Getting the job done when others depend on you.

Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday

Judith Viorst
Ej Vi

Although Alexander and his money are quickly parted, he comes to realize all the things that can be done with a dollar.

Arthur’s Pet Business

Marc Brown
Ej Br

Arthur's determination to prove he is responsible enough to have a puppy brings him a menagerie of animals to care for.

Babushka’s Doll

Patricia Polacco
Ej Po

A little girl gets a doll that turns out to be twice as rambunctious as her owner.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Mo Willems
Ej Wil

When the bus driver decides to take a break from driving, a wild and wacky pigeon pleads and begs to take his place, capturing the antics of a preschooler's temper tantrum.

The Herd Boy

Niki Daly
Ej Dal

While doing a good job of caring for his grandfather's sheep and goat on the grasslands of South Africa, young Malusi dreams of everything from owning his own dog to becoming president one day.

The Paperboy

Dav Pilkey
Ej Pil

A paperboy and his dog enjoy the quiet of the early morning as they go about their rounds.

Pumpkin Soup

Helen Cooper
Ej Coo

The Cat and the Squirrel come to blows with the Duck in arguing about who will perform what duty in preparing their pumpkin soup, and they almost lose the Duck's friendship when he decides to leave them.

The Retired Kid

Jon Agee
Ej Age

Although he enjoys some aspects of his retirement, eight-year-old Brian gains a new perspective on his job of being a child after spending time in Florida's Happy Sunset Retirement Community.


Paul Fleischman
J Fleisch

One by one, a number of people of varying ages and backgrounds transform a trash-filled inner-city lot into a productive and beautiful garden, and in doing so, the gardeners are themselves transformed.

Strega Nona

Tomie De Paola
J 398.2 Strega Nona Dep

When Strega Nona leaves him alone with her magic pasta pot, Big Anthony is determined to show the townspeople how it works.

Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak
Ej Sen

Max, a naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.