Browse Abstracts (336 total)

| by Bright, Robert

Willy the penguin wants to be different. He goes to the city, but he is too different than the people there. So he goes back to the South Pole and discovers he is different because of what he is inside.

| by Krasilovsky, Phyllis

Hendrika is a cow on a farm in Holland. Bored with her everyday routine, Hendrika longs to see the city. One day, she gets that chance and stirs up a lot of commotion in the city.

| by Hartman, Gail

The eagle has its favorite place to go, just like the rabbit, crow, horse, and seagull. All the animals do different things during their daily routines, but live in harmony under the same sky.

| by Small, David

Paper John is a man who everyone loves. He also has a great talent for making things out of paper. He runs into a devil who appears in town as a thief. Paper John captures the devil before it destroys the town.

| by Kurtz, Jane

A little girl remembers how her family survived a flood. The once friendly river that she loved turned wild and drove the community to evacuation. The little girl thought she would only be gone a couple of days. Days turned into weeks. When she returns, her family starts over, but where is the cat, Kiwi, that she left behind?

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Past the stars, the moon, and the sun is where cat heaven is, and every cat knows the way there. With trees to climb, toys to play with, angel laps to purr in, and food to eat, all cats love going to cat heaven and God loves having them there too!

| by Yolen, Jane

A boy and his family lose their barn to a fire but their Amish community works together to raise the barn again.

| by Gustafson, Scott

Otter has a housewarming party and invites twenty-six friends to create a potluck soup. Each animal and a food represents a letter from the alphabet. For example, N-Newt was a nearby neighbor, who brought a net full of ninety-nine noodles.

| by Aylesworth, Jim

Using the Pennsylvania Dutch culture as a backdrop, this book uses a rhyme to teach the alphabet. For example, the letter E is represented by the rhyme Eggs are found under the fat red hens.

| by Greene, Carol

The order of the community is safe and secure until one night the mayor makes a law banning cats outside at night. Due to this, the community order is lost and the town is invaded. The old ladies who liked cats point out the problem to the mayor who then lets the cats out at night so order can return.

| by Moses, Will

Could you sleep 20 years of your life away?Well, Rip Van Winkle didn't think he could. One day he was walking around his old familiar town, talking with his old familiar friends, and hunting with his old familar dog. The next day (or so Rip thinks) his old familiar town, friends, and dog are no longer famliar. Come find out what happens when Rip sleeps for 20 years.

| by Seuss, Dr.

One group of sneetches believe they are better than the others. As each changes to become like the other, they realize the unimportance of it. Other stories include The Zax, Too Many Daves, and What Was I Scared Of? Which story teaches you how to get along with others?

| by James, J. Alison

This true story tells the tale of a Japanese village defeating their enemy samurai. The villagers use their minds instead of weapons to scare the samurai. Wearing wild masks, setting fires on the beach, and playing the drums of Noto Hanto, kept the village safe.

| by Patrick, Denise Lewis

A little girl's Grandmama brings her a new pair of red dancing shoes. She is so excited she dances all around town showing them to everyone she knows.

| by Steptoe, John

A little girl's family moves to Africa from America because of racism. The little girl's birthday is celebrated by the whole town.

| by Lamstein, Sarah

Random acts of kindness are demonstrated by Cassandra as she tells her teacher that she likes her buttons. Cassandra's positive attitude spreads throughout her school and around the neighborhood bringing joy and surprise to all.

| by Minarik, Else Holmelund

Little Bear draws grandma a picture and sends it with Hen. Grandma is pleased with the picture and sends Little Bear a kiss in return through Hen, who passes it on to a friend. Eventually, the kiss reaches two skunks who decide to get married.

| by Lenski, Lois

Mr.Small maintains a little auto and goes for a drive. His drive starts in the country and continues through a town. After many adventures in his auto. Mr. Small returns to his garage.

| by Gunthorp, Karen

Davy the mouse is curious to see what lies beyond his area of the forest. One day he leaves and what an adventure he has when he goes to the city and thinks he is in a forest of boxes.

| by Lent, Blair

Charley loves molasses!One day the tank of molasses explodes and covers all the streets of Boston. His family stocks up on molasses and eats it all the time. Charley finally becomes sick of eating molasses.
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