Browse Abstracts (250 total)

| by Simon, Norma

Manuel is a Puerto Rican child living in a large American city. Follow along with him throughout the day as various situations arise and Manuel asks, What do I say?. All of his questions and answers are offered in English and Spanish.

| by Greenfield, Eloise

Three African American children show their friendship for one another in different ways as each child has different interests according to their age (A Board Book)

| by Fleming, Denise

Mama cat's daily routine includes washing her paws, chasing leaves, sharpening her claws, and taking naps. Two of her kittens, Fluffy and Skinny, follow this same routine with her. Meanwhile, Boris is napping. When Mama cat and the other two kittens nap, Boris washes his paws, sharpens his claws, chases leaves, pounces on Mama cat while Fluffy and Skinny fall back to sleep.

| by Yektai, Niki

Several different bears are described by their activities, feelings, and different colors.

| by Krasilovsky, Phyllis

A little girl overcomes obstacles of being small when she begins to grow up and get bigger. Size comparisons are made to other objects and people in her life.

| by Krasilovsky, Phyllis

A little boy overcomes obstacles of being small when he begins to grow up and get bigger. Comparisons are made to other objects and people in his life.

| by De Veaux, Alexis

Sudan had unruly hair. Everyone made fun of him for it. He found a place to be himself with people who were like him. He began to appreciate his differences.

| by Brooks, Jennifer

A young princess with a pure heart plays with three gnomes who are handicapped. She is kind and accepting to her new friends. In turn, she gains another friend.

| by Caudill, Rebecca//Ayars, James

Contrary Jenkins was a man that was always doing the opposite of what everyone told him to do. By doing the opposite, he got himself in trouble many times. Not many people liked him or wanted him around.

| by Nixon, Joan Lowery

A girl named Shirley is independent and very active while growing up. She meets Claude on their way out West to pan for gold. The two become quick friends and at the end decide to get married.

| by Korschunow, Irina

A young dragon comes to stay with Adam for a while and they help each other overcome the problems that make their school days unhappy.

| by Simon, Norma

Everyone is good at some things, but no one is good at everything. No one can do everything perfectly. People can be wonderful just the same.

| by de Mejo, Oscar

Gwen and her sister, Elizabeth, help find a tiny wife for their equally tiny friend, Sir Theodore.

| by Hoff, Syd

Mrs. Switch is a witch who moves to a suburb. All of the neighbors love her until they discover that she is a witch. However, in a crisis, the neighbors realize that they need her help and soon they all like her again.

| by Gorey, Edward

A guest becomes unwelcome in his hosts' home by doing silly and strange things. The hosts learn to accept him and to enjoy their company.

| by Stanek, Muriel

Steve refuses to go to Open House night at school because he thinks his classmates will make fun of him for not having a dad. Steve is pleasantly surprised to find he is not alone.

| by Mills, Lauren

Minna wants to go to school but she has no coat. Her mother and friends make her a coat out of clothing scraps. Minna wears it to school and the kids make fun of her until she tells them the stories behind each of the clothing scraps.

| by Mack, Bruce

Jesse always likes to wrap himself up and try on his mother's old dresses. He has a dream skirt which his mother helped him make. When he wears it to school, all the children have something to say.

| by Gerrard, Roy

A misfit in a tribe is accidently abandoned. He must try to survive on his own with a creature that he nurses to health.

| by Rosenberg, Liz

Patrick Edward's mother is known as a monster all over town. One day, Patrick's mother sends him out to get strawberries. On his way home, three bullies steal the strawberries. Monster Mama is so upset that she teaches the boys a lesson, and they think of her as Cool.
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