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My Steps

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.

About the Creators

Thumb_thumb Sally Derby - Author

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.

Thumb_thumb 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:

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Guided Reading:




Interest Level:

Grades K - 2

Reading Level:

Grades 2 - 2


Five Senses / Body Parts, Sharing & Giving, Neighbors, Multiethnic interest, Games/Toys, Friendship, Environment/Nature, Cultural diversity, Childhood Experiences and Memories, African/African American Interest, Home, Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Imagination, Pride, Realistic Fiction, Weather/Seasons/Clothing