Browse Abstracts (21 total)

| by Barner, Bob

Learn about the solar system through colorful pictures and creative rhyme. Blast off into space to see stars and more starts.

| by Whitman, Walt

A boy is overwhelmed by all the charts and figures about space, but he gets tired of listening to the lectures. He goes outside to look up at the night sky. He is able to make the connection between what he heard and what he sees.

| by Rockliff, Mara

A father and child go on a nighttime excursion to watch a meteor shower. Through the eyes of the child, who has no idea where they are going or why, enjoys the trip with her father. In the middle of the night, they stand in the middle of a field watching the tiny bits of other distant worlds, blazing into their own world.

| by Schertle, Alice

Describes the emergence of humankind out of Africa, charting the course of human development from seven million years ago to today, highlighting the development of diversity among peoples and our ability to invent and discover.

| by Hopkinson, Deborah

A little girl dreams of being an astronomer like her father. She daydreams of catching a comet by the tail to sweep the sky and stars. She tries hard to hold onto her dreams while being forced to the forefront of reality.

| by Hort, Lenny

While their mom is gone, a boy and his dad go out to count the stars in the sky.

| by Pallotta, Jerry

It's not everyday that aliens invade your classroom and teach math!Come along for the ride as aliens from outer space use twizzlers to explain numbers as fractions, decimals, and percentages. See how numbers are used in everyday situations, sports, and school. This math lesson is certainly out of this world.

| by Spohn, David

Nate, Matt, and their dad go camping. The three enjoy the stars and each other's company. They stoke the fire and settle down for the chilly night.

| by Conrad, Pam

Ahnighito is a large meteorite that wants to be recognized and remembered, but it is stuck in Greenland all alone and and cold. Once discovered, Ahnighito slowly makes his way to New York where he is put on display in a museum for all to see.

| by Olsen, I.B.

The boy in the moon travels to earth to look for the man in the moon.

| by MacDonald, Amy

Nobb, the spider, needs a place to set her egg but the sun, moon, and cloud don't want her around. Her only friend, Air, offers her a place but Air can't hold an egg so Nobb uses her net to catch the sun, moon, and cloud and uses pieces of them to create a home for her egg. When she had created the world the egg hatched and from it came all the creatures of the world.

| by Henderson, Kathy

In the middle of the night while most people are asleep, some people are hard at work. For example, janitors, astronomers, bakers, postal workers, and parents of newborns.

| by Sopko, Eugen

Three well educated men go to the country to help the simple folk. The three cannot take care of themselves in the country and decide to go back to town.

| by Summers, Susan

Atraban is the fourth wise man who is to go see the new born King of the Jews. He never meets the Messiah, but during his travels he is able to help many people with the gifts he carries for the King. After years of travel, Artaban still hasn't met his King, but before both men die Artaban hears the voice of the Messiah.

| by Ungerer, Tom

The moon man wants to know what Earth was like so he grabs the tail of the comet and falls to the surface. But because he is unknown on Earth, the police lock him up. He escapes and meets a scientist who sends him back to his home.

| by Marshall, Edward

A little thing from outer space is observing our planet. He learns about school, Halloween, and Christmas. He meets a new friend named Buckly who he helps out of a jam.

| by Lauber, Patricia

How was the earth determined to be round?Let's see how the early Greeks determined it to be and how explorers actually proved it.

| by Guthrie, Donna

A young boy lives in a special apartment building. It is so special because a witch lives down the hall...or so he thinks.

| by Alexander, Martha

Anthony wants to go to the moon. His only problem is that he does not know how to build a spaceship. When Anthony goes to sleep, his friend blackboard bear builds a spaceship. Together they pack the spaceship for their trip. Anthony begins to get worried about the trip and decides he will stay safely at home while blackboard bear goes to the moon himself.
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