Initiative

Taking control over a situation, instead of the situation controlling you.


Bunny Cakes

Rosemary Wells
Ej Wel

Max makes an earthworm cake for Grandma's birthday and helps Ruby with her angel surprise cake. At the store, the grocer can't read all of the shopping list, until Max solves the problem by drawing pictures.


Chrysanthemum

Kevin Henkes
Ej Hen

Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it. She was a perfect baby, and she had a perfect name. Chrysanthemum. When she was old enough to appreciate it, Chrysanthemum loved her name. And then she started school.


Harold and the Purple Crayon

Crockett Johnson
Ej Jo

Harold goes for an adventurous walk in the moonlight with his purple crayon.


How full is your bucket?

Tom Rath
J 158.1 Rat

When Felix wakes up one morning, he finds an invisible bucket floating overhead. A rotten morning threatens his mood--and his bucket--drop by drop. Can Felix discover how to refill his bucket before it's completely empty?


I ain’t gonna paint no more

Karen Beaumont
Ej Be

In the rhythm of a familiar folk song, a child cannot resist adding one more dab of paint in surprising places.


I Like Me!

Nancy Carlson
Ej Ca

By admiring her finer points and showing that she can take care of herself and have fun even when there's no one else around, a charming pig proves the best friend you can have is yourself.


The Listening Walk

Paul Showers
Ej Sho

A little girl and her father take a quiet walk and identify the sounds around them.


Pete the Cat: I love my white shoes

Eric Litwin
Ej Pete Lit

As he walks down the street, Pete the cat sings about his brand new white shoes as they change from red to blue to brown to wet.


Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon

Patty Lovell
Ej Lo

Even when the class bully at her new school makes fun of her, Molly remembers what her grandmother told her and she feels good about herself.