Browse Abstracts (197 total)

| by Kroll, Virginia

Have you ever wondered what the seasons are like in the northern most parts of the world?As a little girl passes through the seasons, you experience the changes of the land with her.

| by Graham, Bob

A young girl and her family go camping at the beach. They make new friends and do interesting things such as playing different games at the beach.

| 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.

| by Johnson, D.B.

Henry decides to take a trip to Fitchburg on foot and his friend decides to go by train. Henry partakes in numerous adventures on his journey into town, while his friend works odd jobs to earn the fare. Who will arrive in Fitchburg first?The journey to Fitchburg will prove to be an exploration of time and interests.

| by Schachner, Judith Byron

A young girl has a special relationship with her Aunt May and Willy, her aunt's bird. The girl is only able to visit them twice a year, but always has an unforgettable time. When the girl's mother becomes ill the summer trip is cancelled and Aunt May plans to visit over Christmas. Unfortunately, a huge snowstorm makes the trip nearly impossible, but with the help of a Christmas friend Aunt May and Willy arrive safely.

| by Schnur, Steven

Each page brings a purple word and colorful picture of springtime. When read vertically, the first letters of the word form an alphabetic acrostic, from kites to eggs, hopscotch to parade, springtime is worth enjoying.

| by Blegvad, Lenore

Grandma takes Emma and Luke to visit the house she once lived in when she was a little girl named Norrie. Grandma tells Emma and Luke the kinds of things Norrie used to do. When Emma and Luke have difficulty believing Grandma was Norrie, she proves it to them.

| by Bannatyne-Cugnet, Jo

Take a trip through the various activities that occur within a year. Start with hockey games, planting potatoes, fairs, and harvesting wheat. When fall approaches you will experience Halloween. To end the year is the celebration of Christmas.

| by Hall, Donald

Lucy spends her New Hampshire summer of 1910 doing a variety of things. She helps her mother can fruits and vegetables and make beautiful hats to sell. She attends a Fourth of July celebration where she meets an organ grinder with a monkey and a gypsy couple trying to sell picture frames. The highlight of Lucy's summer was taking the train into Boston with her mother. That was one day that Lucy will never forget.

| by Zemach, Margot

Hilda's sister gets jealous when her father gives Hilda a medal for helping out around the house. She tells Hilda that she hopes she loses the medal. Hilda says that if she loses it and it gets buried, it will grow into a tree full of medals.

| by Cross, Verda

Great Grandma tells her grandchildren of threshing day. It is a day in late June when the wheat is harvested. The men harvest the wheat while the women cook a hearty meal. This was always an exciting day for grandma and her brother. Threshing day was a day she will never forget.

| by Zolotow, Charlotte

Mr. Crockett moved into a new apartment. Before Mr. Crockett moved in, the apartment was run down, but Mr. Crockett worked hard to make the apartment beautiful. His neighbors did not appreciate his hard work or planted tree. The neighbors thought it was ugly, but years passed and Mr. Crockett's tree grew and his neighbors enjoyed it.

| by Fowler, Susi

A young child is sorry to see the summer end but remembers all the good things the other seasons bring.

| by Lobel, Arnold

This book contains five short stories about Frog and Toad who are best friends. Each story depicts a season of the year.

| by Zweibel, Alan

In a letter to his children, a father reflects upon the importance of a good friend and the value of a place to feel safe and secure. The father recalls various memories of his family as it has grown in relationship to a favorite tree that had been part of their lives since they built their home. The tree seems to help the family through many events but does not withstand a huge storm. The father uses the wood to build a tree house to continue its importance to the family.

| by McCloskey, Robert

A family goes to a summer island house. The daughter makes friends and learns a different way of life. They all experience a hurricane.

| by Garland, Sherry

When a raging storm destroys the sand dunes that several animals and plants called home, a community works together to restore the dunes in a most creative way. Includes an author's note about the ecology of the coastal sand dunes and what is being done to preserve them.
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