Browse Abstracts (158 total)

| by Root, Phyllis

Rosie O'Grady loves being by herself, but people can't stay away when she plays her fiddle. She is so good that they say she could out-fiddle the devil himself!One day, the devil shows up to challenge Rosie to a contest, the devil's golden fiddle for Rosie's soul!

| by Greene, Rhonda Gowler

When some barnyard animals catch the flu, it is up to the farmer to nurse them back to health and restore the barnyard song to its usual splendor.

| by Davenier, Christine

Leon falls in love with Albertine, but he's not sure how to get her attention. Leon takes the advice of his friends, but no matter how hard he tries, Albertine does not notice him. What will it take for Leon to win the love of Albertine?

| by McKissack, Patricia C.

Libby lies to Mama about feeding the cow. When she is caught and punished, Libby vows to tell the truth from then on. She ends up hurting her friends when she tells it like it is. Can Libby tell the truth and get her friends back?

| by Ehrlich, Amy

When little Millie forgets to close the pasture gate, the animals discover the good life inside the house. As the animals take over, the family moves to the barn. After a while, even the animals get tired of their new life, and eventually everything returns to normal.

| by Disimini, Lisa

The recipe for making moon soup is provided. Some of the ingredients include five kinds of purple things, teacups galore, a scoop of peachy sunset, and six eggs. The only place where moon soup can be eaten is, obviously, the moon!

| by Kellogg, Steven

An exaggeration by Chicken Little that the sky is falling leads to the capture of her and her feathered friends by Foxy Loxy. Foxy Loxy's smugness causes him to be captured as well.

| by Fleming, Denise

Children love to shout and show what they know, so let them do both! A mouse demonstrates to children how to identify numbers, letters, animals and modes of transportation.

| by Marzollo, Jean

A series of questions ask children to use their imaginations so they can leap like a cat, beg like a dog, and act like many other animals.

| by Ehrlich, H.M.

Different animals are under the care of an old-fashioned country doctor named Dr. Duck. A crow has a broken toe, a baby mouse has a fever, and a beaver has a cough. Everyone comes to help Dr. Duck when he gets sick.

| by Demuth, Patricia Brennan

Farmer Bill wakes up one morning and soon discovers that every animal on the farm refuses to do any work.

| by Houselander, Caryll

Petook, a rooster, experiences a period of depression after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. He then learns the joy of Easter when a chick is born, representing Jesus' rebirth from the tomb. Petook develops an appreciation for life and Easter.

| by Lobel, Arnold

A robber loves the night and wants to kill a rooster so the sun will never come up again. The rooster outsmarts the robber and the robber calls up the sun himself.

| by Hutchins, Pat

Rosie the Hen walks all around the farmyard, now knowing that she is followed by a fox. Luckily, the fox never manages to catch her.

| by Dunrea, Olivier

A painter who loves chickens lives in the city, but longs to live on a farm. He paints pictures for people to buy, but paints his chickens for himself. One day he paints an extraordinary picture and a true art lover buys it. This changes his life forever.

| by Lenski, Lois

Farmer Small describes the various chores he does on his farm to keep it running smoothly. He tells what he feeds his animals and how he takes care of his fields.

| by MacDonald, Elizabeth

As Mr. Cameron tries to deliver corn to Mr. MacGregor, a herd of cattle gets in his way. In front of the cattle was a group of boys on their bicycles and in front of them was a bus. Mr. MacGregor has to wait a long time for his corn.

| by Graham, Bob

A rescued hen becomes a member of a young girl's family. Even though they take the hen back to the farm where she lives, the hen returns to the house everyday so that her chicks can grow up along with the family.

| by London, Jonathan

A boy awakes to a sunny room and a delicious breakfast. This keeps him dancing and playing all day long on the farm. Supper time brings more good food and then comes bedtime with sweet dreams of the next day.

| by Stoeke, Janet

Minerva Louise decides to takes a trip into the farmer's house. She finds a lot of new items for the new baby and mistakes the baby for a bunny. Minerva's way of looking at things often seems silly!
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