Browse Abstracts (54 total)

| by Prestine, Joan Singleton

Josh is having a hard time learning to share in school. He is especially frustrated when his teacher is busy helping other students. He wants to share his artwork with his teacher and his classmates. He ends up learning why sharing is so important.

| 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 Hoban, Lilliam

Arthur's determination to have the best birthday party and be the best all-around gymnast causes him to be inconsiderate of the feelings of his sister and friends. When Arthur forgets to be fair and have fun at the competition, his younger sister is quick to point out that each chimpanzee has his or her own special skill to be honored with a medal at the birthday competition.

| by Moss, Thylias

This young girl is asked, What do you want to be? She spends all day going around her town imagining all the things she wants to be. Finally, she figures it out. She wants to do everything.

| by Koda-Callan, Elizabeth

A young girl is always out of step, but wishes to become a prima ballerina. Her mother gives her a silver slipper charm which raises her confidence to meet her dreams.

| 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 Johnson, Jane

A little boy packs his bag with his special belongings and runs away. In his travels, he comes in contact with bad creatures, but in the end he isn't hurt and goes back home.

| by Carle, Eric

As the little cricket makes his way across the land, he encounters many friends. The little cricket's only problem is that he cannot answer. He tries rubbing his wings together, but they do not make a sound. It is only when the very quiet cricket meets a female cricket that he makes a beautiful sound.

| by Oneal, Zibby

During World War I in Europe, a girl named Lisa struggles because she feels that girls also deserve the right to vote. She is determined to prove this to others.

| 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 Crary, Elizabeth

Unable to rollerskate like his brother and sister, Alex becomes frustrated. What should he do?Keep practicing, give up, or set goals?Alex's mom gives him eight suggestions of how to deal with his problem. After working really hard, Alex learns how to skate and deal with his frustration!

| by Medearis, Angela Shelf

All of Annie's family members have musical talents; however, Annie cannot find hers. She feels despair until her father points out that everyone has unique talents, and hers is writing poetry.

| by Ehrlich, H.M.

Louie's toy goose goes everywhere he goes. Sometimes the goose needs to be fixed. Louie's mom and dad, and even the sun, fixes the goose.

| by Gosselin, Kim

Having asthma is never easy. Come learn the basics of asthma through the alphabet: A is for asthma, B is for bronchial tubes, C is for can't catch, and D is for dust mites.

| by Holabird, Katharine

Angeline and Henry are asked to do a play and both are excited. Angelina gets jealous when Henry gets to speak. During the performance, Henry gets nervous and Angelina saves him and the play.

| by Komaiko, Leah

Earl is a boy who does all of these really cool things. The young boy admires Earl but eventually realizes that they are both cool and Earl is just a regular guy.

| 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 Mathieson, Egon

A blue-eyed cat goes looking for the Land of Many Mice and gets laughed at and criticized along the way because of the color of his eyes.
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