Junie B. Jones and A Little Monkey Business

A simple reading comprehension quiz and literacy activities for the children’s bookJunie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business, by Barbara Parks.

Book Summary

"Junie B. is the darling of the young reader set," A Little Monkey Business, according to USA Today. New Y0rk Times bestselling author, Barbara Park, offers another adventure with the one and only, Junie B. Jones. The children's book, , the second book in the Junie B. series, has Junie using her baby brother to get what she wants out of her friends. Also, if all goes according to plan, Junie may even bring her brand new baby brother to her school on Pet Day! 

Reading Comprehension Quiz

After reading the story with your child, go to the following link to complete the quiz:


9-10 = Mastery

6-8= Developing

<6 = Beginning

Follow-Up Lesson Plan Activities

Activity 1: Recalling Events

Directions: Listed below are 10 events from Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business. Determine which ones occurred in the story and circle them.

Activity 2: CH, SH, and TH Blends

Directions: the following CH, SH, and TH blend words are from the story, Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business. Sort the words into the CH, SH, or TH blend. Cut and paste them into the chart below.

Activity 3: Creative Writing Prompt - Pet Sibling

Directions: Junie B. wanted a baby brother monkey. If you could have a baby brother or sister who was a zoo animal, what animal sibling would you choose? On the lines below, write a story about your pet brother or sister. Draw a picture in the box to go along with your story.

Activity 4: Describing Character

Directions: Junie B. feels many emotions throughout the story Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business. Match the emotion Junie B. was feeling on the left with the event that caused the emotion on the right.

Activity 5: Compare / Contrast Characters

Directions: Junie B. thought she was going to have a monkey for a brother in the story Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business. How are baby brothers and monkeys the same? How are they different? Read the descriptions at the bottom of the page. Determine if they describe a baby brother, a monkey, or both. Cut and paste the descriptions into the chart.

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