Browse Abstracts (70 total)

| by King, Elizabeth

The growth of a pumpkin starts as a seed and the farmer cares for them until they are plump, orange, and ready to be picked. The logistics and details of a pumpkin patch are outlined.

| by Flournoy, Valerie

Tanya loves spending time with her Grandma. Grandma teaches Tanya the importance of using old scraps of material to make unique and warm quilts. One day Grandma gets sick before the quilt is complete. Tanya must help Grandma finish the quilt.

| by Schaefer, Lola

| by Cochran, Bill

Ted's parents are divorced but that doesn't make him weird. His elbows have nicknames and he sleeps with a sock on one foot, and he admits that may make him weird. Ted lists off many other facts about himself that may seem weird to others, but that's him and he is happy the way he is! He is sad though when his parents can't hug him at the same time.

| by Stutson, Caroline

A little girls toe is the basis of this cummulative tale, or a story that repeats and adds on with each new character that is introduced. There are many pictures of witches, ghosts, and ghouls.

| by Rockwell, Anne

The seasons are described through the activities of the bears, the weather, the changes in the environment, and the attire of Bear child.

| by Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth

When a rabbit family decides to visit Pumpkin Hollow Farm one beautiful fall day, they learn about various types of pumpkins and what they are used for, how they grow, and how to respect the plants.

| by Waber, Bernard

A crocodile named Lyle has a big impact on those he meets in his community. One day, a member of his family loses his job. In the end this bad event is turned around into a job well done by everyone.

| by Schaefer, Carole Lexa

Lily and Gram can't believe how much snow has fallen in October. Lily and her friend, Jesse, have a wonderful time rolling around in the snow and building a snowman. When they run out of snow for the snowman's head, Lily and Jesse go to Gram's vegetable patch and find a snow pumpkin with a face. The snowman eventually melts, but the pumpkin remains smiling on Gram and Jesse's window sill.

| by Updike, David

On the eve of Halloween, Homer carves a jack-o-lantern from a pumpkin in his yard. That night, when he goes to watch the moon rise, he puts the pumpkin on his head. He is surprised to see the trees moving and talking. Homer goes on a short journey with the trees and returns home the next morning.

| by Kellogg, Steven

A group of children plant a pumpkin for Halloween in a neighbor's garden. All summer they care for the pumpkin, but certain events happen which prevents them from making it into a jack-o-lantern. How will the children solve the pumpkin problem?

| by Hall, Zoe

Halloween is on its way, and it is time to plant the pumpkin seeds. A little girl and her brother plant the seeds and watch them grow. The shoots pop up, grow into vines, flowers bloom, and at last the pumpkins are ready to be picked!

| by Williams, L.

A little old lady, who isn't afraid of anything, takes a walk in the woods at night. A pumpkin head, a tall black hat, a pair of pants, a shirt, two gloves and two shoes try to scare her.

| by Huck, Charlotte

Using ten scary Halloween things readers count from one to ten and then back down again. Each page has illustrations that sequentially correspond to a number, featuring bats, ghosts, skeletons and other Halloween symbols.

| by Day, Nancy Raines

A kitten explores her environment during her first year of life. She uses her senses to absorb the surroundings and playfully interacts with the world around her. Month after month the kitten grows and develops into a cat.

| by Krensky, Stephen

Lionel returns to school, meets his new teacher, rakes leaves with a friend, and goes trick-or-treating on Halloween. During these adventures, Lionel learns some new things about himself.

| by O'Malley, Kevin//O'Tunnell, Michael

An old witch makes Halloween pie and puts a spell on it so she is protected when she flies on her broom. Several graveyard creatures smell her pie and eat it-- only to have the spell cast upon them.

| by Waldron, Jan L.

John Pig was afraid of Halloween and did not go trick-or-treating with his friends. But then, just when he was feeling scared and alone, a witch and a cat bring Halloween to him. They have a party and make lots of treats. John learns that Halloween is a fun holiday.

| by Bunting, Eve

There are many scary things that come out on Halloween. Things like devils, ghosts, goblins, skeletons, werewolves, vampires and witches may come out to trick or treat.

| by Bright, Robert

Herman the cat and Miss Oliver the owl try to convince Goergie to enter the Halloween costume contest, but he is just too shy. His mice friends give him a ribbon for winning their own costume contest.
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