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Barbara Park 1947-2013

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Author Barbara Park, best known for the Junie B. Jones series, passed away over the weekend. School Library Journal remembers Park.

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Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Kerry Kenney says:

    We celebrated Barbara Park in the library the week before Thanksgiving. I read a few pages from Junie B Jones about what Room 1 was thankful about. The kids vowed to have exploding biscuits with their dinners and to remember Barbara Park. I am sadder than I expected to feel, she felt like a friend.

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