Browse Abstracts (336 total)

| by Polacco, Patricia

Because the villagers are afraid of her, the legendary Baba Yaga disguises herself so she can become a loving grandmother.

| by Dooley, Norah

Carrie's mom sends her out looking for her little brother at dinner time. While she is looking, she stops at many of her neighbors' houses and tries their cultural dinners made with rice

| by Lewis, J. Patrick

Mr. Bones is a peddler who sells all sorts of things,including sundrops and moonbows. The towns people always trust his products. One day, a boy tries to expose his wares as nonsense, but the boy is proved wrong.

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| by Greenberg, Melanie Hope

A little girl enjoys going to her father's luncheonette to eat, dance, waitress, clean-up, and close.

| by Leaf, Margaret

A young boy is growing up in a rural village in China. An artist paints a dragon without eyes on the wall of a village. When the town insist he puts eyes on the dragon, amazing events occur.

| by Allsburg, Chris Van

The small town of Riverbend is under siege by omnipresent forces in this wonderful tale.

| by Russo, Marisabina

It's Saturday morning, which means Celeste and her Mama make a trip to the market!As they walk through their urban neighborhood, Celeste and her Mama stop every few minutes. Mama always stops to talk, talk, talk with her friends. Will they ever make it to the market?

| by Ernst, Lisa Campbell

Stella Louella cannot seem to find her library book that is due at 5:00 All day, she tracks down its whereabouts along with others in the community who have seen the book along its trip. Find out where the book ends up.

| by Kimmel, Eric A.

Hershel spends his Hanakkah holiday in the old town synagoue. his purpose is to ward off the terrible coblins that keep the villagers from celebrating Hanukkah. Hershel restores the holiday to the village by out-smarting the goblins.

| by Pico, Fernando

Vitita discovers a runaway slave under her porch. Vitita is determined to save the slave woman from the slave catcher. Vitita and sina Rosa furnish the woman with supplies through a mango tree. Vitita and sina Rosa come up with a plan to get the slave catcher out of town. After the slave catcher leaves, Vitita and sina Rosa introduce their new friend to the neighbors.

| by Spinelli, Eileen

A young boy points out various places to go and different things to look at -- all with a special color.

| by Cadnum, Michael

A moving truck and moving men load items from a boy's house until the house is empty. The boy and his parents feel differently as they leave and travel to their new house. The boy meets two children and hopes someday they will be his friends!

| by Wood, Audrey//Teague, Mark

Mouths on Willobee Street start to water when the aroma of the Brindle's Sweet Dream Pie fills the air. But does Sweet Dream Pie really create sweet dreams?

| by Moxley, Susan//Sharpe, S.

Gardener George has a wonderful garden at his house in the country. One day he goes to the city and gives the town a beautiful gift - a magical garden of beautiful flowers.

| by Hilton, Nette

An outlaw family is well dressed by the father who is a tailor. The community learns to accept the family.

| by Thiele, Colin

After the growing traffic from a nearby city turns the road next to Anna's farm into a dangerous highway, Anna devises a way for her ducks to safely cross the road.

| by McKee, David

Two admirals disrupt a small town with their contests over who is the most important.

| by Johnston, Tony

A young boy returns to the childhood village that introduced him to music. He repays the village with music of his own.

| by Sabuda, Robert

The robe of the Blizzard lays over the land, bringing ice and darkness to everything it touches. But what would happen if one young girl destroyed the robe?Teune felt it was her duty to restore the robe she has destroyed. Will she be rewarded for her help or punished for bringing back the cold?In the end, Teune's efforts helps the People Who Fear the Winter Night to be remembered as the People of the Northern Lights.

| by Deveaux, Alexis

Na-ni waits all day with much excitement for the mailman to bring his mom's welfare check. He is going to get a bike!But, his plans fall through when a thief breaks into his mailbox and steals it.
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