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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.

I Love You Because You're You

Baker, Liza

Fish Wish

Barner, Bob

I Want to Say I Love You

Buehner, Caralyn

Farmer Will

Cowen-Fletcher, Jane

Sleepy Pendoodle

Doyle, Malachy

Wake-up Kisses

Edwards, Pamela Duncan

No Trouble at All

Grindley, Sally

Where are My Chicks?

Grindley, Sally

Bouncing Time

Hubbell, Patricia

Little Ones Do!

Hunter, Jana Novotny

Snuggle Wuggle

London, Jonathan

Wiggle Waggle

London, Jonathan

Not Me!

McMullen, Nigel

Good Thing You're Not an Octopus

Markes, Julie

The Big Bad Rumor

Meres, Jonathan

Everywhere Babies

Meyers, Susan

To Market, To Market

Miranda, Anne

Little Buggy

O'Malley, Kevin

Miss Mouse Takes Off

Ormerod, Jan

Goldie is Mad

Palatini, Margie

It's Okay to be Different

Parr, Todd

Stripe's Naughty Sister

Partis, Joanne

And the Cow Said Moo!

Phillips, Mildred

Bumblebee, Bumblebee, Do You Know Me?

Rockwell, Anne F.

Each Living Thing

Ryder, Joanne

A Fawn in the Grass

Ryder, Joanne

The Wonderful Happens

Rylant, Cynthia

Window Music

Suen, Anastasia

Lulu's Busy Day

Uff, Caroline

Tickle Tum!

Van Laan, Nancy

Webster J. Duck

Waddell, Martin

Mouse Magic

Walsh, Ellen Stoll

Bear Snores On

Wilson, Karma

A Cuddle for Claude

Wojtowycz, David


This Month's Notable Book

You are One

by Sara O'Leary

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 (unless otherwise noted).

JJ Fiction

Tea for Ten
Anderson, Lena

JJ [123]

Ten Seeds
Brown, Ruth

JJ Fiction

Dog's Colorful Day: A Messy Story about Colors and Counting
Dodd, Emma

JJ [123]

Nine Naughty Kittens
Jennings, Linda

JJ [123]

Countdown to Spring
Schulman, Janet


A is for Amos
Chandra, Deborah


Dog's ABC
Dodd, Emma


Kipper's A to Z: An Alphabet Adventure
Inkpen, Mick


Cats & Dogs

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


Arnold, Katya

I Walk at Night 

Duncan, Lois

Bark, George 

Feiffer, Jules

Cosmo Zooms 

Howard, Arthur

Sunshine and Storm 

Coplestone, Lis 


A Cat and a Dog 

Masurel, Claire 

Pillow Pup

Ochiltree, Dianne 


Sleepy Time

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

Sleep, Little One, Sleep 

Bauer, Marion Dane

Cowboy Kid 

Eilenberg, Max

Flora's Blanket 

Gliori, Debi

Polar Bolero: A Bedtime Dance

Gliori, Debi

Kiss Good Night

Hest, Amy

Sleepy Book

Zolotow, Charlotte


JJ Non-Fiction

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

JJ 398.8

Nursery Treasury
Langley, Jonathan

JJ 398.8

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes: and Other Action Rhymes
Newcome, Zita

JJ 782.42164

Little White Duck
Whippo, Walt

JJ 811.52 B879

Love Songs of the Little Bear
Brown, Margaret Wise

JJ 811.54 C164

Good For You: Toddler Rhymes for Toddler Times
Calmenson, Stephanie

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