Ha, another banjo player!!!
There IS a dog!
I've seen and used a number of banjo books since I started to play. I actually started with the Pete Seeger book, which gives a lot of handy info and an introduction to picking, fingerstyle, and frailing styles, and tunes.
If you want to get Scruggs style picking instead of frailing, there is the Earl Scruggs book, which gives a good start with banjo rolls, and common tunes.
Since those books came out, there have been a LOT of banjo books written.
Bob Carlin wrote a book for melodic banjo, which has useful stuff in it, as long as you've got a grip on reading tab.
If I had my music library with me I could give you more titles. Hope these help.