Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook (Junie B. Jones, #9)” as Want to Read:
Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook (Junie B. Jones, #9)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

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

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  6,057 Ratings  ·  233 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! A terrible thing happened to Junie B.! And it’s called
Paperback, 80 pages
Published November 3rd 2010 (first published June 1st 1997)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Sep 26, 2012 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-books
My son is struggling with reading and he needed an adventure book. The Magic Treehouse books are still a bit much for him, so his teacher said to just pick whatever would closely fit the theme. We settled on Junie B. and we went with this one because we thought maybe a crook might imply an adventure? LOL Anyway, my girls read these books when they were younger and loved them. I had my son read this book to me and was impressed that most of the words he was able to read well, but there are severa ...more
Jun 15, 2015 Jacqueline rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: addison-s-books
Oh, how I dislike these books. I hope Addison outgrows them soon!
Jan 11, 2016 Taylor rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Oct 29, 2013 Chelsea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: popular-series
This book is one of many hilarious stories about the character Junie B. Jones. She is an energetic and fun-loving child in each book of the series but for this story, Junie B. Jones is particularly excited about a new pair of gloves her grandfather bought her. The best part was that it hadn't been a special occasion and that they were full price. Junie B. loved this! She decided she was gonna wear them to school and never take them off. She ran around to everyone she saw and tried to show them o ...more
Scott Middleton
Mar 06, 2016 Scott Middleton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2nd-grade-2016
Dear Readers that Love Reading,

Do you love books that have funny characters in them? Yes? Then I think you should read the book, "Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook" by Barbara Park. In this book, Junie B. Jones bought a new pair of fluffy furry mittens. Then when the bell rang for recess she took her mittens off and left them near her jacket. When the bell rang for class time her mittens were gone! Then her teacher comes and asks her what happened and she said her mittens were gone. The teacher and
Mar 20, 2014 Carmen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Hilarious. Junie B. Jones never fails to amuse. I have read this out loud to children, I have read this out loud to adults - I've never had someone read or listen to a JBJ book without laughing. Park captures a child's exuberance perfectly.

In this episode, JBJ's beloved furry mittens are 'stolen.' She goes to the lost and found to look for them and basically sees it as a free store of goodies. She then has a little conflict about turning in a multi-color pen she finds - is 'finders keepers loser
Gretchen Rosch
Sep 05, 2016 Gretchen Rosch rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1. Junie B Jones black mittens go missing at school. She looks all over them but cannot seem to find them. She even checks the lost and found. She is sure that her mittens have been stolen. Since her mittens were stolen Junie B thought she could take this awesome pen she found in the lost and found. "fair and square" Am I right? Eventually Junie B finds her mittens on another girls hands and the teacher makes the girl give them back, and Junie B realizes taking the pen was not her best choice so ...more
Jun 07, 2009 smalls rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We just started listening to Junie B Jones unabridged on cd in the car. This was the first story on our set, and we loved it! The reader is perfect for Junie B. She sounds like a child and sounds just as I have imagined Junie to sound like! But I have even been laughing outloud in the car.

My 2nd favorite line, "When I first opened them(the furry gloves), 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 m
Mar 28, 2011 babyhippoface rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-fiction, humor
This book was my introduction to Junie B. Jones. I had picked up a little paperback that had one chapter from several different books about 6-year-olds, since my daughter was 6 at the time. We read the chapter about Junie B. losing her beautiful new mittens, as soon as we stopped laughing, we headed straight for the library to check out the entire book (and a stack of other Junie B books, while we were at it).

That was years before I became a school librarian. Since that first book, I have read
Rebecca  Payton
Oct 31, 2012 Rebecca Payton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love these books so much! Junie B. Jones is always getting herself into some type of trouble, whether it's with her family or when she's at school. These books are very addicting, you can't put the book down. I highly suggest these books to fifth graders and anybody who is older than that. No matter how old someone is, they will love these books and read the whole series!
Reading little kid books probably counts as cheating but hey, it's a book so it counts towards my challenge ;))!
Ashley Fortson
This book shows students that just because you find something doesn't mean you can keep it. Students enjoy these books while also learning life lessons.
Nov 08, 2015 Ray rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bedtime-stories
"I am not a crook," in my best Nixon voice. Which is not very good at all.
Feb 04, 2011 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
I listened to this book and laughed out loud. Junie B. Jones is funny and the narrator did an excellent job of reading it!
Mar 13, 2017 Genna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Personal Response:
I gave this book a 3 out of 5 stars. I probably would've liked this book when I was younger, because I would be able to relate to it more. The book did a good job showing that stealing is not a good decision even though Junie didn't get caught.

Junie lost her gloves at school and her first thought was that someone stole them from her. That made Junie furious. When she saw some colorful markers that she really liked, she decided to steal them just like someone stole her glov
Shaylee Marshall
Junie B. Jones is always getting herself in trouble, this book is the one I really enjoyed reading out of the ones I have read so far. This is a good lesson for young children as well by watching how Junie B. actions have gotten her in trouble even though someone else did the same thing. This book is great for elementary students to read and understand about taking things that are not theirs.
Caroline Hogue
Mar 02, 2017 Caroline Hogue rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book teaches kids that even taking something small is still wrong and they should make sure they are allowed to have something before they just take it. I thought this book taught good life lessons that children can carry with them the rest of their lives. This book is a good read for children of all ages.
Abbie Shawano
The Junie B. Jones series have been a personal favorite for as long as I can remember. It was the first chapter book that I actually finished and enjoyed; that is where I was able to start my love for reading. Barbara Park does a great job of relating her characters to children and their every day "issues" that they either face at school or at home. She also teaches children lessons and moral development through the stories she tells of Junie B. Jone's life. For example, "Junie B. Jones Is No a ...more
In this book Junie B. Jones gets a new pair of mittens from her grandpa Frank Miller. She fell completely in love with them and could not wait to show them off to her friends at school. When she got to school she takes them out for recess and gets in trouble for showing them off to her friends. While she is outside with her friends she ends up getting them stolen because she set them down next to her jacket. Junie cannot believe her eyes because she did not think that crooks even existed
Sep 06, 2012 Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a short chapter book designed early readers who are just being introduced to reading chapter books for the very first time.If you are the teacher, you may enjoy reading a book like this to your students in Kindergarten/first grade. In the book, Junie B. gets a great new pair of fur mittens from his Grandpa Frank Miller. She is absolutely in love with them and she even gets in trouble for taking them out and showing them off to everyone. When she is playing outside with her friends she en ...more
Ashley Barna
Apr 17, 2012 Ashley Barna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: popular-series
Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook by Barbara Park is only one of the many books that take you on adventures. There is always something going on when Junie B gets involved. In this particular story, Junie loses a pair of mittens and goes searching for it. While searching for her mittens, she comes across a very nice pen and decides to keep it. Finders keepers, right? That's what Junie B. thinks until she gets caught. What is she to do now? Junie B. takes readers on another one of her wild rides. Wher ...more
Gerardo Mendoza-Tovar
This book is about a young girl named Junie B. Jones, she is in kindergarten. She has her brand new black fluffy mittens out on the playground when they disappear. She was so upset that someone would take them and not even put them in the lost and found. She later finds a nice pen on the ground and decided she can take it if someone took her gloves. Throughout the story Junie learned about honesty and telling the truth.
This book would be intended for students in 2nd through 8th grade. The main
The Junie B. Jones series is one of my favorites from my childhood. I remember reading all the books and wanted to pick them up again. "Junie B. Jones Is Not a Crook" takes the reader on another adventurous story with the fun, crazy Junie B. Jones. It is another book in the engaging series. These books are great to have in your elementary classroom so students can get hooked on a series and always want to read. Junie B. Jones is a great series to have students progress to more complex books with ...more
Saige Holcomb
Nov 11, 2014 Saige Holcomb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think "Junie B. Jones Not a Crook" was a very inspiring book. I think Junie B. is a nice little girl, but she can be a little crazy at times. I like how Junie B. learns her lesson about finding things and keeping them wrong most of the time.

"Junie B. Jones Not a Crook" is about not keeping objects if you find them. When Junie B. lost her mittens she was told about the lost in found. She later finds a pen and decides to keep it since she lost her mittens. Junie B. later talks to her grandfather
Jan 15, 2015 Amity rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jordyn Oakland
Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook is a humorous take on learning right from wrong. After her new mittens go missing, Junie is quick to assume that someone has stolen them. During her search she finds a fancy pen, one of those pens that has a variety of different colors and she wants it, bad. To Junie it only seems fair to take the pen because someone has taken her brand new mittens. After listening to her grandfather’s wallet story she begins to question whether taking the pen is a good idea or not. ...more
Lana Harriman
May 09, 2015 Lana Harriman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Personal Reflection - This is not the best children's book I've ever read, but it is perfect for the transitional reader. Girls especially can relate to Junie B. Jones style of talk and behaviors although I would hope they would know that she is a bit over dramatic - which is what makes reading the book entertaining.
Purpose - Read to self for the 1st-3rd grader
This is one of many in the Junie B. Jones series which little girls will enjoy reading and just might aide in expanding their reading fl
Abby Owens
Jan 31, 2016 Abby Owens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-lit
The Junie B. Jones series was one of my all time favorites when I was growing up. Reading this one brought up so many memories from elementary school! Junie B is such a sassy little girl but I love how each book shows a lesson that she needs to learn. I will use these in my classroom for fun, independent reading.
In this book Junie B gets fuzzy black mittens from her grandpa "for no good reason" as she would say. Junie B loves these mittens and she wears them to school even though it isn't cold.
Moeko Matsuo
Oct 28, 2012 Moeko Matsuo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
-Scholastic level 2
-Time: 10/28 = 60 minutes
-7-word summary: mittens-happy-friends-lost-sad-searched-found
-Discussion questions:
1.In this story, a main character felt sad because she lost her new mittens which her grandfather bought for her. Have you ever lost the new things you got?
Yes, I have. When I was a elementary school student, I lost my new pencil. I was really sad.
2.The main character could find her mittens in this story. However, A person who took the mittens said that she didn't want
Kimberlee Gutterman
I think children will be able to easily relate to Junie B. Jones in this book because she loses her mittens on the playground and has trouble finding them again. I work at a daycare where lots of things go missing everyday so I have first hand experience with kids like her. She also learns that other children can make up hurtful sayings but she has to learn to not listen to them. This can lead to discussion about helping friends when they're in need instead of getting in the way. I think the ill ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Amber Brown Sees Red
  • The Mystery of the UFO (Cam Jansen Mysteries, #2)
  • Horrible Harry and the Dungeon
  • Anyone But Me (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo, #1)
  • Sunset of the Sabertooth (Magic Tree House, #7)
  • Judy Moody, M.D.: The Doctor is In! (Judy Moody #5)
  • The Panda Puzzle (A to Z Mysteries, #16)
  • Don't Tap-Dance on Your Teacher (Roscoe Riley Rules, #5)
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
More about Barbara Park...

Other Books in the Series

Junie B. Jones (1 - 10 of 28 books)
  • Junie B. Jones and the  Stupid Smelly Bus (Junie B. Jones, #1)
  • Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business (Junie B. Jones, #2)
  • Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth (Junie B. Jones, #3)
  • Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying (Junie B. Jones, #4)
  • Junie B. Jones and the Yucky Blucky Fruitcake (Junie B. Jones, #5)
  • Junie B. Jones and That Meanie Jim's Birthday (Junie B. Jones, #6)
  • Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren (Junie B. Jones, #7)
  • Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed (Junie B. Jones, #8)
  • Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal (Junie B. Jones, #10)
  • Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy (Junie B. Jones, #11)

Share This Book