Browse Abstracts (228 total)

| by London, Jonathan

Ko-hoh cracks through his eggshell to find his parents towering over him. His trumpeter swan family stays close together as Ko-hoh and other cygnets learn how to feed themselves, to honk when predators are nearby, and to develop flight feathers. Little swan grows up and learns to migrate with his family.

| by Cummings, Phil

A mouse starts a musical trend by tapping a cup. Other animals join in and the music soon turns into a band. The band meets other animals with louder music and they join together to make a large orchestra of musical animals.

| by Weatherford, Carole Boston

Before John became a jazz giant, he loved music, singing, instruments, and the radio. The bustling of the south and the foundation of his church and family allows John to listen and create his own music.

| 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 Tafuri, Nancy

A ball bounces through a house and during its journey describes what is happening in the house.

| by Hanson, Regina

Catching sight of Miss Nella in her window is supposed to be very bad, Dora's friends tell her. When Dora tries to steal a mango from Miss Nella by throwing a stone, Dora is frightened by the sight of Miss Nella in her window. Dora soon discovers that Miss Nella isn't evil. She is just lonely and sick and has no one there to make it better for her.

| by Dragonwagon, Crescent

As Susan starts to fall asleep, she hears all the sounds of summer. She hears people talking and the animals outside moving. When she wakes, she knows that another beautiful summer day will greet her.

| by Martin, Bill Jr.

Zoo animals make animal sounds for each other, while the children make the animal sounds for the zoo keeper.

| by Martin, Bill Jr.//Archambault, John

Using a rhyme, this book introduces the beautiful sequences of sound that are produced by a rainstorm.

| by Emberley, Rebecca

A picture display ofjungle animals with paper cutouts. A glossary of animals and their sounds are included.

| by Lyon, Ella

Five brothers and sisters make a giant drum set from a bunch of junk. They gather this junk from their garage and from a garbage dump. They play music all day long.

| by Zimmerman, Andrea G.

Something is amiss on this farm. All the farm animals have a cold and sound quite differently when they cough and sneeze!

| by Rounds, Glen

During this familiar folksong, an old lady swallows all sorts of animals. In each instance, she swallows another animal in hopes of catching the previously swallowed animal.

| by Delton, Judy

A girl and her father go out in the snow together. They see many of the normal sights, but they look different at night covered with snow. They stop at a local cafe to get hot chocolate before bundling up their coats and walking home.

| by McPhail, David

Moony B. Finch is an excellent artist and everything he draws comes to life. When Moony draws an old-fashioned passenger train, the train gets held up by Wild Willie. Moony saves the day by drawing a picture of Wild Willie and erasing it. Moony then draws a picture of his house so he can return home.

| by London, Jonathan

A group of children enjoy a beautiful summer day by swimming, playing in the hot sun, picnicking, and skipping rocks. Their day ends as they look up at the stars and dream of what tomorrow will bring.

| by Pearson, Tracey Campbell

Every winter Joe from the neighborhood Snack Bar disappears without a trace. All of the towns people have creative ideas on where he is. But in the end he turns out to be someone the children love...even more than the hotdogs and ice cream he gives them in the summertime!

| by Tudor, Tasha

Sally uses her five senses to observe the changes around the farm. She hears robins, sees flowers, pets kittens, and tastes syrup in the spring. Sally sees, smells, tastes, feels, and hears new sounds during the changing seasons.

| by Newcome, Zita

Join Maddy, Alphonse, Georgia, and other toddlers as they have fun exercising and discovering new moves while doing toddlerobics.

| by George, William T.

A day in the life of a box turtle. The turtle uses it's senses to be aware of danger, to find food, and to survive.
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