BARBARA PARK is best known as the author of the wildly popular
New York Times bestselling Junie B. Jones series, which has
kept kids (and their grown-ups) laughing-and reading-for over two
decades. Beloved by millions, the Junie B. Jones books have been
translated into multiple languages and are a time-honored staple in
elementary school classrooms around the world. Barbara once said,
"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
Barbara Park is also the author of award-winning middle-grade novels and bestselling picture books, including Skinnybones, Mick Harte Was Here, and Ma! There's Nothing to Do Here!
Barbara Park was born in New Jersey in 1947 and spent most of her adult life in Arizona, where she and her husband, Richard, raised two sons. Barbara died in 2013, but her legacy lives on in the laughter her books give to readers all over the world.