Browse Abstracts (143 total)

| by Root, Phyllis

Aunt Nancy won't be bothered by Old Man Trouble and his mean tricks. Instead, she turns every bad situation into a good one, ruining his fun so he'll leave her alone.

| by Lenski, Lois

Look at all the signs of spring and how two children enjoy these seasonal things.

| by Peterson, Jeanne Whitehouse

A mother sings songs to her little boy just like her mama used to sing to her. One day when the mother comes home from a bad day at work, the little boy makes up a song about his mother. This makes his mother very happy.

| by Steig, William

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

| by Edmondson, Madeleine

A mean, old witch, Agatha, discovers a great friendship with a bird she hatched. When the bird flew south, Agatha was very sad. Finally the bird comes back because he missed Agatha too. Although the bird would always leave for the winter, he would be back to see Agatha each spring.

| by Paulsen, Gary

In the spring, a tiny yellow corn seed is planted. From that corn seed, how a tortilla shell is created is revealed. The tortilla shell gives strength to the workers so the entire process can be repeated the following spring.

| by Wolff, Ashley

Let's view a monthly listing of animals around a farm.

| by Stock, Catherine

It is Easter vacation, so the family drives to the cabin for a week. They color Easter eggs, go on an Easter egg hunt, and find their Easter baskets.

| by Henderson, Kathy

A baby is born and as she grows she learns to do many new things. As her brother watches her grow during her first year, he shares his observations. She sits, walks, runs, and finally dances as her brother looks on.

| by Anno, Mitsumasa

Eight children from eight different countries are shown at the same time each day over two days. The contrasts and similarities of the children and their activities are described.

| 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 Zolotow, Charlotte

A little boy questions the beginning and end of nature, and his mother helps him to understand that there truly is no end.

| by Zagwyn, Deborah Turney

One summer, as young Clee finds herself lost in the shuffle with the arrival of a new baby brother, Uncle Fishtank Hal comes to the rescue when he asks her to care for his special southern-breed turtle. For Clee, caring for the turtle is like therapy to cope with the new changes in her life. That is until the turtle dies due to the harsh cold winter and Clee is forced to bury him out in the yard. Without the turtle, Clee spends time with her new brother and learns to enjoys his company. In spring however, the turtle springs back to like in the compost pile and Clee gains a new outlook on theā€¦

| by Wahl, Jan

Cabin fever strikes the Pipkins and sends them on a journey through the wilderness. Lack of foresight, planning, and common sense is comical throughout the story.

| by Bond, R.

A young girl from India plants a cherry seed with her grandfather. They observe the tree as it grows through the seasons and eventually it grows quite large. The tree serves as a constant reminder of the girl's grandfather.

| by Gray, Libba Moore

A ballerina remembers how she developed a dancing heart just like her mother's. After each dance, both mother and daughter shared in a special moment for that season. For example, the autumn dance would be a leaf-kicking leg lifting, hand clapping, hello autumn ballet, and afterwards, they would press leaves and drink hot tea spiced.

| by Emberley, Michael

From Septmeber to March, there is no sun in Norway. Waiting for spring to come can be difficult. The heroine follows the legend of a girl who climbed the Gausta Mountains to take a peak at the sun. She travels with her family.

| by Cone, Molly

Mr. King's fifth grade students work on a project to restore Pigeon Creek to its original beauty. They cannot believe the water was once clear and had fish. They learn about the life cycle of salmon, grow their own salmon, and release them into their now clear Pigeon Creek. The next fall they look for their salmon to return.

| by Schlein, Miriam

A little boy feels something in the night, but he does not know what it is. The next day, he discovers that it was the coming of Spring and the sun kissed his nose and made it red.

| by Krensky, Stephen

Lionel's spring activities include plans to plant a vegetable garden, celebrate his parents anniversary, play with his friend, and participate in spring cleaning.
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