Browse Abstracts (195 total)

| by Lenski, Lois

A boy tells of all the things he likes about winter, including snow, Christmas, ice skating, sledding, etc.

| by Cazet, Denys

Emily and Louie vist Grandpa and give him a surprise gift. Grandpa tries to guess what the holiday gift could be. Eventually, he sees that it is his birthday gift.

| by Miles, Calvin

Calvin is worried that his parents are Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus after his two friends tell him that this is true. Calvin is relieved and excited when he receives a bike for Christmas, which confirms his belief in Santa Claus.

| by Wells, Rosemary

On Christmas morning, Morris and his two sisters and brother all get their gifts. Morris's sisters and brother will not share their gifts with him. When they see the gift Morris receives, they want to use it. While they are playing with his gift, Morris finally gets to play with all of their toys.

| by dePaola, Tomie

The country angels are given the task to prepare the Christmas celebration this year. Ari, Pip, and Kira, the youngest of the angels, want to help but no one will let them. Even though they were pushed away, the young angels end up saving the celebration.

| by Spier, Peter

A family prepares for the Christmas holiday. They go to speciality stores and the grocery. After all the festivities, the family has to rest in order to clean up (A Wordless Book)

| by Gibbons, Gail

Christmas is coming so everyone is busy making preparations on the island. On Christmas Eve, everyone gathers at church for a festive celebration.

| by Brown, Ness

A little girl gets a steamroller for Christmas from her parents. She rides it from the first moment, but does not know how to stop. She runs over everything and everyone in her path. Until she gets a new present that will help her.

| by Trosclair

This story is written in Cajun Dialect and is based on the typical night before Christmas story- except in this story, Santa drinks alcohol, drives alligators, and talks in a Cajun dialect.

| by Buck, Pearl S.

A small boy shares the spirit of Christmas with his family and neighborhood. One of the older neighbors tells him about a ghost who walks each Christmas Eve. In turn, the boy learns about friendship, believing, and remembering.

| by George, William T

On their way to pick out a Christmas tree, a father and son observe the wildlife around them as they journey through the woods.

| by Bunting, Eve

Carlos and his family go home to Mexico for Christmas. He and his siblings think of California as their home, but they discover their roots in Mexico.

| by Forest, Heather

Jan Van Amsterdam is a well known baker. People travel from all over to buy his goods. When he begins to get greedy, he starts to use less ingredients in his cookies. When a woman asks for a bakers dozen, he only gives her 12 She puts a curse on him and his baked goods. When he finally realizes that a bakers dozen is 13, the curse is broken.

| by Lindgren, Astrid

In this traditional story of the birth of Jesus, a child's imagination creates more modern images of the events.

| by Schulz, Charles M.

Linus becomes friends with Janice, a young girl who is diagnosed with leukemia. Despite all of the rumors and jokes, Linus learns that friendship is a very important part of Janice's recovery. He learns how to stand up for himself as well as others.

| by Schick, Alice//Schick, Joel

Santa and his elves are getting ready for Christmas, until Santa accidently gets eaten by a snard looking for strawberries. Santa is able to get out of the snard, and the elves, Santa, and the snard race to complete Christmas on time.

| by Day, Nancy Raines

A kitten explores her environment during her first year of life. She uses her senses to absorb the surroundings and playfully interacts with the world around her. Month after month the kitten grows and develops into a cat.

| by Anno, Mitsumasa

Daily activities in a countryside village are shown through the numbers 0 through 12

| by Smalls, Irene

Irene Jennie, a young girl living on a plantation, is sad when she can't spend Christmas with her parents. She prays for things to change and a Christmas parade cheers her up. As she watches the parade with her godmother, she receives a nice surprise.

| by Polacco, Patricia

Welcome Comfort is the new kid in school and his peers tease him. Quintin Hamp, the school custodian, befriends him and teaches him to believe in himself and Christmas. Welcome is visited by Santa and starts to believe. After graduating from high school, Welcome joins Quintin as the school custodian and their Christmas experiences continue on a whole new level of love.
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