If You Liked Junie B Jones

If you like Junie B. Jones, you may enjoy these other humorous stories that are part of a series.


Compiled by:
Children's Services Staff

First Chapter Books - recommended for children in grades 1-3

All Mixed Up!

Kim Wayans
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J Wayans)
Series: Amy Hodgepodge ; #1

Attending a "regular" school for the first time, former homeschooler Amy, whose family is racially mixed, meets new friends who celebrate their differences and include Amy in their song and dance routine for the upcoming talent show.


Anyone But Me

Nancy Krulik
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J Krulik)
Series: Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo ; 1

Katie Carew wishes she could be anyone but herself, and turns into a hamster. See also the series: George Brown, Class Clown, written by the same author.


Captain Awesome to the Rescue!

Stan Kirby
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J 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.


Daisy Dawson is on Her Way

Steve Voake
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J Voake)
Series: Daisy Dawson; 1

One day when Daisy is late for school, an encounter with a butterfly leaves her suddenly able to communicate with animals, and when Boom, a stray dog, is caught by the pound, she enlists the help of a host of other animals to rescue him.


Frankly Frannie

A. J. Stern
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J Stern)
Series: Frankly, Frannie books ; 1

Frannie Miller, who cannot wait to grow up and work in an office with a swivel chair and her own assistant, causes havoc when she tries to help out while on a school field trip to the local radio station.


Heidi Heckelbeck Has a Secret

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

After being homeschooled her whole life, Heidi Heckelbeck enters a real school in second grade, where she encounters a mean girl named Melanie who makes her feel like an alien.


Judy Moody

Megan McDonald
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J McDonald)
Series: McDonald, Megan. Judy Moody ; 1

Third grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage. See also the series Stink, about Judy Moody’s brother.


Picture Day

Susan Nees
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J 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.


Star of the Week

Caroline Adderson
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J Adderso)
Series: Jasper John Dooley ; 1

At last, it's Jasper John Dooley's turn to be Star of the Week at school. Unfortunately, nothing turns out as planned.


Tooth Trouble

Abby Klein
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J Klein)
Series: Ready, Freddy! ; 1

Unhappy to be the only one in his class who still has not lost a tooth, first-grader Freddy tries to find a way to expedite matters but then is faced with another problem.


Uh-oh, Cleo

Jessica Harper
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J Harper)
Series: Uh-oh, Cleo

What starts out as a perfectly ordinary day in the Small house turns into Stiches Saturday when Cleo gets a cut on the head after her twin brother, Jack, accidentally pulls down their "Toy House."


Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot

Anna Branford
(Juvenile First Chapter Books - J Branford)
Series: Violet Mackerel books ; 1

When a creative seven-year-old girl spots a blue china bird that she desperately wants, she forms an imaginative plan for getting it.


Juvenile Fiction - recommended for children in grades 2-4

The Adventures of Captain Underpants: An Epic Novel

Dav Pilkey
(Juvenile Fiction - J Pilkey)

When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.


Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls School, and Other Scary Things

Lenore Look
(Juvenile Fiction - J Look)

A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.


Beezus and Ramona

Beverly Cleary
(Juvenile Fiction - J Cleary)
Series: Ramona Quimby ; 1

Beezus' biggest problem was her 4-year-old sister Ramona. Even though Beezus knew sisters were supposed to love each other, with a sister like Ramona, it seemed impossible.


Clementine

Sara Pennypacker
(Juvenile Fiction - J Pennypa)

While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.


Ivy and Bean

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

When seven-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, seven-year-old Just Grace prides herself on being empathetic, but when she tries to help a neighbor feel better, her good intentions backfire.


Knights of the Kitchen Table

Jon Scieszka
(Juvenile Fiction - J Scieszka)
Series: Time warp trio ; 1.

Joe receives a magic book for his birthday present from his uncle. Joe, Fred and Sam are transported to a time when evil knights, fire-breathing dragons and vile-smelling giants roamed the land.


Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel

Nikki Grimes
(Juvenile Fiction - J Grimes)
Series: Dyamonde Daniel books ; 1

Spunky third-grader Dyamonde Daniel misses her old neighborhood, but when she befriends a boy named Free, another new student at school, she starts to feel at home.


Mallory on the Move

Laurie Friedman
(Juvenile Fiction - J Friedman)
Series: Friedman, Laurie B., 1964- Mallory McDonald books ; 1.

After moving to a new town, eight-year-old Mallory keeps throwing stones in the "Wishing Pond" but things will not go back to the way they were before, and she remains torn between old and new best friends.


Marty McGuire

Kate Messner
(Juvenile Fiction - J Messner)

When tomboy Marty is cast as the princess in the third-grade play, she learns about improvisation, which helps her become more adaptable.


Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little

Peggy Gifford
(Juvenile Fiction - J Gifford)

With summer coming to an end, about-to-be-fourth-grader Moxy Maxwell does a hundred different things to avoid reading her assigned summer reading book.


Nikki and Deja

Karen English
(Juvenile Fiction - J English)

When an arrogant new girl comes to school, third-graders and best friends Nikki and Deja decide to form a club that would exclude her but find the results not what they expected.