Books by Jory John

THAT'S WHAT DINOSAURS DO by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 21, 2019

"It's got witty illustrations, but it paints a pretty bleak picture for society. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a T. Rex gets a sore throat and cannot roar for one whole week, his self-control is tested. Read full book review >
THE GOOD EGG by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2019

"Eggs-quisitely excellent. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Being a good egg can be eggs-cruciatingly stressful. Read full book review >
ALL RIGHT ALREADY! by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2018

"Extroverts may appreciate the validation, but this series is losing its freshness for everyone else. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Poor, beleaguered Bear must put up with his neighbor Duck's over-the-top excitement when it snows overnight. Read full book review >
GIRAFFE PROBLEMS by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2018

"Skip this stretch of a story and seek out stronger friendship titles instead. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Necks come in many sizes, and sometimes those sizes seem inconvenient. Read full book review >
CAN SOMEBODY PLEASE SCRATCH MY BACK? by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 20, 2018

"Just plain mean-spirited. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An elephant with a terrible itch on its back seeks help from fellow animals, but when relief is finally achieved, gratitude is the last thing on its mind. Read full book review >
COME HOME ALREADY! by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"This odd Duck and grouchy Bear make an excellent pair. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Will Bear get a vacation from Duck? Will Duck survive Bear's absence? Read full book review >
THE BAD SEED by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A thoughtful, candid look at self-reflection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sometimes this sunflower seed can be just plain rotten! Read full book review >
PENGUIN PROBLEMS by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Well-paced, bursting with humor, and charmingly misanthropic. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Being a penguin isn't all it's cracked up to be in John and Smith's debut collaboration. Read full book review >
QUIT CALLING ME A MONSTER! by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

" Fiendish monsters—and everyone else—rejoice! (Picture book. 3-7)"
A grand return to a world of endearing monsters from the duo behind I Will Chomp You! (2015). Read full book review >
THE TERRIBLE TWO GET WORSE by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"This revenger's comedy, dotted with references to classic plays and philosophical concepts, will be a joy for pranksters and seekers of a good-hearted laugh. (Fiction. 8-11)"
When pranking perfection meets the seemingly unprankable foe, who gets the last laugh? Read full book review >
I LOVE YOU ALREADY! by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Rather one-note; storytime may be lively with all the repeated phrases, but the story's not likely to garner many rereads. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Duck and Bear, the early bird/night owl opposites from Goodnight Already! (2014), are back, and this time the pair are the textbook definitions of extrovert and introvert.Read full book review >
I WILL CHOMP YOU! by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A metafictive treat. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Never mind a monster at the end, there's a monster all the way through this book! Read full book review >
THE TERRIBLE TWO by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

" Fluffy, fast, fun reading for fans of Clueless McGee and the Wimpy Kid. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Miles used to live near the sea. Miles had friends. Miles was his school's greatest prankster...how will he survive a move to Yawnee Valley? Read full book review >
GOODNIGHT ALREADY! by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"That's all, though, folks. With its one-joke plot and dramatic potential, it's better suited to school and library use than repeat readings in a lap at home. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Animals with differing internal rhythms find it challenging to be neighbors in this nocturnal tale. Read full book review >