Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine

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When Junie B. Jones receives a mushy gushy "valentime" on Valentine's Day, she tries to find out who in her kindergarten class is her secret admirer.

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User Review  - MirandaBee - www.librarything.com

This book was super fun to read and definitely brought me back to my elementary school days. I liked the drawings in the books. They helped to visualize Junie B. and her attitudes for Mrs. (her teacher) and her friends. Read full review

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Junie is back at it again. It is Valentine's Day in Room NIne with Mrs., and the room is abuzz with excitement. Junie is determined to discover who gave her the Valentine's card signed "From Your ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Barbara Park was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey on April 21, 1947. She spent her first two years of college at Rider University in New Jersey before receiving a B.S. degree from the University of Alabama. She began writing children's books after she had children of her own. In a career that began in 1982, she published over 50 books including Don't Make Me Smile, Operation: Dump the Chump, Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here!, Skinnybones, and The Kid in the Red Jacket. She was best known for her 28-book Junie B. Jones series which was first published in 1992. She won seven Children's Choice Awards and four Parents' Choice Awards. She helped found a charitable organization, Sisters in Survival, to raise money for women with ovarian cancer. She died from ovarian cancer on November 15, 2013 at the age of 66.

Denise Brunkus is an illustrator of children's books. She has illustrated more than sixty books for children, and is best known for her illustrations on the Junie B. Jones series of books written by Barbara Park. She lives in Massachusetts.

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