Barbara Park

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Barbara Park

~ Originally intended to teach high school history and political science. ~ She was a “wish” for several children participating in the Make-a-Wish Foundation.~ To Kill A Mockingbird is a favorite book of hers.~ Her golden retriever is named Maggie.~ Senior year of high school, she was voted 'Wittiest.'

~Barbara Park was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey, on April 21, 1947~Barbara spent most of her adult life in Arizona~ She got married with her husband, Richard, in 1969.~ Together they raised their two sons and spent time with two young grandsons.~ Barbara lost her battle to ovarian cancer on November 15, 2013.



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~ The Junie B. Jones series has sold over 55 million copies in North America alone.~ She won more than 40 children's book awards and she was featured in The New York Times, USA Today, and Time magazine. ~ She won seven Children's Choice Awards, and four Parents' Choice Awards.

Click on Don't Make Me Smile for a full list of Barbara Park's books!

Click on Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook for a full read aloud.

Fan Mail:Barbara ParkThe Random House Publishing Group1745 Broadway18th FloorNew York, NY 10019USA

Click on the picture of Barbara to see questions she answered from kids.

Click to see Barbara's nonprofit organization.


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