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''Junie B. Jones'' is a series of books aimed at elementary school audiences, written by Barbara Park. The "B." stands for "Beatrice," but [[EmbarrassingMiddleName she doesn't like Beatrice, she just likes B., and that's all]]. The stories are told in the first person by Junie B. herself, and all of the stories in the original series also include a brief letter at the end by Barbara Park.

Junie B. was originally conceived as a character that was NotAllowedToGrowUp, but Barbara Park changed her mind on this matter and "graduated" Junie B. to first grade, with the latter books in the series released under the banner "Junie B., First Grader." There were a total of 27 books in the series, 17 in the original line and 10 in the "Junie B., First Grader" series, as well as a couple of supplementary titles. These were released approximately once a year until 2007. [[ScheduleSlip No new releases were seen after]] ''[[ScheduleSlip Junie B., First Grader: Dumb Bunny]]'', and it was assumed that the series had ended, until ''Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff)'' was announced for and later released in August 2012. It was later revealed that Park had suffered a long battle with ovarian cancer and she [[AuthorExistenceFailure passed away]] in November 2013, possibly putting an end to the idea of anymore new releases in the series. The ''Junie B. Jones'' series made [=ALA=]'s list of the top 100 challenged books or books series from 2000-2009, related to [[MoralGuardians complaints]] regarding the social values taught by the books and that Junie B. Jones is a poor role model, due to her poor spelling & grammar and mouthiness. This series has spawned a [[TheMusical stage show]] by [=TheatreWorks USA=].

Junie B. Jones celebrated her 20th anniversary in 2012 and a full-color anniversary edition of the first book in the series, ''Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus'', was released in April 2012, with bonus material.

''Junie B. My Valentime'' was released posthumously on December 24, 2013 and is described as being 30 full-color cardstock valentines, 2 pages of stickers, and 9 pages of Junie B. musings on Valentine's Day.

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!Junie B Jones and her books contain examples of the following:

* AdaptationExpansion: The stage show of ''Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, P.S.: So Does May'' includes material from ''Shipwrecked!'' presented in flashback form. It also includes a few other small additional scenes, such as a fantasy sequence of Junie B. imagining herself unwrapping and squeezing a giant a Squeez-a-Burp as her classmates and Mr. Scary cheer her on and Music/AlsoSprachZarathustra plays.
* AdaptedOut: Junie B.'s little brother Ollie is mentioned in the stage show production of ''Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, P.S.: So Does May'', but not actually seen. Likely true for the productions of other titles from the series as well. This is most likely because all of the children are played by real kids and it would be more trouble than it's worth for a production of this type to try to cast a kid that young.
* AgonyOfTheFeet: Happens to Junie B.'s toe in ''Junie B., First Grader: One Man Band'', when she kicks her mother's watering can that has a picture of a cow. Her sore toe then became a negative ChekhovsGun during the story.
* AllGirlsLikePonies: [[InvertedTrope Inverted.]] Junie B. Jones is scared to death of ponies because her babysitter let her watch a reality show on TV called ''When Ponies Attack''.
* AlohaHawaii: ''Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha!''.
* AlphaBitch / SpoiledSweet: Lucille switches between these. Oftentimes she can be very haughty and bratty, but the rest of the time she shows that she is a genuinely good friend.
** May, on the other hand, is a pure AlphaBitch. Lucille also becomes more {{Alpha Bitch}}y in first grade.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Baby Ollie, to Junie B.
* AreWeThereYet: In ''Beauty Shop Guy'', Junie B. asks her dad "Are we there yet? Why aren't we there?" as they travel to the barbershop for her dad to get a haircut. It's kind of [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in this case, though, as Junie B. is confused because they're not going to their normal barber shop, but instead a beauty shop that was recommended to her father by one of his friends.
* BerserkButton: Junie B.'s is when anyone refers to her as simply "Junie," and does not include the "B."
* BlackBestFriend: Grace.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Lucille (blonde), Grace (brunette) and Junie B (redhead).
* BrattyHalfPint: Junie B. some of the time.
** May.
* BuffySpeak: A more childish version. Really, "Junie Speak" could be its own trope.
* TheBully: That meanie Jim
** It is revealed in ''Mushy Gushy Valentine'' that [[spoiler: he is only bullying her because he has a crush on her.]]
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: When Junie B. is upset and crying because her white kindergarten graduation dress is covered in grape juice stains, it is that meanie Jim who gets everyone in the class to cover their own dresses in stains to make her feel better.
* CatchPhrase: [[{{Troperrific}} A LOT OF THEM.]]
--> "My name is Junie B. Jones. The "B" stands for Beatrice. Except, I don't like Beatrice. I just like "B" and that's all." (All of the books open with this line.)
--> "Wowie wow wow!"
--> "Hurray! Hurray!"
--> "That is a hoot, I tell you!"
--> "(name/pronoun) am/is a lucky duck."
--> "I hearded that (name/pronoun) is easier than my math!"
--> "Hello. How are you today? I am fine." (When she gets in trouble)
--> "HEY! WHO TURNED OUT THE LIGHTS?" (When she didn't see something)
--> "My teacher's name is Mrs. She has another name, too. But I just like Mrs. and that's all." (in all of the kindergarten books)
--> "I am not even scared of him, hardly." (When referring to her first grade teacher, Mr. Scary.)
--> "The end." (when she's finished telling her stories to other characters or telling the truth)
--> "X looked up at the ceiling. I looked up there too. But I didn't see anything." (In reference to when adults roll their eyes at Junie B.)
--> "Missy's my name when I'm in trouble."
--> "(Varies) and I ''MEAN'' it!"
--> "(Varies) And she (Grandma Helen Miller) said don't call her Helen."
--> "Yeah, only..."
--> "Plus also..."
--> "Here's the problem..." (when she doesn't like something)
--> "On account of..."
--> "Dumb Bunny" (mostly mentioned in ''Junie B., First Grader: Dumb Bunny'')
--> "She forgot my B again!" (when others don't call her Junie B.)
--> "Boom.....Do the math"
--> "That Grace" (instead of just Grace)
--> "Speedy quick"
--> "Only too bad for _____, because..."
--> "Whoa! Wait! Hold the phone!"
--> "Except not (actually) (name)"
--> "CALL 911 CALL 911!!" (When in shock or scared)
--> "After that......"
--> "How did you do that Maxine. How did you do that" (''Junie B. Jones is a Beauty Shop Guy'')
--> "Then Mommy/Daddy said I'm not allowed to (do X) anymore. Only I never even heard of that dumb rule."
* CensorshipBySpelling: In ''Junie B. Jones Is (almost) a Flower Girl'', Junie B's mother looks at her father and says "I think someone is s-l-e-e-p-y." Junie B. tells her that she's a grown-up lady and she knows how to spell. "And so I am not one bit ''slippery''. So there."
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Junie B., while bratty, is naive and trusting.
* ChristmasEpisode: ''Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (P.S.: So Does May)''.
* CompanionCube: Junie B.'s toys, including Phillip Johnny Bob (her stuffed elephant), Ruth and Larry (her Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls), and Teddy (her teddy bear). Ironically, even though they can't talk since they're toys, Junie B. seems to pretend that they're talking.
* CompletelyMissingThePoint: Junie B. OWNED this one.
* DemotedToExtra: Lucille and Grace starting from the same book mentioned above.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Juniper ''Beatrice'' Jones.
* EmbarrassingNickname: "Junie Jones".
* EverythingsBetterWithCows: Ollie saying "moo" countless times in the first grade books. Especially in ''BOO...and I MEAN It!'', where he even dresses as a cow for Halloween, which is funny to Junie B. Also, the picture on the watering can that Junie B. kicks in ''One Man Band''.
* FireForgedFriends: Junie B. and Jim from ''Mushy Gushy Valentime'' onward, and later, Junie B. and May briefly at the end of ''Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (P.S.: So Does May)''.
* FirstNameBasis: "Grandma Miller said not to call her 'Helen'."
** In fact, Junie B. has placed herself on a first name basis with her grandmother, grandfather and at least a couple of the adults at school, though they always tell her not to.
* FiveFiveFive: "Its name is 555-5555. It's hard to remember, because I keep forgetting the 5."
* FullNameUltimatum: Subverted; most of the adults often say Junie B.'s full name whenever they get annoyed with her, however they use "B." instead of "Beatrice".
* GagHaircut: In ''Junie B. Jones is a Beauty Shop Guy'', Junie B. does this to herself, her "talking" bunny slippers, and even her dog Tickle while she's playing with scissors and pretending to be a beauty shop lady. As a result, her hair ends up looking like a mess, making her extremely disappointed. Afterwards, her parents take her to the beauty shop barber to have her hair cut short in the end, making her happy again.
* GenkiGirl: Junie B. Jones. This is sometimes [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded by the characters]], particularly Junie B.'s teachers.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In "Junie B. Jones is (Almost) a Flower Girl," Junie B.'s Aunt is named Flo.
* {{Grammar Nazi}}s: Some characters, especially Junie B.'s teachers, are shown to be these towards Junie B.
* GratuitousSpanish: Josť.
* HalloweenEpisode: ''Junie B., First Grader: BOO...and I MEAN It!''.
* HeadDesk: Junie B.'s father resorts to this after he and her mother try to console Junie B. about not being invited to Jim's birthday party in ''That Meanie Jim's Birthday'' and Junie B. says that she's going to move to the "It's a Small World" ride in Disney World.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Paulie Allen Puffer, who often tells Junie B. stories that can't possibly be true, but she believes them anyway.
* LiteralMinded: Junie B. can be this sometimes, such as in ''That Meanie Jim's Birthday'', when Grandma Helen Miller tells her that Jim is trying to "get her goat."
* LittleKnownFacts: Paulie Allen Puffer
* LockedInTheBathroom: In ''Yucky Blucky Fruitcake'', Junie B. locks herself in the bathroom to pretend throwing sponges at her principal at the school's carnival. She actually throws them at the toilet, but then they get stuck in the drain, causing the toilet to flood the bathroom by accident.
* LongRunningBookSeries: First published in 1992 and continued until 2011, with a total of 27 books in the main line and three supplementary books until Barbara Park's death in 2013.
* LovingBully: [[spoiler: Jim to Junie B]], in ''Mushy Gushy Valentime.'' Said character says that they say things to the crush because the crush started it.
* {{Meganekko}}: Junie B. in the first grade series.
** Averted earlier: Junie B. was terribly worried that she would look nerdy when she got glasses in ''Junie B., First Grader: At Last!'' In the end, her new friends supported her and helped her to see that her glasses were actually pretty cool.
** Also, in the kindergarten series, there's Charlotte.
* MaliciousMisnaming: While Junie is her real name, May purposely calls Junie B. "Junie" without her "B" to upset her.
* MessyHair: Junie B. In the special anniversary edition of ''Stupid Smelly Bus'', it was revealed that this was deliberate on the part of the illustrator, who initially drew a much spiffier Junie B. before realizing it didn't suit her character.
* MouthyKid: Junie B. herself.
* TheMusical: The [=TheaterWorks=] stage adaptation.
* NegativeContinuity: According to ''Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School'', Junie B.'s mom used to be at a school called Brainerd Elementary in 1st grade between 1983 and 1984, despite the series itself being created in the early 1990s. At least her mother should have been said to be in first grade sometime in the 1960s or 1970s.
* NoIndoorVoice: Junie B, who intends to get loud at times.
* NoNameGiven: Junie B.'s kindergarten teacher, literally named "Mrs." (as Junie B. calls her), whose surname was never revealed in the kindergarten series. (She has another name too, [[RunningGag but Junie B. just likes "Mrs.," and that's all.]]) Additionally, her first grade teacher is referred to as "Mr. Scary," which surely can't be his real last name.
** Or maybe it is. Some teachers in children's series have very unusual names, or allow students to call them by a shortened version or nickname because their real name is hard to pronounce.
* NoodleIncident: "Walking on cake is the funnest thing I love! 'Cause one time at a picnic, I stepped on my grampa's Little Debbie snack cake with my bare feet. And the creamy filling is very squishing between my toes!"
* NotSoDifferent: Both Junie B. and May have the same type of stuffed elephant. Furthermore, although they dress up their elephants differently, they play with them in a similar way and make their talk using similar voices. Additionally, Junie B. figures out that May would like a Squeeze-a-Burp as a SecretSanta gift, which is something that'd she'd like too. Though the two state positively that they could never be friends with each other, it does seem like given time and the right circumstances, they could at the very least be frenemies.
* OnlySaneMan: Grace played this role in the kindergarten series of the book.
* PlaygroundSong: As you would expect, "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells" in ''Junie B. First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, P.S.: So Does May''.
* PottyEmergency: Junie B. goes through this in the climax of ''Stupid Smelly Bus'', when she tries to open several bathroom doors at school, only to find them locked. Thus, she rushes to the nurse's office and calls 911 on the phone. When she finally runs out the school exit, [[EpicFail a green fire truck, white police car and red ambulance drive up to the parking lot on purpose]]. Then the janitor[[note]]or "the man with the can" as she calls him in the book[[/note]] stops her when this happens, but Junie B. convinces him that she's having an emergency, so he unlocks a girls' bathroom door for her.
* RichBitch: Lucille only some of the time. The rest of the time she's a {{Spoiled Sweet}} and legitimately good friend.
* SantaClaus: Despite her sometimes cynical nature, Junie B. still believes in him and asks him for a Squeez-a-Burp at the end of ''Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, P.S.: So Does May''.
* SchoolPlay: The premise of ''Junie B., First Grader: Shipwrecked''.
* SecretSanta: Junie B. and her class are assigned to do this in ''Junie B., First Grader: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (P.S.: So Does May)'' and Junie B. is less than thrilled when she is assigned be secret Santa to her nemesis, May.
* ShoutOut: Though it's entirely possible that it's completely coincidental, in ''The Stupid Smelly Bus'', Junie B. {{Malaproper}}s that she likes "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" from ''The Wizard of Odds''. ''The Wizard of Odds'' was an actual, short-lived 70s game show hosted by Creator/AlexTrebek.
* SlapSlapKiss: Junie B. and Jim from ''Mushy Gushy Valentime'' onward.
* SlumberParty: The premise of ''Junie B. Jones is a Party Animal''.
* SpikyHair: Lennie.
* TerrifiedOfGerms: Sheldon Potts, to the point where he puts a paper bag over his head, until Mr. Scary tells him that not only will this not help, but is actually likely to just concentrate the germs.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Lucille, who was SpoiledSweet sometimes, and a genuinely good friend in kindergarten, becomes a total jerk in first grade.
* TraumaticHaircut: Junie gives herself on in the book ''Beauty Shop Guy'' Thankfully, it gets fixed at the end.
* UnmanlySecret: In ''Beauty Shop Guy'', Junie B.'s dad is a bit bothered at having to take Junie B. with him to the beauty shop because he doesn't want anyone to know that he's visiting a beauty shop instead of his normal barbershop. (His friend recommended the beauty shop to him.)
* UnusualEuphemism: Junie B.'s mispronunciations of words, such as "pasketti" (spaghetti), "bestest" (best), "valentime" (valentine), "splode" (explode), "stomple" (stomp), etc.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Junie B., Lucille, and sometimes Grace in kindergarten.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Lucille dumps Junie as a friend in first grade, but with Grace, the only reason why they don't hang out is because she was put in another class.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Junie B. is afraid of roosters (because she thinks "they can peck your head into a nub"), ponies (because she thinks "they can stomple you to the ground and kill you"), and clowns (because she thinks "they are not normal people").
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