Barbara Park, author of Junie B. Jones, has passed away

Barbara Park, beloved creator of Junie B. Jones, has passed away after a battle with ovarian cancer.  She was 66 years old.

Park was the author of over 50 books, more than half of which starred the incorrigible Junie B. Jones.  Park and Junie have been entertaining children for 20 years; from 1992's Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus to last year's Junie B. Jones, First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and other thankful stuff).

School Library Journal has posted a complete obituary on their website.