Browse Abstracts (74 total)

| by Tarpley, Natasha Anatasia

Although she is often teased by her classmates about her Afro hair, Kenyana learns her hair makes her unique. Both her mother and teacher help show Kenyana why her hair is so special. Kenyana learns that it only matters what she thinks, not others.

| by Adoff, Arnold

Growing up with a black mother and a white father can be hard on children. Adoff expresses how one family deals with this situation.

| by Schachner, Judith Byron

A young girl has a special relationship with her Aunt May and Willy, her aunt's bird. The girl is only able to visit them twice a year, but always has an unforgettable time. When the girl's mother becomes ill the summer trip is cancelled and Aunt May plans to visit over Christmas. Unfortunately, a huge snowstorm makes the trip nearly impossible, but with the help of a Christmas friend Aunt May and Willy arrive safely.

| by Reiser, Lynn

A young girl does four different things with three generations of her family. With her great grandmother, grandmother, and mother, she makes cherry pies, flower wreaths, and quilts. They also sing a lullaby. Each person does the same thing, but each of their products are different.

| by Polacco, Patricia

Appelemando's dreams color the town. The adults do not appreciate the significance of his dreams until he uses his power to save the children.

| by Lester, Helen

Tacky is a penguin who is unlike the other penguins. One day hunters come looking for penguins, but Tacky stands up to them and scares them away.

| by Yorinks, A.

Irv Irving is not happy with his life. He wants fame and fortune. One day, Irv loses his identity and everyone mistakes him for someone else. After he finally retrieves his identity, he realizes what he has and becomes content.

| by Halliman, P.K.

A vision of harmony celebrates differences among people. These vibrant pictures and rhymes help portray the notion that uniqueness in individuals is what makes each of us so special.

| by Paxton, Tom

An elephant is invited to the Queen's royal ball by mistake. When he first appears at the ball, he is a shock to everyone, but soon everyone grows to love him.

| by Seuss, Dr.

Horton the elephant vows to protect a little town that is on a speck of dust. None of the other animals believe that it is possible for people to exist that small, so the town people all band together and yell to prove that they do exist. The smallest one of all makes all the difference and the animals can hear them.

| by Newberry, Clare Turlay

A cat is used to being the center of attention. He must learn to share his home with a rabbit. The two learn they have a lot in common and become great friends.

| by Wyeth, Sharon Dennis

A little girl looks out her window only to see broken glass and trash in the court yard. She remembers her mother once told her everyone should have something beautiful. She sets out to look for something beautiful in her neighborhood.

| by Goffstein, M.B.

Goffstein depicts how an artist's work is part of him and how his work is like a creation from God.

| by Branner, Toni Tickel

Learn to exercise, stretch, eat well, and feel good about yourself with Wilby. He instructs you on how to be healthy through rhymes.
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