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My Steps

My Steps (pb)

By Sally Derby

Illustrated by Adjoa J. Burrowes


As the young narrator of this delightful story points out, the front steps can be one of the best places for city kids to play. Each season brings new experiences, from the long, hot-through-your-shoes days of summer to the discovery of leaf prints in autumn. Best of all, whenever you come back from away, setting foot on the front steps means you're finally home.

An intimate portrait of children at play, My Steps is a lovely tribute to all the seasons of a child's world.

Teacher's Guide

Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)

Best Children's Books Winner
Child Magazine

Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Reading Level
Grade 2
African/African American Interest, Environment/Nature, Games & Toys, Neighbors, Sharing & Giving
Accelerated Reader
Level: 3.3
Points: .5
About the Creators

Sally Derby books for children include The Mouse Who Owned the Sun and King Kendrick's Splinter, an International Reading Association-Children's Book Council Children's Choices Selection. The mother of six grown children, she lives in Wyoming, Ohio, with her husband.

Adjoa J. Burrowes has illustrated many books for children, including two published by Lee & Low: My Steps, a Child magazine Best Book of the Year, and Grandma's Purple Flowers, which she also wrote, an American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists" selection. In addition, Burrowes has written and illustrated several books for LEE & LOW’s Bebop Books educational imprint. Burrowes received a Fine Arts degree from Howard University and currently lives with her children in Herndon, Virginia. To find out more about Adjoa Burrowes, visit her Web site: www.adjoaburrowes.com

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