Browse Abstracts (37 total)

| by Wells, Rosemary

Charles is painfully shy which keeps him from doing many things his parents want him to do. However, when he wants to help his babysitter, he can and does.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

A boy, Charlie, watches a man named Gregory paint pictures of a whale by the lake each day. Eventually, the two meet and paint together by the lake what each sees. An artistic friendship develops.

| by Locker, Thomas

Elizabeth's uncle comes sail boating into two every two years to see her family. This year he takes Elizabeth on a sail boating trip to see the ocean.

| by Hague, Kathleen

A shy boy with a stuttering problem loses his father. After he runs to the forest to get away, the keeper of the Forest helps him by giving the world a bird with a beautiful voice.

| by Hest, Amy

It's baby ducks first day of school and she's a little bit nervous. Mr. and Mrs. Duck tell her to be brave because she's going to have so much fun. They hurry off to school and meet Grandpa duck on the way who gives baby duck the confidence she needs for the first day. Baby duck happily goes off to school with her new friend Dary Duck.

| by Anholt, Laurence

Sylvette is a shy young girl, until she meets Picasso. He has moved to France for the summer to work on his art. Seeing Sylvette through his window, he decides to use her as his new model. All summer they work together and become good friends. Picasso helps Sylvette unlock her secrets and artistic talent.

| by Lester, Helen

Rodney Rat is constantly made fun of by his classmates because he cannot pronounce his r's. Rodney saves the day and earns respect fromhis classmates when he saves them from the class bully.

| by VanLeeuwen, J. Amanda

Amanda is very excited for her first day of school. She makes many new friends and tries to help a girl smile in her class. Amanda plays with toys, goes outside for recess, and realizes how much fun school really is.

| by Modesitt, Jeanne

Feelings such as happiness, sadness, anger, shame, excitement, and pride are compared to different animals to help children understand what feelings are like. For example, sometimes I feel like a lion roaring mad. It is alright to have different feelings.

| by Williams, G.

Timothy is a cat who is afraid of everyting. His mom teaches him how to be mighty. Eventually, Timothy scares a dog which builds his self-esteem.

| by London, Jonathan

Froggy discovers the truth behind having a crush. His clumsiness and confusion lead him to discover his one true love, his mother.

| by McCully, Emily Arnold

Blanche is shy and has trouble learning to act. In fact, it is not until her talent as an actress is discovered that she finds the theatre her home.

| by Burleigh, Robert

It was clear at a young age that Babe Ruth was talented at baseball. This talent became even more amazing as he got older, when he wowed the stadium fans with his memorable home runs. These historic moments will be remembered in baseball forever.

| by Blaustein, Muriel

In school Jim Chimp is always afraid of getting called on. One day when he is called on to tell a story, he tells a wild and crazy adventure about a pirate ship.

| by Lexau, Joan M.

Benjie's granny loses her earring on the way home from church, so bashful Benjie sets out to look for it while his granny is takng a nap. He finds the earring, but in the process he loses his bashfulness.

| by Halliman, P.K.

A vision of harmony celebrates differences among people. These vibrant pictures and rhymes help portray the notion that uniqueness in individuals is what makes each of us so special.

| by Henkes, Kevin

A young mouse named Wemberky worries about everything. Now she faces her biggest worry, the first day of school. Find out what Wemberly will do with so many worries to worry about!
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