Browse Abstracts (48 total)

| by Davison, Martine

On a bike ride with her friends, Rita hits a tree root and flips over her handelbars. Maggie's mother takes Maggie and Binky (her favorite stuffed animal) to the hospital. Maggie learns all about x-rays, stitches, and other emergency techniques.

| by Keller, Holly

Simon works for Pops at the bird hospital. Simon finds a flamingo with a broken leg and helps nurse it back to health. In the end, he has to let it go.

| by Glendinning, Sally

Jimmy and Joe are going to invite an elderly woman to Thanksgiving dinner. When they find her unconcious in her house, they get help for her.

| by Powell, E. Sandy

Daisy is a nine year old girl who grows up in an abusive environment. She lives with her father who drinks, did not want to work, and both physically and mentally abuses her. Daisy's tutor saw the bruises and Daisy is able to confide in her what was happening. She is placed in a foster home.

| by Berger, Melvin

Do you wonder how your body quits bleeding when you have a cut or why the new skin under a scab is pink?A group of students finds answers to these questions when they complete their science fair project. This is a great resource for information on cuts, bleeding, and how wounds heal.

| by Bunting, Eve

James and Isaac sneak out at night while their mother is at work, seeking acceptance into a club of boys. When this situation puts himself and his brother in danger, James decides he's better off without the gang.

| by Smith, Linell

A young girl named Miranda discovers an alley cat while playing ball in her neighborhood. She tries to win the cat's heart by bringing him food every night and making sure he's okay. One night, she finds him injured. She takes him into her home, nurses him back to health, and lets him go, despite knowing she will never see him again.

| by Viorst, Judith

A little boy is angry when he finds out that his parents are going to a French restaurant without him. He tries to convince his parents to either stay home or take him along. The little boy finally says good bye to his parents when his favorite babysitter arrives.

| by MacDonald, Amy

Rachel gets a blister and her mother calls all kinds of people to cure it. None of the remedies work so the queen tells them just to kiss it and it works.

| by Buckley, Helen E.//Eagle, Eleen

A little girl has many dreams of things she would like to do with her father. She is not able to do them because she has a broken leg. She will have fun when the cast comes off.

| by Polacco, Patricia

Babushka rescues an injured goose Rechenka. Because the goose accidentally breaks all of Babushka's paints and eggs, Rechenka pays Babushka back by laying eggs that win in the Easter Festival.

| by Pederson, Judy

A little girl and her grandma find an injured bird, so they nurse it back to health. When the bird recovers, they let it go into the wild.

| by Yagyu, Genichiro

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

| by Christelow, Eileen

Five little monkey experience the consequences of jumping on the bed because their mama called the doctor and the doctor said, No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

| by Rayner, Mary

Marathon, the dog, has difficulty sharing his master's enthusiasm for their daily run. One day, an injury to Steve brings a compromise to both of them, so they do an alternative form of exercise -- swimming!

| by Reid, Barbara

Two sisters leave their friends to go to a family birthday party. When the girls get to the party, they play games with lots of children and eat lots of good food and birthday cake. They have so much fun at the party that they don't want to leave!

| by McCloskey, Robert

Burt Dow is an old deep-water fisherman. He goes out in his old boat one day and catches a whale tail. He puts a bandaid on the hole in his tail and later becomes a doctor to all the other whales in that school.

| by Pizer, Abigail

Gilbert, the dog, is intrigued by a loud buzzing noise and decides to investigate. A bee stings him on the nose, so he must visit the vet.

| by Wells, Rosemary

Stanley and Rhoda are brother and sister. They have fun in three short stories as they clean Rhoda's room, deal with Rhoda's bee sting, and play with the babysitter.

| by Munsch, Robert

Angela loses her father at the airport and climbs into a plane. She starts pushing buttons and the plane takes off. Then she crashes the plane and promises never to fly again, but becomes a pilot later.
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