Presentation on theme: "Barbara Park 1 st Grade Adopted Author. Barbara Park Biography: Very famous author due to Junie B. series Only writes books – Denise Brunkus illustrates."— Presentation transcript:
Barbara Park Biography: Very famous author due to Junie B. series Only writes books – Denise Brunkus illustrates her books Grew up in New Jersey and spent most summers on Long Island Beach Went to University of Alabama where planned to be history teacher
Now lives in Arizona with husband, has two grown sons also living in Arizona Has a silly golden retriever named Maggie Didnt start writing books until she had her children Wanted to write funny books for kids after son brought home Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing
Likes writing Junie B. books, but still considers writing a job, and challenges herself by writing older chapter books that take longer to write Likes to take naps and eat frozen M&Ms Says she was a lot like Junie B., who is based on Kid in the Red Jacket
Offered to make movie of Junie B. but Park said no. First book wrote: Operation Dump the Chump, first published, Dont Make Me Smile
Says Mick Hart Was Here is her favorite book (shows importance of wearing bike helmet but hard to write balancing seriousness and humor) Has good web site with games, coloring, etc. www.randomhouse.com/kids/ www.randomhouse.com/kids/ junieb William Allen White Award Winner!
Listen to: Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (first Junie B. book) Audio books very popular now to listen to while look at book or in car or on walk, etc. Hope you will check out her books throughout year and teachers will read books in class