Browse Abstracts (104 total)

| by Bang, Molly

One day, a goose egg falls into the home of woodchucks and hatches open. A goose is raised by the woodchucks and becomes part of their family. Eventually, the goose feels very sad and doesn't know why. When she ventures out to find happiness, she accidentally learns to fly.

| by McKissack, Patricia C.

Libby lies to Mama about feeding the cow. When she is caught and punished, Libby vows to tell the truth from then on. She ends up hurting her friends when she tells it like it is. Can Libby tell the truth and get her friends back?

| by Taulbert, Clifton

Little Cliff is dreading the first day of school. He has heard that school is all work and no fun. With the continued encouragement of his great-grandmother, Cliff finally heads to school. Upon arrival, he sees all of his friends and discovers that school can be fun too.

| by Matze, Claire Sidhom

Alex enjoys a brief but special visit of his grandfather to the United States from the Middle East. They spend a lot of time together as Alex learns of his grandfather's homeland, customs, religion, and language.

| by Haskins, Francine

A grandmother and granddaughter have a special relationship together. They share moments of teaching, sharing, and bonding.

| by Sherkin-Langer, Ferne

When a little girl's mom is sick and has to stay in the hospital she becomes sad and doesn't want to sing or play with her friends. She visits her mom, but she is nervous that her hugs might hurt her. When her mom finally comes home, the little girl is happy to have her back but worries that she won't be there when she wakes up.

| by Galvin, Matthew

Otto has trouble paying attention in school. He is a young car who honks his horn during class, races away from the gas pumps causing a spill, and several other hyperactive behaviors. His parents take Otto to visit a special mechanic in order to get medicine to help control his behavior.

| by Rice, Eve

Follow the Fox, the Lion, and other animals through the various lessons of life. Aesop's Fables teach many lessons about being clever and playing the fool.

| by Wilson, S.

Tildy sets sail over Spooner Bay, being warned to beware of the dragons. When she encounters the dragons, she finds them friendly, and realizes that they only want to play. She decides to teach the town about the friendly dragons.

| by Smith, Will

A father talks of ongoing love for his son from the moment he is born. As his child grows, the father tries to teach him how to be a man and also tells him how he will always be there for him. Having this child is the father's proof that his dreams have come true.

| by Brown, Marc

Arthur goes to school on the first day and finds out he has the meanest teacher. The hardwork that Arthur does enables him to win the spelling bee.

| by Gauch, Particia Lee

Tanya's ballet class is getting ready for their recital. Tanya is not sure why she was chosen to play the lead, after all she is only Tanya. During practices, Tanya has a hard time dancing like the ugly duckling. After the dress rehearsal, it is time for Tanya to find her character.

| by Lionni, Leo

Cornelius the crocodile is able to walk upright by standing on his head. The other crocodiles become jealous when Cornelius brags about his skill.

| by James, Simon

Emily writes her teacher letters about a whale that is in her backyard pool. Her teacher tells and educates her that whales can't live in her pool. However, she has a great imagination and keeps trying to tell him.

| by dePaola, Tomie

Bobby loves to hear his grandfather tell the story of how he taught Bobby to walk. When his grandfather suffers from a stroke, Bobby teaches his grandfather how to walk.

| by Brillhart, Julie

Anna is a teacher who moves away to a new house. Her students are sad that she is leaving so they make an apron for her. Anna writes to her students to keep in touch.

| by Guarnieri, Paolo

Dreams really do come true for Giotto, a young shepard boy, who is mindless of his chores and duties because of his strong passion and talent for painting. Although he loses a sheep, Giotto's curiosity and persistence lead him to find someone who can unlock the door to his artistic future.

| by Ashley, Bernard

Ling Sung feels that he's not able to do anything at his school. One day by accident, his use of pretend chopsticks amazes his classmates and teachers.

| by Strauss, Linda Leopold

A day in preschool is full of fun activities and energetic students. The students come into the classroom excited to learn and play with friends. They paint, play, eat and sleep. The students explore, dance and play until it's time to go home!

| by Borden, Louise

Mrs. K teaches Ann's third grade class. In class they are explorers, scientists, poets, and astronauts. They are always learning something new. One day, Mrs. K doesn't come to school. The students learn that she is in the hospital with cancer. For the rest of the year the third grade has a substitute. On the last day of school, Mrs. K comes back to surprise her students.
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