Browse Abstracts (94 total)

| 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 Stevenson, James

A friendly witch, Emma, is tormented by two mean witches, Dolores and Lavinia. Emma and her clever friends find a way to get sweet revenge.

| by McKissack, Patricia C.

Monkey-Monkey needs help to build a new house. Hyena is the only one that offers a hand to help. But Hyena is always playing tricks. Just wait though. Monkey-Monkey has a trick of his own.

| by Ungerer, Tomi

Piper, a young cat, acts out at home and at school because he is sick of being treated like a baby. He and his mother get into a big fight because Piper's mom kisses him too much.

| by Cresswell, Helen

Curious and energetic Emma is constantly being scolded by her mother who forgets what it is like to be a child. Her grandma comes and tells stories about how bad Emma's mom used to be. Emma feels better.

| by Walker, Alice

Johnny loses his green stone because of his mean behavior. The entire community helps him look for it, but he finally realizes that he, alone, can find it.

| by Steig, William

Rotten Island is the dwelling place for horrible monsters. It is full of bad and ugly things--and one beautiful flower.

| by Krensky, Stephen

Lionel returns to school, meets his new teacher, rakes leaves with a friend, and goes trick-or-treating on Halloween. During these adventures, Lionel learns some new things about himself.

| by Brisson, Pat

A father and his daughter plant a garden every year, and every year she hears the story of how the ritual started. When her father was ten, he and some friends destroyed a neighbor's garden. In the father's guilt, he makes amends with the neighbor, and gains a friend.

| by Jackson, Jean

A loving, but hungry easy chair follows Mrs. Piccolo to the grocery store to purchase some cheese puffs. A few obstacles attempt to stop the chair from purchasing the cheese puffs, so the chair decides to swallow people to accomplish its task. Will the people from the chair ever get out?

| by McPhail, David

A little boy takes his first airplane fight until his teddy bear disrupts the trip.

| 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 Alderson, Sue Ann

Bonnie is trying to entertain herself. In the process she makes mischief and irritates her mother. Mommy's anger disturbs Bonnie. She doesn't understand why Mommy gets mad and why she doesn't play with her. Bonnie confronts her and then Mommy realizes that her daughter needs her very much.

| by Stevenson, James

When Warren comes for a brief visit, he acts like his great-uncle and proves even more difficult to get along with.

| by Rice, Eve

Follow the Fox, the Lion, and other animals through the various lessons of life. Aesop's Fables teach many lessons about being clever and playing the fool.

| by Wahl, Jan

Rabbits skate into all sorts of mischief. They go over bridges, down hills, and through water as they dodge the police and end up at Championship Skate Night.

| by Willard, Nancy

The apprentice of an old and wise sorcerer misuses the powers of magic and suffers the consequences. Unable to control the sorcerer's magic, the apprentice soon finds herself overwhelmed by the spell she has cast.

| by Marshall, James

Joe and Spud start school. The assistant principal doesn't like them and watches them at all times. When things start getting out of hand, the only ones who can help him are Mary Frances and Big Al!

| by Ness, Evaline

A girl learns the difference between real and make-believe through trouble caused by her own pretending.

| by Martin, Bill Jr.

A pumpkin is picked from its patch on Halloween Eve to guard its picker and keep the foolies away. However, strange things start to happen and the jack-o-lantern turns out to be the leader of the foolies.
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