Browse Abstracts (121 total)

| by Cruise, Robin

Bartleby is a very quiet baby. He learns to crawl, walk and explore, but he still doesn't talk. His family and even the dog try to get him to talk by singing, dancing, playing instruments, but Bartleby still won't speak. On his birthday he speaks his first word: listen, and for the first time his family stops and listens.

| by Heiligman, Deborah

Tinka is a cool dog, a breaking-all-the-rules dog! A hall dog, a ball dog, a crash-into-the-wall dog! Join Tinka, a dandy, sandy Golden Retriever, as she unexpectedly visits her owner at school and helps his class learn to read.

| by Rockwell, Anne

It's been a terrible day and nothing has gone this young child's way. Fortunately, Mom knows just what to do and reads a bedtime story which helps the young boy fall asleep.

| by Simmons, Lesley Anne

Kofi, Maria, and Sunita come from Ghana, Peru, and India. They tell about traditions of their country, their school, and their family.

| by May, Kathy L.

A young boy and his family make molasses every summer. This summer the sourghum turns into a recipe that the boy's Grandfather has perfected. The boy spends his summer days helping his family make molasses and playing outside during the cooking process. While some molasses is cooling, Mama and her sisters pour it into glass jars and set up a stand near the road for passers-by.

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Poppleton has several adventures. First, he looks at the stars at night with his friend, Hudson. Next Poppleton buys a new bed to replace the one he has had since he was a boy. Then Fillmore takes Poppleton sailing for the first time.

| by Polacco, Patricia

Trisha loves being read to and loves being at school because she can draw there. When it is Trisha's time to read, she is teased and feels dumb. Thanks to Mr. Falker, one of her teachers, she gains confidence and learns how to read.

| 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 Cole, Joanna//Calmenson, Stephanie

Come learn the alphabet, match words with pictures, and tell silly stories. Bright, colorful pictures and clever rhymes help capture and hold your attention.

| by Tafuri, Nancy

After reading a book on jungle animals, a little boy falls asleep and dreams of the animals he read about.

| by Fox, Mem

Polly has a room filled with books but does not know how to read. With her stuffed animal, Bed Rabbit, Polly interrupts her parents' reading time for a bedtime story.

| by West, Dan

A young boy named Ralph uses his television too much for entertainment. Ralph soon discovers that there are other ways to have fun too. Ralph learns what a library is, how to use a library, and how much fun reading a book can be.

| by Wood, Douglas

Throughout the day, a dad shows his love for his son by showing him things that he can't do alone such as pitching a baseball very fast, reading a book to himself, fishing alone, and winning at cards.

| by Rodgers, Mary

As Simon and his family are having breakfast one morning, Simon's parents talk about a horrible child they know. Simon begins to wonder what this horrible child could have done. He imagines all kinds of trouble the boy could have caused. Simon begins to appreciate the delicious breakfast he is eating instead of complaining about it.

| by Prestine, Joan Singleton

A young girl is sad that she has to move from her house. She must leave her friends, her school, and all of her favorite things, like playing baseball and running in the fields with her dog. She soon makes new friends, though, and learns her new apartment is not much different from her old neighborhood and begins to like it.

| by Miller, Margaret

Various children learn where different objects are supposed to go. After four tries, the correct answer is given.

| by Egielski, Richard

Jazper's dad breaks three legs at work, so Jazper must find a job to pay the rent. He begins watching a house for fire--menacing moths, and, while there, reads and learns how to transform himself into various things. When the moths find out, Jazper must use his new talent to save himself.

| by Daugherty, James

A boy named Andy reads a book about a lion. After reading it, his imagination goes wild and he dreams about saving a lion.

| by Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald

Susan and Sarah love to play what's in Aunt Mary's room? All great Aunt Flossie will say is: It's full of things to save, things to keep. One day the girls get to find out what's in Aunt Mary's room, and they get to learn about their ancestors in the process.

| by Banks, Kate

A young child gets ready for bed. Her father reads her a book, and her mother tucks her into bed. Soon, she is fast asleep and dreaming. The moon watches from outside as the world prepares for nightfall.
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