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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 (unless otherwise noted).

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

Andreae, Giles

The Bravest Mouse

Barbero, Maria

Violet the Pilot

Breen, Steve

Lexile: 740

Charlie's Superhero Underpants

Bright, Paul

Lexile: 870

Supersister

Cadena, Beth

Lexile: 350

The Strange Case of the Missing Sheep

Catusanu, Mircea

The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man

Chabon, Michael

Lexile: 600

Batman: The Story of the Dark Knight

Cosentino, Ralph

Want more superhero stories? Check out Superman and Wonder Woman!

Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero

Cottringer, Anne

Lexile: 540

Dot the Fire Dog

Desimini, Lisa

Lexile: 400

Superheroes

Eaton, Maxwell

Max

Graham, Bob

Lexile: 420

Hero Dad

Hardin, Melinda

Lexile: 610

He Saves the Day

Hayles, Marsha

Zero the Hero

Holub, Joan

Lexile: 450

Adventures of Captain Candy

Lederer, Ryan

My Dad, My Hero

Long, Ethan

Lexile: 340

Bad Baby

MacDonald, Ross

Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms

MacLean, Christine Kole

Superhero ABC

McLeod, Bob

jj [ABC]

I Am Spider-Man

Merkel, Joe

The Amazing Adventures of Bathman

Pelletier, Andrew Thomas

Midsummer Knight

Rogers, Gregory

Supertruck

Savage, Stephen

Timothy and the Strong Pajamas: A Superhero Adventure

Schwarz, Viviane

Lexile: 520

Menace of the Molten Man

Seidman, David

Try the other Spider Sense Spider-Man titles!

Green Lantern vs. The Meteor Monster

Shealy, Dennis R.

The adventures never end with DC Super Friends!

Elecopter

Slack, Michael

The Amazing Adventures of Bumblebee Boy

Soman, David

Superhero

Tauss, Marc

Lexile: 580

Winter Rescue

Valgardson, W. D.

Batman: Starro and Stripes Forever

Vivinetto, Gina

Super Guinea Pig to the Rescue

Weigelt, Udo

Captain Pajamas

Whatley, Bruce

Sumo Mouse

Wisniewski, David

 

J Graphic Novels

Identified by J on the spine and shelved alphabetically by title in the Juvenile Graphic Novel section (unless otherwise noted).

The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-fu Cavemen from the Future

Beard, George

Lexile: 420

All-star Superman

Morrison, Grant

(Located in YA Graphic Novel)

Astronaut Academy

Roman, Dave

Lexile: 700

Avatar, The Last Airbender. The Promise

Yang, Gene Luen

Don’t miss other Avatar adventures: The Rift and The Search!

Babymouse: Our Hero

Holm, Jennifer L.

Lexile: 200

Let your imagination be your guide with the Babymouse series!

Beowulf: Monster Slayer: A British Legend

Storrie, Paul D.

Lexile: 700

Binky the Space Cat

Spires, Ashley

Lexile: 740

Squash the alien menace with more Binky Adventures!

Bumperboy Loses His Marbles!

Huey, Debbie

Like this book? Try Bumperboy and the Loud, Loud Mountain!

Codename: Sailor V

Takeuchi, Naoko

(Located in YA Graphic Novel)

Giants Beware!

Aguirre, Jorge

Lexile: 330

The Heroes of Olympus. The Lost Hero

Riordan, Rick

(Located in YA Graphic Novel)

See how it all began with Percy Jackson & The Olympians graphic novels!

Hilda and the Troll

Pearson, Luke

Meet the rest of the Hildafolk!

Indiana Jones Omnibus

(Located in YA Graphic Novel)

The Lifesaving Adventure of Sam Deal, Shipwreck Rescuer

Ransom, Candice

Lexile: 280

Learn more about History's Kid Heroes!

Pretty Guardian: Sailor Moon

Takeuchi, Naoko

(Located in YA Graphic Novel)

Want more Sailor Moon? Check out the short stories!

Sidekicks

Santat, Dan

Lexile: 340

Sonic the Hedgehog Archives

Spider-Man: Dust-Up in Aisle Seven!

Van Lente, Fred

More web-slinging fun awaits in the Spider-Man (Marvel Age) series!

Star Wars, The Clone Wars: Hero of the Confederacy

Gilroy, Henry

The galactic adventures continue with In Service of the Republic!

Superman Chronicles

Siegel, Jerry

(Located in YA Graphic Novel)

Tokyo Mew Mew

Yoshida, Reiko

The cats return in Tokyo Mew Mew a La Mode!

 

JJ Early Readers

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

Amazing Battles

Peet, Rosie

Spend some time in the LEGO DC Universe!

Buzz Boy and Fly Guy

Arnold, Ted

Lexile: 380

See what the buzz is about! Read the other Fly Guy books!

Clifford the Big Red Dog: The Stormy Day Rescue

Bridwell, Norman

Lexile: 150

Don't miss the other Big Red Readers!

T.Rex Trouble!

DC Super Friends

Save the day with the DC Super Friends!

Batman: An Origin Story

DC Super Heroes Origins

Lexile: 340

Check out the origins of your favorite superheroes!

Pooh's Hero Party

Gaines, Isabel

The Dark Knight Rises: Tools of the Trade

Huelin, Jodi

Can Gotham be saved when it's Batman versus Bane?

Mikey's Monster

James, Hollis

Lexile: 590

Want more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

Saving the Day!

Lagonegro, Melissa

Heroes in Action

Last, Shari

Build up your reading with LEGO Hero Factory!

This is Spider-Man

Macri, Thomas

Lexile: 110

Join the Marvel World of Reading!

Pigeon Hero!

Redmond, Shirley-Raye

Star Wars, the Clone Wars: Masters of the Force

Richards, Jon

Learn the ways of reading (and the Force) with Star Wars Readers!

Batman: Dawn of the Dynamic Duo

Sazaklis, John

Batman's back in Reptile Rampage!

Fight to the Finish!

Scollon, Bill

Lexile: 430

Big Hero 6 returns in The Big Battle!

Marvel the Avengers. Return of the First Avenger

Siglain, Michael

Lexile: 730

Superman Versus Bizarro

Strathearn, Chris

Become a super-reader with Superman!

Oliver the Mighty Pig

Van Leeuwen, Jean

Lexile: 350

There's more Oliver and Amanda Pig to enjoy!

Disney's Hercules

Walt Disney Productions

 

J Fiction - Chapter Books

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

Minion

Anderson, John David

Like this book? Don't miss Sidekicked!

The Hero Revealed

Boniface, William

Lexile: 890

Return to Superopolis with the Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy!

Stanley in Space

Brown, Jeff

Lexile: 580

See how Stanley shapes up in the other Stanley Lambchop adventures!

NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society

Buckley, Michael

Lexile: 760

The world needs more NERDS!

Sidekicks

Danko, Dan

Horace Splattly: The Cupcaked Crusader
David, Lawrence

Justice is sweet with Horace Splattly, the Cupcaked Crusader!


DC Super Heroes. Batman: The Man Behind the Mask

(Shelved by title)

Lexile: 660

Spend a day in Gotham with DC Super Heroes' Batman and Dark Knight series!


DC Super Heroes. Flash: Gorilla Warfare

(Shelved by title)

Lexile: 650

Speed your way through the DC Super Heroes' Flash series!

DC Super Heroes. Man of Steel: Cyborg Superman

(Shelved by title)

Lexile: 750

Read in leaps and bounds with the Man of Steel and Superman books!

Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

DiCamillo, Kate

Lexile: 520

Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller

Garza, Xavier

Lexile: 820

The Princess in Black

Hale, Shannon

Lexile: 400

The Adventures of Beanboy

Harkrader, Lisa

Lexile: 670

Fashion Kitty

Harper, Charise Mericle

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

Healy, Christopher

Lexile: 750

Looking for more tips from the Hero's Guides?

Andy Shane: Hero At Last!

Jacobson, Jennifer

Try the other Andy Shane books!

Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off

Jules, Jacqueline

Lexile: 550

Practice your fancy footwork with the Zapato Power series!

Captain Awesome to the Rescue

Kirby, Stan

Lexile: 710

Overcome the ordinary with Captain Awesome!

Hero

Lupica, Mike

Lexile: 730

Let's Get Cracking!

Marko, Cyndi

Lexile: 490

Enjoy the taste of victory with the Kung Pow Chicken series!

A World Without Heroes

Mull, Brandon

Lexile: 710

Can Lyrian be saved? Find out in the Beyonders series!

Public School Superhero

Patterson, James

Lexile: 560

The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Pilkey, Dav

Lexile: 720

Looking for more laffs? Don't miss the Captain Underpants series!

Captain Nobody

Pitchford, Dean

Lexile: 750

The Caped 6th Grader: Happy Birthday, Hero!

Quinn, Zoe

Lexile: 810

Dragon's Nest

Rodda, Emily

Lexile: 790

Want more Dragons of Deltora?

The Great Cape Rescue

Shalant, Phyllis

Lexile: 640

Claude in the City

Smith, Alex

Lexile: 680

Try the other Claude books!

Billy Hooten, Owlboy

Sniegoski, Tom

Lexile: 910

Iron Man: The Junior Novel

Sullivan, Stephen D.

Lexile: 690

The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich

Trine, Greg

Lexile: 550

Your favorite funny hero returns in the Melvin Beederman, Superhero series!

Dinos are Forever

Trine, Greg

Lexile: 580

Look out below, there are more Adventures of Jo Schmo!

Shredderman: Secret Identity

Van Draanen, Wendelin

Lexile: 520

Nolan Byrd's back in the Shredderman series!

Extraordinary Ernie & Marvelous Maud

Watts, Frances

Lexile: 740

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