Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

This summer, Random House Children's Books will launch the 9th JUNIE B. JONES STUPID SMELLY BUS TOUR -- a national tour that brings Junie B. Jones, live and in person, across the country to meet her fans. She will ride in the Stupid Smelly Bus to selected cities for fun-filled events. Fans will enjoy Junie B.'s hilarious antics through live theatrical performances based on the bestselling Junie B. Jones series. Events will also include cool Junie B. giveaways and an official book stamping.

Scottsdale Resident Barbara Park who created the beloved children's character Junie B Jones will not be at these events, she passed away last year.

The national tour is making a stop in the Valley.

The children's book series consists of more than 30 books and is written by Barbara Park. The event celebrates the series' 10th anniversary with Junie B. giveaways, an official book stamping and more.

Details: 4:30 p.m. doors open; 5 p.m. event begins Thursday, June 5. Dobson High School, 1501 W. Guadalupe Road, Mesa. Any $5 Junie B. Jones book needs to be purchased for admittance; free for ages 4 and younger. 480-730-0205, changinghands.com.

Thursday June 5th
Dobson High School
1501 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa
(sponsored by Changing Hands bookstore)

Friday June 6th
Scottsdale Public Library
3839 N Drinkwater Blvd
Scottsdale AZ, 85251 

Saturday June 7th
Phoenix Barnes & Noble
21001 N Tatum Blvd
Phoenix AZ, 85050