By Candlewick

Reviewed for Kindergarten, 2010

Hans and Franz are Mary's brothers and one of them is destined to take over their father's farm. But neither Hans nor Franz is suited for the job. In fact, it's Mary that would be best at running the farm. But how will she prove to her skeptical father that she's worthy of the undertaking? She's got nothing but a penny to help her out. The story of Mary's Penny is one that's been around for ages. A folk tale that speaks to all ages and cultures, Mary's Penny is a simple story that teaches children about the importance of imagination and following your dreams. With beautiful illustrations and warmly written words, this book will be a unique addition to your kindergartener's library. (Candlewick, $11.51)