Due to COVID-19 emergency closures we may experience delays in processing and shipping your items.
We appreciate your patience during this time as libraries reopen and work through the backlog of holds requests.

Record Details

Catalog Search

The honest-to-goodness truth / Patricia C. McKissack ; [illustrated by] Giselle Potter.

McKissack, Pat, 1944-2017 (author.). Potter, Giselle, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 16 of 17 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Kershaw County Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 17 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kershaw - Bookmobile McKissack (Text) 33255002135318 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Kershaw - Camden Library McKissack (Text) 33255002135193 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Kershaw - Camden Library McKissack (Text) 33255002135250 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Kershaw - Elgin Library McKissack (Text) 33255002135086 Juvenile Picture Book Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0689826680
  • ISBN: 9780689826689
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books, 2000.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"An Anne Schwartz book."
Summary, etc.:
After promising never to lie, Libby learns that it's not always necessary to blurt out the whole truth either.
Target Audience Note:
450L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader LG 3.8 0.5 35034
Awards Note:
School Library Journal Best Book.
Subject: Honesty > Juvenile fiction.
Conduct of life > Juvenile fiction.
Honesty > Fiction.
Conduct of life > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.

Patricia C. McKissack is the author of many highly acclaimed books for children, including Goin' Someplace Special, a Coretta Scott King Award winner; The Honest-to-Goodness Truth; Let My People Go, written with her husband, Fredrick, and recipient of the NAACP Image Award; The Dark-Thirty, a Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner; and Mirandy and Brother Wind, recipient of the Caldecott Medal and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

Giselle Potter has illustrated many books, including Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne, an ALA-ALSC notable book; The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter, a Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner; and Cecil the Pet Glacier by Matthea Harvey. She is the author and illustrator of Tell Me What to Dream About and This Is My Dollhouse—both inspired by her daughters—and The Year I Didn’t Go to School, about traveling through Italy with her parents’ puppet troupe when she was eight. Giselle also illustrates “Ties,” a weekly column in the Well section of The New York Times. She lives in Rosendale, New York, with her husband and two daughters. Visit her online at 

Additional Resources