Browse Abstracts (105 total)

| by Lenski, Lois

Pilot Small with the cooperation of a mechanic readies his airplane for flight. He then takes off , enjoys the landscape, runs into trouble, fixes the clogged fuel line and return to the airport.

| by Murphy, Stuart J.

Time to wake up!Sammie the dog helps his friend get ready for school. How many minutes will it take to get ready for school?Help Sammie count the minutes it takes to get things done: eat breakfast, brush teeth, get dressed, give hugs, and go off to school.

| by Carlstrom, Nancy White

As an Indonesian extended family prepares for a trip to the market, the preparation and responsibilities of the family members are explained. We see the family and their goods on a bus during their journey through the hills to the market. The family completes a successful day at the market and returns home.

| by Van Leeuwen, Jean

It is eight days before Christmas and Oliver's family is busy getting prepared for the holiday. They make gifts for each other, chop down a tree, hang their stockings, and make Christmas cookies. On Christmas morning, they open their gifts and play with them.

| by Vigna, Judith

A mother discovers that her son and daughter have built a shelter in case of a nuclear attack. She explains to them about World War II, and how people are trying to keep the world a peaceful place to live.

| by Delacre, Lulu

Ramon wanted to be a vejigante masqueradae and dance in the carnival. He didn't have enough money to buy a new costume, so he made one. He worked in a mask store so he could have a new mask too.

| by Caines, Jeanette

A young girl goes on a long trip with her aunt to North Carolina. They prepare their maps, their lunch, and plan all the fun things that they will do together. The trip is unique because they are just women spending time together.

| by Schulz, Charles M.

Christmas is a busy time and involves many difficult, but worthwhile tasks.

| by Bunting, Eve

Nina and her brother go with the family to Luke's forest to decorate a Christmas tree. They sing songs, drink hot chocolate, and decorate the tree all night long.

| by Politi, Leo

Mr. Fong entertains the children with stories and toys. In preparation for the Moon Festival, he creates a shadow puppet play for the children.

| by Haywood, Carolyn

Santa Claus tries to modernize Christmas by using a helicopter. His problems begin to multiply and so eventually he goes back to his dependable sleigh and reindeer.

| by Johnston, Tony

A Mexican family spends many days preparing for the celebration of the Day of the Dead, one of Mexico's most important holidays. They eat food, sing, dance and use flowers to celebrate and honor the family members who have passed on.

| by Florian, Douglas

The life of a chef is a busy one!A chef starts her day off at the market, buys and cleans the food, then prepares it. Finally, the restaurant opens and the hungry customers are served.

| by Himmelman, John

The Badger Scouts are ready for bed, but when their counselor turns out the light strange things begin to happen. The boys think that they hear and see all sorts of monsters. After getting flashlights, glasses of water, and a last trip to the bathroom, the boys are really ready for bed.

| by Polacco, Patricia

A little girl visits her grandma in Michigan and experiences a storm while she is there. The grandma has her help make a cake while the thunder is sounding which helps her to overcome her fear of thunder.

| by Sharp, N.L.

A young boy is preparing to go fishing with his dad. Preparations include cleaning Dad's tackle box, digging for worms, and preparing lunch. However, as they approach the lake, the boy reveals that he really hates to go fishing because of the mosquitoes, the heat, he has to be quiet all the time, and he has to go to the bathroom in the trees. But because he likes to spend time with his dad, he goes fishing with him.

| by Hest, Amy

It's baby ducks first day of school and she's a little bit nervous. Mr. and Mrs. Duck tell her to be brave because she's going to have so much fun. They hurry off to school and meet Grandpa duck on the way who gives baby duck the confidence she needs for the first day. Baby duck happily goes off to school with her new friend Dary Duck.

| by Davis, Katie

This little girl hates to go to bed because she knows she is missing a party. But she still comes up with plenty of ways to make it to the party before it's over.

| by Bowen, Betsy

Starting in May, the winter countdown begins. Preparation activities are described using the numbers one through thirteen. For example, winter countdown includes five blueberries and six bags of rice.

| by Joseph, Lynn

The Trinidad carnival is coming up and Lily's sister Christine is getting all the attention from her family over her hummingbird costume. Lily wishes that she could wear a fancy costume and jump up at the children's carnival too. When the big day comes, Lily helps Christine have courage to go up on the stage.
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