Browse Abstracts (129 total)

| by Stewart, Dianne

Thulani is a South African farmer who keeps trading his animals in order to please his wife, until all he has is a pocket full of sunflower seeds. They produce many more seeds however, which are used to feed the animals and eventually lead to more wealth for the family than ever before.

| by Carle, Eric

Does a kangaroo have a mother too? Of course a kangaroo does, and so do all animals, humans included! Inquiry about mothers and baby animals lead us to this simple, but very important fact. All living creatures have a mother, just like you.

| by Priceman, Marjorie

On September 19, 1783, the first flight of a hot air balloon was recorded. People gathered in Versailles to watch the first passengers: a duck, a sheep and a rooster take off. The balloon almost crashes into a steeple; duck fills the basket with water; and a bird pops a hole in the balloon before they land in the woods.

| by Rex, Michael

Transportation comes in many forms. Rhyming words keep the beat.

| by Dunrea, Oliver

An egg named Ollie does everything he can think of to keep from hatching. Two other geese want Ollie to hatch, but he refuses. Finally the geese tell him to not hatch. This gets Ollie motivated to hatch and break out of his shell.

| by Cox, Judy

Silly Mrs. Millie is at it again. In the fall, she takes her kindergarten class on a trip to pick pumpkins for their harvest party. The class has fun guessing the meanings of their favorite teacher's nonsense words. They go on a dragon (wagon) ride, pet the boats (goats), and drink apple spider (cider). Coupled with hilarious artwork in pen, pencil, and colored dyes by Joe Mathieu, this lighthearted text sets a class trip on its ear with subtle lessons in wordplay.

| by Taylor, Joanne

John William Smith dedicated his life to helping others, especially people in need by inviting them into his very own home! His dedication to family is heart-warming and his marriage is strong. Readers will find a unique meaning of home in this story.

| by Cummings, Phil

A mouse starts a musical trend by tapping a cup. Other animals join in and the music soon turns into a band. The band meets other animals with louder music and they join together to make a large orchestra of musical animals.

| by Silvano, Wendi

Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it's Thanksgiving...and you're the main course! But Turkey has an idea- what if he doesn't look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead? After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise to make this Thanksgiving the best ever!

| by Brown, Margaret Wise

As they awake in the morning, animals and plants go through a series of interesting activities.

| by Wildsmith, Brian

Let's count up to five and watch the animals on each page increase by one. Do you know what noises the animals make?

| by Carle, Eric

A farmer lives on a small farm with his animals named one, two, three, four and five. One night as he naps, he dreams of snow fall covering his animals and him. He wakes up to discover real snow covering the ground and almost forgets a special Christmas surprise.

| by Shelby, Anne

A grandmother explains to her grandaughter the history of the house she lives in. She begins her story at the beginning when great-great-great-great grandpa built the house. She explains how they planted corn and cooked on a wood buring stove. The story ends with the way the house looks now.

| 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 Lum, Kate

It is Patrick's first time to sleep over at Granny's house. When it is time for him to go to bed, Patrick tells his Granny that he does not have a bed, so Granny chops down some trees for wood and makes him a bed. Patrick then tells his Granny that he did not have a pillow at her house, so Granny collected feathers from her chickens and made him a pillow. Granny also has to make Patrick a blanket and teddy bear, but by the time she is finished, it is morning.

| by Karm, Roberta

Jack, Constance, Mama, and Papa play a riddling game which helps them understand life on the frontier. Their riddles are about their log cabin, food, icehouse, candles, and baskets.

| by Sanders, Scott Russell

Imagine sleeping in a cabin without clothing during the bitter, cold winter. Betsy Ward's three children do not have warm clothing. So Betsy buys sheep in order to give her children some warm clothing.

| by Hughes, Shirley

More than twenty rhymes tell about the daily life and activities of a young girl named Annie Rose. The playful poems cover several topics including animals, people, seasons, routines and adventures that children love.

| by Lindbergh, Reeve

As this girl gets ready for school, a cow and many other animals show up outside of her house. When the bus finally comes, there is chaos with people, cars, and animals in the neighborhood.

| by Willard, Nancy

Follow along in an adventure as a yellow ball rolls out of sight and into a place where all lost things are found. Discover a quiet, small, and plain house where its rooms run far and wide and adventure lurks in the shadows.
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