Browse Abstracts (112 total)

| by Lewis, J. Patrick

On a Halloween night three children dressed as ghosts get a scare when they visit the haunted house of Boo Scoggins. Spooky sounds frighten them as they try to discover who this mysterious man is up on Humpback Hill.

| by Yolen, Jane

Boston needs water, so the Swift River is damned. Sally Jane's town is flooded so she rows out onto the lake and finds it hard to remember what her town looked like when she was young.

| by Meeks, Arone Raymond

Enona is an Aborigine village person who lives in a rainforest. He is very interested in the many birds in the forest. He spends his free time climbing trees to watch the birds.

| by Schlein, Miriam

Two small elephants decide to break away from their herd and start a new herd. On their adventure, they encounter many new and scary things.

| by MacLachlan, Patricia

Eli is a little boy growing up on a farm. He lives with his parents and grandparents, who show him the beauty of farm life.

| by McLerran, Alice

A family moves from their house in town to a homestead ranch in 1919 The family feels many uncertainties about the move and has several adjustments to make. Together they make the best of their situation while Papa pursues his farming dreams.

| by Avi

Every morning Abigail and her brother go to school on board their father's boat. One morning they see an accident and decide to help one of the boats. Abigail has to steer while her father helps on the other boat. On her way down the river, Abigail must make some quick decisions. With Captain Abigail in charge everyone arrives safely.

| by Ray, Mary Lynn

When a young boy learns through nature his purpose in life, he has a hard time dealing with it. He has to overcome peoples' judgement on the career he chooses. But in the end he comes to se the true meaning of his work.

| by Calhoun, Mary

As the rain falls day after day, Sarajean and her family prepare for the flood. They place sandbags around the banks of the river and their house, but nothing can keep the water out. Eventually, Sarajean and her family are forced to leave their home, but they are grateful for their safety.

| by Rey, Al//Rey, H.A.

A compilation of Curious George stories show his adventures which range from getting a job, riding a bike, getting a medal, flying a kite, learning the alphabet, and going to the hospital.

| by Collier, Bryan

Join this boy's pride as he shares his town's sights and sounds the way he sees and hears them. You'll see Harlem along the river, street, and neighborhood.

| by Flack, Marjorie

There are many, many different kinds of boats that float down the river. The river comes from the mountains, by the city, and out to the sea.

| by Maestro, Betsy//Maestro, Giulio

A child describes his journey across a river on a ferryboat. He explains how cars and people can travel on it and describes the pretty sights in the water.

| by Locker, Thomas

Two young boys ask their grandfather about the source of the river that runs by his place. They go on a camping trip to the top of the mountain in order to find the answer.

| by Garelick, May

A boy looks at the moon and how bright it is. He wonders whether the same moon shines everywhere.

| by George, Jean Craighead

Someone is writing a letter to a friend to remind her that winter is here again. She also reminds her that summer will be back.

| by Adams, Jeanie

An Australian girl tells how she fishes for oysters and fish. It is a long and dangerous job. The whole family enjoys eating the fish that she catches.

| by Tresselt, Alvin

This book describes how rain drops start, where they land, and eventually how they become puddles, lakes, rivers, and seas.

| by Lawson, Julie

Xiao Sheng finds a magic pearl. He and his mom are robbed. To save the pearl, Xiao swallows it and becomes a dragon.

| by Locker, Thomas

Elizabeth's uncle comes sail boating into two every two years to see her family. This year he takes Elizabeth on a sail boating trip to see the ocean.
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