Browse Abstracts (125 total)

| by Miller, William

Sara stands up for justice on her city bus. Sara gets tired of sitting in the African American section of the bus. Sara does not undertsand why she does not have the same rights as the white Americans, so she takes a stand to change that law.

| by Wild, Margaret//Vivas, Julie

Miram and the women of the camp make toys for children from material scraps and buttons. They plan for a celebration when the soldiers come to free them from the German camp.

| by Wildsmith, Brian

A python is hungry so he decides to throw a party for all the animals in the forest. All the animals perform tricks for each other, so the python tricks the animals into crawling into his stomach. The elephant saves the animals then they all tie a knot in the python's tail as punishment.

| by Weir, Bob//Weir, Wendy

Lokuli lives in the rainforest. His village will soon starve if they do not find meat. Even though the rainforest is supposedly full of evil spirits, Lokuli is brave enough to go inside. Amidst the splendor of the jungle animals, he meets a panther who teaches him an important lesson.

| by Levitin, Sonia

Mikila, a poor old woman, goes down to the seaside cliffs each day to feed scraps to many hungry cats. She encounters harassment from the old man who controls the lighthouse. The man taunts her, claiming she will never feed all the cats in the world. But Mikila's faithfulness and determination teach the man a lesson.

| by Grossman, Bill

A little girl can eat almost anything -- except her peas!An excellent counting book for young children.

| by Shelby, Anne

A closer look at the problems of the world such as pollution, hunger, and homelessness is taken and a simple solution is proposed; to love.

| by Donnio, Sylviane

One morning, Achilles the crocodile decides that he wants nothing more than to eat a child. His parents try everything to get Achilles to change his mind, but he refuses. He fails his mission and hunger winds up getting the best of him.

| by Kijikawa, Kimiko

Yoshi is a fan maker in the city of Yedo. His favorite food in the whole world is broiled eels. Every night, his neighbor Sabu goes off to catch eels, broils them on his hibachi, and waits for customers, but they never come. Yoshi thinks that Sabu should share the leftover eels with him, but he is too greedy to give Sabu any of his money. Yoshi continues to sit day after day smelling Sabu's eels, but never buying any of them. Finally, Sabu presents Yoshi with a bill for smelling his eels. Yoshi dances around the town shaking his money box and tells Sabu that he will charge his for listening to…

| by Demi

The raja thinks he is a kind man, but his country is going hungry. One day a very wise girl tricks the raja into giving her all of his rice through a simple math trick. When she is done and shares the rice with all of the other people, the raja learns what it means to be wise and fair.

| by Tejima, Keizaburo

A fox, who is on his own, struggles to survive during the winter. He is cold, hungry, and misses his family. In the end, he meets a friend and realizes that he is no longer alone.

| by Pinczes, Elinor

One hundred hungry ants go off to a picnic. A single file line is no way to go. New ways are used so they will not be so slow.

| by Scieszka, Jon

Learn how the pigs really died in the story of the Three Little Pigs. The wolf has a cold and when he sneezes, the pig's houses fall down. Since the pigs are already dead, the wolf decides that he might as well eat them.

| by Barber, Antonia

In the fishing village of Mousehole, lives a cat and Tom the fisherman. They feast on great fish until a major storm comes and none of the fishermen can go out to sea anymore. Finally, the cat tames the sea with his singing and that allows Tom to go fishing before Christmas.

| by Agnew, Seth M.

Mr. Magoffin was hungry so he decided to make a snack. While he tried to decide what to eat on a sandwich, he tasted everything to make sure he wanted it on the sandwich. When he finally finished making his sandwich, he could not figure out why he was no longer hungry.

| by O'Keefe, Susan Heyboer

A group of hungry monsters tear up a boy's house looking for food. When they finally get the food, they make an even bigger mess. The boy gets so upset that he orders them all to get out of his house so he can have some peace.

| by Ehlert, Lois

A cat is on the loose and hungry for lunch. He notices many birds in the yard and becomes hungrier. He fails to catch any birds and ends up eating feathers for lunch.

| by Hazen, Barbara Shook

A young boy does not understand why in tight times he cannot get a dog.

| by Steig, William

A rabbit turns into a nail whenever he scratches his nose and wiggles his toes. He plays practical jokes and gets into trouble when a hungry cat figures out his secret.

| by Ross, Tony

Jezebel is a little girl who is perfect in every way. She never does anything wrong or anything she is not supposed to do. Jezebel is in for a surprise when her perfectness brings her face-to-face with a hungry alligator.
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