Browse Abstracts (145 total)

| by Albee, Sarah

From 10 to 1, it's Oreo counting fun. Practice counting down from 10 to 1 with the help of Oreo cookies. Oh, some friends have come along to help. Turn the page and find out how many Oreos are left.

| by Wangerin, Walter Jr.

There is trouble when a family of potato farmers gets attacked by a fierce potato. Thistle proves that intangible skills are just as important as tangible ones.

| by Wiesner, David

Two young brothers have fun after a hurricane by turning a fallen Elm tree into a world full of magic and wonder.

| by McCrea, James//McCrea, Ruth

An unhappy princess looks for happiness by trying to take it from the gardener's son. She finally decides to join him.

| by Stevenson, James

A little witch, Emma, wants to be like the older witches, but is always excluded. One day, out of frustration, Emma gets together with the animals in the woods and makes a plan. The animals pretend to be under Emma's spell and all the other witches think she is a hero.

| by Steig, William

A hungry fox ruins Pearl the Pig's beautiful day. A talking magic bone saves the day.

| by Coville, Bruce//Coville, Katherine

A little girl named Sarah lives with her mean Aunt Meg who is a witch. One day when Sarah was sent to the forest to find toads, Sarah meets a friendly unicorn named Oakhorn. The unicorn with his magic horn broke the spell over Aunt Meg which made her nice again.

| by Wright, Jill

The Little Old Woman who lives in the woods has not gotten a good night's rest because every night her shoes get up and dance. She visits a very scary man, the Willy Nilly Man, to ask for his help.

| by Fleischman, Sid

A thief sees a farmer bury gold by a magical tree. The thief steals the gold and runs away with it. The thief is followed by the tree's Hey Hey man. The wood spirit tricks the thief into returning the farmer's gold.

| by McDermott, Gerald

A very poor Irishman is given magical things by the wee folk, but he must keep his good fortune away from the McGoons.

| by Sandberg, Inger//Sandberg, Lasse

Little Anna has a babysitter that is too tall to stand up in her house, so he has to lie on the floor. While on the floor, he shows Anna his magic hat. Unfortunately what he commands to come out is not always what appears from the hat.

| by McCully, Emily Arnold

Even on the boat, Felix has to play the piano and practice but he can't sit still. After watching the magic show, he decides he'd rather practice that. Felix ends up saving the day and amazing his father.

| by Catalanotto, Peter

A young girl loves to spend time with her father but he plays with her only at mealtimes. Between meals, he paints in his studio. She wants to play with her father but he says no. When she asks to paint, she spends time with her daddy and becomes a painter too.

| by Stanley, Diane

When Rumpelstiltskin's daughter is ordered by the King to spin straw into gold, she tricks him instead by telling him that sharing his gold with the townspeople is the way to increase his wealth.

| by Zemach, Margot

When a man and wife free an imp from under a tree, they are given three wishes that could greatly improve their love. However, without thinking, they foolishly waste the three wishes.

| by Hru, Dakari

When Joshua is pressured by his parents to play his African instrument in the school talent show, he is embarrassed because it is not as cool as the rap his friends will do. His uncle then gives him a magical mask which makes Joshua seem cool to other people. When he realizes he would rather make music with his Kalimmba, he is a hit at the talent show.

| by Greenfield, Eloise

A black child dreams of the old Africa and of her ancestors. The child journeys to exciting places and sees old familiar faces.

| by Elmer, Irene

Anthony's father is a magician. Anthony tells his teacher and class that he wants to be a magician too. The class does not believe in magic, so Anthony is determined to prove to them that he can do it. He makes dragons grow right in front of their eyes, but they are unable to see the dragons because they do not believe.

| by Wiesner, David

After falling asleep with a book, a boy dreams of a magical adventure. He travels to a kingdom, a forest, and a city where he meets animals and many characters. (A Wordless Book)

| by Hope, Christopher

Tarquin is a dinosaur and his fellow dragon disowned him. After settling a quarrel between the dragons and people. Tarquin is criticized again. He and Ellio fly away.
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