets him excited about reading, then I'm willing to tolerate her.

Shipwrecked sneaks in quite a few facts about Christopher Columbus and his voyage to America. Children won't have any idea that they are actually learning because the story is entertainin
Jun 29, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This was a fun and educational entry in the Junie B. Jones series. Her class is putting together a play about Christopher Columbus for the Parents' Open House, so there's lots of facts to learn about that part of our history. And there's also a virus being spread throughout school, so there was some emphasis about hygiene and how you catch colds. Overall, it was a good book to read aloud, although I think our girls are starting to lose interest in this series. They still like the stories, but th ...more
Jessica Lee
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In this story of Junie B.'s exciting life, she is cast in a school play for her classroom and of course wants to be the star. The only problem is, so does everyone else and Junie B. ends up ruining the whole play just so she can be the center of attention. This book is good to have in my database because it teaches an important lesson that you don't always have to be front and center and it is okay to let other people have their time to shine. Also, this book appealed to me because Junie B. is i ...more
Mar 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Dear Readers,
This books was fantastc!Room 1 was having a play!!!!!!!Junie B. wants to be the star off the play but her rival got it. and there are lots of conflict was happening in this play so the play didn't went the end of the playthere was a surprise that solve the main prpblem.

My character Junie B. has certain traits to describe her.
Funny:The teachers said not to put your hands on your face but May was doing that so Junie B. said "That means you, nose squeeser," and evrey one laugh
Jan 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Junie B. in first grade. I must say that I don't really like Junie B. I find her to be annoying, but I can see the appeal to young elementary students. In this story, one of her classmates vomits in the classroom igniting a class of germophobes. The other storyline in the book is about the class creating and doing play about Christopher Columbus. I would rec to K-3rd graders who already like Junie B. or want a good laugh.
May 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
I think I'm going to read all the Junie B. Jones books. Cause I love Junie B.

Miciah, my 7-year-old, read it a few days before I did and she read aloud to me the part where these 3 kids name off their sailor names and the names are Sinbad, Popeye, and Captain Hook. She thought those names were hilarious.

These are fantastic books. Even if you don't have a 1st grader, I think you'd like them.
Jan 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Lauren B
its about junie b wanting to be in a play. and her not so good friend wanting to be in it to. but at the end they both get to be on the play. I learned that when you want to do something that someone else also wants to do.... don't fight over it just work it out. in the end every thing will work its self out!
Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Let's face it, there are some books you read to your children that, as a parent, bore you to the point where you want to bang your head against the wall. This is not one of those books. Junie B. Jones is hilarious, and my first grader LOVES all of these stories. Barbara Park was a truly brilliant person.
Mathew White
Sep 18, 2012 rated it liked it
Read it in 25 minutes.
1. Girl 2. First day 3. 1st grade 4. nervous 5. classmates 6. nice 7. happy

1. Junie has to keep diary for her teacher. What would you write in your diary about this summer? My anw

Junie B. is only in first grade, so she makes lots of grammar mistakes. If you read this, don't copy her!
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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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