Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook (Junie B. Jones Series #9)

Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook (Junie B. Jones Series #9)


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“Hilarious. Barbara Park makes reading fun.” —Dav Pilkey, author of Dog Man
Barbara Park’s #1 New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty-five years. Over 65 million copies sold!
Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! A terrible thing happened to Junie B.! And it’s called—someone took her new black furry mittens! And they kept them! They didn’t even put them in the Lost and Found at school. So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen on the floor, she should be allowed to keep it, too. Right? That’s fair. Right? Right?
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.”
“Junie B. Jones is a feisty six-year-old with an endearing penchant for honesty.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679883425
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 06/28/1997
Series: Junie B. Jones Series
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 56,631
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 560L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

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.


Scottsdale, Arizona

Date of Birth:

April 21, 1947

Place of Birth:

Mt. Holly, New Jersey


B.S., University of Alabama, 1969

Read an Excerpt

Chapter 1: No Good Reason

My name is Junie B. Jones. The B stands for Beatrice. Except I don't like Beatrice. I just like B and that's all.

Here is a story for you.

It is called "Once Upon a Time My Grandfather Named Frank Miller Went to the Store and He Bought Me Some Mittens."

Once upon a time my grandfather named Frank Miller went to the store and he bought me some mittens. They are made out of black furry fur.

And guess what? It was not even my birthday! Or Christmas! Or Valentine's Day! Plus the mittens were not even on sale!

Grampa Miller just bought them for no good reason! And that is the bestest reason I ever heard of!

That's how come I love that guy very much.

Plus also he can skip.

The end.

I love that story a real lot.

'Cause guess why?

I didn't even make it up, that's why!

That adventure actually happened to me! My grampa Miller really did buy me mittens for no good reason!

And they are gorgeous, I tell you!

When I first opened them, I got filled with glee.

Glee is when you run. And jump. And skip. And laugh. And clap. And dance on top of the dining room table.

Then your mother takes you down from the table. And she carries you to your room for a time-out.

Time-outs kill the glee.

I wore my new mittens the whole entire morning. Plus also I wore them to afternoon kindergarten.

I wore them with my attractive winter jacket. Only it wasn't actually cold out. Only who even cares? 'Cause that outfit looked very beautiful together.

I showed my mittens to my bestest friend named Grace. Also, I showed them to a variety of strangers.

After I got to school, I held my hands over my head. And I runned all over the playground.


I waved them all around in the air.


Nobody raised their hands.


Nobody came forward.

I put my hands back down and walked to that Grace.

"I couldn't create any interest," I said very glum.

Only guess what? Just then, I spotted my other bestest friend named Lucille!

I ran my fastest to greet her.


Lucille petted them.

"My family has lots of fur," she said. "My mother has a fur cape. And my aunt has a fur jacket. And my uncle has a fur hat. Plus my nanna just bought a brand-new mink coat. Only she can't wear it outside the house. Or else people will throw paint on her."

My mouth came all the way open.

"Why, Lucille? Why will people throw paint on your nanna?" I asked.

Lucille crossed her arms.

"Don't you know anything, Junie B. Jones? It's because people who love furry animals don't like them being made into coats for nannas."

Just then, I felt relief in me. 'Cause I'm not even a nanna, that's why. And besides, my mittens aren't even made out of real furry animals. They are made out of fake furry animals. And so those kind don't even count.

All of a sudden, the bell rang for school.

I zoomed to my room like a speeding rocket.

'Cause guess why?

More people to show my mittens to!

That's why!

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Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook (Junie B. Jones Series #9) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 185 reviews.
51427 More than 1 year ago
Junie B. Jones is the series title character and main protagonist. She lives with her parents, Robert and Susan Jones, and her baby brother, Oliver, or "Ollie." She is five years old in the Kindergarten adventures, and six years old in the first grade. In Kindergarten, her two best friends are Lucille and Grace. In first grade, her best friends are Herb, Jose, and Lennie. Junie B. has two rivals throughout the series, a boy named Jim in kindergarten and a girl named May in first grade. In kindergarten, her classroom is Room Nine, and in First Grade, Room One. Junie B.'s favorite foods are spaghetti and meatballs, lemon pie, and ice cream. She has many catchphrases, such as "Wowie wow wow!", "Yeah, only", and "Hello! How are you today?". She is afraid of roosters because she thinks "they can peck your head into a nub", ponies because she thinks "they can stomple you to the ground and kill you", and clowns because she thinks "they are not normal people." i love this series of books because its easy to read and is fun to read. this book is my favorite book out of the series. by Kiley church!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My little first grade sister loves these books a great read!:)
Veronica Wesson More than 1 year ago
Junie B jones is a funny book taht yuoger and older kids wold enjoy and im 10
dame More than 1 year ago
My 3rd grader love the June B. Jones series, it has made reading time much more enjoyable. She said the book is very funny and she liked reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book i ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Extremly funny!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg i love this book it is like so awesome loveee iiittttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the humor!
bookwormJW More than 1 year ago
Both my son and daughter love all the Junie B. Jones books. They are very funny and I recommend them for elementary school age children.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Before playing 'horsies' with her friends Junie B. sets her new furry gloves by a tree. But,OH NO! When she comes back they're gone! She's set on the idea that one of those meanie big kids stole them. She starts blaming everybody. Then her teacher shows her the lost and found. Sure enough her gloves are in there,but Junie B. sees more items that are in the lost and found that she wants and claims that was hers. Then one day Junie B. finds a pen by the water fountain.....she wants to keep it herself,but will she? Or will she relize how it feels to lose something and bring it to lost and found? Read the book to find out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've always had a place in my heart for Junie B. Jones, as well as all the other books I read when I was in Kindergarten. Now, even though I'm WAY beyond them, I still read them when I'm bored. True confessions of a bookaholic. These books are great for an advanced kindergarten reader or any other kid who's graduated to chapter books. Though, when you're about nine and you've decided you're too cool for Junie B. hold onto the books for a bit or at least give them to someone else. You'll feel good and, someday when you're an old, crochety twelve year old, you'll remember the days when you laughed your little butt off at a certain six year old. Don't buy this if you are over the age of eight. It's not the same experience. Love you guys!-Book Critic Extraordinair
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am much older than the age required to read this, and love to read reminants of my childhood wherever I find them. I still love junie as much as I did when I was six.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it and something else
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im 12 and i still love junie b jones! Barbara park is genius!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I looooove junie-b-books!!!!!!!there really good!!! You should get it!! Trust me it is worth the money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my seven year old daughter to get her started on reading chapter books. She did not want to put it down and actually read the book in 2 days.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook for my birthday,and it's so great!I love all of the funny covers. The way Junie B.uses her grammer the wrong way is so funny.I love all of the Junie B. books.I like the way Junie B. calls Jim,that meanie Jim,or,IHATE YOU,YOU BIG DUMB JIM!Also I like when Junie B.gets mad at Lucille she calls her :YOU DUMB BUNNY LUCLLE!It makes me laugh so hard!
Anonymous 8 months ago
My little girl loves the series!!!
Anonymous 12 months ago
This is the worst book ever. I got the sample you should really get it . Its so stupid it is the table of contents!!!!!
brittneydufrene on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a really funny book. I always loved Junie B. Jones books. Although the language the books are not good models for children who are just starting out to read. The story is about how her grandfather gave her some mittens. It wasn't her birthday or Christmas or Valentines Day it was just because. She was so excited and wore them to school to show them off, but someone ended up taking them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never read it but it sounds good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My pre-k dauter loves these books these books taut her to read at a very very yong age