Browse Abstracts (38 total)

| by Garden, Nancy

When Molly draws a picture of her family, some students in her class say that her family is weird. They tell her she can't have two mommies. After talking to her teacher and her family, she realizes all families are different and that she is lucky to have two mommies.

| by McFarland, Lyn

A stray dog names Widget tries to find a home which happens to have six cats. To stay in the house, Widgey acts like a cat until he saves his owner and his true self is revealed.

| by Freeman, Don

Corduroy lives in the toy department of a big store. He is a little lonely bear whom no one wants to buy. One day a little girl comes along and thinks that he is perfect. She comes back the next day and buys him with the money that she has in her piggy bank.

| by Katz, Karen

A couple wait for a phone call that will tell them that their soon-to-be-adopted daughter is born. When they receive the call, they race to the airport to get the newborn child. The new family of mom, dad, and baby girl go to their loving home to get acquainted.

| by Knight, Margy Burns

People celebrate the gift of a new baby in different ways around the world. Babies are welcomed into their families using different customs like singing, kissing, touching, blessing, naming, and other special actions.

| by Cummings, Mary

Ada is a Chinese American girl. Ada shares her experiences of being adopted and moving to a new country. She collects new names that melt into one compelling identity for her.

| by Mora, Pat

When Pablo is adopted as a baby, his grandfather buys a tree in his honor. Each year on Pablo's birthday, his grandfather decorates the tree in a special way to surprise Pablo.

| by Say, Allen

When Allison finds out that she has been adopted, she lashes out at her adoptive family in confusion and frustration. She is happy when her parents let her bring a stray cat into their family.

| by Kirk, David

Families are different. Miss Spider knows best -- when finding her mother, love is the truest test.

| by Stanley, Diane//Karas, G. Brian

Sweetness is a small orphan girl who runs away from Mrs. Sump's orphanage. When the sheriff goes out to look for her, Sweetness saves his life with food and water. She also saves him by dropping a rock on mean Coyote Pete's head. The sheriff ends up adopting her and seven of her friends.

| by Curtis, Jamie Lee

A young girl asks her mom and dad to tell her again about the night she was born and adopted by them. She knows the story well, but asks again about their feelings, their trips to pick her up, and their first night at home as a family.

| by Caines, Jeanette

Abby is a little girl who wants to know all about her first days with her adopted family. After some coaxing, her brother, Kevin, tells her how much he loves her and how glad he is that the family gets to keep her.

| by Ringgold, Faith

Lonnie is an orphan who learns his family heritage through the help of the Love Bird. He eventually finds his adoptive parents.

| by Turner, Ann//Hale, James

A little boy from another country is adopted by a couple in another country. On his flight to his new home he deals with the fears of moving and he wonders if his new mom and dad will love him.

| by Brown, Marcia

Felice is a small striped cat living in Venice with no home or food. A boy starts to feed the cat and adopts him. He decides to name the cat, Felice.

| by Reiser, Lynn

A little hen finds herself adopted into a strange family, but she loves them anyway. She then has a surprise in her own family, but learns to love anyway.

| by Kellogg, Steven

At school, Emily learns about penguins and how they care for their young. When Emily tells her dog, Pinkerton, about penguins, he begins to dream of having a penguin pup of his own. He even begins to think that his football is a penguin egg and waits for it to hatch. Later, Pinkerton steals a football from a football game. Emily and her family give Pinkerton a baby penguin of his own that he can care for.

| by Balian, Lorna

A town finds a baby girl that they decide to adopt. They name the baby Valentine. They think Valentine is a normal little girl, but she grows and grows into a giant. When she's older, no one wants to marry her until one day another giant wanders through town.

| by Lindgren, Barbro

Arthur is a lonely man who accidently steps on a worm one day. Arthur adopts the worm and they become good friends.

| by London, Jonathan

A little girl named Katie is curious about adoption and who her real mom is. Katie goes to the zoo and adoptes a stuffed Koala so sch can protect and teach someone.
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