Browse Abstracts (97 total)

| by Rappaport, Doreen

With the help of Mother Jones, a famous leader, the miners go on strike to fight for better working conditions and wages. Rosie's family struggles to survive the eight-month strike. The persistant women and miners force the owners to give in, and the strike ends with victory.

| by Waber, Bernard

Lyle, the crocodile, possesses incredible people skills. Sometime this gift can cause problems.

| by Duvoisin, Roger

Raccoon hopes to eat Petunia for a goose dinner, but while walking in the forest, they end up as good friends.

| by Anastasio, Dina

Clever, funny rhymes are used to show how to behave in a variety of situations. Eating with your mouth full, taking food that doesn't belong to you, eating spaghetti the right way, and sharing food with others are rhymes about food manners.

| by Glendinning, Sally

Jimmy and Joe are going to invite an elderly woman to Thanksgiving dinner. When they find her unconcious in her house, they get help for her.

| by Wilde, Oscar//Zwerger, Lisbeth

When a selfish giant forbids the neighborhood children to play in his garden, the only thing that remains is the cold winter season. However, one little boy opens the giants heart to kindness. The seasonal changes of the garden return along with the children.

| by Kirk, David

Miss Spider is planning to have eight for tea. But what is she to do when the bugs are too scared to eat her cake?Ask Miss Spider how she makes friends with every moth, tick, and flea -- just by having cake and tea.

| by Brooke, L. Leslie

A man's son, Simpleton, goes into the forest to cut wood. In the woods, he runs into a little man who gives him a golden goose with several wishes. Simpleton uses his new luck to benefit himself and lives happily ever after.

| by Isadora, Rachel

Ben is a young boy who loves to go into the jazz club and listen to all of the different instruments. He especially likes the trumpet. He often pretends he is playing the trumpet until one day he actually receives one.

| 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 Kroll, Steven

Because of Sylvie's goodness, her wicked stepmother and stepsister are vanquished, and she becomes Queen of the May. Because she selflessly helped others, they help her in return.

| by Stamaty, Mark Alan

Ever since Minnie Maloney was a little girl she has been buying seven boxes of macaroni for good luck. Her sister Molly told her it was the only way to ward off bad luck. Find out if Minnie can get even with Molly for her trickery.

| by Bottner, Barbara

A little girl's mother and Bootsie Barber's mother are best friends. Bootsie is a very mean child. Bootsie is mean to the little girl and her pet salamander. Finally, the little girl cannot take Bootsie's meanness any more, so she decides to get back at Bootsie.

| by Keats, Ezra Jack

Sam searches for the blind harmonica player in his apartment complex. They eventually get acquainted and take a walk together through the neighborhood.

| by Gross, Theodore Faro

Charlie wants Nora to come out and play, but Nora is so stubborn that she won't come out of her room. Charlie finally convinces Nora when he tells her about all of the people and creatures who have been asking about her.

| by Lobel, Arnold

A little boy goes to the market to buy gifts for his friend. He buys gifts that begin with each letter of the alphabet. The market is rich with colorful foods.

| by Richter, K

Simon is made fun of all the time because he is very simple. One day, he catches a magic fish who grants him some wishes. Simon's life changes forever.

| by Millen, C.M.

A young girl finds herself down in the dumps, lonely, depressed, and hanging around just like the laundry line outside her window. She doesn't want to do anything and looks so pitiful sitting beside her window all alone: she's got the low-down laundry line blues. Her sister decides that something must be done to cheer her up!She uses jivey rhymes to lift her sister's mood, but to no avail, they just don't seem to work. As a last resort, she drags her lonely blues-stricken sister outside and turns the low-down laundry line into a lively jump rope to play with!Suddenly the low-down laundry lineā€¦

| by Hurd, Edith Thacher

Joe decides to go hunting for a fox because he wants a pet. He catches one with the help of a lion. When Joe brings the fox home in a box, the fox isn't very happy. Joe returns him to the woods where the lion and the fox help him find an owl who will happily be his pet.
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