Browse Abstracts (31 total)

| by Seuss, Dr.

Read and explore the uniqueness of everything around us. Everything and everyone has their own shape and we should be proud of the one we have.

| by Floca, Brian

A little boy observes how five different trucks assist in the preparation and take-off of his airplane. Description of the trucks and their duties are very clear. It takes many people working together to complete the goal of take-off!

| by Bildner, Phil

James Banning fixes up an old plane to fly across the country from California to New York. James' courage, and perseverance allows him to overcome many challenges during his 1932 trek across the United States (e.g., California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York).

| 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 Dahl, Michael

Children learn about the importance of teamwork, cooperation, and goal-setting as an entire twelve-story building is constructed from an initial simple plan. Numbers one through twelve illustrate the entire building process in a fun and strategic way.

| by Carter, Don

In the morning trucks, such as dump trucks, bulldozers, cement mixers, tow trucks, cranes, and rollers, go to work. Learn about types of machines, sizes, colors, and numbers. At night, the trucks are finished working for the day.

| by Lyons, Mary

Roy is known around town as the best mechanic in Florida. Roy makes it his mission to create a car that will be accident proof. No one in the town believes him, but Roy proves them wrong time and time again. Roy's creativity and perseverance leads to the making of the best cars in the area.

| by Wolcott, P.

A young boy has fun playing in the mud until his mother calls him for dinner. He finds a machine to clean him up.

| by Gershator, David//Gershator, Phillis

When a little boy leaves bread on his plate, his mother reminds him how important bread is and the hard work that goes into making it. Through a song, children learn why they should not waste food, and how to be thankful for grain and bread.

| by Nottridge, Rhoda

It is important that our bodies do not consume too much sugar because it can be bad for our health. Sugar come from sugarcane and is processed in a sugar factory. Learn about the history of sugar and about artificial sweeteners.

| by Schotter, Roni

Theo's favorite uncle, Gurney, moves west to try to find work. They correspond through letters, and Theo sends drawings of all his dream machines he has made up. Gurney builds Theo's machines to make an amusement park.

| by Valentine, Johnny

Sue and her sister do not have a dad. They want a dad, so they build a dad-making machine. The machine goes haywire, but it is really the girls' imaginations running away with them.

| by Barton, Byron

This book illustrates the use of machines in building and how they can help tear things down as well.

| by Nottridge, Rhoda

What is sugar?Where does sugar come from?How is sugar used?How does sugar effect our bodies?The history and definition of sugar is explained throughout this book. Also included is an explanation of how sugar is used in the kitchen along with instructions for using sugar in the kitchen.

| by Haycock, Kate

What is pasta?What is pasta made from?How does pasta effect the body?Explore the history of pasta and the various types of pasta through this story. Learn how to make and cook your own pasta from step-by-step instructions that are included.

| by Munsch, Robert

Jonathon finally cleans his house -- but then he hears a noise. A wall in his house opens up and people rush through the house making a big mess. A computer is broken and a subway mistakes his house for a stop.

| by Neville, Emily Cheney

Ben loves machines. When his family's bridge collapses, he is excited and happy to see a new bridge built with many machines.

| by Thomson, Peggy

Siggy takes a group of students through his spaghetti factory. He shows them how to make spaghetti from start to finish. The children get to test the pasta during their tour. Siggy tells the students of the history of spaghetti and then they all dine on spaghetti.

| by Turner, Dorothy

What are eggs?Where do eggs come from?How are eggs used?The history, definition, beliefs, and various uses for eggs are explained in this book. There is a section included on how to cook eggs along with instructions for using eggs in the kitchen.

| by Banks, Kate

Alex dreams of becoming a night worker just like his dad. One night before bedtime, Alex is surprised when his dad hands him a hard hat. Now Alex can see what it is really like to be a night worker!
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