Browse Abstracts (67 total)

| by Nikola-Lisa, W.

Wheels are used for lots of fun activities. Children ride their scooters, bikes, and skates. Faster and faster the children keep on rolling through the country and through the town. Going up hill. Going down.

| by Tresselt, Alvin

The road travels through many settings and environments and goes in many directions. It travels over hills, through valleys, across train tracks, and around parks--all over the world!

| by Carlstrom, Nancy White

As an Indonesian extended family prepares for a trip to the market, the preparation and responsibilities of the family members are explained. We see the family and their goods on a bus during their journey through the hills to the market. The family completes a successful day at the market and returns home.

| by Hickman, Martha Whitmore

Andy Wilson's father is sent to jail for stealing. In order to be closer to him, Andy and his family move to a new city. Andy has to deal with the added pressure of a new school and a father who is in prison. He actually seems to cope and deal with the situation very well.

| by Say, Allen

A boy with a love of painting wanders into town looking for a job when he sees a sign painter. Together, they go into the desert, painting a dozen billboards with just what was ordered, a woman's face and a single word, Arrowstar. Not understanding the meaning behind these billboards in the middle of the desert, the boy longs to paint beautiful landscapes instead. Still, the sign painter insists they stick to the order. Near the end of their journey, they learn the dream behind the billboards and the boy remembers a dream of his own.

| by Dorros, Arthur

A little girl uses her imagination to transport her and her grandmother out of a bus into New York City.

| by Hazen, Barbara

A little girl goes to downtown to see the place where her mother works. She compares kindergarten to her mother's office and thinks that they are very similar

| by Beech, Linda

It is Ms. Frizzle's birthday so the kids plan a party, but something is missing -- a cake!For a field trip, they go to the bakery and bake a cake and accidentally get baked inside the magic school bus.

| by Bowen, Betsy

Starting in May, the winter countdown begins. Preparation activities are described using the numbers one through thirteen. For example, winter countdown includes five blueberries and six bags of rice.

| by Zelinsky, P.

This pop-up,action book goes along with the song, The Wheels On the Bus. Each page is a different verse of the song and has something on it that moves!

| by Lerner, Harriet//Goldhor, Susan

Franny B. Kranny loves her wild and crazy hairstyle, but her parents say that she needs to get her hair done before the family reunion. Initially she is upset, but then a bird decides to make her new hairstyle its home. Everyone, including Franny, loves the hairstyle. They want her to keep it, but Franny decide it's now time to cut it.

| by Hellen, Nancy

At each turn of the page, the line for the bus grows and grows. But nobody knows where the bus is!

| by Christelow, Eileen

Bert and Ethel receive a post card from Florida from runaway pigs and an adventure begins. Bert wants to go to Florida to look for the pigs while Ethel wants to go on vacation. When Bert won't stop looking for the pigs, Ethel decides she wants to go home. Bert and Ethel eventually learn that the pigs were right under their noses.

| 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 Spinelli, Eileen

The hog family wants to go to the opera. But when father Hog's car breaks down, they must find a different mode of transportation. After unsucessfully trying a scooter, roller skates, and other ideas, the six hogs take the bus. By the time they get to the opera, the show is over.

| by Florian, Douglas

What is bigger than a pig?A variety of comparisons are expressed through poetic lyrics and illustrations, all of which are bigger than a pig.

| by Hillenbrand, Will

Down by the station, early in the morning the train takes off to pick up all the baby animals. Not only can you hear the puff and toot of the train, but also all of the sounds that the animals make. They are on their way to the zoo with all of the children, and when they arrive they all play outside.

| by Heide, Florence Parry//Gilliland, Judith Heide

Ahmed has a secret which he keeps all day long. Tonight he will tell his secret to his family but first he has work to do. Ahmed works in the loud and crowded city. The sights and lovely sounds fill his day while he works. When at last he has done all of his work, he can reveal his secret.

| by Cazet, Denys

Arnie comes home from his first day of school in the first grade. His mother makes him a snack and sits down to talk about his day. Arnie tells his mother about all the activities that took place at school. Arnie has a field trip the next Friday, and he begins to get ready for it. Arnie really enjoys school.

| by Slate, Joseph

An alphabet of animal students get ready for kindergarten and so does their teacher Miss Bindergarten. There are many activities and tasks for each student to do before arriving at school to hear Good morning, Kindergarten!
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