Browse Abstracts (232 total)

| by Murphy, Jill

Mr. Bear, Mrs. Bear, and Baby Bear were all tired so they went to bed. Mr. Bear could not fall asleep, so he tried sleeping in many different places. Everywhere he went there were noises that bothered him.

| by Stenmark, Victoria

The song of a very cheerful chick cannot be stopped, even after becoming lunch. Soon the fox, the wolf, and the bear are all singing his happy song.

| by Bang, Molly

From morning until bedtime, a child plays with toys to experience one fine day of activities.

| by Johnston, Tony

Desert activities are not done when the sun goes down. The bats come out of their cave at night to hunt and move from their daily slumber. The coyote howls alone as the moon shines above. The insects search for sweet fruit. The desert holds many secrets for those who listen to the song.

| by Tafuri, Nancy

When the rooster crows on the farm, all the barnyard animals rise, eat, and enjoy the morning sunrise. The animal noises help the children distinguish one farm animal from another.

| by Cousins, Lucy

What can rabbit hear?

| by Martin, Bill Jr.//Archambault, John

A little girl describes her adventure on a merry-go-round using the sights and sounds around her.

| by Haas, Jesse

Hurry!Hurry!If the grass gets wet, then the hay will spoil. Grandpa, Grandma, and Nora work hard to gather the hay before the gray clouds bring the rain. Cooperation and commitment help the family successfully gather the hay.

| by Nygaard, Elizabeth

The snakes of Snake Alley love their snake band. The snakes hiss and bop their tails to make a great sound together. One summer day, a cricket, frog, fish, bird, and turtle tell the littlest snake that they would like to be in a band and demonstrate their unique sounds. Snake only wants to be with his snake band until he realizes that they never sound different at all and maybe it would be nice to have the other musicians in the snake band too. The other snakes do not like his idea, so the littlest snake starts his own band with the cricket, frog, fish, bird, and turtle.

| by Hamanaka, Sheila

A girl uses her imagination to become a tiger, dolphin, horse, jaguar, and wolf. She needs nature to become independent so she can follow her dream.

| by Viorst, Judith

This cute poem takes the reader from z to a in reverse order to teach the alphabet.

| by Brown, Margaret Wise

Letters help to describe the different events that happen at night around bedtime.

| by Wong, Janet S.

Follow a boy along as he observes all the buzz that the morning routine brings.

| by Schroeder, Alan

Louis Armstrong loves to watch the musicians play jazz music. He dreams of playing the cornet someday just like Bunk Johnson who plays in the Eagle Band. One day, Louis spots a cornet in a pawn shop and discovers that it costs five dollars. Louis works very hard for two weeks earning money any way that he can. Once the cornet is his, Louie begins living out his dream of becoming a musician.

| by Updike, John

Poems are provided with various pictures of objects which begin with each letter of the alphabet such as apple, bird, jam, egg, nickel, oatmeal, toy and zero.

| by Tarpley, Natasha Anatasia

Although she is often teased by her classmates about her Afro hair, Kenyana learns her hair makes her unique. Both her mother and teacher help show Kenyana why her hair is so special. Kenyana learns that it only matters what she thinks, not others.

| by Wolff, Ferida

An adventurous travel through Halloween night which uses thirteen holiday objects such as crows, witches, and bats describe the scary evening.

| by Rogers, Paul

Lucy falls asleep listening to the sounds of the night. Lucy was thinking about the arrival of her Grandma the next day. When Lucy wakes up, she finds herself in another world. Her house ia now located on an island. Throughout the day Lucy explores the atmosphere on the island.

| by Monfreid, Dorothee de

Felix is walking home in the dark woods when he hears a fox howling, so he climbs into a nearby tree and hides. A tiger comes along and scares the fox, but then an alligator comes along and scares the tiger, which frightens Felix even more. Felix doesn't know how to get home, but then he finds a door which leads to a rabbit's house. The rabbit offers to help him get home and they make it home safely, and end up scaring the fox, tiger and alligator themselves!

| by Kirk, Daniel

Join a young boy as he wanders into the snow to meet new friends. His friends are missing their noses, hats, and part of their family. Help the boy try to find what his new friends need.
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