Browse Abstracts (97 total)

| by Yezback, Steven A.

David uses his nickles to buy a bag of pumpkin seeds. Willing to share his seeds, he offers some to everyone he meets, but only the pigeons want his pumpkin seeds.

| by Hyman, Robin//Hyman, Inge

Casper has been sent off on his own, and finds a new friend. Casper talks the Rainbow Bird into joining him in the freedom of flying. They go and play in the forest.

| by Taylor, Thomas

Little Mouse finds a big cupcake, but it is so big he can't carry it home. Other animals come by and ask to try the cupcake, but they can't help him carry it. After all the animals have some of the cupcake Little Mouse is sad. He cheers up when he realizes there's a positive side to the smaller cupcake.

| by Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth

On the first day of winter, Lucy and Miss Mamie decide to bring a little spring into the house by planting a paperwhite bulb in a big glass jar. The winter days grow longer and lighter while Lucy and Miss Mamie keep themselves busy by making cookies, playing the piano, and stringing beads. Meanwhile, the bulb grows and grows into a bunch of sweet, white flowers. Lucy and Miss Mamie have created spring!

| by Allard, Harry//Marshall, James

An old man and his three old pets needed someone to look after them. The wolf came and helped them get their spirits up. The man and his cats did not know that the wolf was wanted for bank robbery. The wolf was set free because he was so nice to the old man and they all lived happily ever after.

| by Novak, Matt

Mr. Floop shares his lunch with animals in the park, but then Mr. Floop is hungry. A woman stops by and shares her lunch with Mr. Floop.

| by Hughes, Shirley

David takes his stuffed dog everywhere. One day he loses his dog and is very upset. Later that day, David goes to a fair and find his dog.

| by Schwartz, Amy

When Ruth's Aunt Essie comes for a visit, she knows for sure that she is a queen. The only problem is that Ruth has to convince her friend Maisie.

| by Sharmat, Marjorie Weinman

The Brooksides enjoy their quiet life now that their children are gone. Soon their life changes after a stray dog joins their family.

| by Holder, Heide

Carmine is old and has little energy. He saves a swan and in return, she gives him magical stardust. He gives it all away to make others happy. In despair, he finds one more speck and he wishes to be young again.

| by Kipling, Rudyard

A small elephant is very curious about the world around him. He asks many questions to many animals but no one takes the time to answer. One day he asks a crocodile who pulls on his short nose to make it a long trunk. The elephant is unhappy at first but then realizes the advantages of his new trunk. This is how the elephant got a long trunk.

| by Cabrera, Jane

What is cat's favorite color?Cat visits the ten most popular colors to try and decide which color is his favorite. In the end the decision is easy. Cat's favorite color is orange, the color of his mom!

| by Johnson, Crockett

Twelve different stories teach lessons of politeness, geography, and life experiences. A young girl named Ellen is aided by her stuffed animal who helps her on her journey.

| by Stevenson, James

Emma is a kind-hearted witch, who makes valentines for the animals in the forest. Two mean witches play tricks on Emma but she gets sweet revenge and a surprise.

| by Politi, Leo

As Juanita grows up, she brings happiness to her parents, even when the business is not going well. She partakes in the blessing of the animals and shows her kindness to others.

| by Mathers, Petra

Herbie the duck and Lottie the chicken have been friends for a long time. One day Herbie goes to visit Lottie and finds Lottie spending time with a new friend, Dodo. Herbie becomes very jealous of Lottie's new friendship and he thinks that she doesn't care about him anymore. When Lottie has to leave to visit her sick aunt, Herbie becomes very lonely without Lottie's company. He decides to go over to visit Dodo and finds her stuck on her roof because she is afraid of heights. Herbie rescues her and Dodo tells Herbie how much Lottie cares about him. When Herbie finds out that Lottie is coming…

| by Yolen, Jane

Griselle is a very kind woman. Angels and gargoyles test her goodness by giving her an ugly baby to care for and love.

| by Kurtz, Jane

A little girl remembers how her family survived a flood. The once friendly river that she loved turned wild and drove the community to evacuation. The little girl thought she would only be gone a couple of days. Days turned into weeks. When she returns, her family starts over, but where is the cat, Kiwi, that she left behind?

| by Rylant, Cynthia

Past the stars, the moon, and the sun is where cat heaven is, and every cat knows the way there. With trees to climb, toys to play with, angel laps to purr in, and food to eat, all cats love going to cat heaven and God loves having them there too!
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