I think that Barbara Park is a literary genius. I have never loved a character more than I love Junie B. And yet, I'm so glad she isn't my kid. If you haven't had the privilege of meeting her, I recommend you take the next available opportunity. Run to the library and fill a bag with Junie B. books. Quick.
My personal favorite is Junie B. Has a Peep in Her Pocket.
The kindergarten is taking a field trip to a farm! Horrors! Haven't you heard about the killer ponies? Read about how Junie B. faces her fears in this wonderful book. Then let me know what you think of her.