Browse Abstracts (190 total)

| by Desimini, Lisa

A house is described and beautifully illustrated as it changes throughout a day and the seasons.

| by Paradis, Susan

A little boy observes his father crossing the street, running outside in the rain, mowing the grass, riding his bike and diving into the ocean. The boy has great admiration for his father and everything his father does seems extraordinary to him. When the boy's father hugs him and throws him in the air, the boy feels very special and loved.

| by Sanders, Stephanie

Now that Q.T. Pie is finished with her chores, she can join her friends outside for play. But when it starts to rain, she must find something fun to do indoors. With help from her mom, Q.T. discovers how to catch a rainbow inside her own house!With colored beads strung in her hair, Q.T. can now wear her very own rainbow.

| by Cooney, Nancy Evans

Missy does not like carrying an umbrella with her when she is playing outside. When it does rain, her imagination takes over and she has various imaginary adventures with her umbrella. In the end, Missy finds that it is fun to have her umbrella with her on a rainy day.

| by Wahl, Jan

Farmer Puckle owns a rooster who crows constantly. They try everything to get him to stop and finally discover a treasure to solve the problem.

| by Florian, Douglas

A family works together to plant, weed, and harvest their vegetable garden. There are tomatoes, lettuce, melons, cauliflower, peas, and pumpkins to enjoy!

| by Scheer, Julian//Bileck, Marvin

In this book, every page has a new saying and it is always responded to by and the rain makes applesauce. The little girl in the story says that it is silly, but finally by the end of the book she begins to believe that rain does make applesauce.

| by Hughes, Shirley

More than twenty rhymes tell about the daily life and activities of a young girl named Annie Rose. The playful poems cover several topics including animals, people, seasons, routines and adventures that children love.

| by Marshall, James

Fox and his friends are bored, so they decide to put on a scary play for the neighborhood. The play goes wrong and instead of being scary it is the funniest play the neighbors have ever seen.

| by Blakeley, Peggy

This is a very simple book that describes the rain before, during, and after. It also tells the story of how a tree shelters some boys and a butterfly, but they all leave after the rain.

| by Spier, Peter

Two children play outside in the rain discovering all of the wonderful things to do. When it is dark, they come in and warm up. The next day, the sun is shining.

| by Wahl, Jan

The cucumber princess comes of age in this mysterious story with Aztec-style illustrations.

| by Morris, Ann

A rhyme about shoes from all over the world ranges from new shoes to work shoes, game shoes to fun shoes.

| by Taylor, Mildred D.

Jeremy Simms, a young white boy, lives in a small town in Mississippi that is segregated. One foggy, rainy day, a bus full of people (mostly whites since some black people had been thrown off to make room for the whites), heads across the bridge and, because of the weather, crashes through the railing and into the water below. Blacks and whites, together, come to the rescue.

| by Woodson, Jacqueline

A fence not only divides two properties -- it segregates two families because of their different cultures. Initial fears from the parents cause them to set rules that will forbid the friendship of their young daughters. Little did they know that their daughters would break the barrier as they climbed the fence together to see the world as it should be, not as it is.

| by Stevenson, James

Hubie and his family board a train to go to New York to see the World's Fair. At one of the train stops, Hubie gets off and mistakenly gets on another train going to California. During Hubie's attempt to get back on the train to New York, he meets some very helpful and interesting people. With their help, Hubie lands safely at the World's Fair.

| by Melmed, Laura Krauss

An old couple wants a child of their own. They find a bunch of little rainbabies in the grass and they take care of them. A fairy comes to Earth and gives them a real child to love.

| by Rydell, Katy

A child is having a hard time going to sleep. The wind must convince all of the night creatures to go to sleep. The moon is loud and eventually stops glowing. It begins to rain and finally it is time to rest.

| by Garelick, May

This story shows all the places animals go when it rains.

| by Kroll, Steven

The true life story of Dr. John Symington is detailed during his work in the province of Bengal. During his life on a tea plantation, he cares for many sick people.
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