Browse Abstracts (218 total)

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Mr. Putter and Tabby decide to help Mrs. Teaberry when she hurts her foot. Her dog is supposed to be a dream dog, but he turns into a nightmare everyday when Mr. Putter takes him for a walk.

| by Hoban, Lillian

Arthur loses the Super Chimp Club contest. But because he helped her learn to read, Arthur's sister wins the first grade reading contest and a prize for both of them.

| by Pomerantz, Charlotte

A girl finds a bear and tells her neighbors. They look for it in the woods and when they find it, it scares them. They run and the bear chases them. The bear is too scared to cross the bridge, so the people are safe.

| by Soto, Gary

One day, a man brings el puerto (a door) to the neighbor's barbeque instead of el puerco (a pig). On his way to the picnic, the door becomes very useful when he carries many things on it. Once he gets to the barbeque, his wife tells him about the pig and it is all a big joke.

| by Luttrell, Ida

Lester, the prairie dog, lives alone and often feels lonely. He does have various visitors - ants who eat his food, Aunt Martha who waxes his whole house without asking, and finally a nice, respectful mother rabbit and her baby. Lester discovers the difference between good and bad company and how to be peacefully alone and satisfied.

| by Collington, Peter

Tibs, the cat, is tired of waiting for his family to feed him every morning, so he decides to start doing it himself!This encourages Tibs to embark on different adventures around town. Everyone thinks that Tibs is such a clever cat, but a turn of events makes Tibs wonder...is he really that clever?

| by Gustafson, Scott

Otter has a housewarming party and invites twenty-six friends to create a potluck soup. Each animal and a food represents a letter from the alphabet. For example, N-Newt was a nearby neighbor, who brought a net full of ninety-nine noodles.

| by Hughes, Shirley

Alfie takes you on a search for the things and people in his life that match the letters of the alphabet. Alfie's family and friends are drawn with detail and bright colors that make you excited to see what is next. His sister, Annie Rose, also enjoys Alfie and his things. She is shown quite frequently along with him.

| by Aylesworth, Jim

Using the Pennsylvania Dutch culture as a backdrop, this book uses a rhyme to teach the alphabet. For example, the letter E is represented by the rhyme Eggs are found under the fat red hens.

| by Sadler, Marilyn

Elizabeth and Larry are best friends, until Larry is scorned by Elizabeth's neighbors for being an alligator.

| by Porte, Barbara Ann

Harry gets a dog from a neighbor who is moving. The dog cannot stay at Harry's house because his father is allergic to dogs. Harry's aunt offers to keep the dog at her house for Harry to visit. Harry ends up buying his father a fish.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Nat is terrified to go into the house of Miss Maggie because he has heard that there is a snake inside her house. But he is so curious that he begins peeking through the windows. Even though Nat does not find a snake, he does find a good friend.

| by Greene, Carol

The order of the community is safe and secure until one night the mayor makes a law banning cats outside at night. Due to this, the community order is lost and the town is invaded. The old ladies who liked cats point out the problem to the mayor who then lets the cats out at night so order can return.

| by Moses, Will

Could you sleep 20 years of your life away?Well, Rip Van Winkle didn't think he could. One day he was walking around his old familiar town, talking with his old familiar friends, and hunting with his old familar dog. The next day (or so Rip thinks) his old familiar town, friends, and dog are no longer famliar. Come find out what happens when Rip sleeps for 20 years.

| by Meddaugh, Susan

Martha is not an ordinary dog. She learns to speak by eating alphabet soup. On her afternoon walk she discovers a new dog in the neighborhood who bullies everything he sees. Through the help of a parrot, Martha learns that kind words can have a large effect-even on a bully.

| by Hamanaka, Sheila

Emi and Martha go on a very long walk with Emi's dad. After many stops they reach Central Park, where Emi's dad makes them paper sail boats and hats. They are too tired to walk home so they take the bus. Emi's dad makes paper cranes for everyone.

| by Day, Alexandra

A little girls' parents leave her with a babysitter and head for a neighborhood pond party. The babysitter doesn't pay attention when the girl escapes with her dog, Carl. The little girl and Carl have a fun day playing in the snow, making snowmen, ice-skating, sledding, and catching snowflakes with their tongues. Carl takes the little girl back home and climb through the window before her parents get home.

| by Mahy, Margaret

Mrs. Gimble's cat is dreaming of seeing the world while she only wants him to sleep and not eat. Her brother stops to visit and upon leaving, he mistakes his hat for the cat. The cat gets to see the world and she doesn't have to feed the cat.

| by Mahy, Margaret

The Belsakis were an ordinary family until the son receives a pet dragon. It grows too big which fores them to leave. It takes the family to the isles of magic which is full of wonderful things. The family returns without the dragon to live an ordinary life again.

| by Smith, Robert Paul

John Mac Gregor is known around his town as Jack Mack. Jack Mack travels to his summer haystack or winter time shack on his yak with a black sack full of knick-knacks on his back.
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