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Junie B. Jones Tours the Country

July 16, 2013

Today we welcome Kathy, RHC publicist extraordinaire and mom of three, to give you a glimpse of one of the very cool annual “bus tours” Random House Children’s Books coordinates. We love the Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour – it is such a great opportunity to get kids from around the country fired up about reading!

Kathy: The Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour celebrated its 10th anniversary this summer, where it visited 18-cities over the course of its 6-week run. Actors portraying Junie B. Jones and her bus driver Mr. Woo performed a live theatrical show that thousands of fans (which included children, parents, educators, and booksellers) enjoyed. In ten years, our tour has seen hundreds of US cities, 7 different Junie B. Jones and Mr. Woo actors, a costume change, and celebrity meetings (Pauley Shore!). Our tenth year was an extra special one, and the following is a snapshot of just some of the wonderful independent bookstores that hosted events on the tour this year.

image Junie B. makes herself known to the students of Shields Elementary School (sponsored by Browseabout Books) in Rehoboth, DE.


image Junie B. and Mr. Woo stamping books for fans at The Children’s Museum of Richmond, in conjunction with bbgb in Virginia.


image Chatting with the crowd at Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh, NC.


imageShowing off her swim fins to students at Highfalls Elementary School (sponsored by The Country Bookshop).


image Junie B. Jones discusses her fear of clowns at Malaprop’s in Asheville, NC.


image Performing to the masses at the Decatur Library in GA (sponsored by Little Shop of Stories).


image Entertaining the large crowd that came out for the event at Square Books in Oxford, MS.


image A happy Junie B. fan.


Until next year!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2013 8:56 am

    I wish that bus would come to my local indie bookstore!

  2. July 31, 2013 10:08 pm

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  3. August 20, 2013 8:29 pm

    We will love if that bus make a great stop at Aurora Quest Elementary School here in Colorado

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