Browse Abstracts (56 total)

| by Aliki

How do you taste your favorite food or see an airplane in the sky?Your five senses let you see, hear, touch, taste, and smell. You may use one sense or several at one time. Wherever you go and whatever you do, your senses are always working for you.

| by Van Laan, Nancy

A new baby learns how to count to ten. With each experience, the baby and her parents sing in Creole. Come along to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Haitian culture.

| by Merriam, Eve

A variety of natural images are shown. These images ask the reader to pause and listen to their silent beauty.

| by Kidd, R.

When David's parents decide to spend the day at Habitat for Humanity instead of with him, he is very upset. After understanding how his parents are helping others, he decides to build his own house.

| by Gosselin, Kim

Justin is scared to leave his parents for the first time to travel to camp. Asthma camp turns out to be a place he greatly enjoys. He learns about asthma and its effects on his body. By the end of the week Justin leaves camp but he can't wait until the following year to come back.

| by Waber, Bernard

There could not possibly be a mouse at the Park Snoot Hotel could there?The hotel staff did not see a mouse as they make their rounds through the hotel. When the mouse catchers extraordinaire, Hyde and Snide, come to the hotel, they do not find a mouse. The clever mouse gets to keep his nice home at the hotel because no one can find him.

| by Verdick, Elizabeth

Learn about the different things you can do to prevent germs from spreading and why it is so important. germs are not for sharing because they can spread and make you sick.

| by Wisniewski, David

All those rules that grown-ups tell us aren't really true. Like why do you have to comb your hair or why can't you play with your food?Find out about several secret tricks that grown-ups use to get kids to do stuff. Do so quickly before any grown-ups find out that their secrets are being revealed.

| by Krauss, Ruth

Definitions and observations from a child's perspective with explanations for what different things are.

| by Krauss, Ruth

An easy to read children's how-to-book. Random definitions and observations from a child's perspective. This story promotes respect for the little everyday things and language development.

| by Yagyu, Genichiro

Children's curiosity about scabs is addressed, including different answers to many commonly asked questions about scabs are explained.

| by Ackerman, Karen

Mahaley and Rosa are best of friends. They play together in the river every day while their fathers worked together. When the Civil War broke out, their fathers disagreed about slavery. Mahaley and Rosa rarely see each other now, But the tin heart charm that they wear around their necks are constant reminders of their special friendship.

| by Schwartz, David M.

Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician and the kids explore what the number million means. Just exactly how much is a million?If you wanted to count from one to one million, it would take about 23 days!Marvelosissimo looks at different ways of seeing big numbers in the context of ordinary things.

| by Hoban, Russell

Frances saves money to buy a real china tea pot. Thelma swindles Frances out of her money and buys the tea pot. Frances then tricks Thelma out of the tea pot and they are friends again.

| by Seuss, Dr.

Duckie believes he has the worst luck in the world until and old man tells him how lucky he really is. The old man on the cactus gives many examples of kids with bad luck. After he gives all of the examples, the old man wants Duckie to realize how lucky he really is.

| by Asch, Frank

The child in the story describes the reciprocity between himself,herself and the earth using activities such as playing, listening and growing and emotions and relationships, such as sadness and friendship.

| by Small, David

George Washington realizes the farm isn't for him. His cows wear dresses, the pigs are in wigs, and the sheep are scholars. He changes his life to politics to get away from the farm.

| by Wormell, Christopher

Blue Rabbit, Bear, Goose, and Dog all go looking for new places to live because each of them are unhappy with where they currently live. They help each other find new places to live.

| by Tripp, Nathaniel

As farmer Ben begins his hot job of bailing hay one summer day, a cold front changes the weather pattern. An explanation of what happens in the clouds is given as Ben works rapidly to get his hay inside. After the storm is over, Ben discovers that there is more work for him to do from the storm's destruction.

| 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.
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