Feeling good about yourself and what you've accomplished.

Annabelle Swift, kindergartener

Amy Schwartz
Ej Sc

Although some of the things her older sister taught her at home seem a little unusual at school, other lessons help make Annabelle's first day in kindergarten a success.

John Henry

Ezra Jack Keats
J 398.2 John Henry Kea

Describes the life of the legendary steel-driving man who was born and who died with a hammer in his hand.

Keisha Ann can!

Daniel Kirk
Ej Kir

Keisha Ann is proud of all the things she can do during her day at school.

Mr. Griggs’ work

Cynthia Rylant
Ej Ry

Mr. Griggs so loves his work at the post office that he thinks of it all the time and everything reminds him of it.

My People

Langston Hughes
J 811.52 Hug

The inspirational words of Hughes’ poem are brought to life through a collection of sepia – colored photographs that capture the diverse features, hearts, and souls of its subjects.

Nine animals and the well

James Rumford
Ej Ru

A fable about a group of animals which strives to bring the perfect present to the Indian raja-king's birthday party. Discusses how the numerals we use originated in India.


Roger Duvoisin
Ej Du

Petunia, the goose, learns that possessing knowledge involves more than just carrying a book around under her wing.

Sparks Fly high

Mary Quattlebaum
J 398.2 Spa

When Colonel Lightfoot and the Devil hold a lengthy dance contest to see who will control a plot of land along the James River in Virginia, the result is a surprise for both participants. Colonel Lightfoot is never modest, especially when it comes to his dancing or his fine Virginia land. One by Vladimir Radunsky.

The water of life

Barbara Rogasky
J 398.2 Water of Life Rog

A prince searching for the Water of Life to cure his dying father finds an enchanted castle, a lovely princess, and treachery from his older brothers.

What a treasure!

Jane Hillenbrand
Ej Hil

Mole digs with his new shovel, finding useful things for the other animals and a new friend for himself.