Barbara Park, 1947-2013
Barbara Park, author of the best-selling Junie B. Jones series, has died at the age of 66. Park was also the author of several stand-alone novels for middle grade-readers, including Skinnybones and The Kid In the Red Jacket, and picture books, such as Ma! There's Nothing To Do Here! Fans of Park's books will long remember her funny and realistic writing style.