Browse Abstracts (143 total)

| by Burningham, John

Shirley and her father go to the beach. Her father is nagging her the whole time they are there. She uses her imagination to cope with her father.

| by Brown, Marcia

A little hippo's mother teaches him to talk. Anytime he was with his mother he was not afraid, but one day he went to play alone and a crocodile grabbed him. When the little hippo shouted, his mother rescued him.

| by Trottier, Maxine

As a child, Emily watched her mother endure physical abuse. One night Emily's mom awakens her and she is only allowed to take her teddy bear. They go to a house with many mothers and children. All of them are watched over by a lady named Jane. Emily and her mother stay for awhile, then leave to move into their new apartment.

| by Wildsmith, Brian

Professor Noah's spaceship is a spinoff from the religious version of Noah's Ark. The animals of the earth are going to be destroyed by men and pollution and want a way out. Professor Noah saves them by taking them to another planet. However, they go back in time and try to save the earth by not destroying it.

| by Tozer, Mary

One day, a strong wind carries three grannies to a strange land called the Doodlebird Forest. On their adventure, they meet and make friends with three Doodlebirds, a dragon, and four large honey bears, all of whom help the three grannies return home safely.

| by Chlad, Dorothy

Darryl lives in a place where it snows a lot in the winter. He describes some of the activities he does with his friends and family like building a snowman, making snow angels, shoveling the sidewalk, sledding, and ice skating. In order to enjoy these activities, safety rules need to be observed, so Darryl gives five basic rules to follow.

| 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.

| by Pickett, Carla

A lion tries to tell Calvin the crocodile that he is king. Calvin does not believe him, so they have a contest to see who can make the loudest noise. The lion makes the loudest noise, which cracks the dam and the river floods the land. The crocodile helps the lion so he will not drown.

| by Taylor, Mark

Henry and his dog, Angus, go exploring in the mountains. Henry ends up stopping a forest fire and being a hero.

| by Chlad, Dorothy

Jackie is going to the playground with her friends. She explains six simple rules she follows to ensure her safety and to make sure she has fun. Her six rules are never go to the playground alone, always go with friends, do not walk in front of swings, wait at the bottom of the slide, always hold on tight, and be careful and alert.

| by Spier, Peter

Two children play outside in the rain discovering all of the wonderful things to do. When it is dark, they come in and warm up. The next day, the sun is shining.

| by Woodson, Jacqueline

A fence not only divides two properties -- it segregates two families because of their different cultures. Initial fears from the parents cause them to set rules that will forbid the friendship of their young daughters. Little did they know that their daughters would break the barrier as they climbed the fence together to see the world as it should be, not as it is.

| by Davies, Sally J.K.

A little boy is having problems adjusting to his new home. He compares his new school to his old school which makes him feel sad and frustrated. The boy decides to go ice skating with other kids even though he isn't invited. He helps to solve a problem when the ice isn't safe.

| by Stevenson, Eric

Tony sees Mr. Morton everyday at the Toll Booth. When he comes the next year, Mr. Morton is not there. He searches for him and finds him as a crossing guard.

| by Wood, Audrey

A mother goes to market. While she is gone, a witch persuades her children to let her in the house. The witch turns the children into her supper, but the mother arrives home in time to save her children and chase the witch away.

| by Moss, Elaine

Polar decides to have fun and sled down a big hill. He is careless and breaks his leg. His friends take care of him and find ways to cheer him up.

| by Davison, Martine

On a bike ride with her friends, Rita hits a tree root and flips over her handelbars. Maggie's mother takes Maggie and Binky (her favorite stuffed animal) to the hospital. Maggie learns all about x-rays, stitches, and other emergency techniques.

| by McLeod, Emily Warren

A little boy and his teddy bear go on a bicycle ride through an imaginative trip. They are cautious and safe along their trip.

| by Ashman, Linda

Animals make their homes using many different things. Some are made of twigs, others of sand, and others are in caves. Although they are all different, they also have similarities. Castles, caves, and honeycombs are a place to share, play, rest, and live.

| by Freeman, Don

A dog named Hugo is a rescue dog for skiers. One day, Hugo finds a lost skier and brings him to safety.
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