Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren (Junie B. Jones, No. 7)

by Barbara Park

Other authorsDenise Brunkus (Illustrator)
Paperback, 1996



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Random House Books for Young Readers (1996), Edition: Illustrated, 80 pages


Unable to compete with her friends' fancy clothes and running ability, irrepressible six-year-old Junie B. finds her own way to make the new boy at school like her.

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LibraryThing member annajamieson
Barbara Park's book Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren is within the popular Junie B. Jones series. In this book, Junie B. tries to win over the handsome new boy at their school but finds many obstacles in her quest. It is a funny transition book that students can relate to because it involves
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realistic situations. This is a good book for beginning readers. It would also keep children interested and engaged in their independent reading.
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LibraryThing member t1bclasslibrary
Junie B., Grace, and Lucille all love the new boy, Warren. They all vie for his attention, but Junie B. is quickly branded a Nutball by Warren, so she tries win him over again, but can not seem to compete with Lucille’s looks or Grace’s athletic prowess. Finally she wins him over by simply
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being there and telling him knock-knock jokes.
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LibraryThing member skeeterbo
I didn't like it because it was weird. I only laughed two times. It wasn't really cool like Magic Tree Houses.
LibraryThing member amandacb
We meet Junie, a kindergartener, who fancies a boy named Warren (along with most of her friends). Junie tricks her friend Lucille into introducing her to Warren. Despite her friend’s annoyance, Junie eventually ends up rolling on the ground in laughter with Warren. While the writing is
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age-appropriate for younger children, my main complaint is the abundance of improper grammar (“I quick hided behind my hands,” “Mother screamed real loud”). Younger children should be exposed to proper grammar and not subjected to a dumbed down version that may be more colloquial.

Children, though, do not care about the improper grammar or improper behavior of Junie; the books practically fly off of the shelves. I can put out ten of them and they will be gone by mid-morning. Part of what may appeal to our young readers is the fact that these are very easy chapter books; part of the appeal may also be Junie's dramas--and drama is always entertaining.
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LibraryThing member Miss.Barbara
Because she is unable to compete with her friends' fancy clothes and running abilities, six-year-old Junie B. finds a way to have the new boy at school like her
LibraryThing member gabriella_26
A good book, but not something I would read again. I love Barbara Parks but this book was not my favorite.
LibraryThing member bekeelen
In Junie B. Jones book, there's a new boy in kindergarten, and guess what? He's the handsomest guy Junie B. has ever seen. She and Lucille and that Grace all want him for a boyfriend. Only, he thinks Junie B. is a nutball. Just 'cause she couldn't stop laughing and rolling. So how is she supposed
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to get that boy to love her?
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LibraryThing member luckbell
Started and ended book today. Not my favorite so far but still a fun read.
LibraryThing member kplowman2
In the 7th Junie B. Jones book, there's a new boy in kindergarten, and guess what? He's the handsomest guy Junie B. has ever seen. She and Lucille and that Grace all want him for a boyfriend. Only, he thinks Junie B. is a nutball. Just 'cause she couldn't stop laughing and rolling. So how is she
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supposed to get that boy to love her?
-Review from Juniebjones.com
For ages 5-9
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LibraryThing member capiam1234
At first my kids didn't care for this one that much, but the last chapter brought it all together and had them smiling with laughter.
LibraryThing member amarcu4
Barbra Park's series centers around the lovable five-year-old, Junie B. Jones. In this book Junie B. and her two best friends, Lucille and Grace, develop a crush on a new boy in school. The girls fight for his attention but, he ends up playing with Lucille and Grace leaving Junie B. saying she is a
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nut ball. At the end of the story, Warren, the new boy, gets overwhelmed by all the attention and yells at the girls to leave him alone. Grace and Lucille do but persistent Junie B. stays eventually making him laugh and becoming friends.
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LibraryThing member nhassa3
This book is a part of a series called Junie B. Jones. It is about a girl in kindergarten who meets a boy named Warren who she likes. Her best friends also like him and they fight over him. He thinks Junie B. is a "nut ball". She tries being a pretty princess like her friend Lucille and being fast
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like her friend Grace. Finally, she learns to be his friend by being herself and caring about him and his interests. This book is aimed at kindergarten because the main characters are in kindergarten, but it is too advanced and long for them. So it would be best for 2nd graders to read as "my first chapter books". I used to read these books as a kid, and still like them today. They are interesting and the main character is never afraid to be herself. The big idea is that moving is hard and being nice to the new kids is important. Also, it doesn't matter what you have or what you look like, to make friends, you should be friendly, nice, and caring.
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LibraryThing member khendr4
In my opinion, this book was very good for young readers. Something that I really liked about this book was that it included pictures which would help a student who is transitioning from picture book to chapter book. The pictures are included on about every few pages and are black and white with a
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lot of detail. They really show the expressions of the characters which adds a lot to the text, especially for a young reader who is still learning to comprehend the text. Another think I liked about the book was that it doesn't use "proper" English and the characters actually talk like they are in Kindergarten. Junie says things like, "I spinned around..." and "two bestest friends." This is how a real Kindergartner would speak so I think that a young student could easily relate to the story. Another thing I really liked about the book was the use of capitalization. When Junie or any of the other characters say something loudly or with expression, those words are capitalized. I think this is important when it comes to developing fluency and practicing the enthusiasm and expression that is necessary to comprehend reading. The big idea of this story was a Kindergartner who is trying to impress a new boy and that in the end, you should always just be yourself.
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LibraryThing member bl200329
Junie B. Jones is a sassy, drama queen girl which makes a fun read for girls at a young age. This one is not one of my favorite books but is still a good read. It is a story about a new boy in kindergarten, and guess what? He's the handsomest guy Junie B. has ever seen. She and Lucille and that
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Grace all want him for a boyfriend. Only, he thinks Junie B. is a nutball. Just 'cause she couldn't stop laughing and rolling. So what crazy plan is she going to come up with in finding a way to win his love for her?
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LibraryThing member mholtan
In this story of Junie B. Jones there is a new boy in kindergarten named Warren, the girls all call him handsome warren because they all have a crush. Junie B. Jones does everything she can to get Warren to like her but one day she embarrasses herself by laughing to much and rolling around all over
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the ground. He then thinks she is crazy. All three best friends compete to have handsome warren, in the end telling jokes brings warren and junie b. to a great part in their friendship and all is well. This story is great to teach a lesson on jealous, fairness, and being yourself and not someone else in order for someone to like you. It also is a good lesson to teach children that they do not need a boyfriend or girlfriend, they can just have really great friends.
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LibraryThing member rretzler
Junie B Jones is as irrepressible as ever. (By the way, the B is for Beatrice, but she doesn't like Beatrice...she just likes B!) Kindergartner Junie B is best friends with Lucille, who wears frilly dresses and socks, and Grace, who rides the same bus, has pink sneakers and is the fastest runner.
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One day, Grace and Junie B arrive at school ready to play "horsies," only to find that Lucille is not there yet. Soon, however, they spot Lucille, along with a boy. Junie B and Grace scare the boy away, much to Lucille's chagrin. The boy turns out to be a new boy in Kindergarten, and all three friends think he is handsome. Hilarity ensues as all three girls start to compete in their own way for his attention.

I have read many Junie B books and enjoy them. They are written from a Kindergartner's perspective, using grammar that a Kindergartner would use. Junie B is a fun child to read about as she is always into something and is seemingly unstoppable. I would not want to be her parent! I think young children love the fact that Junie B probably gets away with (or perhaps doesn't get away with) things that they might like to do but perhaps know that they should not.

I don't think this is the best Junie B that I have ever read, but on the other hand, it wasn't the worst either. In the end, Junie B learns what it takes to make a new friend - that she should just be herself.
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80 p.; 7.6 inches


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