Browse Abstracts (86 total)

| by Polacco, Patricia

After a long day with an impatient doll, Natasha learns that she cannot be so demanding of her grandmother. Natasha gains an understanding and appreciation of her grandmother.

| by Levine, Evan

A grandmother and grandson go the beach together. The grandmother against her grandson's wishes, deems it necessary to bring just about everything -- just in case. Finally when they end up at the beach, they realize that they have everything except their bathing suits.

| by Lasky, Kathryn

Lucille wants desperately to go out and play with her older brother and sister in the snow. As Lucille works at putting on her snowsuit, she gets stuck, frustrated and hot. Her patience is wearing thin as she waits on her mom to help. Finally, Lucille joins the snow fun, but does her bad mood go away?

| by Fox, Mem

Harriet is a very busy little girl. She loves to play and be silly. When she makes messes in the house, her mother does not know what to do with her. Harriet spills her juice, drips paint on the floor, and dribbles jam on her pants. What will Harriet do next?How will her mom react?

| by Brett, Jan

Teeka has been asked by Santa to get his reindeer ready to fly on Christmas Eve. Once she works with them, her strong hand does more harm than good. Teeka finds that she may need a gentler touch to get the reindeer ready.

| by Marshall, James

Buddy McGee eagerly awaits a promised Christmas visit from his friend, a thing from outer space. In the end, Buddy is satisfied, but Grannie's neighbors are not!

| by Hughes, Shirley

Lucy and Tom cannot wait for Christmas morning. When it finally comes, they talk about all of their relatives that come and what they all do.

| by Reyher, Becky

Varya helps her parents Marfa and Ivan prepare the wheat for the harvest, but she loses her way. In her search for her mother, she discovers the value of an old Russian proverb about beauty and love.

| 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 line…

| by Russo, Marisabina

It's Saturday morning, which means Celeste and her Mama make a trip to the market!As they walk through their urban neighborhood, Celeste and her Mama stop every few minutes. Mama always stops to talk, talk, talk with her friends. Will they ever make it to the market?

| by Loomis, Christine

An exciting trip to the library takes you through many activities -- from looking for books, to checking the computer, to playing with blocks, to listening to fun stories. You will find so much at the library.

| by Seuss, Dr.

As a boy fishes in Farmer McElligot's pool, he describes many of the fish he could possibly catch. The farmer tells him that he will never catch anything there. The boy is determined to be patient; if he waits long enough he may catch something.

| by Turkle, Brinton

Two children, Rachel and Obadia, want to earn money. They are able to earn money by sending the news of ship arrivals to Nantucket.

| by Sherrow, Victoria

Wilbur is waiting for his birthday. When it finally arrives, he gets exciting presents like a kite, a sail boat and a sled. Unfortunately, the weather is not suitable for playing with any of his new toys. Instead of using his new toys, Wilbur finds other things to occupy his time until the weather improves.

| by Shannon, David

David is quite the mischievous student, full of energy and always keeping his teacher on her toes. His entertaining antics make it impossible not to enjoy him.

| by Byars, Betsy

Will wants to go out and play, but keeps having to hush his baby brother when he cries. Will tried everything to entertain him, but all the baby really wanted was a bottle.

| by Collins, Pat Lowery

Missy was waiting for her new brother or sister. The baby came prematurely and had many problems. Missy waited and waited for the baby to get better. Finally, he came home and she was glad that she waited.

| by Stevenson, James

Two boys are so excited to go to the beach that they fight all the way in the car. Their father gets angry and tells them to stop. After that, all the father hears is Are we there yet?.

| by Schlein, Miriam

Some things are faster than people and some are slower. A firetruck must go fast, but growing up must go slow.

| by Baylor, Byrd

There are many things to consider when selecting a rock. What special qualities would you look for when playing with rocks?
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