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Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day

(Junie B. Jones #16)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  6,587 ratings  ·  223 reviews
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? ...more
Paperback, 66 pages
Published January 2nd 2001 by Random House Children's Books (first published January 1st 2001)
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Gunreet K Brar
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So, It is a kindergarden story. Junie B's afternoon kindergarden is going to have a field day and Junie B is the captain!! But the problem is room no. eight is winning all the events and room nine is losing.
Will room nine win from room eight???
Paula Wertz
Barbara Park is hilarious. My daughter absolutely loves her books! Junie B. is such a great character. Keeps my daughter entertained and loving to read!
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I like how she calls her mother "That Woman". Not that I would call my mom that. ...more
Jun 28, 2018 rated it did not like it
Young readers deserve better than this nauseatingly dumb crap.
This book was about how Junie Wanted to be the captain of field day.They drew names and she got chosen .She was overexcited that many things happened .She was really happy and she made her special costume for field day.She made this costume with a towel as her cape yellow legging and this superman shirt.It looked pretty funny one her.On the day of field day her mom and family members went out and supported her .She competes with other classes.There class was doing well until they lost a game.Jun ...more
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Junie B. learns about competition and being part of a team.
Norberto Leyva
Sep 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
In the book ¨Junie B. Jones is Captain Field Day¨ the main character, Junie, competes against another class. Junie is really excited about the day. The excitement extends into the school day, and Junie is selected as captain of the classroom. There are different events the classes compete against each other. Junieś class does really well until she accidentally loses the tag team event for her classroom.

Junie rubs it in that she becomes captain of Classroom Nine and her classmates did not, and s
Oct 25, 2013 rated it liked it
“Junie B. Jones Captain Field Day” is about a girl who is in kindergarten. She is excited about the first day of school. When she started to go to school she liked to run. She has a race against other students. Room Nine competes against another class. Junie lost her shoe during the race and everyone was mad at her because she lost. She feels bad about it because the race was important. Junie reminds others that they are there to have fun and not fight.

Junie is a main character and she is kinder
Carol Marco
Jun 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
First, for anyone who felt they needed to be "boss" when they were in 1st'll love this book. Second, anyone who knows "BSB" or my twin sister, Shirley, this book is about her :) ANNNNDDDD, probably about me, too :)

Yes, it's written for 1st-2nd graders....but my 4th graders still love it when I read this book to them the morning before field day....and I read it to them because they get a huge kick out of it and it still makes me giggle.
Jun 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Reading aloud to my 6 year old. This is one of the better ones . . . funny!
Anna Burgos
the story was about a girl that was the captain of the class for kindergarden day
May 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Jillian, my 5 year old, loved it!
Sabrina Osman
Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day is a fiction book about Junie B. getting to be captain at school for her classroom during field day. Class number nine will be competing against class number eight. Unfortunately, for class number nine, they kept losing to class number eight and everyone in class number nine felt sad. Mrs. was not about that and asked if any student would compete in the last event of the pull up bar. Surprisingly, the shy boy William volunteered to go against the strongest kid ...more
Kassidy Wandke
Nov 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Junie B. Jones books are commonly read to a little girl I babysit and she and I both LOVE them. They are funny and cute and always hold a good lesson. In this book Junie learns about never underestimating people and about leadership. She has to realize that being captain doesn't mean that she is better than everyone, but rather that she has to support everyone and show them how to lose gracefully. Personally these books are some of my favorite children’s books, especially as read aloud books wit ...more
Rick Silva
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Junie B is excited for the upcoming field day, when she and her room 9 classmates will compete against their arch-kindergarten-rivals over in room 8 in a whole series of events. And her excitement reaches the boiling point when her name is drawn to be team captain. She dons a cape (well, a towel, really) and proclaims herself Captain Field Day, ready to lead her team to victory.

As Junie B herself would say...

"Yeah, only here's the problem..."

When the field day doesn't exactly go as planned for R
Kelsey Rice
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rdng-350
It is field day at Junie B. Jones' school and she is team captain. Room 8 was winning every event. Room 9 was getting very discouraged because they had not won a single event. The last event was pull-ups. William, a kid in Room 9 did 11 pull-ups and won the event. Junie B. gave William her cape and Room 9 was very excited even though they did not win as many events as Room 8.

I always enjoy reading Junie B. Jones' books! I find them very funny and such fun books to read. I think kids also find t
Lindsey Anderson
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I love how Barbra Park writes as she is actually in Kindergarten using phrases such as "my cape *flied in the air behind me" and "*bestest friend, Grace". There are also cute jokes within the book like the one about how Graces number was a difficult one to remember "555-5555", and how she called her teacher "Mrs." or even sometimes "woman". I recommend this book to readers who are just starting to read chapter books. I believe its easy enough to comprehend and it keep ...more
May 04, 2020 added it
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This book is a chapter book about Junie B Jones and her becoming captain field day. This is a great chapter book starter for younger children. It still has a few pictures spread throughout and the language is fairly simple to understand. I think second graders could read this book with ease and would laugh at Junie B’s language. She uses some funny words or phrases that the children might find amusing. I think this book will also help their memory. I would make it so they read one or two chapter ...more
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
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Tonia Christle
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved the heck out of this book. What an unexpectedly lovely ending. (And who DOESN'T love that a character exists in this book named Strong Frankie...?) I mean, it's pretty dang amazing. I loved Junie B. learning about captaining and how Mrs. had to model being a good leader, pretty much beginning to end because the kids are five and they don't know how to do things yet. Such an enjoyable one. I teared up at the end. ...more
Sydney M
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day
Room nine is having a field day. Junie B. drew the peice if paper that determined she was captain. Their competition was room eight. Room eight kept winning events so room nine wanted to give up. One last event needs to be done. Will Junie B. Lead her team to victoy?
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-books
I think this is the first one that I haven’t read before. It centers around the phenomenon of field day and all the issues associated with that. As usual, the story is spot on and hilarious. I love it.
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I like how she thought she was the boss of every one just because she was captain and she wared a super hero and thought she could fly but her dad was helping her by holding he cap I loved this book alot.
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book it teaches a lesson about never giving up. And the book says even though you lose its just a game and I agree with that. I would recommend this book to people who likes events of games with a class beating a class this is the right book!
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-my-kiddos, 2017
I love Junie B Jones. This is the first one I have read to the Children. They are going into kindergarten this fall, and Junie B is in kindergarten! So, it's time. ...more
Star shine
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It was very interesting at first then I kept on reading till the end of this book and I love it I was impressed.
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite Junie B. Jones book. No competition.
Shaine Woo
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was really funny to read. I think it is really interesting to everyone.
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
Poor Junie B. Her plans never work out! This one is just as funny and zany as all the rest.
Mellanie C
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Junie B. is at her bratty best in this one.
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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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