Browse Abstracts (129 total)

| by Pak, Soyung

A little boy name Juno receives a letter from his grandmother in Seoul, Korea. He's unable to read the letter since it is written in her native language, but he's able to gain an understanding of it from the photograph and dried flower that accompanies it. Juno decides to send a letter of his own in a very inventive way.

| by Ford, Miela//Noll, Sally

A young girl plants a sunflower seed and watches it grow and bloom where she, birds, and butterflies eat the seeds that the flower creates.

| by Day, Nancy Raines

A kitten explores her environment during her first year of life. She uses her senses to absorb the surroundings and playfully interacts with the world around her. Month after month the kitten grows and develops into a cat.

| by Wallace-Brodeur, Ruth

Mitch has been Michael's pet for 15 years. He is an important part of the family, and Michael loves him very much. When Mitch becomes ill, Michael has a difficult time dealing with the fact that Mitch is dying.

| by Brisson, Pat

A father and his daughter plant a garden every year, and every year she hears the story of how the ritual started. When her father was ten, he and some friends destroyed a neighbor's garden. In the father's guilt, he makes amends with the neighbor, and gains a friend.

| 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 Chanko, Pamela//Chessen, Betsey

Do you ever wonder where orange juice comes from?Follow the growth of an orange from a tiny seedling to the ripe, juicy fruit that is squeezed to make orange juice.

| by Rius, Maria

Some foods taste good, while others taste bad. Your tongue senses when foods are sweet, sour, salty, and bland. Learn how your tongue decides which foods you like and don't like.

| by Wilde, Oscar//Zwerger, Lisbeth

When a selfish giant forbids the neighborhood children to play in his garden, the only thing that remains is the cold winter season. However, one little boy opens the giants heart to kindness. The seasonal changes of the garden return along with the children.

| by Nerlove, Miriam

In Poland in 1938, Rachel and her family are struggling to survive, along with other Jews in the area. Her father loses his store, Rachel and her brother stop going to school, and they have nothing to eat. Rachel paints flowers on their apartment walls to pass the time.

| by Johnson, Angela

One day, aunt moves into the home of her nephew, niece, and their mom and dad. The children love their aunt and are so glad that she has moved in with them.

| by Lawrence, Michael

Baby loves so many things, including Mommy and Daddy, slippers, food, rain, and bathtime. Each thing is loved more than the last. But Mommy and Daddy love baby more than anything in the world.

| by Lowell, Susan

Little Red Cowboy Hat is sent to her Grandma's house to cheer her up. Along the way Little Red runs into a wolf but escapes. When she arrives at Grandma's, Little Red finds the wolf in Grandma's bed!Fortunately Grandma saves Little Red before she is eaten by the wolf.

| by Shannon, George

A father and daughter dance among the flowers in the yard to the music of the breeze.

| by Hamilton, Dewitt

Amanda Martha's mother has a disease called depression. Amanda and her father call them sad days, glad days, mostly in-between days. Amanda wants a cuddly pet and when an alley cat comes along she finally gets a chance.

| by Pinkey, Jerry

When a poor girl finds herself using matches to imagine things that are important in her life, she recalls the lessons that her grandmother has taught her. With hands stiff with cold, the little match girl studies the bright light that gives her warmth, imagination, and the closure to her young life.

| by Fraustino, Lisa Rowe

Louis is born blind. He and his Gran play hide-and-seek or just sit and tell stories in her favorite old hickory chair. When Gran dies, her memory lives on through the gifts she leaves behind for her family.

| by Roca, Nuria

Your body can do so many things. When you were born, you were only a baby. Then as you grew, you learned how to walk, eat, hear, taste, smell, see, and touch things. It is important to take care of your body so that it can continue to sense the world around you.

| by Joyce, William

When the Old Lady is too sick to take care of the garden, the brave bugs realized that they must summon the Leaf Men to save the garden from the destruction made by the evil Spider Queen. The Leaf Men save the garden and the Old Lady's heart returns so she can once again grow her garden.

| by Hearne, Betsy

A young girl tells the story of her family's history. She explains how each of her female ancestors played a very important role in the shaping of this family's history.
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