Barbara Park

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Barbara Park
Born Barbara Lynne Tidswell
(1947-04-21)April 21, 1947
Mount Holly Township, New Jersey
Died November 15, 2013(2013-11-15) (aged 66)
Scottsdale, Arizona
Occupation Author
Nationality American
Genres Children's literature
Notable work(s) Junie B. Jones
Spouse(s) Richard A. Park
Children Steven and David Park

Barbara Lynne Park (April 21, 1947 – November 15, 2013) was an American author of children's books.

Life and career[edit]

Park was the daughter of a merchant and a secretary, Doris and Brooke Tidswell. She grew up in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey.[1] 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 almost 30 years and had two sons, Steven and David. She was the author of the popular Junie B. Jones children's series. She won seven Children's Choice Awards, and four Parents' Choice Awards. She also wrote many middle grade novels, such as The Kid in the Red Jacket.

Park died on November 15, 2013 at the age of 66 after a long battle with ovarian cancer.[2][3]

Picture books[edit]

  • Psssst! It's Me...the Bogeyman
  • Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here! A Word from Your Baby-in-Waiting

Novels[edit]

  • Almost Starring Skinnybones
  • Beanpole
  • Buddies
  • Dear God, Help!!! Love, Earl
  • Don't Make Me Smile
  • The Graduation of Jake Moon
  • The Kid in the Red Jacket
  • Maxie, Rosie, and Earl - Partners in Grime
  • Mick Harte Was Here
  • My Mother Got Married (And Other Disasters)
  • Operation: Dump the Chump
  • Rosie Swanson: Fourth-Grade Geek for President
  • Skinnybones

Junie B. Jones[edit]

  1. Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
  2. Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business
  3. Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth
  4. Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying
  5. Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake
  6. Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday
  7. Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren
  8. Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed
  9. Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook
  10. Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal
  11. Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy
  12. Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy
  13. Junie B. Jones Is (Almost) a Flower Girl
  14. Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine
  15. Junie B. Jones Has a Peep in Her Pocket
  16. Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day
  17. Junie B. Jones Is a Graduation Girl

Junie B., First Grader[edit]

  1. Junie B., First Grader (at last!)
  2. Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch
  3. Junie B., First Grader: Toothless Wonder
  4. Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants
  5. Junie B., First Grader: One-Man Band
  6. Junie B., First Grader: Shipwrecked
  7. Junie B., First Grader: BOO...and I MEAN It!
  8. Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! (P.S. So Does May.)
  9. Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha!
  10. Junie B., First Grader: Dumb Bunny
  11. Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten!(And Other Thankful Stuff)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blais, Jacqueline. "Junie B. always has the bestest time", USA Today, June 30, 2004. Accessed November 22, 2007. "In a parallel universe in the 1950s, Park was a talkative schoolgirl in Mount Holly, N.J."
  2. ^ Junie B. Jones Creator Barbara Park Dies at 66
  3. ^ Barbara Park, Author of Junie B. Jones Series, Dies at 66

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