Barbara Park Biography
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Author of the delightful Junie B. Jones chapter book series, Barbara Park has received more than 40 awards for her books, including 25 Children's Choice awards. While she is most likely best known for her Junie B. Jones books, she has also authored a number of other books, including a picture book and thirteen middle grade novels. In fact, some of the characters that are most meaningful to her she created in some of these other books, such as Mick and Phoebe Hart from Mick Hart was Here and Jake and Skelly Moon from The Graduation of Jake Moon.
When asked how she learned how little kids' minds operates, Barbara Park responds, "Believe it or not, I've actually been a little kid myself." She grew up in Mount Holly, New Jersey and spent much of her time in the summers on Long Beach Island. She now lives in Arizona with husband.
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