John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie

A Man, a Trumpet, and a Journey to Bebop (Change Maker Series)
By Susan Engle

In John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie: A Man, a Trumpet, and a Journey to Bebop by Susan Engle and Luthando Mazibuko, we are introduced to one of history’s famous black musicians, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, the creator of bebop. We learn that he had a passion...

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Just Because...

A Story Book About Self-Acceptance
By C.M. Harris

Just Because… A Story Book About Self-Acceptance is a children’s picture book written by C.M. Harris and illustrated by Ashlynn Feather. Mrs. Freckle had a secret she hoped the kids in her class would never find out. She began her class by setting them the...

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Jim & Tim

By James Maxwell Jr.

Jim & Tim by James Maxwell Jr. is a children’s story that centers on the depth of a true friendship between two different personalities that would normally be at odds rather than being the best of friends. Jim enjoys more scientific interests as Tim enjoys...

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Justin's Pumpkin Patch Adventure

By Tamika Prince

Miss Rachel is going to teach the kids about pumpkins on Monday morning in the storybook Justin’s Pumpkin Patch Adventure by Tamika L. Prince. She takes out some pumpkin seeds and tells them how a farmer plants the seeds in the ground. Pumpkins need sun...

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Jack, The Weightless Boy

By Adam Brown

Jack, The Weightless Boy by Adam Brown introduces readers to Jack who was a happy-go-lucky youngster. He looked like any other kid on the outside - normal haircut and average grades - but there was one thing that made him exceptional. He was weightless and...

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Jay-Jay and the Carnival

By Sue Wickstead

Jay-Jay is a very special bus. He’s not a school bus or a city bus. He’s a playbus. All summer long, Jay-Jay visits different parts of the community so that the children can enjoy playing on him, in him, and around him. The end of...

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Jaylen and the High Five Machine

By Jennifer Pierre

“For when you can’t be there for your buddy or friend, this high-five machine does the best job it can.” In Jaylen and the High Five Machine by Jennifer Pierre, young Jaylen is in a dilemma as he has to skip his friend Marcus’s poetry...

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Jordan

My Grand Dog
By Regina Long Southall

Jordan: My Grand Dog by Regina Long Southall is a heartwarming story that follows the life of a dog named Jordan. Jordan, a cute little Yorkshire terrier, was adopted by his owner, Andrea, when he was six weeks old. Having a home made the little...

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Jobs of a Preschooler

By Brigitte Brulz

Parents are not the only ones busy with chores and jobs. Children can also be busy in their daily lives, just like their parents. Jobs of a Preschooler by Brigitte Brulz is a charming storybook which speaks about the many jobs a preschooler can to...

Jennie Fowler Nighttime Prowler

By Lisa Pomfrey-Talbot

Jennie Fowler Nighttime Prowler by Lisa Pomfrey-Talbot is a delightful children's book about a young girl named Jennie. Jennie is just an ordinary girl who wants to go to camp, except she sleepwalks. She has had many sleepwalking incidents, including one where she dumped a...

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