I read this book pretty soon after my middle sister was born and I remember relating to Junie B. My sisters and I all loved Junie B Jones books growing up. I think she is a strong character and young girls can relate to her in someway in whatever Junie B book they read. I remember starting to read these in 1st grade, they were the first "chapter books" I started to read. My CT last semester would also use Junie B as an end of day read aloud to her first grade class.