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Everyone has their favorite JUNIE B. JONES book and now you can have a chance to win a special collectors’ edition of the first book in the series, Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus filled with never before seen material!

Has it been 2o years already? Wow, I feel old. It seems like yesterday when we were living in Frankfurt, Germany and my best friend in America mailed my daughter several copies of Junie B. Jones books. Both my daughter Gemma and I were instantly hooked.  Is that how your children felt, too?

I’m so excited that Random House Books for Young Readers is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the beloved JUNIE B. JONES chapter book series, written by
Barbara Park and illustrated by Denise Brunkus and so Good Reads With Ronna decided to do a giveaway in honor of this milestone anniversary. To enter for your chance to win one of three copies (plus a cool promotional JBJ mini school calendar June -December 2012) click here now for entry instructions and rules or scroll down to enter, too.

Available as of yesterday, April 24, Random House has published a full-color, jacketed hardcover edition of the first book in the series, Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus. Filled with never before seen material—including full-color artwork and photographs, a behind-the-scenes peek at illustrator Denise Brunkus’s sketch pad, and a conversation between Barbara Park and Junie B. Jones herself—this special collectors’ edition is a must-have for Junie B. fans of all ages! The book has 96 pages and retails at $14.99.

With over 52 million copies in print in all formats and translated into more than a dozen languages, the Junie B. Jones series first burst onto the literary scene in 1992, and has been keeping kids (and grownups) laughing—and reading—ever since.  Twenty years and 30 books later, Junie B. Jones has become a staple in classrooms across the country and been featured in USA Today, Time Magazine, and on the Today show. Author Barbara Park says “I’ve never been sure whether Junie B.’s fans love her in spite of her imperfections . . . or because of them. But either way, she’s gone out into the world and made more friends than I ever dreamed possible.”  Junie B.’s unique take on the world continues to strike a chord with all who read Park’s laugh-out-loud funny stories and this special collector’s edition will bring fans and new readers back to the very beginning—Junie B.’s first day of kindergarten.

The anniversary of the series will be celebrated this summer, as the ninth annual JUNIE B. JONES STUPID SMELLY BUS TOUR rolls into 15 cities across the country, bringing Junie B. to life for her fans via a theatrical performance penned by  Park herself.  Also check out the debut of Junie B. Jones’s new website. Visit for tour information, Junie B. activities and more.

Photo:  ©Norma Jean Gargasz/Random House
Photo: ©Norma Jean Gargasz/Random House


(AND OTHER THANKFUL STUFF), the latest book in the series, will be available August 2012 wherever books are sold. 

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TO ENTER – We are giving away three (3) copies of Junie B. Jones special collectors’ edition, a full-color, jacketed hardcover edition of the first book in the series, Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, plus a promotional JBJ calendar as well (this is a small school year calendar June-December 2012)  This giveaway ends at midnight on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 with three (3) winners selected on Thursday, May 10th. Winners will be notified by email so be sure to include your name, address, (no P.O. Boxes please) and phone number in an email to  If you follow instructions below you can have as many as four chances to enter!

Please write Junie B. Jones 20th Anniversary Giveaway in the subject line. For a chance to be the winner of one copy of the book, please leave a comment on the blog (one or two word comments will not count towards extra entry) and also LIKE Good Reads With Ronna on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @goodreadsronna for an additional entry to the giveaway. If you don’t provide an email where you can be contacted your chance to win is forfeited.

You can earn one extra contest entry each by LIKING the Random House Kids page on Facebook and by following them on Twitter @RandomHouseKids

This giveaway will run through midnight on May 9,  2012 (PST). Winners will be chosen using from all valid entries and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to contact us at before another winner is chosen. Giveaway is open to U.S. (18+) residents only.

Good Reads With Ronna did not receive monetary compensation for these reviews.  Three (3) giveaway book items worth a total value of  $14.99 each will be provided by Good Reads With Ronna courtesy of Random House Books for Young Readers. 
There is no $ value for the promotional calendar. The review is in our own words and is our opinion. Your opinions may differ.

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