Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day (Junie B. Jones Series #16)

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Barbara Park’s New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty years. Over 60 million copies in print and now with a bright new look for a new generation!
 
Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! Afternoon kindergarten is having a field day, and Junie B. Jones is team captain! Only, here’s the problem. Room Eight ...

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Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day (Junie B. Jones Series #16)

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Overview

Barbara Park’s New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty years. Over 60 million copies in print and now with a bright new look for a new generation!
 
Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! Afternoon kindergarten is having a field day, and Junie B. Jones is team captain! Only, here’s the problem. Room Eight keeps on winning too many events. And so how will Room Nine ever become the kindergarten champions? As Captain Field Day, will Junie B. find a way to lead her team to victory? Or will it be up to someone else to save the day?
 
USA Today:
“Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set.”
 
Publishers Weekly:
“Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—and reading—are lots of fun.”
 
Kirkus Reviews:
“Junie’s swarms of young fans will continue to delight in her unique take on the world. . . . A hilarious, first-rate read-aloud.”
 
Time:
“Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty.”

As captain of Room Nine's field day team, Junie B. Jones tries to rally her troops after they lose several events.

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Editorial Reviews

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From USA TODAY:
"Junie B. is the darling of the young-reader set."

From Publisher' Weekly:
"Park convinces beginning readers that Junie B.—and reading—are lots of fun."

From Kirkus Reviews:
"Junie's swarms of young fans will continue to delight in her unique take on the world....A hilarious, first-rate read- aloud."

From Booklist:
"Park, one of the funniest writers around . . . brings her refreshing humor to the beginning chapter-book set."

From Time magazine:
"Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty."

From School Library Journal:
"Park is truly a funny writer. Although Junie B. is a kindergartner, she's sure to make middle graders laugh out loud."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375802911
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM) Series, #16
  • Edition number: 16
  • Pages: 66
  • Sales rank: 104,583
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 310L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.19 (w) x 7.63 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Park

BARBARA PARK (1947–2013) is beloved by millions as the author of the wildly popular Junie B. Jones series. She is also the author of award-winning middle-grade novels and picture books, including Skinnybones and Mick Harte Was Here. We are thankful for the laughter she’s given us and to millions of children.

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    1. Hometown:
      Scottsdale, Arizona
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 21, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Mt. Holly, New Jersey
    1. Education:
      B.S., University of Alabama, 1969
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    :D

    I love junie b jones because it was the first book i read when i first came in America :D

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2002

    Watch out for the captain!!

    Junie B. Jones is Captain Field Day is an exciting book. It's a good adventure. I like the whole book. What happens in the book is that Junie B. Jones gets picked for field day. Guess what? You are just going to have to find the rest out by yourself!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    I see nothing wrong with these books.

    I see alot of people saying that it is not very educational and that it will produce bad grammar habits. But what people are not understanding is that these books are not fo litle children (like ages 2-5) they are for the older grades. Barbra Park (author of the series) knows very well that if these books get into the hands of little children, that they are going to pick up the bad habits and they are going to speak terribly and write terribly. I have two children. A ten year old and a five year old. But the section in our bookshelf that contains all the junie b jones books is not for my five year old. My ten year old enjoys reading these books. I hope i am not offending anyone, but this is my opinion

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    I love juine b jons

    I am 6 i love her

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    I love jbj

    My favorite book is junie b jones

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2015

    Uffe

    Fuci

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2015

    Junie B. is captain field day.

    Junie B. books are really funny and insirational to other kids because kids can learn how life can be when people are mean to you, having siblings, and having hard choices and tough situations

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2015

    Love!!!!!!!!!:-)

    This is a gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2014

    Tap Here!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I like when junie b jones and her bestest friend Grace warm up for field day by skippinng. ###$$############$###############################

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Awsome book

    Great book

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Landen

    I would read this book but I droped it in the toilet.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    Junie b jones

    This is very a nice book

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    This is dumb

    She is a nerd i like may better and junie b's friend.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    Good

    Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    Good good good

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Very Cute, But Not Very Educational

    I love the Junie B. Jones series because they are very cute and teach valuable lessons. However, they use absolutely terrible grammar, and children might develop these bad habits in their own writing after reading these multiple times.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    ?

    What is iceclan?but i really love junie b.jones.it is arellay good series.

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  • Posted September 9, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Does nothing children's literature should do

    My 6 year old niece is an advanced reader, and this was the most challenging book on her summer reading list, though for her, it was not a challenge. (That is not the book's fault, but her school's, for requiring her to read books she read in pre-K and not allowing her to stray from the list.) my niece and I both found the book pretty appalling on multiple levels.

    First, the language. My niece's comment by the second chapter was "This girl's kinda dumb. She can't spell and she can't talk right." This is actually an authorial problem - in attempting to render the protagonist's incoherent, ungrammatical rants into dialogue, she completely missed one of the prime points of children's literature: to expose the young reader to the written language in clear, correct and entertaining prose. This book's language is none of those.

    Secondly, my niece found the protagonist entirely unsympathetic. Admittedly, my niece is very clever and finds disruptions of her real classroom distracting and annoying, so I can't say I am surprised that she despised the obviously undiagnosed ADHD sufferer that is Junie. However, the behavior that Junie models is problematic at best. She abuses her sibling, ignores her parents and calls them names, has an inflated sense of herself, is disruptive in her classroom, and has clearly earned her classmates' enmity through previous antics.The clinical psychologist in me says this child needs Ritalin. She is definitely not a model for children to follow.

    Third, the protagonist seems incapable of learning from her bratty behavior and its consequences. The lesson in this book seemed to be about cooperation and sharing, but in the end, Junie doesn't comprehend. Nor does the reader learn vicariously from Junie's bad example. The lesson my niece took away was "beware the brat".

    I found the book awful, to the point where these books are permanently off my niece's reading list. My niece's criticism was more pointed - she stuffed her paper copy of the book down the garbage disposal.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    My Son loves these books

    My 6 year old's teacher recommended Junie B. books for my son who progressed to chapter books. he loves Junie B. books, and this one was just perfect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2009

    I purchased Junie B. Jones is Captain Field Day for my 3rd grader

    She read it and thought is was good. She enjoyed the funny parts and pictrures. It also made reading time easier because she simply enjoyed the book.

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  • Posted August 10, 2009

    Funny Books

    I buy this series of books for our 7 year old Granddaughter - she LOVES these books & wants to collect the whole series. SO every couple of weeks we buy her one or two of these books - Sarah thinks they are funny - enjoys laughting as well as her receiving a learning experience.

    Bad thing is she loves this series so much she won't read any of the other books we've purchased for her over the past few weeks.

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