Browse Abstracts (336 total)

| by Ryder, Joanne

A polar bear wonders about the deep sea and the lights in the sky. Her curiosity leads her to explore the mystery of the moon, and bring some of it back to her friends which helps explain why the polar bears came to live on ice and snow.

| by Scher, Paula

Six animal families live in an apartment building together. They switch apartments several times in order to make each other happy with their neighbors and to make a better living community.

| by Kroll, Steven

Llewellyn, the cat, earns the villager's respect when he challenges the ghost of Martin Grimes on Halloween night.

| by Grossman, Patricia

Everyone gathers together early Saturday morning to open the market. They sell their wares, food, flowers, sandals, rugs, shawls, or animals to the tourists

| by Myers, Christopher

Black cat creeps through the city streets looking for a home. He encounters many things on his journey including chain-link fences, children playing and jeeps passing in the streets. Observe the sights and sounds of the city while discovering where black cat calls home.

| by English, Karen

Marisol is anxious to get home from school to see if she has new kittens or not. Unfortunately she is delayed by relatives and friends that stop Marisol for a favor, to speak or translate English. She happily complies and solves everyone's problems and is rewarded with her mother's love and pride.

| by Pearson, Tracey Campbell

A howling dog howls and barks all night until the entire town is awake. The howling dog is no longer lonely, so she stops howling and barking. The town goes back to sleep and so does the howling dog.

| by Crunk, Tony

Billy Boyd's grandmother is the best according to the neighborhood kids. She allows them to use their imaginations when she works and plays with them. Their journey to the ice cream shop is full of neighborhood excitement, but the trip back home is the most important part.

| by Kahl, Virginia

A white cat curiously roams one house after another and every house names the cat who visits. When a committee comes to town to make sure every household has a cat, the children change the cats to look different in order to fool the committee.

| by Bunting, Eve

A riot breaks out in a young boys neighborhood which leads to his apartment building catching on fire. This tragedy brings together people from different backgrounds when they share in the trauma of both losing their cats and having their homes taken over by fire.

| by Hassett, John//Hassett, Ann

Nana Quimby saves the day when she executes a creative plan to rescue stranded cats from a tree outside her window. The old woman called the firehouse, police station, library, and zoo for help but no one was willing to lend a hand.

| by Spier, Peter

The circus comes to town. Everyone is introduced, performs and when finished, they all pack up and the circus moves on.

| by Heide, Florence Parry//Gilliland, Judith Heide

Ahmed has a secret which he keeps all day long. Tonight he will tell his secret to his family but first he has work to do. Ahmed works in the loud and crowded city. The sights and lovely sounds fill his day while he works. When at last he has done all of his work, he can reveal his secret.

| by Rand, Gloria

After an oil spill covers Prince William Sound, a little girl rescues a baby seal and helps get him ready to go back to his natural home.

| by Le Guin, Ursula K.

A dragon terrorizes a city. Min and Polo discover what the dragon wants and saves their city in the process.

| by Ryder, Joanne

Do you ever think about what things you have in common with everyone else on Earth?One thing is that we share our world with every living thing. Can you find the snake in the grass?The crabs on the pier?We share our world and we should take care of it.

| by Potter, Beatrix

When Timmy Willie accidently finds himself in a hamper headed for town, he finds shelter with Johnny Town-Mouse. But he is homesick and soon returns home to his country garden. Johnny Town-Mouse comes to visit and learns that he prefers his townhouse.

| by Sis, Peter

Rainbow Rhino and his bird friends go on a journey and find places that match their respective colors and stay there. They soon discover that their old home behind the mountain is the best because they are together with all their colors.

| by Tryon, Leslie

Pleasantville is the place where the games take place on Old Field. Every spring two teams meet to play baseball. The ball is thrown, caught, hit, and pitched. In the end, one team wins and the other team loses.

| by Schuch, Steve

A young girl named Glashka has the gift of hearing whale songs in her dreams. Upon discovering thousands of trapped blue whales in a freezing channel, it is up to Glashka and her small community to save them.
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