If You Like Junie B. Jones

If you like Junie B. Jones, you may enjoy these other humorous stories.

Compiled by:
Children's Services Staff
First Chapter Books - recommended for children in grades 1-3
Aven Green, Sleuthing Machine

Dusti Bowling
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J-FC Bowling)
Series: Aven Green; 1

Budding detective and third-grader Aven Green was born without arms, but that doesn't stop her as she tries to solves several mysteries—all at the same time!

Bea Garcia: My Life in Pictures

Deborah Zemke
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J-FC Zemke)
Series: Bea Garcia; 1

Bea is an artist who loves to draw in her notebooks. When her first and best friend moves to Australia and a new boy moves in next door, will her doodles and imagination help her to make a new friend? 

The Best Friend Plan

Stephanie Calmenson, Joanna Cole
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J-FC Calmens)
Series: Adventures of Allie and Amy; 1

Best friends Amy and Allie do absolutely everything together. This summer, they have made a list of activities they plan to do every day. But then Allie learns she’s being sent to sleep-away camp, all their plans are ruined! How will these BFFs ever make it through the summer?

Bookmarks are People Too!

Henry Winkler
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J-FC Winkler)
Series: Here's Hank; 1

Hank Zipzer is great at making all his friends laugh. He and his friends are excited to audition for a part in their class play, but will his reading difficulties keep him from getting the starring role? Even though Hank is given an unexpected role, his quick thinking and humor help save the play.

Captain Awesome to the Rescue!

Stan Kirby
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J-FC Kirby)
Series: Kirby, Stan. Captain Awesome ; 1

When second-grader Eugene and his family move to a new neighborhood and he starts at a new school, he has a chance to bring out his superhero alter ego, Captain Awesome, to find the kidnapped class hamster.

Frankie Sparks and the Class Pet

Megan Frazer Blakemore
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J-FC Blakemo)
Series: Frankie Sparks, third grade inventor; 1

Frankie, a budding scientist, is so excited as her third grade class gets ready to choose a class pet. Using research and her own invention, Frankie is determined to convince her class, teacher, and even her best friend, Maya that a rat would make a great pet! But is she ready to accept that her classmates might have their own opinions? 

Henry Heckelbeck Gets a Dragon

Wanda Coven
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J-FC Coven)
Series: Henry Heckelbeck; 1

Henry Heckelbeck is starting a new year of school. He has a new teacher, makes new friends, and discovers that he has some magical powers just like his older sister, Heidi, thanks to a Book of Spells he finds. But magic can be tricky, and when Henry accidentally brings his toy dragon to life, everything starts to get very exciting!

Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

Debbi Michiko Florence
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J-FC Florenc)
Series: Jasmine Toguchi; 1

Jasmine is excited for New Year's Eve and her family's tradition of making sweet mochi. Unfortunately, being only 8 years old, Jasmine is considered too young to help. How will she find a way to prove that she is neither too young nor to weak to help? 

Lola Levine is not Mean

Monica Brown
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J-FC Brown)
Series: Lola Levine; 1

Lola loves writing in her diario and playing soccer with her team, the Orange Smoothies. But when a soccer game during recess gets "too competitive," Lola accidentally hurts her classmate, Juan Gomez. Now everyone is calling her "Mean Lola Levine"!

Picture Day

Susan Nees
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J-FC Nees)
Series: Nees, Susan. Missy's super duper royal deluxe ; 1

After her mother helps with her outfit, Missy is afraid her school picture will not be special this year.

Sadiq and the Desert Star

Siman Nuurali
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J-FC Nuurali)
Series: Sadiq; 1

Inspired by his Baba's story of the Desert Star and his third grade trip to the planetarium, Sadiq decides to build a simple telescope and start a space club with his friends.

The Used-to-Be Best Friend

Dawn Quigley
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J-FC Quigley)
Series: Jo Jo; 1

Meet spunky first-grader, Jo Jo Makoons, who lives with her mom, grandmother, and cat on an Ojibwe reservation. While Mimi the cat is Jo Jo's best friend at home, Jo Jo is starting to worry about Fern, her supposedly best friend at school.

Juvenile Fiction - recommended for children in grades 2-4
Catalina Incognito

Jennifer Torres
(Juvenile Fiction - J Torres)
Series: Catalina Incognito; 1

When good-natured but persnickety Catalina turns 8 years old, she's given a magical sewing kit from her Tia Abuela. Read along as Catalina tries new things, solves a mystery, and learns to navigate the world around her.

Ivy and Bean

Annie Barrows
(Juvenile Fiction - J Barrows)
Series: Ivy + Bean ; 1

When 7-year-old Bean plays a mean trick on her sister, she finds unexpected support for her antics from Ivy, the new neighbor, who is less boring than Bean first suspected.

Just Grace

Charise Mericle Harper
(Juvenile Fiction - J Harper)
Series: Just Grace ; 1

Misnamed by her teacher, 7-year-old "Just Grace" prides herself on being empathetic, but when she tries to help a neighbor feel better, her good intentions backfire.

Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey

Erin Entrada Kelly
(Juvenile Fiction - J Kelly)
Series: Maybe Marisol

Marisol is trying to enjoy summer with her best friend, Jada, but will her tendency to worry about things get in the way? Will she be able to find the courage to climb the tree in her own backyard by the end of summer? Maybe!

News From Me, Lucy Mcgee

Mary Amato
(Juvenile Fiction - J Amato)
Series: Lucy Mcgee; 1

Kind-hearted and creative Lucy really wants to join the new songwriting club at her school, but she's also drawn toward joining the popular girl, Scarlett, and her new club. Through a series of missteps, Lucy figures out what it means to be a true friend.

Sam the Man and the Chicken Plan

Frances O'Roark Dowell
(Juvenile Fiction - J Dowell)
Series: Sam the Man; 1

Sam devises a plan to earn some spending money that involves not only being a good neighbor and taking care of chickens, but also a chicken of his own that lays blue eggs!

Waylon! One Awesome Thing

Sara Pennypacker
(Juvenile Fiction - J Pennypa)
Series: Waylon; 1

Waylon is obsessed with science and wishes he could solely concentrate on his new inventions, but situations in his classroom and at home are getting in the way. Waylon just wants everything to go back to the way it was!

Ways to Make Sunshine

Renee Watson
(Juvenile Fiction - J Watson)
Series: Ryan Hart novels; 1

When Ryan's dad loses his job and her family moves into a new (but older and smaller) home, Ryan knows how to make sunshine out of setbacks. Ryan is all about trying to see the best even when things aren't going her way.