Browse Abstracts (76 total)

| by Brown, Laurene Krasny//Brown, Marc

Divorce can be a scary thing for children. Questions and concerns about divorce can be answered with help from the dinosaurs. Dinosaurs explain everything from why parents divorce to celebrating holidays with two families to satisfy the inquisitive young mind.

| by Goode, Diane

A little boy and his mother are taken from their home by a monster. However, the monster is quite like the little boy and is scolded when he brings his new quests home.

| by Fox, Paula

Ethan is told not to cross the street. While playing with the ball, it rolls across the street. Ethan must find a way to get the ball without crossing the street.

| by Burningham, John

Mr. Grumpy allows all the neighborhood children and animals to go fishing with him, as long as they obey him. No one listens to Mr. Grumpy and the boat tips over. Mr. Grumpy laughs and invites everyone home for hot tea.

| by Hoffmann, Felix

A boy goes out to get some pears, but they would not fall so he waits. The owner of the tree must stop the boy from picking his pears.

| by Rathmann, Peggy

A policeman shares his safety tips with school children. His dull speeches become entertaining when his dog performs tricks on stage behind him. The children pay attention and improve their safety skills.

| by Borden, Louise

Mrs. K teaches Ann's third grade class. In class they are explorers, scientists, poets, and astronauts. They are always learning something new. One day, Mrs. K doesn't come to school. The students learn that she is in the hospital with cancer. For the rest of the year the third grade has a substitute. On the last day of school, Mrs. K comes back to surprise her students.

| by Cuneo, Diane

Mary Louise loses her manners during breakfast one day and goes on a journey to find them all around town. Through the journey, the importance of manners becomes a reality for Mary Louise while at the restaurant, doctor's office, and library.

| by Napoli, Donna Jo

Each day Albert reaches out the window to check on the weather for his walk. One day when he reaches his hand out the window, two cardinals build a nest. Now Albert must stand there until the eggs hatch. Days pass and Albert longs to be outside. When the family of birds fly away, Albert walks a lot.

| by Jonas, Ann

Come hear the enchanting sounds of the wild in all its wonder by taking a walk through nature. Shh!Quiet!Listen!The language of birds has many connections to the language of people.

| by Stolz, Mary

On the night of a big storm, Thomas is a little afraid, so his grandfather tells him a story about how he overcame his fear when he was a young boy. Thomas is no longer afraid, so he can go to sleep.

| by Yeo, Yumi

Yungsu's family moves from Korea to America. When Yungsu goes into his new town and sees children playing, he missed his friends from Korea. Yungsu tells his mother that he wants to go back to Korea, but his father explains that their life will be better in America.

| by Gauch, Patricia Lee

Poppy is an amazing puppeteer who has the magical ability to listen to wood and carve beautiful marionettes. When he comes across the unique teakwood, Clarinda, he makes the mistake of not listening to what she wants to be. He wants her to be a ballerina, but that is not her passion. Will Poppy help this special marionette achieve her dream and allow her to blossom?

| by Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman

A little boy's mother never pays attention to him so he does everything possible just to get her to notice him. Of all his crazy ideas and stories, he only tells one that will get his mother to listen.

| by Seuss, Dr.

Duckie believes he has the worst luck in the world until and old man tells him how lucky he really is. The old man on the cactus gives many examples of kids with bad luck. After he gives all of the examples, the old man wants Duckie to realize how lucky he really is.

| by Asch, Frank

The child in the story describes the reciprocity between himself,herself and the earth using activities such as playing, listening and growing and emotions and relationships, such as sadness and friendship.

| by Kuskin, Karla

The members of the philharmonic get ready for a performance. Their routines and all the things they have to do before the concert are discussed.

| by McPhail, David

Mole lives by himself underground, spending his days digging tunnels. One night her hears the beautiful music from a violin, and he gets one and begins to make wonderful music. Although he thinks he is playing only for himself, his music has an impact on numerous people.

| by Brown, Margaret Wise

A dog named Muffin is very aware of all the sounds surrounding him. He hears trains, whistles, animals, and other noises and explains what each thing sounds like.

| by Raskin, Ellen

Even though animals cannot speak, they can make all kinds of noises. Words are not everything!
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