Barbara Park is beloved by millions as the author of the wildly popular, New York Times bestselling Junie B. Jones series. She has won more than 40 children's book awards and she has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, and Time magazine. Twenty years and counting after the world's funniest kindergartner made her debut, Barbara says, "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 possible."
Barbara Park is also the author of award-winning middle grade novels and bestselling picture books. She and her husband Richard live in Arizona. They have two grown sons and two grandsons.