How Old Is Junie B. Jones?


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Junie B. Jones is five years old and starting kindergarten when she appears in her first book, "Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus," written in 1992. As the series of books continues, she eventually becomes six and enters first grade.

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The Junie B. Jones series, a group of books popular among young elementary school readers, was written by Barbara Park and contains 29 titles. The first 17 portray the precocious, funny little girl as a kindergartener, while the last 11 have her in first grade. The last novel in the series is "Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff)." The final offering is "Junie B. My Valentime," which is a book containing original Junie Jones "valentimes" to share with friends. The author died in 2013, meaning that Junie B. Jones always remains six.

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