Johnny B Goode - a song by Chuck Berry
Jean and Johnny (Beverly Cleary) - Fifteen-year-old Jean is astonished when a handsome Johnny whirls her ‘round the dance floor. She's never given much thought to boys before; now Johnny is all that's on her mind. Finally she finds the courage to invite him to a dance. But the excitement of a new dress and a scheme to take Johnny's photograph cannot stop jean's growing uneasiness that she likes Johnny a lot more than he likes her. This high-school story, which is both funny and touching, is about a girl who lacks self-confidence, and a boy who has too much. Recommended for ages young adult.
Johnny and the Dead (Terry Pratchett) - Twelve-year-old Johnny Maxwell can see the dead. And he’s got bad news for them: the council wants to sell their cemetery as a building site. But the dead won’t take it lying down…The Independent says: “One of the best and one of the funniest author’s alive.” Recommended for ages 9-12.
Johnny Appleseed (Reeve Lindbergh) - There is no lack of books about Jon Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, but this is an outstanding addition to the collection. Lindbergh's poem tells the story of one man's crusade to spread apple seeds from Massachusetts to the Midwest. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Johnny Boo Book 1: The Best Little Ghost In The World (James Kochalka) - Johnny Boo is the best little ghost in the whole world, because he's got Boo Power. This means that he can go "BOO" really loudly. His pet ghost, Squiggle, has Squiggle Power, which means that he can fly and do really fast loop-the-loops. Together they have the world's greatest ghost adventures! When the giant pink and yellow Ice Cream Monster bumbles into their lives, they go into a mad panic... until they discover that he's actually quite friendly. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Johnny on the Spot (Edward Sorel) - Johnny, a youth wearing knickers and argyle socks, follows broadcast adventure serials. When his beloved radio gives up the ghost, Johnny takes it to an inventor for repairs. The man doesn't know much about appliances: "My specialty is time travel," he says. But he applies "a small charge of electrostatic magnetism," and the radio revives. Better yet, it now announces the news a day in advance! Johnny earns his "on the spot" nickname by showing up at the scene of a bank holdup and a fire (and helping out), but the lure of easy money threatens on a day at the races ("It's not gambling... We know which horse will win," the inventor begs). Recommended for ages 5-9.
Johnny Tractor and Big Surprise (Judy Katschke) - Big, strong Johnny Tractor, aka J.T. and spunky Allie Gator make a great team as they work on Merriweather Farm. When Allie loses something important, she turns to J.T. for help. After a long search yields more questions, wise Corey Combine helps them solve the mystery--and by the end of the story young readers will fall in love with these strong and cheerful friends. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Johnny Tremain (Esther Forbes) - This story of a tragically injured young silversmith who ends up hip-deep in the American Revolution is inspiring, exciting, and sad. Winner of the prestigious Newbery Award in 1944, Esther Forbes's story has lasted these 50-plus years by including adventure, loss, courage, and history in a wonderfully written, very dramatic package. It's probably not great for little guys but mature 11-year-olds or older will find it a great adventure. Recommended for ages 9-12.
One Was Johnny: A Counting Book (Maurice Sendak) - From the author of the classic children's book “Where the Wild Things Are”, Maurice Sendak brings us the delightful “One Was Johnny”. ‘One was Johnny -- but that's not all, count all the others who came to call.' Recommended for ages baby to preschool.
The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse (Beatrix Potter) - From the wonderful Beatrix Potter! After visiting each other's homes, Johnny Town-Mouse and Timmy Willy who lives in the country, decide that they prefer their own place. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Johnny - Johnny Carson (comedian/talk show host); Johnny Cash (musician); Johnny Mathis (singer); Johnny Depp (actor); Johnny Unitas (football player); Johnny Bench (baseball player); Johnny Bower (hockey player); Johnny Bucyk (hockey player); Johnny Evers (baseball player); Johnny Miller (golfer); Johnny Mize (baseball player); Johnny Sauter (racecar driver); Johnny Appleseed (American pioneer)
Famous People Who Named Their Son Johnny - Mira Sorvino (actress)