Browse Abstracts (151 total)

| by MacLachlan, Patricia // MacLachlan, Emily

A young boy observes the various painters who travel to his island. Through discussions and interactions with the painters, the boy learns about painting and is finally able to achieve his goal.

| 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 Curtis, Carolyn

A young boy takes the moon for a walk and discovers the mysteries of the night. As he walks along he admires the bright refletion of the moon on the water and the changes that take place with the animals, the town and the environment. Hw then returns home to a restful sleep while the moon continues to shine brightly.

| by Wilson, Sarah

When George begins a new school different from his old planet, he is worried he won't fit in. When the school play comes around, he thinks of a perfect costume to impress his classmates.

| by Banks, Kate

A tiger is afraid to close his eyes and go to sleep because of the darkness. His mom tells him all the things he can see in his sleep and assures him she will protect him.

| by Yorkins, Arthur

Many, many years ago, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, there was a boy named Ugh who was looked down on and treated like a slave by his siblings. Ugh tells them he will be famous one day. After seeing a wheel, he invents the bicycle, and because of this becomes the boy king.

| 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 Polette, Keith

A retelling of a traditional Asian tale in which a discontented stone-cutter is never satisfied with each wish that is granted him. Set in the desert Southwest.

| by Hoopes, Lyn Littlefield

Uncle Jon is determined to melt away the winter with his unbeatable bread. The wonderful aroma from his bread lures children and wild animals out of the cold winter morning into his kitchen.

| 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 Orgel, Doris//Storm, Theodor

Little John constantly wants to be rocked to sleep in his bed. When his mother falls asleep and can no longer trundle the bed, the moon befriends Little John and takes him on a journey.

| by Katz, Karen

A couple wait for a phone call that will tell them that their soon-to-be-adopted daughter is born. When they receive the call, they race to the airport to get the newborn child. The new family of mom, dad, and baby girl go to their loving home to get acquainted.

| by Kovacs, Deborah

Two brothers silently sneak out of their home late one night. They sail up the river and find themselves fighting a rough sea in order to make it home safely.

| by Johnsson, James Weldan

Lift every voice puts pictures to the African American National Anthem. The lyrics tell the story of Black people's past struggles and the hope that Blacks will continue to have towards their future.

| by Thompson, Lauren

Take a quiet journey through the stillness of the night where stars form a blanket of light over sleeping animals. Then let the warmth of mother bear's fur guide you into a deep slumber.

| 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 Grimes, Nikki

A young couple welcomes a new baby to the world, and introduces the baby to the wonders of nature: the rainbow, birds, grass and sunlight. The new baby is also introduced to caring relationships and love- and the pictures illustrate the miracle of it all.

| by Hawell, Fran

Count backwards from ten to one during one of the most colorful times of the year. Learn about bright, colorful leaves and the trees from which they fall. Watch the animals frolicking in the crisp, autumn air as they get ready for the approaching cold winter.

| 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 Jeffers, Dawn

What if days went on forever and nighttime never came? Find out what a girl does to fill her days and fulfill her dreams.
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