Browse Abstracts (180 total)

| by Miles, Calvin

Calvin is worried that his parents are Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus after his two friends tell him that this is true. Calvin is relieved and excited when he receives a bike for Christmas, which confirms his belief in Santa Claus.

| by Goldin, Barbara Diamond

It is almost time for Hanukkah. Malka's family invites a peddler for dinner. They are surprised when they wake up in the morning and find that the peddler has left behind wonderful gifts.

| by Collier, Ethel

A little girl goes to visit a farm with her father. She gets to see all of the animals in the barn. The owner of the farm, Mr. and Mrs. Green, give her a hen egg, flowers, and apple cake. They tell her that she can come back in a few weeks and take a kitten home.

| by Zolotow, C.

A small boy describes all the marvelous things he will do for his sister when he is grown up, such as bringing her coral from the bottom of the sea and building her the biggest bridge in the world.

| by Quackenbush, Robert

Mr. Snow Bunting opens a bow shop that is only open from March to November. The whole town is so curious about the way he wraps presents that they set out to find what the secret is -- especially Mr. Dog.

| by Williams, Vera B

Evie receives everything she wants from her family, including something new to wear and a kite to fly. One of the best things Evie receives is a song from her father.

| by Wells, Rosemary

On Christmas morning, Morris and his two sisters and brother all get their gifts. Morris's sisters and brother will not share their gifts with him. When they see the gift Morris receives, they want to use it. While they are playing with his gift, Morris finally gets to play with all of their toys.

| by Asch, Frank

Bear liked the moon so much he wanted to give it a present. He goes to talk to the moon to see what it wants. Bear has a birthday party for the moon.

| by Balian, Lorna

Mary Jane is a dog who is having a birthday party. All the kids from around the block come and bring presents. Mary Jane has a special present for the children -- she has puppies!

| by Young, M.

It is Miss Suzy's birthday and her animal friends want to throw her a party. They hold a meeting to discuss what to get her because she only likes simple, wholesome things. They end up each giving her an acorn wrapped in their own special way.

| by Spier, Peter

A family prepares for the Christmas holiday. They go to speciality stores and the grocery. After all the festivities, the family has to rest in order to clean up (A Wordless Book)

| by Hoban, Lilliam

Arthur's determination to have the best birthday party and be the best all-around gymnast causes him to be inconsiderate of the feelings of his sister and friends. When Arthur forgets to be fair and have fun at the competition, his younger sister is quick to point out that each chimpanzee has his or her own special skill to be honored with a medal at the birthday competition.

| by Zimelman, Nathan

A wise old man and his dog bring the gift of the peach from China to the rest of the world.

| by Say, Allen

When Allison finds out that she has been adopted, she lashes out at her adoptive family in confusion and frustration. She is happy when her parents let her bring a stray cat into their family.

| by Ungerer, Tom

Madam Bodot was given a pet snake for her birthday and she named it Crictor. She treated Crictor like her child. She fed him and took him everywhere with her. Crictor becomes the heroic snake of the town when he saves Madam Bodot.

| by Koda-Callan, Elizabeth

A young girl is always out of step, but wishes to become a prima ballerina. Her mother gives her a silver slipper charm which raises her confidence to meet her dreams.

| by Hughes, Shirley

More than twenty rhymes tell about the daily life and activities of a young girl named Annie Rose. The playful poems cover several topics including animals, people, seasons, routines and adventures that children love.

| by Williams, Joy

A young princess is given three gifts. One of her gifts is common sense. In the beginning, Princess Bedelia saw this as insignificant, because all she needed was charm. After realizing that charm won't fight off a dragon and save her life, Bedelia values her common sense.

| by Feelings, Murial L.

Zamani goes on his first trip to the city with his father. He is to take the cow into the market and sell it. His father allows him to buy something in the market with the profits from their day. He decides to buy his mother a necklace, instead of the white shirt he wanted for himself. While he is not looking his father buys him the shirt.

| by Guback, Gloria

Luka and Tutu are best friends. Tutu decides to make a quilt for Luka but she doesn't like it. For a while they aren't friends anymore, but then they are again.
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