Browse Abstracts (245 total)

| by Agee, John

The letter Z leaves his job of making the word zoo. Along the way he passes other letters forming their words until he goes through the entire alphabet.

| by Ringgold, Faith

Cassie, a young African American girl living in New York City, shares a few of her favorite things. She labels many things and gives words to the things she treasures most.

| by Bonsall, Crosby

A boy has a hard time dealing with his younger sister while teaching her the rules of hide-and-seek. She just won't listen! Uggh...being a big brother can be tough!

| by Edwards, Pamela Duncan

A mother fox leaves her four children at home for five days. They must feed themselves. Three of the siblings plan different ways to catch meat. The fourth fox is a vegetarian and saves the day by cooking a feast for all of them.

| by Day, Marie

A twelve year old girl loves to find and dig out fossils from the cliffs along the beach. She helps out her family financially by selling the fossils. She uncovers a rare dinosaur and digs it out by herself. Her determination shows as she pieces the puzzle together.

| by Pinto, Sara

Look at this illustrated sequence of hidden doors. As you look behind each door, different pictures accumulate from A to Z. You'll find 26 surprises in the alphabet room (A Board Book).

| by Franco, Betsy

Explore the magic of each season through mathematical equations. Discover things in nature that have mathematical qualities.

| by Pallotta, Jerry

Meet Amaryllis to Zinnia and every flower in between. Learn the sequence of the alphabet from A to Z and new flowers too.

| by Marino, Gianna

Check out this alphabet book surrounding a bowl of soup. Each page brings two more letters to the soup bowl accompanied by animals beginning with those letters. In the end, the bowl is full of letters and the table is covered in animals.

| by Gelman, Rita

A girl ponders what she will draw on her lined paper with her multicolored pen. She draws people in action. The girl mixes and changes the actions of the people in her drawings. She is proud of her drawings.

| by Tang, Greg

Rhymes and mathematical strategies invite you to learn your multiplication facts.

| by Dahl, Michael

Starfish travel through the ocean. Each starfish has five arms and on every page another starfish joins in the fun and helps with counting by five.

| by Wood, Audrey

The little letters are going to school to help teach children their alphabet and how to write. Along the way little i loses her dot, and cannot go on to school without it. The letters go on an adventure as they look for little i's dot. They then decide that they must choose something to replace the dot so they can get to school to help the children. As i chooses a cherry and its about to leave, her dot comes out from a game of hide and seek just in time to find charley awaiting them at the school.

| by Marino, Gianna

Have you eer had alphabet soup? Take an inviting journey through the alphabet as various animals and insects appear with their corresponding letters in a bowl of soup. As the pages begin to fill, the challenge of finding the corresponding animals becomes more difficult in this wordless alphabet adventure

| by Martin, Bill Jr. & Sampson, Michael

Numbers 1 through 20 race to the top of the apple tree. Then they joined by 30,40, and so on until 90 reaches the top of the tree. Just as the fun is about to continue, bumblebees return to their tree and tell the letters to get out. The letters quikly scurry from the tree in reverse order leaving 10 at the top of the tree. 0 decides to be brave and leaps to join 10 at the top of the tree to make 100.

| by Kitamura, Satoshi

Playful pictures prompt each letter's picture and word. The guessing game aspect of this format sets it apart from typical alphabet book (A wordless book).

| by Murray, Peter

This informational text describes the Hurricane Hunter planes that are designed to fly in the roughest weather. In 1958, scientists tried to slow down a hurricane by dropping silver iodide crystals into the clouds, but the experiment did not work. The best thing to do with a hurricane is to get out of its way! Explains the destruction of Hurricane Andrew in Florida and Louisiana. Contrasts the death rate of a 1900 hurricane in Texas with the 1992 Andrew due to better warning systems in place.

| by Chambers, Catherine

This informational text takes you inside a hurricane with questions of what? where? why? and when? to explain hurricane zones around the earth. Explains rain, wind, and air pressure of hurricanes. Global warming, storm tracking, and prediction problems are discussed for hurricanes and tornadoes. Learn how technology and the natural world alert us about upcoming storms.

| by Branley, Franklyn M.

This informational text describes the relationship of air over land and oceans. When wind speed reaches 74 miles an hour, a tropical storm becomes a hurricane. Explains the sequence of weather events and how weather planes fly into the eye of a storm to take measurements of temperature, pressure, and precipitation. People prepare safely for the storm by securing homes, gathering supplies, and moving inland.

| by Erlbach, Arlene

This informational text describes how tropical disturbances become a tropical storm, then a hurricane. Compares and contrasts hurricanes and tornadoes, including watches and warnings. Learn how storms are predicted and monitored. Photographs show the storm with an eye. Hurricanes have different names across the world.
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