Browse Abstracts (142 total)

| by Bedard, Michael

A little girl's family moves to a new house. Across the street lives a woman called the Myth because she does not leave her home. The little girl and her mom are invited over to play piano. The little girl shares a secret with the Myth who turns out to be Emily Dickenson.

| by Anno, Mitsumasa

In the land of cards, everyone has an upside-down double. Everyone bickers over who is really up and who is down. The joker guides us through this world. Finally, the king tells them it's all about your point of view.

| by Miles, Miska

A gosling spends the day with his father, not understanding why his father honks so loudly. That evening, the loud honking saves many farm animals from being surprised by a coyote attack. The gosling understands the value of the honking and hopes to someday emulate it.

| by Tsutsui, Yoriko

Anna moves to a new house close to the mountains. After a couple of days she feels lonely and misses all of her friends. Anna keeps hearing noises at the front door and finds flowers, a letter, and a paper doll. One day Anna opens the door in enough time to meet a girl her age and they become friends.

| by McDonald, Megan

Mother owl is nesting her eggs and she hears a strange sound. She struggles to find out what it is and finally realizes it is her new nestling cracking out of it's shell.

| by Pomerantz, Charlotte

It is Posy's bedtime and she asks for her father to tell her stories about when she was little. He tells her four separate stories and they discuss their memories.

| by Madder, Eric

A curious clownfish wants to explore the other creatures of the ocean. He goes out on an adventure and finds out what creatures are friendly and what creatures are dangerous.

| by Munsch, Robert

When Michael and Sheila explore a fire truck, the bells go off and the truck is driven to a fire. When the fire chief finds the children and takes them home to their parents, they are so dirty that no one recognizes them.

| by Aylesworth, Jim

Daniel lays in bed one night and wants to know how it feels to fall asleep. He hears the world around him and the next thing he knows it is the morning. He is determined to try it the next night again.

| by Lindgren, Barbro

Ben is a naughty baby. He disobeys what his mom tells him to do. One day, he takes along his friends to sail through many adventures. His mom finds him and he ends up safely at home. Even though he is bad, she loves her wild little boy.

| by Lobel, Arnold

A grasshopper travels down a long road and meets different insects and sees their homes. He meets beetles, a worm, butterflies, a housefly and some dragonflies.

| by Yolen, Jane

Jon loses his grandad and needs help showing his emotions. He doesn't know if he's reacting in the right way. Jon's family shows him that everyone reacts to the death of a loved one differently, and no reaction is right or wrong.

| by dePaola, Tomie

Big Anthony steals Strega Nona's magic ring and wishes to be handsome. Be ready for a surprise when he realizes it's more of a hassle than fun.

| by Kuskin, Karla

A city dog goes to the country and experiences the sun, trees, and fields. The city dog runs, barks, and realizes the differences between the city and country.

| by Krahn, Fernando

A curious child slips away from a tour group at an old castle. He stumbles upon a sleeping dragon in the dungeon.

| by Shub, Elizabeth

As a child, Tom is tricked by a leprechaun. As an adult, Tom is a married man who has a run in with Pisky who try to steal his horse. This time, Tom is not tricked.

| by Razzi, James

Harry finds a box at his door with Don't Open this Box written on it. Ultimately, Harry's curiousity gets the best of him and he opens the box. Inside is a boat called Don't Open this Box.

| by Flack, Marjorie

Angus is a curious dog who wonders what the sound is on the other side of the hedge. He discovers ducks and scares them away. The ducks finally turn on Angus and scare him.

| by Schlein, Miriam

Steven tries to discover what Mr. Pelgrew does for a living. He has a fascination with guessing his neighbor's occupation. Mr. Pelgrew is a police officer.

| by Roth, Susan//Phang, Ruth

Right before bedtime, a little girl asks her grandma to tell her stories about her quilt.
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