Browse Abstracts (109 total)

| by Hopkinson, Deborah

A little girl dreams of being an astronomer like her father. She daydreams of catching a comet by the tail to sweep the sky and stars. She tries hard to hold onto her dreams while being forced to the forefront of reality.

| by Pinkwater, Daniel

Stinkyface and the rest of his wolf family are so excited for Uncle Louis to come visit. When he arrives, he shows them how humans celebrate Christmas. Everyone is fascinated by the new smells and sounds.

| by Starke, Kathryn

Come along with Amy on her wonderful journey to all seven continents on earth. Read about the desert in Asia, the rainforest and jungles of Africa, the mountains of South America, and the cities of Europe. Feel the bitter cold of Antarctica, go on a safari, and meet people around the world who speak different languages. Traveling to brand new places is one of the most exciting ways to learn, and it's a trip you'll never forget!

| by Meade, Holly

Two guinea pigs, John Willy and Freddy McGee, are bored of sitting in their cage where nothing ever changes. One day, when their cage door is left open, the guinea pigs decide to go exploring throughout the house. They end up traveling through the tunnel of a pool table and run for their lives when pool balls start rolling through the tunnel. The guinea pigs run for the safety of their cage but when they get there and see how everything is the same, they leave to start a new adventure.

| by Tocco, John V.

Pong, a young Chinese Gizmo, journeys to the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time. She is welcomed by Gizmos from other parts of the world, such as Russia, Africa and America. The other Pong is given a tour of the station while sharing the creative and imaginary world of the other Gizmos. The Gizmos do a fabulous job in working as a team to welcome Pong into her new space.

| by Fleischman, Paul

Wesley never really fits in at school. Even his parents think he is odd. One summer though, he creates his own civilization. Everyone develops a new respect for Wesley by the time he returns to school in the fall.

| by Taylor, Mark

Henry and his dog, Angus, go exploring in the mountains. Henry ends up stopping a forest fire and being a hero.

| by Glass, Andrew

Johnny Appleseed is one of America's favorite heroes. As he travels across the wilderness of a peaceful land, he meets people and leaves behind appleseeds.

| by Rosenberg, Liz

A young girl goes out moonbathing at night when her cousin comes to visit. They search along the coast looking for different treasures.

| by Cushman, Doug

The great detective Seymour Sleuth and his assistant travel to Egypt in search of a missing stone chicken, part of the lost treasure of King Karfu. They explore many clues and take photographs.

| by Olsen, I.B.

The boy in the moon travels to earth to look for the man in the moon.

| by Dunrea, Olivier

Ben Salem worships his older sister, Eppie M., and will do anything she proposes. Since Eppie M. knows the effect she has on her brother, the things she proposes are off-the-wall. Ben ends up in some ludicrous situations.

| by Stoeke, Janet Morgan

Minerva Louise is a chicken on a mission. She ends up finding a really fancy barn, which is really a school. Minerva Louise goes exploring through the school and then returns home. She wants to go back to the fancy barn because it is a wonderful place to get ideas.

| by Kumin, Maxine W.

Because his friends can do tricks that he cannot do, Speedy decides to dig a hole through the world. Once on the other side, he teaches the people about gravity.

| by Kirk, David

A young robot turns a field trip to space into a quest for his father when his stolen ship crashes. He makes new friends and finds his father as well as an alternative source of energy.

| by Iverson, Diane

Three children discover the secrets of plants, animals, and water. Exploring its wonder by using their senses, the children realize how precious and important it is to share nature, not destroy it.

| by Wiesner, David

Two young brothers have fun after a hurricane by turning a fallen Elm tree into a world full of magic and wonder.

| by Blos, Joan W.

Join Martin and his many different hats as he explores caves, joins a birthday party, engineers a train, puts out a fire, and even welds a girder.

| by Mogensen, Jan

Forty-six little men who live in a picture on a nursery wall find a way to climb off of the picture and enter the real world. After exploring the nursery and the outside world, the men make an unexpected return to the picture. (A Wordless Book).

| by Konigsburg, E.L.

Amy Elizabeth goes to New York to visit her grandma, who promises to take Amy Elizabeth to Bloomingdales to shop, however they spend so much time exploring other places, that they never make it there.
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