Browse Abstracts (109 total)

| by Hughes, Shirley

Abel Grable returns from his work greeted by his family. When he tells them all about his adventures, his children only want to hear more. Before he sets out on his next outing for work, he writes his stories down. As he is away, his children take his writing table and create a certain machine that lets them be with their dad all the time while he's gone.

| by Benchley, Nathaniel

Oscar, an otterhas a slide that gets blocked by a beaver and he has to make a new slide. He is told not to make a slide in the mountains, but instead of listening he makes the slide up in a mountain far from home. A fox watches Oscar and chases him down the mountain, until he runs safely into his home.

| by Keats, Ezra Jack

Louie and his dad decide to use some old junk and their imagination to get out of this world. Louie's friends make fun of him but he has a great fantasy. He invites his friends to try it the next day.

| by Lonergan, Joy

A little boy named Brian always watches his father get a newspaper every morning. One morning his father is sick and cannot get the paper, so Brian goes into the big city and brings back a paper.

| by Jordan, Helene

Children conduct experiments on how to grow a plant from a seed. They plant seeds and watch the plants grow.

| 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 Imai, Miko

Little Lumpty lives in the town of Dumpty, which has a big wall surrounding it. Lumpty wants to climb the wall and does, but then gets scared that he might fall off like Humpty Dumpty. How does he get down?Read and find out.

| 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 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 Lobel, Anita

Nini the cat takes an exciting journey in which he discovers the concepts of color, days of the week, months of the year, and numbers. Nini sees a different colored pair of shoes each day of the week, explores a variety of activities during each month of the year, and counting the sights that surround the sea where he finally comes to one hundred stars and one moon lighting up the sky around the lighthouse.

| by Hutchins, Pat

Rosie the Hen walks all around the farmyard, now knowing that she is followed by a fox. Luckily, the fox never manages to catch her.

| by Hoban, Lillian

Arthur is bored one spring day so he decides to go on a field trip to collect specimens. He finds himself in some difficult situations and quickly discovers how quickly his bravery can wear off. Even though things don't go as planned, he still manages to have some fun, thanks to his friends.

| by Lionni, Leo

Swimmy was the fastest fish in his school. When all the other fish in his school get eaten by a new big fish, he explores by himself until he finds a new school of fish. He then teaches his new school how to swim close together so that they look like the biggest fish of all and will scare away the other big fish.

| by McCaulay, David

With the help of a pigeon, we take a journey through the city of Rome where there are many ancient buildings and sculptures. We soar over beautiful architecture and cobblestone streets as we explore the city.

| by Rumford, James

Five brothers decide to go on an adventure to discover the Island-below-the-Star. They each have a love for something in nature. By using their talents and working together, the brothers overcome obstacles on their journey to the island.

| by Ryder, Joanne

A little girl wakes up to a mockingbird in her window and decides to go explore the mysteries of nature.

| by Oakley, Graham

Two young hens become dissatisfied with their boring lives and decide to find a new home. Their curiosity leads them on exciting and dangerous adventures, which eventually lead them back home.

| by Showalter, Jean

Jimmy's duck goes on an adventure through town and the wilderness. Jimmy follows the duck as best he can until the duck flies away. Jimmy returns home to find his duck waiting there.

| by Kumin, Maxine W.

At the beach before breakfast, a relationship is formed between an adult and child. The book is written so that the reader becomes the child. The reader ends up exploring a beach for clams and riding a boat in the ocean to look at lobster traps.
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