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Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake (Junie B. Jones #5)

3.97  ·  Rating Details  ·  7,721 Ratings  ·  238 Reviews
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! It’s Carnival Night, and Lucille has already won a box
ebook, 80 pages
Published November 3rd 2010 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published September 1st 1995)
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Nov 24, 2008 Emmy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I know a lot of people who like this series so I thought I'd try one out with Ellie. She liked it well enough but I had problems. I didn't like the baby talk language it was written in ("I ranned and ranned") and found myself correcting the language as I read it out loud to Ellie. I don't want her using incorrect English! A pet peeve of mine but I realize it was intended for fun in the book. However, the character is 5 - I don't know a lot of 5 year olds who still talk like that!
Also, stupid and
Esther Barajikian
"Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Friutcake" is a realistic fiction book for primary readers, written by Barbara Parker. Junie is a rambunctious kindergartner who manages to get herself into trouble without even intending to. Like many 5 year olds, Junie has a very hard time loosing. After a disappointing evening at the school Carnival Night, she finally wins a cake at the Cake Walk - an yucky, blucky friutcake.

I gave this book a 3-star rating because it was enjoyable to read. I especially li
Becky Schroeder
Jan 09, 2015 Becky Schroeder rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Nick James
I usually enjoy going back into my childhood and re-reading the old Junie B. Jones books, but I didn't find this one entertaining. It's okay but its story is off at times and the bossiness of Junie was at a high level in this book.
Carnival Day is coming up at school, where parents and teachers hold a carnival where kids play various games. Junie wants to win very badly and is pressured even more by her rich friend Lucille, who wins at pretty much everything. When the day comes, she loses at ever
Kristanne Duncan
Sep 16, 2012 Kristanne Duncan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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May 11, 2013 Jason rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobody
Recommended to Jason by: Nobody
I got this for my 6 year old niece last year because she was starting to get into "chapter books." I saw that the Junie B. series was well liked, and thought nothing of it. My niece also said she likes Junie B., and had read a few of them already.

Today I was watching my sister's children, and I saw this sitting on one of the end tables, so I read it while they were cleaning the playroom. (This could be accomplished in 15 minutes, but it took them 2 hours because they play as they go along. Fine
Angela Marie
Dec 03, 2013 Angela Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lis-510, series
I really enjoyed reading Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake. This book tells the story from Junie's point of view and uses her voice. I thought this voice added a lot to the book. Sometimes Junie even gives her own definition to word that readers may not know, " glum is when the happy is gone all out of you." This would be a good series for younger readers who are just being introduced to chapter books. They are very easy and quick to read. This particular book of the series tells the ...more
Julie Church johnson
I may be stoned for saying so, I know many good mom's who love this series for their daughters, but I just cannot stand Junie B. Jones books!
The incessant baby talk, mean & rude behavior in these books makes me absolutely crazy. I have no desire to raise my daughters with the likes of this child as a literary role model.
I want my daughters to have a strong voice. One that commands respect, gives respect to others and acknowledges their intelligence.
While I am a fan of similar books such as
Title: Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake (Junie B. Jones #5)
Author: Barbara Park
Illustrator: Denise Brunkus
Genre: Transitional Chapter Book
Opening line/sentence: “My name is Junie B. Jones.”

Brief Book Summary: Junie B. Jones looks forward to winning lots of prizes at the school carnival, but a fruit cake was not exactly what she was thinking to win.

Professional Recommendation/Review #1:
Hazel Rochman (Booklist, December 15, 1995 (Vol. 92, No. 8))
Junie B. Jones is back, as i
Jan 12, 2015 Genna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about Junie B. Jones who gets to go to her schools carnival. Junie is a sassy girl who is always getting in trouble no matter if she tries to or not. When Junie went to the carnival, she walked in thinking that she was going to win a bunch of prizes until she started losing all the games. She was stuck on this one game until a mean boy in her class came over and started making fun of her since she was so bad at it. Junie got so mad at him that she got a wet sponge and threw it
Madison Godfrey
Junie B. Jones’s grandpa is babysitting her while her parents are at work. Junie B. plays a few different games with her grandpa and wins them all (because her grandpa let her win), so she now thinks she is the best at all of the games. When she sees her friends at school, she tells them how good she is at winning and challenges them to the play the games with her. Junie B. loses every time, which really upsets her. Her school is having a carnival night, which makes Junie B. very excited. She ca ...more
Emily Mclendon
Mar 04, 2014 Emily Mclendon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mclendon-k-5
I am now officially a fan of Junie B. Jones! This story reminds me a lot of Ramona Quimby. Ramona was one of my favorite books as a child and I now see the attraction of Junie B. Jones. Her antics are quite funny for both children and adults. Her language is childlike but I think it would be a great way to introduce students to speaking more properly. Additionally, this could turn into a writing assignment. For example, students could write about "the best good food I love". Students could talk ...more
Dec 28, 2015 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've only "read" parts of this when I join in my boys' nightly audio tape ritual, but I love what I hear. I love Junie's authentic brattyness; I think it can help kids identify their own inner brat when they learn to identify it in others, so I'm not worried about her bad example.

I love the charming, stylized 5-year-old voice (ungrammatical, but then I love the way children say things wrong and never correct them because they're only little once and have a whole lifetime to say things in the bo
Kristen Carson
Dec 09, 2014 Kristen Carson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: t-l-307, fiction
Book Information:
The genre of this book is comedy and humor. The reading level is for grades first, second, and third.
Junie B. Jones thinks she can win everything because her grandpa lets her win games they play together. So she challenges her friends to a few games and she loses every one. So when there is a carnival at her school she goes home and practices. When she gets to the carnival she loses all of the games and becomes really angry. So her parents try to make her leave but she r
Jan 12, 2016 Charlotte rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Junie B. is exited for Carnival Day, a day that the playground is transformed into a Carnival wonderland. She practised and practised so she could win hundreds of prizes. But all she got was a comb and mystery cake wrapped in aluminium foil. She didn’t know that it would be a yucky blucky weapon.
Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake is a funny and weird because it has a girl who doesn't understand things like rules and mixes everything up sometimes like when her grandmother said that s
Nov 28, 2014 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake is another great story by the amazing Barbara Parks. This story start out the same as all of the other books in this series "Hello. My name is Junie B. Jones. The B Stands for Beatrice but I just like B, and that's all". I think this story is so cute and also tells a cute lesson about always looking for the silver lining in situations.

The pictures in this story are sporadic but definitely worth looking at. They enhance the book immensely. The story
Stephanie Schilling
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The school is having a carnival night on Friday, and Junie B. loves to win. She goes home to practice all the games the teacher said they would have. But unfortunately, she doesn't have all the right materials. But she makes due with what she can find. When Friday comes around, Junie B. can't win a single game because they aren't like how she practiced, the hole in the bottle for clothespins in the bottle is too small, and throwing a pie at the principals face is nothing like throwing a sponge i ...more
Caitlin Schoessler
Junie B and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake is a hilarious story about Junie B at a carnival at her school. Junie B is so excited for the upcoming carnival, she even practices the games at home. However, carnival night does not go as planned for Junie B and her only prize is a yucky fruitcake. The theme of this book is to never give up. Junie B gets frustrated when her friends are winning and she hasn’t. But she never gives up and finally found her game called the Cake Walk and picked the yucky fruit ...more
Jessica Lee
Dec 07, 2015 Jessica Lee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this adventure with Junie B., she finds herself really down at the school carnival because everyone else is winning cool prizes and so far all she has won is a comb, until she wins the cake walk and decides to chose a fruit cake, which she at first thought was beautiful but then discovers it to be disgusting. In the end, Junie B. is appreciative of all the prizes she won. This appeals to me because Junie B. always has a lesson to learn, and in turn teach us, but she always does it in the most ...more
My favorite line in this Junie B book comes when Junie B meets Meanie Jim's grandmother. She introduces herself, then says, "I hate your grandboy." Classic.
Kayla Spohr
Junie B.’s kindergarten class is having a carnival, complete with games, a Moon Walk Tent, and a cake walk! She wins a round of the cake walk and gets to pick her very own cake, and the one she chooses might not be so good. This book was relatable to me because I am a very picky eater. I do not like to try new things, but this cute story might be able to sway a student's mind. I think that a nutrition lesson on what foods are good for you would be great with this book.
This book could be used to
Oct 26, 2012 Penny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
As always, this is another book where Junie B. Jones seems a little clueless on the ways of the world. She just can't seem to win at anything. Once again, this is a situation I think most kids can identify with. It's hard when an adult lets you win all the time and then all of the sudden you're shocked with the hard reality that you're not as good as you thought. Junie B. definitely has an ego!

I've heard a lot of complaints about the language in these books, but they always just make my kids lau
Jennifer Balke
Nov 20, 2012 Jennifer Balke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love that the whole series is written like a child would actually talk, full of incorrect verb tenses and other language mistakes. The book is silly and so entertaining to read because it is not only the language that is childlike but the way of thinking all together. Junie B. Jones is hyperactive and loud and constantly doing things that make you laugh out loud. She has a school carnival in this book, where she wins a fruitcake. Although, the fruitcake is not Junie’s cup of tea, she loves the ...more
Jan 19, 2014 Ayla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story about learning how to be a good sport. Junie B. is allowed good naturedly by her grandpa to win the games they play so she just assumes she is the best, but when her friends best her, her whole perspective changes. At least she wins a fruitcake at the school carnival but though it isn't what she expected she finds a very useful thing o do with it. Junie B. is a character I love when she tells her "bestest" friend Gracie that she is the best at something and Gracie says she is too, an ...more
Kallie Krammes
I know young readers like these books because they can relate to the character and find them funny but I dislike them very much. I would like the book much more if there wasn't such poor grammar and baby talk. I think if we expect our kids to read and write well then it is back tracking if we let them read improper English. I would not have this series in my classroom because it defeats what I am trying to teach.
I laughed out loud at several parts of this story during our reading. I love doing the voices for all the characters. We made a lot of text-to-self connections because Peyton is 6 years old. I do correct some of the misspoken words because I am doing the majority of the reading, but it doesn't take away from the humorous situations that Junie B. finds herself in.
Jan 28, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

My niece is 6 and she loves these books. I find them amusing. But the grammar makes me crazy. I correct it when I'm reading to her. And I explain the words that are not real words.

This is one of the first Junie books (we have been reading them out of order). In this story Junie has decided that she wants to win at everything (she is used to winning cause she always wins with her grandfather).

Anyhow she finds out that the School Carnival is coming up. And there will be chances to win hundreds of
Feb 18, 2016 Emily rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I started reading this book to my daughter and was horrified at the language (grammar) and actions in this early chapter book. Most first and second graders would have a hard time reading this, but might then think it's correct to speak that way. My library will be receiving these hand me downs as donations.
Lindsay Wallace
Oct 24, 2012 Lindsay Wallace rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: popular-series
Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake is one of my personal childhood favorites. Elementary students will have an easy time relating to Junie B. and will find her character and antics hilarious and entertaining. Barbara Park does an excellent job creating a plot that most all children can enjoy and connect with.
The illustrations in this story, done by Denise Brunkus, are childish and simplistic in a wonderful way. Students are able to get a better understanding of Junie B.'s silly antic
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Barbara Park received over 40 awards for her books, including 25 Children's Choice awards.

Park was the daughter of a merchant and a secretary, Doris and Brooke Tidswell. She grew up in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey. From 1965 to 1967, she attended Rider College, later finishing her B.S. in 1969 at the University of Alabama. She married Richard A. Park in 1969. She lived in Phoenix, Arizona for
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