Don't say one thing and do another.

A bad case of stripes

David Shannon
Ej Sh

In order to ensure her popularity, Camilla Cream always does what is expected, until the day arrives when she no longer recognizes herself.

Buffalo Song

Joseph Bruchac
Ej Bru

The story of the first efforts to save the vanishing bison (buffalo) herds from extinction in the United States in the 1870s and 1880s. Based on the true story of Samuel Walking Coyote, a Salish (Kalispel) Indian who rescued and raised orphaned buffalo calves.

The Empty Pot

J398.2 Em

When Ping admits that he is the only child in China unable to grow a flower from the seeds distributed by the Emperor, he is rewarded for his honesty.

Honest Ashley

Virginia Kroll
Ej Kr

When Ashley postpones a homework assignment until the last minute, she is tempted to pass off an old paper of her brother's as her own.

Lilly’s purple plastic purse

Kevin Henkes
Ej He

Lilly loves everything about school, especially her teacher, but when he asks her to wait a while before showing her new purse, she does something for which she is very sorry later.

Ruby the copycat

Peggy Rathmann
Ej Ra

Ruby insists on copying Angela, until her teacher helps her discover her own creative resources.

Ruthie and the (not so) teeny tiny lie

Laura Rankin
Ej Ran

Ruthie loves tiny things and when she finds a tiny camera on the playground she is very happy, but after she lies and says the camera belongs to her, nothing seems to go right.