Browse Abstracts (5728 total)

| by Florian, Douglas

A family takes a trip to the beach on the Fourth of July. The family flies kites, collects shells, builds castles, and watches fireworks.

| by Keller, Holly

Joey gets a big package for Christmas from Grandma. Joey's mom hides the package but Joey finds it and ends up tearing the teddy bear. He is depressed, but in the end, his mom fixes the bear.

| by Whitelaw, Nancy

The feelings of three generations are shared through the loving story of a girl and her grandmother who has Alzheimer's Disease.

| by Fox, Mem

Polly has a room filled with books but does not know how to read. With her stuffed animal, Bed Rabbit, Polly interrupts her parents' reading time for a bedtime story.

| by Scarry, Richard

Huckle isn't felling well and he needs to get his tonsils taken out. He's a little worried about having an operation, but after seeing how brave his friends are, Huckle decides to stay in the hospital. After his operation Huckle feels much better and he's more relaxed.

| by Mora, Pat

A little Mexican girl and her family throw a surprise party for her tia (aunt). She makes her a special present of sentimental value. Tia opens her present and loves it.

| by Lydon, Kerry Raines

It was little Blue's seventh birthday. He must celebrate while traveling west with his family on a conastoga wagon. Blue's father was unable to give him a present, so he planted seven trees along the wagon trail that would be Blue's forever.

| 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 Lember, Barbara Hirsch

Shows with pictures where all different fruits grow. For example, apples in an apple orchard and berries in the berry patch.

| by Bryan, Sean

One morning a boy wakes up to discover that he has found himself a new friend. Fred the bunny is on his head. The boy's mother is unsure about his new friend, but he assures her that he can accomplish many things with Fred on his head.

| by Guarnieri, Paolo

Dreams really do come true for Giotto, a young shepard boy, who is mindless of his chores and duties because of his strong passion and talent for painting. Although he loses a sheep, Giotto's curiosity and persistence lead him to find someone who can unlock the door to his artistic future.

| by Hoffmann, Felix

A boy goes out to get some pears, but they would not fall so he waits. The owner of the tree must stop the boy from picking his pears.

| by Mayer, Mercer//Marianna

A boy and his friends go fishing. Their fishing party is interrupted when a turtle bites the line. The boy catches a turtle.

| by Mayer, Mercer

A boy and his dog go hunting for a frog. They find one but cannot catch him, so they leave and the frog follows them.

| by Alden, Joan

Will wants a dog for his birthday, but because of his asthma, he gets a stuffed toy dog instead. When Will takes his dog to school, he is made fun of by bullies.

| by Lionni, Leo

Twin mice, Willie and Winnie, befriend Woody, the talking tree. They visit her every month and witness the changes the different seasons bring to their friend.

| by Litchfield, Ada B.

Angela Perkins sturggles to hear others, so her parents take her to the doctor for an examination. She must wear a hearing aid. Her friends think she is special and she enjoys wearing the hearing aid.

| by Mathers, Petra

Lottie's friend Herbie loves to use words in a poetic and unique way, but it takes special friends to understand how special he is. Will Herbie come up with the prize winning poem in the contest in order to win a delicious cake?

| by Speare, Jean

Thomas's parents need to help his uncle, so they leave Thomas with a friend one week before Christmas. Thomas is afraid that his parents won't make it home. They show up late Christmas Eve and Thomas is happy.
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