Browse Abstracts (89 total)

| by MacDonald, Suse

Letters of the alphabet are transformed into pictures of objects that begin with that letter. For example, an h becomes a house and a f becomes a fish.

| by Simmons, Dawn Langley

Three young children stay at an English castle and are fascinated by a great white owl who lives there. The owl is shot and the children help to restore its health.

| by Wahl, Jan

Farmer Puckle owns a rooster who crows constantly. They try everything to get him to stop and finally discover a treasure to solve the problem.

| by Potter, Beatrix

Wag-by-wall is an old clock found annoying by most people, but not to Sally Benson, a kind old woman. She cares for everything, especially a family of owls. When an owl knocks over the clock and out comes some gold.

| by Huck, Charlotte

Using ten scary Halloween things readers count from one to ten and then back down again. Each page has illustrations that sequentially correspond to a number, featuring bats, ghosts, skeletons and other Halloween symbols.

| by Bright, Robert

Herman the cat and Miss Oliver the owl try to convince Goergie to enter the Halloween costume contest, but he is just too shy. His mice friends give him a ribbon for winning their own costume contest.

| by Lewis, J. Patrick

On a Halloween night three children dressed as ghosts get a scare when they visit the haunted house of Boo Scoggins. Spooky sounds frighten them as they try to discover who this mysterious man is up on Humpback Hill.

| by Bright, Robert

Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker decided to take a visit to the city. George, the ghost, Herman, the cat, and Miss Oliver, the owl, decide to go along. They had many great adventures in the city, but were happy when it was time to return home.

| by Morrison, Toni//Morrison, Slade

Patty, Mickey, and Liza Sue just can't handle their freedom. The things they do frighten the adults around them. The adults decide to put them in a big brown box because they care about the youngsters. The children will have everything they need, except their freedom. Isn't that the one thing children need?

| by Kneen, Maggie

Twenty well known proverbs are given meaning through clever illustrations featuring animals in a variety of situations. Some of the proverbs illustrated include, Too many cooks spoil the broth, Half a loaf is better than none, and Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

| by Bourgoing, Pascale

Do you know how a baby chick is hatched?Learn how other animals, birds, and fish lay eggs. Also learn the different ways that eggs are eaten by people, such as fried, caviar, chocolate, and hard-boiled.

| by Potter, Beatrix

Nutkin is a little squirrel with no manners. Nutkin and the other squirrels ask Old Brown the owl if they can gather nuts. Nutkin is very disrespectful and bothers Old Brown. Old Brown bites Nutkin's tail off. Nutkin learns a hard lesson.

| by Cunningham, David

Imagine the sights and sounds of summertime by a country lake. During bright mornings, hot afternoons, and clear summer nights, the lake is full of life and beauty. Watch deer drink out of the lake and listen to frogs croak with delight as summer arrives.

| by Nixon, Joan Lowery

Michael John brings in a secret science project that makes wierd noises. It gets loose and a new classmate helps him catch the mystery animal. The new boy gains acceptance by the students.

| by Curtis, Jennifer Keats

What if you found a baby owl in your backyard? Would you know what to do? Where would you go to find help? Join young Maddie and Max as they learn a valuable lesson. Includes For Creative Minds section.

| by Strete, Craig

A little chameleon is very smart. He uses his wisdom to hide from all the different animals that try to capture and eat him. By changing colors quickly he is able to outsmart the animals.

| by Seuss, Dr.

Each day, we can all be in different moods. But did you ever feel as if your mood was like a color?Find out what colors represent certain animals and different feelings in this bright story.

| by McDonald, Megan

Mother owl is nesting her eggs and she hears a strange sound. She struggles to find out what it is and finally realizes it is her new nestling cracking out of it's shell.

| by Thaler, Mike

Owly, a baby owl, asks his mother questions about the woods and she in turn helps him to discover the answers on his own.

| by Schnur, Steven

The autumn season is described using the alphabet. From apple cider to weather, each letter of the alphabet describes what happens from September to December.
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