Browse Abstracts (37 total)

| by Carlson, Nancy

A very fine pig lists all the good qualities she sees in herself, along with what helps her cope when she's feeling low. She points out that nothing is better than being yourself. She paints, rides her bike, reads good books, and takes care of herself.

| by Gantos, Jack

When Ralph the cat eats rotten food from the garbage, he learns his lesson the hard way! He has bad dreams, a swollen belly, and feels ill. After being his typical mischievious self, the vet gives him medicine and he is encouraged to stay overnight. Ralph sneaks out of the vet's office to come home to Sarah with a new appreciation of her healhty food choices.

| by Mashiri, Pascal

While every animal of the forest is planning for next year's harvest, Rabbit decides to grow money. He lies to the chief and keeps the money for himself. Eventually the chief grows angry with Rabbit and demands the money Rabbit was supposed to grow. Rabbit deceives everyone in order to get out of his lie and he vows to never lie again.

| by Bunting, Eve

Fransico takes his grandfather out to look for work. His grandfather does not speak English, so Fransico must translate. Fransico accepts a gardening job for his grandfather by telling the man he is a great gardener. When the man comes at the end of the day, he finds the job done incorrectly. Fransico's lie teaches him an invaluable lesson.

| by Egan, Tim

Cardigan, a moose, is new to town. While walking through the neighborhood, he happens upon Mrs. Brownメs pie in her window. The pie becomes missing and witnesses say that he took it. He then goes on trial and throughout the trial, he keeps knocking things over with his giant antlers. This gives the judge an idea, so he takes the courtroom to Mrs. Brownメs house. They notice the smashed pie in the bushes and pronounced Cardigan モnot guilty.ヤ

| by Marshall, James

Friendship reigns supreme between George and Martha. The two of them are learning to be honest and kind with each other. A faithful friendship is treasured by both.

| by Latimer, Jim

Fox has a habit of stealing baseballs. With the help of his bear friend, he learns the error of his ways and returns the balls. In turn, he receives a baseball autographed by Shoeless Joe Jackson.

| by Nixon, Joan Lowery

Susan and Mike accompany their neighbors on Christmas Eve to find out if horses really talk at midnight. While in the barn, Susan and Mike hear a robbery take place and help to find the robbers and the money stash.

| by Scheer, Julian//Bileck, Marvin

In this book, every page has a new saying and it is always responded to by and the rain makes applesauce. The little girl in the story says that it is silly, but finally by the end of the book she begins to believe that rain does make applesauce.

| by Williams, Barbara

A young boy tells tales about visits with his grandma.

| by McDonald, Megan

A young boy steals potatoes and has bad luck. He then meets the potato man he stole from and eventually respects him enough to become his customer.

| by Balian, Lorna

A young lazy Irish girl, Ninny Nanny, finds it difficult to do chores around the hut she shares with Gram. She decides to catch a leprechaun and get his pot of gold to solve all their problems.

| by Bunting, Eve

A kid without a father learns from the bicycle man about trust. From other kids he learns honesty and friendship.

| by Hoban, Russell

Frances buys a candy bar for Gloria's birthday then thinks about how she can keep it or eat part of it. However, her heart softens and she decides Gloria should have it all.

| by Behn, Harry

A young boy, named Pablo, is in search of getting an education and making money for his poor family. In this pursuit, Pablo unites two uncles who have been feuding.

| by Davenier, Christine

Leon falls in love with Albertine, but he's not sure how to get her attention. Leon takes the advice of his friends, but no matter how hard he tries, Albertine does not notice him. What will it take for Leon to win the love of Albertine?

| by McKissack, Patricia C.

Libby lies to Mama about feeding the cow. When she is caught and punished, Libby vows to tell the truth from then on. She ends up hurting her friends when she tells it like it is. Can Libby tell the truth and get her friends back?

| by Smith, Will

A father talks of ongoing love for his son from the moment he is born. As his child grows, the father tries to teach him how to be a man and also tells him how he will always be there for him. Having this child is the father's proof that his dreams have come true.

| by Wanous, Suzanne

Sara looks at the problem of people not understanding differences in an honest and straight forward way.

| by Kellogg, Steven

Timmy's long, frustrating search for his favorite green ball ends with a surprising turn of events.
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