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  • The book that did not want to be read

    The book that did not want to be read2022

    by David Sundin

    (675)

    Summary: A humorous interactive story about a book that does not want to be read and will do just about anything it can to make you give up and put it down.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P STORIES SUNDIN

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Stories

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Crocodile hungry

    Crocodile hungry2022

    by Eija Sumner

    (218)

    Summary: Though crocodile is surrounded by food, he doesn't know it. He's used to food coming in packages and boxes and in handy tins. Will the hungry crocodile figure it out?

    BOOK

    Call #: J P ANIMALS SUMNER

    Location: New Junior Picture Books - Animals

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Fly

    Fly2022

    by Brittany Thurman

    (213)

    Summary: When Africa signs up for a double Dutch competition, her brother laughs -- how can she be in a competition when she's never double Dutched before? But Africa's going to prove to the world what she's...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J P MOVEMENT THURMAN

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Movement

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • God made you too

    God made you too2022

    by Chelsea Tornetto

    (27)

    Summary: Little readers are reminded that God made great galaxies, vast oceans, whales, and snowflakes, but he also created a very special you.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P HOLIDAYS TORNETTO

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Holidays

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The problem with pajamas

    The problem with pajamas2022

    by Lauren Stohler , illustrator

    (92)

    Summary: After a long, itchy, uncomfortable day in clothes, a slew of fuzzy friends and her understanding Dad convince Cody that not all pajamas are bad.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P GROWING STOHLER

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Growing Up

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Roto and Roy : helicopter heroes

    Roto and Roy : helicopter heroes2022

    by Sherri Duskey Rinker

    (58)

    Summary: Roto the helicopter and her pilot, Roy, fight a forest fire and rescue a dog. Endpapers feature a cross-section of a helicopter with parts labeled and facts about helicopters.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P GO RINKER

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Go

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • I color myself different

    I color myself different2022

    by Colin Kaepernick

    (244)

    Summary: When Colin Kaepernick was five years old, he was given a simple school assignment: draw a picture of yourself and your family. What young Colin does next with his brown crayon changes his whole world...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J P BIO KAEPERNICK

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Biography

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Color the sky

    Color the sky2022

    by David Elliott

    (151)

    Summary: Wake up! Come and play. Witness pure joy and breathtaking wonder when color takes flight and paints the sky.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P CONCEPTS ELLIOTT

    Locations: Junior Picture Books - Concepts, New Junior Picture Books - Concepts

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • Little bunny, big germs

    Little bunny, big germs2022

    by Rosemary Wells , illustrator

    (59)

    Summary: Saying nope to soap, little bunny soon learns the importance of protecting himself and others from germs when he catches a cold and is sent home from school.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P GROWING WELLS

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Growing Up

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Big truck, little island

    Big truck, little island2022

    by Chris Van Dusen , illustrator

    (210)

    Summary: Based on a real incident that occurred in the island town of Vinalhaven, Maine, this rhyming story recounts what happens when a really big flatbed truck carrying a mysterious, covered load across a...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J P GO VAN DUSEN

    Location: New Junior Picture Books - Go

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Eggasaurus

    Eggasaurus2022

    by Jennifer Wagh

    (91)

    Summary: All Maximus wants is a pet dinosaur -- is that really too much to ask? But when his dad tells him he must send the dinosaur eggs he ordered back to where they came from -- a mysterious company called...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J P DINOS WAGH

    Location: New Junior Picture Books - Dinosaurs

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Elefantastic! : a story of magic in 5 acts : light verse on a heavy subject

    Elefantastic! : a story of magic in 5 acts : light verse on a heavy subject2022

    by Jane Yolen

    (53)

    Summary: An unlikely tale of a most unusual friendship between Flora, an elephant calf stolen from her African home, and David, the circus impresario and magician, who adopts, trains, and ultimately liberates her in a tale freely inspired by actual events.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P ANIMALS YOLEN

    Location: New Junior Picture Books - Animals

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Hattie Harmony : worry detective

    Hattie Harmony : worry detective2022

    by Elizabeth Olsen

    (60)

    Summary: Meet Hattie Harmony, Worry Detective. She's always there to help her friends when they need her. And the first day of school can cause a lot of jitters -- from speaking in front of the class to...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J P STORIES OLSEN

    Location: New Junior Picture Books - Stories

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Don't worry, Murray

    Don't worry, Murray2022

    by David Ezra Stein , illustrator

    (217)

    Summary: Murray worries about lots of things. He doesn't want to go out in the rain. He's scared of the barking dogs at the park. Fireworks make him jump. But gradually he learns that he can put on a raincoat. He can make new friends. He can be brave.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P GROWING STEIN

    Location: New Junior Picture Books - Growing Up

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Mrs. Noah's doves

    Mrs. Noah's doves2022

    by Jane Yolen

    (24)

    Summary: Mrs. Noah nurses injured birds and brings them on board the ark when the heavy rains come, saving a special mission for the doves.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P HOLIDAYS YOLEN

    Location: New Junior Picture Books - Holidays

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • How to make friends with a ghost

    How to make friends with a ghost2022

    by Rebecca Green

    (2)

    Summary: What do you do when you meet a ghost? One: Provide the ghost with some of its favorite snacks, like mud tarts and earwax truffles. Two: Tell your ghost bedtime stories (ghosts love to be read to)....  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J P STORIES GREEN

    Location: New Junior Picture Books - Stories

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • You can shine so bright!

    You can shine so bright!2022

    by Jinger Vuolo

    (27)

    Summary: Through everyday, relatable scenarios, children are introduced to biblical values such as love, joy, and patience -- the fruits of the spirit from Galatians 5:22-23. Each page will teach children to live by faith.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P HOLIDAYS VUOLO

    Location: New Junior Picture Books - Holidays

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Fluffy McWhiskers : cuteness explosion

    Fluffy McWhiskers : cuteness explosion2021

    by Stephen W. Martin

    (717)

    Summary: Fluffy McWhiskers is so cute that anyone who sees her instantly explodes. Poor Fluffy doesn't want anyone to get hurt, but everything she tries, even a bad haircut, just makes her cuter! So Fluffy...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J P GROWING MARTIN

    Locations: New Junior Picture Books - Dinosaurs, New Junior Picture Books - Growing Up

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • A thing called snow

    A thing called snow2021

    by Yuval Zommer , illustrator

    (191)

    Summary: Best friends Fox and Hare set out into the forest during their first winter to find out what snow is.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P SCIENCE ZOMMER

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Science

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • True colors

    True colors2021

    by Gonçalo Viana

    (30)

    Summary: A green cloud and a white tree? Who is responsible for illustrating this book? This story begins innocently with two friends, their dog, and their kite, but each time the story gets started, more...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J P CONCEPTS VIANA

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Concepts

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Everybody in the red brick building

    Everybody in the red brick building2021

    by Anne Wynter

    (576)

    Summary: In the middle of the night, a chain reaction of noises wakes the residents of an urban apartment building, and then lulls them back to sleep.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P NEIGHBOR WYNTER

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Neighbors

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • We move together

    We move together2021

    by Kelly Fritsch

    (249)

    Summary: A bold and colorful exploration of all the ways that people navigate through the spaces around them, and a celebration of the relationships we build along the way. This story follows a mixed-ability...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J P NEIGHBOR FRITSCH

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Neighbors

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • 12 days of Christmas

    12 days of Christmas2021

    by Margaret Wang

    (22)

    Summary: When best friends get together for the holidays, it's time to build snowpeople, enjoy mugs of cocoa, and wait for Santa. But what do you do when pirates, fairies, and dancing robots join in the celebration?

    BOOK

    Call #: J P HOLIDAYS LEGO

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Holidays

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • XO, Exoplanet

    XO, Exoplanet2021

    by Deborah Underwood

    (160)

    Summary: When Neptune notices a planet circling a far star, he enlists the other planets in our solar system to send a letter, but soon there is a disagreement on which, exactly, is the exoplanet.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P SCIENCE UNDERWOOD

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Science

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Amos McGee misses the bus

    Amos McGee misses the bus2021

    by Philip Christian Stead

    (482)

    Summary: Amos McGee, a friendly zookeeper, is very considerate and always on time. But after a late night planning a surprise for all his friends, Amos is tired. So tired, in fact, that he falls asleep during...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J P NEIGHBOR STEAD

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Neighbors

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Don't hug Doug

    Don't hug Doug2021

    by Carrie Finison

    (1,273)

    Summary: Doug prefers not to be hugged, but there are a variety of other ways his loved ones can show him affection.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P NEIGHBOR FINISON

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Neighbors

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  • Bear outside

    Bear outside2021

    by Jane Yolen

    (194)

    Summary: A little girl wears a bear on the outside to keep her safe and to be her friend, just as some people have a fierce animal inside to protect them.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P GROWING YOLEN

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Growing Up

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The great Passover escape

    The great Passover escape2021

    by Pamela Moritz

    (7)

    Summary: Chimp tries to talk his friends, Ellie and Kanga, out of escaping from the Biblical Zoo to find a seder, but ends up joining the escapade. How will they escape and where will they find a seder to attend?

    BOOK

    Call #: J P HOLIDAYS MORITZ

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Holidays

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Off to see the sea

    Off to see the sea2021

    by Nikki Grimes

    (527)

    Summary: The faucet flows like a waterfall, the bathroom floor is a distant shore, toy boats sail against the waves. An imagination-fueled adventure on the high seas is just what it takes to get little one clean.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P EXPLORE GRIMES

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Explore

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Peep and Ducky sleepover

    Peep and Ducky sleepover2021

    by David Martin

    Series: Peep And Ducky

    (50)

    Summary: When Poppa leaves Ducky at Peep's house for a sleepover, the little visitor is a bit teary at first. But Peep and his momma give Ducky a hug, making him feel better. Then comes playtime (and getting...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J P GROWING MARTIN

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Growing Up

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Bear can't wait

    Bear can't wait2021

    by Karma Wilson

    Series: Bear Books (Karma Wilson) - #10

    (404)

    Summary: As final preparations are being made for a long-planned surprise party, Bear gets so excited he nearly ruins everything.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P GROWING WILSON

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Growing Up

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • Follow that frog

    Follow that frog2021

    by Philip Christian Stead

    (251)

    Summary: Eccentric Aunt Josephine poignantly ignores a stranger knocking at her door as she tells her niece Sadie the story of her time in the jungles of Peru, cataloging amphibians for the scientific team of...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J P EXPLORE STEAD

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Explore

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • I sang you down from the stars

    I sang you down from the stars2021

    by Tasha Spillett-Sumner

    (722)

    Summary: As she waits for the arrival of her new baby, a mother-to-be gathers gifts to create a sacred bundle. A white feather, cedar and sage, a stone from the river. Each addition to the bundle will offer...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J P STORIES SPILLETT-SUMNER

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Stories

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Regina is not a little dinosaur

    Regina is not a little dinosaur2021

    by Andrea Zuill , illustrator

    (258)

    Summary: When Regina's mother heads off to hunt, she tells her little dinosaur: stay in the nest and be mama's good little carnivore. But just who is she calling little?! Regina is big! And she has all the...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J P DINOS ZUILL

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Dinosaurs

    copies in: 1 of 2 details

  • Duck, Duck, Moose

    Duck, Duck, Moose2021

    by Mary Sullivan

    (163)

    Summary: Duck, Duck, and Moose are playing a quiet game of cards when their friend comes running to ask: Where is Goose? Duck, Duck, and Moose search high and low and get directions from some barnyard...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J P ANIMALS SULLIVAN

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Animals

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Watercress

    Watercress2021

    by Andrea Wang

    (3,277)

    Summary: Driving through Ohio in an old Pontiac, a young girl's parents stop suddenly when they spot watercress growing wild in a ditch by the side of the road. Grabbing an old paper bag and some rusty...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J P GROWING WANG

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Growing Up

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Bird show

    Bird show2021

    by Susan Stockdale , illustrator

    (133)

    Summary: Celebrates the beauty and diversity of some of the world's most remarkable birds, introducing amateur ornithologists to familiar and exotic species and their vibrant colors, patterns and other feathered features.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P ANIMALS STOCKDALE

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Animals

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Blue floats away

    Blue floats away2021

    by Travis Jonker

    (390)

    Summary: Little Blue is very close to his iceberg parents so when he suddenly breaks away from them, he promises to return and, after traveling far and undergoing big changes, he may succeed.

    BOOK

    Call #: J P SCIENCE JONKER

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Science

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Fiona helps a friend

    Fiona helps a friend2021

    by Richard Cowdrey , illustrator

    (93)

    Summary: Fiona cannot figure out why the zoo seems so quiet as she wanders around, saying hello to all her friends. When she realizes she hasn't heard Matilda the Kookaburra's laughter in a while, Fiona and...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J P NEIGHBOR COWDREY

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Neighbors

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • The one and only Sparkella

    The one and only Sparkella2021

    by Channing Tatum

    (285)

    Summary: Ella is excited for her first day at a new school. Glimmering pencil case? Check! Shimmering backpack? Check! Glittery ribbons in her hair? Check! She can't wait to meet the other kids and share her...  more »

    BOOK

    Call #: J P GROWING TATUM

    Location: Junior Picture Books - Growing Up

    copies in: 1 of 1 details

  • Art In the Barn
    Friday, October 21st, 2022
    5:30pm-8:30pm

    An exhibition of works by local artists, live music, and appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with the $20 admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

    Learn More