One of the best gifts any adult can impart to a child is a sense of self-worth, and that’s the primary message in the very entertaining book by Stephenie Barker, “The Little Copper Penny” (

When Little Copper Penny is feeling blue over being told he’s not worth much by others who discount the value of pennies, it’s Grandpa Wheat, a savvy 1922 minted senior penny, who comes his rescue by giving him a new perspective. This is a great read-together book that inspires discussions about value, money, and developing a sense of self-worth, despite the misguided opinion of others. The rhyming tale is accompanied by bold and colorful illustrations by Cynthia Meadows.

“The Little Copper Penny” by Stephenie Barker — Gotta Love It!