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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.

Not Norman: A Goldfish Story

Bennett, Kelly

Honey, Honey -- Lion! : A Story of Africa

Brett, Jan

10 Little Rubber Ducks

Carle, Eric

Diary of a Spider

Cronin, Doreen

Diary of a Worm

Cronin, Doreen


Fox and Fluff

Crum, Shutta

Ella Takes the Cake

D'Amico, Carmela

Don't miss her first book: Ella, the Elegant Elephant.


Dohaney, Rainy

The Adventures of Polo

Faller, Regis

Possum Magic

Fox, Mem

Diary of a Wombat

French, Jackie

Traction Man is Here!

Grey, Mini

More action awaits in Traction Man meets Turbodog!

Kitten's First Full Moon

Henkes, Kevin

One Fine Day

Hogrogian, Nonny

There Once was a Puffin

Jaques, Florence Page

That New Animal

Jenkins, Emily

The Happy Egg

Krauss, Ruth

This Little Chick

Lawrence, John

The Remarkable Farkle McBride

Lithgow, John


Luthardt, Kevin

The Day the Babies Crawled Away

Rathmann, Peggy

So Sleepy Story

Shulevitz, Uri

The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge

Swift, Hildegarde Hoyt

Lizette's Green Sock

Valckx, Catharina

Chicken and Cat

Varon, Sara


This Month's Notable Book

Is that wise, Pig?

by Jan Thomas

JJ Fiction


Counting & Alphabet Books

Identified by JJ [123] or JJ [ABC] on the spine and shelved alphabetically by author's last name in the Counting or Alphabet sections.

JJ [123]

Who Sees the Lighthouse?
Fearrington, Ann

JJ [123]

One Lonely Seahorse
Freymann, Saxton

JJ [123]

Island Counting 1 2 3
Lessac, Franae

JJ [123]

Teeth, Tails, and Tentacles: An Animal Counting Book
Wormell, Christopher


Toot & Puddle: Puddle's ABC
Hobbie, Holly

Want more Toot & Puddle?


ABC: A Child's First Alphabet
Jay, Alison


JJ Early Readers

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

Meet Spike

Herman, Gail

Jack and Rick

McPhail, David

Like this book? Try Rick is Sick!

My Pony Jack

Meister, Cari

Spend more time with Jack & Lacy in My Pony Jack at Riding Lessons & My Pony Jack at the Horse Show.

The Sky is Falling!

Miles, Betty

Ride Otto Ride!

Milgrim, David

Don't miss Otto's first adventure: See Otto!

Sometimes I Share

(Shelved by title)

My Red Rowboat

Rau, Dana Meachen

Say "Hi" Up High

Rau, Dana Meachen

Puppy Mudge Has a Snack

Rylant, Cynthia

The silliness continues when Puppy Mudge Takes a Bath!

Storybook Treasury of Dick and Jane and Friends

(Shelved under Dick and Jane)


JJ Non-Fiction

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

JJ 179.9

Cookies: Bite Size Life Lessons
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse

JJ 332.4

Follow the Money!
Leedy, Loreen

JJ 513

Math for All Seasons: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles
Tang, Greg

JJ 513.211

Pizza Counting
Dobson, Christina

JJ 591.7743

Snapshots: The Wonders of Monterey Bay
Mannis, Celeste Davidson

JJ 629.454

If You Decide to Go to the Moon
McNulty, Faith

JJ 636.7

Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog
Turner, Pamela

JJ 637.4

Ice-Cream Cones for Sale!
Greenstein, Elaine

JJ 811.54 H682

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Stories to Read Together
Hoberman, Mary Ann

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