Arthur's computer disaster/ by Marc Brown.
*Arthur disobeys his mother by playing his favorite game on her computer, which leads to a lesson in taking responsibility for one's actions.
The Berenstain Bears and the blame game/ by Stan & Jan Berenstain.
*Members of the Bear family try to solve their problems without playing the blame game of arguing over who is responsible for every disaster.
A box full of kittens/ by Sonia Manzano; illustrated by Matt Phelan.
*When her Aunt Juanita needs someone to run errands before the birth of her baby, Ruthie is excited to be able to help but she is distracted by a surprise in the store and almost misses the big event.
How to lose your class pet/ by Valerie Wilson Wesley; illustrated by Maryn Roos.
*When third-grader Willimena loses the class pet, her teacher helps her to understand that responsibility means doing one's best, and that animals can't always be controlled.
I am in charge of me/ by Dana Meachen Rau; illustrated by Shirley Beckes.
*A boy recounts the many things in his life that he is responsible for.
Jamari's drum/ by Eboni Bynum and Roland Jackson; with pictures on glazed tiles by Baba Wagué Diakité.
*Little Jamari loves the sound of the great village drum and often sits at drummer Baba's feet. "Why do you play every day?" he asks. "The drum is the keeper of peace in the village," Baba replies. Time passes and many of the village elders pass on. One day Jamari agrees to take over the beating of the drum, to keep the peace. But little by little, he forgets his promise until disaster looms and he learns the lesson about duty and the greater good.
Just Grace walks the dog/ written and illustrated by Charise Mericle Harper.
*Eight-year-old Just Grace and her best friend Mimi embark on a campaign to convince Grace's parents that they are responsible and dependable enough to get a dog.
Pet boy/ by Keith Graves.
*After having been kidnapped and taken into space to become a pet for an alien creature, Stuart finally learns to be responsible for his many pets at home.
The Saturday escape/ by Daniel J. Mahoney.
*Three friends feel guilty about going to story hour at the library instead of doing what their parents told them to do.