Browse Abstracts (50 total)

| by Bania, Michael

One morning Kumak and his family pack their fishing gear for an antarctic ice fishing adventure. With patience, the family fishes until Kumak finally catches a strong fish. The whole Alaskan community comes running to help Kumak and his family pull the fish out of the water. The community celebrates their new food supply when they see each fish holding on to the fist infront of it.

| by Tangvald, Christine

Do you know how many types of hugs there are? Look and learn how hugs are imporatant everywhere and everyday.

| by Hall, Donald

From the time when only plants and animals lived there, to the modern bicentennial celebration, the people who called the fictional village of Blackwater home remember its history.

| by Locker, Thomas

The water cycle is explained in a story form using beautiful illustrations as a visual lesson. All forms of water, including clouds, mist, rainbows, rivers, and seas are explained and described.

| 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 Goering, Laura

Marcel, a young tundra swan, is tired from the first half of a winter migration. One thousand miles is a long way to fly- too long for Marcel, so he hides in the rushes to stay behind while his parents and the flock continue south. But with the lake nearly frozen over, he soon realizes that he is not cut out for life on the ice. Other animals offer advice about how to survive the winter, but their ways of living aren't right for the swan. Hungry and scared, he falls asleep- only to be awakened by a big surprise!

| by Bauer, Marion Dane

The dull, cold winter is transformed by the marvel of snow. Children are taken on a journey where they learn how snowflakes are formed, the amazing purposes that snow serves, and the enjoyable activities that they can participate in with snow.

| by Bania, Michael

Kumak takes his family ice fishing. Kumak uses his uncleメs amazing hooking stick. Kumak patiently waits for a fish which results in enough fish to share with the entire village.

| by Stroud, Bettye

Hannah and her father are slaves who decide to escape to freedom. They use the patterns in the quilt made by her mother, who passed away, to follow the Underground Railroad.

| by Bull, Schuyla

Follows a herd of elephants, including a playful young calf, as it slowly makes its way to Tsavo National Park in Kenya to the Mzima River during a long, dry season.

| by Kurtz, Jane//Kurtz, Christopher

A thirsty monkey waits as the larger animals drink from the water hole on the African savanna.

| by Diehl, Jean Heilprin

A boy discovers that his domesticated dog still has powerful instincts similar to animals in the wild. There is a surprise encounter between the dog and a mother loon: the bigger animal doesn't necessarily prevail. In his moment of wonder, the boy finally meets the loon himself.

| by Dematons, Charlotte

A balloon travels through the air and around the world. While sailing through the air, the balloon fly's over many different people and places (a wordless book).

| by Banks, Kate

After the death of his owner, a cat is moved to another city. He has fond memories of the old woman and wishes to find his home again. The cat begins a journey across the country to find his way back to the stone house. When he arrives, he finds the door open, walks in, and finds a spot to fall asleep. He is awoken by two children who reminds him of the old woman with whom he finds home again.

| by London, Jonathan

Ko-hoh cracks through his eggshell to find his parents towering over him. His trumpeter swan family stays close together as Ko-hoh and other cygnets learn how to feed themselves, to honk when predators are nearby, and to develop flight feathers. Little swan grows up and learns to migrate with his family.

| by Valgardson, W.D.

Thor wants to stay inside and watch cartoons on T.V. One day his grandfather needs help ice fishing and Thor is volunterred to help. Thor goes with grandfather, and the two ice fish for the entire day in the bitter cold. Thor ends up saving a man who falls through the ice.

| by Glass, Andrew

Johnny Appleseed is one of America's favorite heroes. As he travels across the wilderness of a peaceful land, he meets people and leaves behind appleseeds.

| by Yolen, Jane

Boston needs water, so the Swift River is damned. Sally Jane's town is flooded so she rows out onto the lake and finds it hard to remember what her town looked like when she was young.

| by Essley, Roger

Jon is spending the last day at his grandmother's cottage. Before she takes a nap, she tells Jon to look at some old photographs from 1915 To Jon, the photos are dull, gray, and gloomy. Jon hears some voices and falls into a photograph where he meets Paul. Where Paul sees colors, Jon sees gray. The two boys share some adventures as different photos come to life. Finally, Jon sees the color in the photographs, and finds out that Paul was his great-grandfather.
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