Browse Abstracts (213 total)

| by Prestine, Joan Singleton

Josh is having a hard time learning to share in school. He is especially frustrated when his teacher is busy helping other students. He wants to share his artwork with his teacher and his classmates. He ends up learning why sharing is so important.

| by Rosenberry, Vera

It's Vera's first day of school!She is so excited that she is up before the sun. But when she finally gets to the school yard, it is full of older children who scare Vera. When she finally gets to her classroom, with a little help from her mother, it is everything she hoped it would be.

| by Clayton, Elaine

Ella and her class are going to the museum. She is very excited about being there. All of the art work seems to be calling to her. They ask her to fly with the angels, spin with the ballerinas, or dance with the statues. Her teacher wants Ella to enjoy the art, but doesn't understand that it is exactly what Ella is doing!

| by Ziefert, Harriet

Pete's picture of a chicken doesn't make it to the classroom bulliten board. Is it really that funny?

| by Agee, Jon

A man's paintings come to life. This causes some people problems, so he is imprisoned. When one of his paintings helps the king, so he is released.

| by LaMarche, Jim

When a boy visits his grandmother for the summer, he finds adventure along the river. By making a raft, the boy is able to interact with the nature around him. He especially enjoys drawing the animals and fishing.

| by McClintock, Barbara

Danielle loves to draw and use her imagination. While her father photographs real things, she spends her time drawing flying fish and dogs with human heads. One day her father becomes ill, and Danielle has to find a way to help her father get well and raise enough money for them to survive. She finds a way by doing what she loves, drawing.

| by Prestine, Joan Singleton

A young boy expresses his feelings about his parents' divorce. He feels angry, sad, and lonely at the same time, and often takes it out on his friends. But eventually, he learns to adjust to the change, and learns that he is not at fault for the break up of his parents.

| by Davol, Margueritte W.

Sui-Jen, the dragon, is awakened and begins to destroy everything. Mi Fei is the only person brave and wise enough to put the dragon back to sleep. Mi Fei needs courage, heroism, and wisdom to save his village from the dragon.

| by Kroll, Virginia

An eight-year-old girl learns how to make things out of paper by using the ancient Japanese art of origami. She eventually helps her elderly neighbor with this project during the summers.

| by Cushman, Doug

The great detective Seymour Sleuth and his assistant travel to Egypt in search of a missing stone chicken, part of the lost treasure of King Karfu. They explore many clues and take photographs.

| by Vincent, Gabrielle

When Ernest and Celestine go to a museum, they lose each other. They finally find each other, and Celestine admits her fear of being lost and alone. They admit they like each other better than the pictures in the museum.

| by Micklethwait, Lucy

Twenty-six paintings from the world's greatest museums contain objects in them that correspond with letters A to Z.

| by Banyai, Istvan

Re-zoom represents a series of scenes, each from farther away. For example, an Indian is on a wrist watch worn by a man, who is painting a wall. Re-zoom illustrates different perspectives of the same scenes. (A Wordless Book).

| by Wahl, Jan

The cucumber princess comes of age in this mysterious story with Aztec-style illustrations.

| by Wright, Mildred Whatley

Lee Chow's grandfather shows him the wonderful items in the magic Chest of Dragons. What Lee Chow really wants is marbles and the Chest of Dragons cannot provide them. Fortunately, the Spring Festival creates good times, friends, and the beautiful marbles Lee Chow desires.

| 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 Pittman, Helena Clare

Rosa wants to paint a still-life picture. First she has to gather the vegetables from her garden that she will use in her painting. Once she is done painting, what will Rosa do with all the vegetables?She's going to make still-life stew!

| by Davies, Kay//Oldfield, Wendy

The different characteristics and uses of an apple are presented. Also included are a glossary, things to do with an apple, and a series of fun facts about apples.

| by Baker, Barbara

Digby and Kate spend every day together. They play games, eat, draw pictures, take walks, and just enjoy each other's company. The only problem is that they often disagree, as a dog and cat should. Still they have fun together and continue to be best friends.
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