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JJ Fiction - Picture Books

Identified by JJ on the spine and shelved alphabetically by author's last name in the JJ Fiction section.

The Pencil

Ahlberg, Allan

A Visitor for Bear

Becker, Bonny

Like this book? Try A Bedtime for Bear and A Birthday for Bear!

Beware of the Frog

Bee, William

The Curious Garden

Brown, Peter

Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping

Christelow, Eileen

Go wild with the rest of the Five Little Monkeys series!

Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp

Fleming, Denise

Willoughby & the Lion

Foley, Greg

Willoughby returns in Willoughby & the Moon!

A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever

Frazee, Marla


Gall, Chris

There's Nothing to Do on Mars

Gall, Chris

Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark

Geist, Ken

Sir Reginald's Logbook

Hammill, Matt

Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale (Introducing His Forgotten Frontier Friend)

Hopkinson, Deborah

Henry's Freedom Box

Levine, Ellen

Duck! Rabbit!

Rosenthal, Amy Krouse


Rosenthal, Amy Krouse

Frankie Stein

Schaefer, Lola

Love this book? Don't miss Frankie Stein Starts School!

Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf

Sierra, Judy

B.B. Wolf returns in Tell the Truth, B.B. Wolf!

Duck Soup

Urbanovic, Jackie

Max's adventures continue in Duck at the Door, Duck and Cover, and Sitting Duck!

Chester's Back

Watt, Melanie

Don't forget Chester and Chester's Masterpiece!



This Month's Notable Book

My Favorite Pets : by Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski's class

by Jeanne Birdsall

JJ Fiction


JJ Early Readers

Identified by ER on the spine and shelved alphabetically by author's last name in the Early Readers section.

There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy

Arnold, Ted

There's more Fly Guy to enjoy!

Otto's Orange Day

Cammuso, Frank

Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes

DiCamillo, Kate

Want more Mercy Watson?

Houndsley and Catina and the Quiet Time

Howe, James

Try other Houndsley and Catina books!

Joe and Sparky Get New Wheels

Michalak, Jamie

The adventures continue in Joe and Sparky, superstars!

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Horse in the House

Silverman, Erica

Try the rest of the Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa series!

Pigs Make Me Sneeze!

Willems, Mo

Want more Elephant & Piggie books?


J Fiction - Chapter Books

Identified by J on the spine and shelved alphabetically by author's last name in the Juvenile Fiction section.

Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs

Applegate, Katherine

If you like this book, don't miss the rest of Roscoe Riley Rules!

Little Rat Makes Music

Bang-Campbell, Monika

Ivy + Bean Doomed to Dance

Barrows, Annie

Want more Ivy + Bean?

Going, Going, Gone! With the Pain & the Great One

Blume, Judy

Try the other Pain & the Great One books.

Stink: Solar System Superhero

McDonald, Megan

The laughs continue with the Stink series!

Maybelle Goes to Tea

Speck, Katie

Don't miss Maybelle's first adventure: Maybelle in the Soup!

Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom

Wight, Eric

Frankie returns in Frankie Pickle and the Pine Run 3000!


JJ Non-Fiction

Identified by JJ on the spine and shelved by call number in the Juvenile Non-Fiction section.

JJ 305.42 S792 [Biography]

Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote
Stone, Tanya Lee

JJ 371.882 M887

Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea
Mortenson, Greg

JJ 398.2 WAVE

Young, Ed


Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale
Austin, Michael

JJ 567.9

Manning, Mick

JJ 629.454

Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11
Floca, Brian

JJ 973.9 L859 [Biography]

What to Do about Alice? How Alice Roosevelt Broke the Rules, Charmed the World, and Drove Her Father Teddy Crazy!
Kerley, Barbara

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