Browse Abstracts (131 total)

| by Thomas, Joyce Carol

Moving across country must have been very hard. Pioneers often picked up their belongings and moved on toward a common goal: starting a new life!

| by Kellogg, Steven

A young boy accompanies Yankee Doodle on travels through the battle fields of the Revolutionary War. Sing through the verses of Yankee Doodle as you journey with them.

| by Iverson, Diane

Three children discover the secrets of plants, animals, and water. Exploring its wonder by using their senses, the children realize how precious and important it is to share nature, not destroy it.

| by Whybrow, Jan

While helping his grandmother clean out the attic, Sammy uncovers a dusty, old box. He opens the lid and finds that the box is filled with dinosaurs!Sammy proceeds to care for the dinosaurs. He fixes the broken ones, washes them in the sink, and gives them all names. In reply to Sammy's care, the dinosaurs whisper back, Thank you. Sammy does not let his new friends out of his sight, until one day he left them on a train. Sammy and his grandma go down to the train station to find his dinosaurs. He calls them all by their names and Sammy's dinosaur friends come running back.

| by Carlstrom, Nancy White

A father and child bid farewell to a passing Autumn. Together they discover the many mysteries the winter will bring.

| by Ungerer, Tomi

During a picnic, the Mellops family drinks water from a spring and finds it tastes like oil. The family looks for the possibility of oil in the area. When they find that there is oil, they build a derrick. A forest fire sends the family home to take baths.

| by Burstein, Fred

A little girl is on her way to ballet class with her father when they encounter various people and things through the city. Descriptive words about the city are written in three languages: Spanish, English, and Japanese.

| by Woodman, Nancy

The JASON Project is studies underwater life in Mexico. When Dusty finds out about this, she writes the scientists to ask if she can go along. During her adventures, Dusty learns all about deep sea plants and animals. It is the adventure of her life!

| by Gosselin, Kim

Jamie is a girl who has a seizure disorder. Jamie explains what happens when she has a seizure and shares how others can help her.

| by Feder, Paula Kurzband

Alba, Willie, and Nancy are all students in Mrs. Greengrass' class. They all wondered where their teacher lived and searched for several days. They watched her walk out of school each day and collected clues. At the end, they finally ask Mrs. Greengrass where she lives and they were correct. She rewards them with ice cream cones for being such good detectives.

| by Hasler, Eveline

Peter's mother tells him a story about winter magic. That night Peter dreams of winter magic and awakes. Peter's cat takes him out into the winter night and shows him the magic of winter.

| by Kroll, Steven

Ben and Sarah, two children in New York City in the early 20th century, are friends with Joe, the ice cream man. With the help of his cousin, Joe surprises the city with a new concept of ice cream cones. The children almost ruin his surprise.

| by Hoban, Russell

Frances has a new sister, Gloria. She believes that she is not loved because of her new sibling and runs away to the dining room. Her parents cleverly talk her into returning.

| by Kennedy, Richard

When two farmers find a beautiful red stone while digging a well, the King of Karnica becomes very greedy. This greed eventually destroys the kingdom.

| by Lowe, Steve

Selections from Thoreaus own words about a man who retreats into nature in a cabin and lives there to discover the joy of nature.

| by Anno, Mitsumasa

A flea market is shown from beginning to end. At this flea market, people are everywhere discovering different things with a lot of excitement. (A Wordless Book)

| by Madden, Don

Woodrow and Miss Twig have cookies and lemonade every afternoon in Miss Twig's wild garden. One day, they hear a frightening noise. They discover a musical elf and soon invite him and his music to their afternoon party.

| by Webber, I.E.

Three mice live on different sides of a barn. They explain what the animals look like from their point of view. Then they all see a cat and discover the concept of perspective.

| by Ockenga, Starr

The character visits an attic and collects things that go with each letter of the alphabet. It is fun to see how many exciting things that are locked away and waiting to be discovered.

| by Lobel, Arnold

Ming Lo and his wife do not want to live by the mountain anymore, so they ask the wise man how to move the mountain. After trying different plans, they finally move themselves from the mountain.
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