Browse Abstracts (74 total)

| by Cannon, Janell

After being separated from Mother Bat, Stellaluna falls into a nest of baby birds. The family of birds adopt Stellaluna as one of their own, while Stellaluna does her best to eat bugs without making faces, sleep during the night, and stop hanging upside down. In the end, Stellaluna rejoins her mother.

| by Borden, Louise

A young boy discovers that he shares a birthday on the same day as Abraham Lincoln's. Learn how many other common characteristics a boy shares with a past president.

| by Lester, Alison

This book depicts several children's daily routines and each has a different favorite activity, food, work, etc.

| by Strauss, Gwen//Browne, Anthony

Eric is a quiet boy who is often teased by his peers. He tends to only speak to his imaginary friend, the Night Shimmy. This continues until he meets an unexpected friend in the park one afternoon.

| by Hooks, Bell

A whimsical rhythm of sweet jive jumps from watercolored illustrations on different pages to portray portraits of little girls who celebrate their African American culture. Hooray for the frizzy, fuzzy, nappy, twisty hair!Hooray for the sizzling semblance and fantastic flare that shines in every hair on every head. Beauty lies everywhere.

| by Wells, Rosemary

Charles is a very shy mouse who does not like to talk to anyone. He likes to play alone, and he hates talking on the phone. One day his babysitter gets hurt and Charles becomes her hero.

| by Krasilovsky, Phyllis

A very tall young girl was unhappy about being six inches taller than her friends. Then she realizes that being tall enables her to do many more things then most girls her age. Most of all, she learns that it is fun to be special.

| by Lobel, Arnold

Unusual birds like the waterglass goose, ice cream coot, and highbutton bobolink are described in verse.

| by Bunting, Eve

A kid without a father learns from the bicycle man about trust. From other kids he learns honesty and friendship.

| by Munsch, Robert

One day Stephanie shows up at school with her hair in a ponytail. At first all of her friends make fun of her, but she quickly becomes a trend-setter. When Stephanie tricks everyone into shaving their heads, they aren't very happy with her.

| by Kirk, David

Miss Spider is planning to have eight for tea. But what is she to do when the bugs are too scared to eat her cake?Ask Miss Spider how she makes friends with every moth, tick, and flea -- just by having cake and tea.

| by Gilson, Jamie

Two brothers are always putting each other up to things. These two boys begin their day inside playing the game at which the older brother is winning. They end up outside fishing where the younger boy is most comfortable.

| by Schwartz, Amy

Annabelle's sister, Lucy, tries to describe to Annabelle what her first day of Kindergarten will be like. It is much better than she thought.

| by Jaeggi, Chris

There are many different kinds of sports. Sports are games which have rules to follow. Some sports are played alone and others are played with friends. You can enjoy sports by playing or by watching sports.

| by Fern, Eugene

Pepito is the only boy in the village who likes to dance, and so he is made fun of because of his dancing. Only his grandmother understands until a girl in the village gets very sick, and only Pepito's singing makes her well.

| by Smith, Lucia B.

Sarah has a five year old brother who is mentally challenged. She has trouble coping with him, but loves him very much.

| by Auch, Mary Jane

Pauline, the hen, is trying to lay eggs, but the henhouse is too noisy!She concentrates very hard and finally lays a very unusual egg. Pauline keeps laying eggs, each with a different design and pattern. The eggs are so beautiful that people come from all around to view her eggs.

| by Lester, Helen

Tacky is not like the other penguins that he lives with. One afternoon, they participate in a cheering contest with other penguins. Tacky puts on a great show and his team wins shiny, blue ribbons.

| by Blos, Joan W.

When Henry moves into the old, run down house in the neighborhood, all of the neighbors hope he will fix it up and make it look nice like the other homes. When he doesn't, they petition to make him clean up or get out. It is only after he leaves voluntarily that they discover how much they miss him.
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