Browse Abstracts (426 total)

| by Ben-Ezer, Ehud

Hosni is a shepherd who spends his days telling stories to his sheep and his nights dreaming about the city. When he finally has the opportunity to travel to the city, his life changes. He hears some special words of wisdom from a wise old man.

| by Lasky, Kathryn

A boy named Marvin leaves his family during the flu epidemic. He goes to a lumberjack camp in northern Minnesota and works and learns French while making some interesting friends. Marvin learns to ski, dance, and do the bookkeeping as a lumberjack.

| by Hagen, Jeff

A young boy awakens on a cold winter night to the sound of a passenger train roaring past his grandparent's farm. What do you know about the train Hiawatha?

| by Chester, Jonathan//Melville, Kirsty

While children learn about penguins, they also learn how to count. Penguin chicks go looking for their moms and dads who have gone swimming to find food. The parents return in time to keep the chicks safe from the storm.

| by Munsch, Robert

It's Olivia's birthday and she has one wish. There's no better thing to wish for on a hot summer day than snow. Things get a little out of hand though, and Olivia has to keep wishing to undo her wishes. It proves to be a very exciting day for Olivia - especially when her family ends up with three new babies!

| by London, Jonathan

A wolf and his mate travel through the country during the winter in search of a home where soon the female wolf will have babies.

| by Monsell, Mary Elise

A new newspaper comes to Crackle Creek. A fierce storm hits and floods the town, destroying one of the presses. The rival editors help each other.

| by Haddon, Mark

Toni only likes to eat tomato soup. One day a genie grants her wish for more tomato soup, and she finds out that she can have too much tomato soup.

| by Hall, Donald

From the time when only plants and animals lived there, to the modern bicentennial celebration, the people who called the fictional village of Blackwater home remember its history.

| by Blance, Ellen // Cook, Ann

Monster and his friend, the little boy, head to the museum. When they get there, they see ships, cars, trains, and dinosaurs. The boy is so engrossed in the artifacts that he doesnメt realize he lost monster. Luckily, the policeman helps the boy find monster who is hiding amongst the dinosaurs.

| by Locker, Thomas

The water cycle is explained in a story form using beautiful illustrations as a visual lesson. All forms of water, including clouds, mist, rainbows, rivers, and seas are explained and described.

| by Gallico, Mary//Gallico, Paul

A young, naive girl attempts to understand her environment in the midst of war. She does this through the love of the birds who live in this area.

| by Munsch, Robert

Millicent lives on a mountain top and has no friend except the wind. They play tag and talk to each other. One day she asks the wind to bring her a friend, and it did.

| by Carling, Amelia Lau

Mama and Papa have a store. Day to day the routine is similar. The same people come in to buy the same things. This little girl likes these routines and she shares them with us. From what Mama is cooking to Papa counting on the abacus we spend the whole day with one little girl.

| by Yashima, Taro

A little girl named Momo impatiently waits for a rainy day to use her brand new umbrella. When she finally uses her umbrella, she stands tall and carries it with pride because she now feels grown up.

| by Kay, Verla

Building a railroad takes a lot of work. Many people must be involved from the planners and politicians in the capital, to the Irishmen and Chinese men building the track out west. When it is finally finished, the track is a wonderful form of transportation.

| by Barton, Byron

Sam describes his car, its parts, and how he cares for it. He also discusses where he goes in his car and his job working as a bus driver.

| by Van Allsburg, Chris

A young boy's dream of being the greatest sailor brings him to ruin when he misuses his ability to sail his boat above land.

| by Boswell, Addie

When it begins to rain and storm on the day of her big parade, Jazmin stomps, shouts, and does all she can think of to drive the rain away.

| by Jarkins, Sheila

Marco is just a regular flamingo with one problem, he wants to be a winter bird. Watch what happens when he travels north for the winter.
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